Newest Carnival Cruise Ship Hits Pier in New York

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Carnival Horizon which is the newest Carnival cruise ship has hit the pier in New York City this morning. The large ship was ending its Eastern Caribbean cruise and scheduled to begin the next voyage later in the day.

Carnival Horizon Hits Pier

The Carnival Horizon hit pier 90 in New York City this morning, August 28. The ship was ending its Eastern Caribbean cruise at the time. As seen in exclusive photos provided to Cruise Hive damage has been made near the end of the pier. The ship’s bow collided while attempting to dock at the Manhatten cruise terminal, pier 88.

Carnival Cruise Line stated the following to Cruise Hive:

While docking this morning in New York, Carnival Horizon made contact with the west end of pier 90.   There were no injuries to report and impact to the bow of the ship was minor.  Assessments of the pier are currently underway. The U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities have been notified.

There has been no impact to our debarkation process this morning and embarkation for today’s sailing is expected to proceed as normal.

The U.S. Coast Guard has also stated that an investigation is underway and they are working with Carnival Cruise Line and the cruise facility. The extent of the damage is being assessed and inspectors from the Coast Guard were on scene since the incident on Tuesday morning.

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The damage does look limited and as long as there is no serious damage to the Carnival Horizon the next scheduled cruise and future cruises should not be impacted. Docking at New York harbor can be tricky as cruise ships have to operate 90-degree turns. Weather conditions can always play a major role in these important procedures. No injuries were reported which is always good.

The Carnival Horizon has been through a rough time recently with some bad news. We posted over a week ago that the Carnival cruise ship was suffering from propulsion issues which forced the ship to cancel a port of call in Amber Cove, Dominica Republic. During that same voyage, a crew member sadly passed away which had a huge impact on the crew.

Carnival Horizon Docked in San Juan
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The ship is currently based out of New York sailing 8-night Caribbean cruises. The next voyage will depart at around 5 PM on an 8-night Eastern Caribbean cruise including calls in Grand Turk, San Juan, and Amber Cove. Carnival Horizon only entered service this past spring and will begin offering cruises from Miami, Florida this September.

Also Read: Why You Should Cruise on Carnival Horizon

The ship is part of the Vista class and is 133,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 3,900 at double occupancy.

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