Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of new ship Carnival Horizon

Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of new ship Carnival Horizon

Carnival Cruise Lines has taken delivery of its newest ship, Carnival Horizon.

An official handover took place yesterday at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

The 3,954-passenger vessel will move to Barcelona and sail its inaugural 13-day voyage on April 2, the first of four sailings from the Spanish port.

The ship will then operate a trans-Atlantic crossing before arriving in New York on May 23 for a pier-side overnight gala and naming ceremony featuring the ship’s godmother, Grammy award-winning musical artist and actress Queen Latifah.

Following a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean sailings from New York, Horizon will move to Miami for a year-round schedule of six and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning September 22.

The ship features a new Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks aqua park, Bonsai Teppanyaki, the line’s first teppanyaki venue, and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse|Brewhouse.

A bike-ride-in-the-sky aerial attraction SkyRide and IMAX Theatre also feature.

Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said: “In addition to the many exciting innovations previously introduced on Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon offers some new one-of-a-kind features and attractions that make this ship truly special allowing our guests to create a lifetime of wonderful holiday memories.”

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