Carnival to resume European sailings with new ship Horizon

Carnival to resume European sailings with new ship Horizon

Carnival Cruise Line is to resume sailings in Europe in spring 2018 after a year’s gap with the introduction of new ship Carnival Horizon.

A short series of Mediterranean itineraries have been released for the sister vessel to Carnival Vista, which entered service in the region last summer.

The new ship, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera Italy, will see “a variety of unique dining and bar concepts and spectacular outdoor spaces” being introduced.

These will be in addition to the various activities introduced on Carnival Vista, including the SkyRide ‘bike in the sky’ attraction, aqua park, Imax theatre and micro-brewery.

Details of the new features on Carnival Horizon will be revealed in the near future, according to the line.

The new-build is due to depart on its maiden voyage from Barcelona on April 2, 2018 and will run three other departures from the Spanish port before leaving for New York on May 9.

Carnival Horizon will sail from New York to the Caribbean throughout summer 2018 before re-positioning in September to its year-round base of Miami.

Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said: “Carnival Vista delivered the next generation of ship for our brand with new, never-before-seen features at sea.

“From our amazing SkyRide and the WaterWorks aqua park to first Imax theatre on a cruise ship, Carnival Vista has offered our guests a brand new view of fun.

“With Carnival Horizon, we continue to expand those themes to provide guests of all ages with the ultimate fun holiday with Carnival.”

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