Sister to the magnificent Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon will be the latest ship to join Carnival’s fleet in early 2018. With the emphasis on 'fun' and bringing the indoors outdoors, Carnival Horizon will impress from the moment you step aboard. Her fourteen decks are lined with a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, sports and leisure options, entertainment venues, and luxury staterooms. Work on your tan by the Tides Pool or soak up the views at the Havana infinity pool. The SportSquare offers outdoor sports such as football and volleyball or meet the challenge of the SkyRide. Pamper yourself in the Cloud 9 Spa or seek the tranquillity of the adult-only Serenity Retreat. Discover hours of fun for tots to teens in Camp Ocean, Dr Seuss Bookville, Club 02 and Circle "C".
There is an eclectic mix of dining options aboard the Carnival Horizon; ranging from classic American burgers at Guy’s Burger Joint to fresh Japanese sushi at Bonsai Sushi. Sit down to three-course dinners in the Aft and Forward Restaurants or dine on casual-style, international dishes at Lido Marketplace. Tuck into homemade tortillas, stuffed burritos and tacos at BlueIguana Cantina or get a taste of Italy with the hand-tossed pizzas at Pizzeria Del Capitano. Feast on premium steaks and seafood in Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, savour pan-Asian favourites in Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, or seafood snacks at the Seafood Shack. Take a seat at The Chef's Table for the ultimate foodie experience as the chef creates culinary delights before your eyes.
There are plenty of locations for a refreshing drink aboard Carnival Horizon. Relax with your morning cappuccino at JavaBlue Cafe or take in the views with a fruit juice on The Lanai. People-watch at the Vista Atrium Bar or enjoy tropical cocktails in Red Frog Rum Bar. Join in the sing-alongs with a glass of wine at the Piano Bar 88. Sip frozen tequilas poolside at Blue Iguana Tequila Bar or freshly-mixed mojitos at Havana Bar. Let the mix masters at Alchemy Bar create you a colourful concoction or watch big-screen sports over an ice-cold beer in SKYBOX Sports Bar.
Carnival Horizon really comes to life after dark. Liquid Lounge has a stage with LED video wall and is the place for production shows, variety shows (Playlist Productions and Hasbro, The Game Show), and late night dancing. The Limelight Lounge hosts late night shows, cabaret acts, and The Punchliner Comedy Club. There are also two cinemas at Carnival Multiplex - the IMAX Theatre with a huge screen and the full 3D experience at the adjoining Thrill Theater - where you can watch the latest movies.
Day 1: UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona and make your way to the four-star Catalonia Port^ for your one-night stay.
Day 2: Barcelona, Spain
After check-out, and make your way to Barcelona port to board Carnival Horizon for you cruise around the Mediterranean.
Day 4: Cagliari, Sardinia
Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia. Golden-hued palazzi, domes and buildings wind their way up the rocky hillside to Il Castello and the Old Town district. Stroll along the tree-lined boulevards by the seafront Marina. Stop by the impressive Cattedrale di Santa Maria or step back in time at Museo Archaeologico Nazionale. Take the lift from Piazza della Costituzione to Bastione San Remy for sweeping views. Spend a few hours soaking up the sun on Poetto Beach or enjoy a glimpse of local life at Mercato di San Benedetto. A visit to the pink flamingos at Parco di Molentargius is a must-do too.
Day 5: Naples, Italy
Naples on Italy's Amalfi Coast is your next port of call. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito to admire the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto and San Carlo Theatre. Step inside the Duomo to view the Cappella di San Gennaro, the baptistery, and colourful frescoes and mosaics. Enjoy family-time at Acquario Della Stazione Zoological Di Napoli. Join a tour to the ruins of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and picturesque Sorrento and Positano. Or take a scenic boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri.
Day 6: Rome, Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 7: Livorno, Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
Day 8: Marseilles, France
Marseilles sits on the Cote d'Azur on the south coast of France. Meander around the Vieux-Port and watch the fishermen land their day's catch, before heading uphill to explore the local artisan boutiques and art galleries in Le Panier old quarter. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathedrale de la Major de Marseille. Step back in time at Musee des Civilisation de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee (MuCEM) and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. Spend some time enjoying the grand park, 19th-century water features, and museums at Palais Longchamp. Take a short ferry ride to admire the 16th-century Chateau d'If fortress.
Day 9: Barcelona, Spain to UK
Disembark and make your way to Barcelona airport for your flight home to the UK.