Carnival Horizon

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Carnival Horizon of the coast of Grand Turk.jpg
Carnival Horizon departing Grand Turk.
Name: Carnival Horizon
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry:  Panama
Ordered: 19 December 2014[1]
Builder: Fincantieri, Marghera
Yard number: 6243
Laid down: April 2016[2]
Launched: March 2018[3]
In service: 2 April 2018
General characteristics
Class and type: Vista-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 133,596 GT
Length: 1,055 ft (321.56m)

122 ft (37 m)

158 ft (48 m) at pool decks
Draught: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Decks: 15
Installed power: MAN Diesel & Turbo 3x8L48/60CR + 2x14V48/60CR generating sets
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; Two ABB Azipod XO units
Speed: 18 knots (34 km/h; 21 mph) [4]
Capacity: 3,960 passengers (double occupancy)[5]
Crew: 1,450

Carnival Horizon is a cruise ship built for Carnival Cruise Line, a division of Carnival Corporation & plc. She is the second of Carnival's Vista-class ships, and was delivered by her builder, Fincantieri, on March 28 2018.[6][7]


The ship has a tonnage of 133,500 GT and a capacity of 3,916 guests.[8]

American musician and actress, Queen Latifah, serves as the godmother to the ship.[9]

The ship was delivered to Carnival Cruise Line on 28 March 2018.[10][11]


Carnival Horizon in Lisbon, on May 13th, 2018.

Carnival Horizon performed a series of cruises from Europe before coming to the United States, she operated Summer Cruises to the Caribbean and Bermuda from New York City before the move to Miami in September 2018, where she offers year-round cruises to the Caribbean, replacing Carnival Vista. Carnival Vista repositioned to Galveston, Texas.[12]

Carnival Horizon offers six-night sailings from Miami to the Western Caribbean and eight-night sailings to the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.[13]


  1. ^ "FINCANTIERI DOPPIO ORDINE DA CARNIVAL". December 19, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "DRY DOCK WORKS START ON THE NEW CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE VESSEL". April 5, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "FINCANTIERI: "CARNIVAL HORIZON" LAUNCHED IN MARGHERA". March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Carnival Horizon Fact Sheet". Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Golden, Fran (May 7, 2018). "Carnival Cruise Line's new Carnival Horizon". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Gibson, Rebecca (August 1, 2016). "Carnival to name newbuild Carnival Horizon". Cruise& Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Sayles, Jill (August 2, 2016). "Carnival Cruise Line's new ship to be named Carnival Horizon". Cruise Trade News. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  8. ^ Line, Carnival Cruise. "Carnival Horizon | Carnival's Next Ship | Carnival Cruise Line". Carnival Cruise Line. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Line, Carnival Cruise. "Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of Carnival Cruise Line's Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon". Retrieved March 2, 2018.
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  12. ^ "Carnival Vista Heads to Galveston, Carnival Breeze to Port Canaveral | Travel Agent Central". Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Carnival Cruise Line's Three Newest Cruise Ships Headed to New Homeports". Retrieved August 14, 2018.

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