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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Carnival Horizon Construction Steams Ahead

PHOTO: Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Horizon under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. (photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

On schedule for its April 2018 debut, Carnival Cruise Line’s next new Carnival Horizon is progressing towards completion at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The 133,500-ton ship is currently under construction.

Among the venues being built are a Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks aqua park and the Seaside Theatre complete with 270-square-foot poolside LED screen. Elsewhere, there will also be a large selection of other dining and entertainment options inside and al fresco.

On April 2, 2018, Carnival Horizon will first embark on a 13-day Mediterranean sailing from Barcelona. Leaving from the Spanish homeport, there will be a total of four round-trip cruises, including this one. Then, the ship will head across to the U.S. on a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York on May 9-23, 2018 for a summer season of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean voyages from the metropolitan city.

Later, the Horizon will reposition to Miami, Florida for its year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean itineraries. Initially, a two-day cruise will sail to Nassau on September 20-22, 2018 before regular sailings commence on September 22, 2018.

Following behind Carnival Horizon is yet another Vista-class ship to launch in 2019. Also already being built, the as-yet-unnamed vessel will be the third in the series behind Horizon and the namesake Carnival Vista.

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This post first appeared on TravelPulse.



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