Maiden voyage: April 2
Home ports: Barcelona, New York, Miami
Size (in tons): 133,500
The buzz: Horizon is a sister to the 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista, which debuted in 2016 as the line’s biggest ship ever, and it will share many of the same features.
Like Vista, Horizon will boast an 800-foot-long sky ride around its top deck and, on the inside, an IMAX Theater. Both were new-for-the-industry offerings when they debuted on Vista. Other notable features will include a 455-foot-long water tube attraction that will be part of a Dr. Seuss-themed water park. Passengers will be able to ride it on inflatable rafts.
New on Horizon will be a Guy Fieri-themed smokehouse and brewpub that serves up smoked-on-board barbecue and house-made craft beer. Dubbed Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, it’s the latest eatery on a Carnival ship to come from a partnership between the line and the celebrity chef. Several Carnival ships already boast Fieri-themed barbecue outlets that don’t have attached breweries. Fieri-themed burger stands also can be found on 19 of Carnival’s 25 vessels.
Horizon also will have a Teppanyaki restaurant — another first for Carnival.
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Itineraries: Horizon will operate four Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona before crossing the Atlantic to New York for a series of cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean. In the fall, it’ll move to Miami. Fares start at $419 per person for a six-night Caribbean sailing from Miami.