Currently under construction in Italy, the 3,954-passenger Carnival Horizon will operate short, 4-night voyages to the island destination during spring and summer of 2018, the line revealed yesterday.
The trips will be in addition to previously announced, 8-night Caribbean cruises that the 133,500-ton vessel will start operating out of the Big Apple in May 2018.
The Bermuda voyages will depart on Thursdays and feature a full-day visit to Bermuda. Departure dates include May 24, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 2018.
As previously announced, Horizon is spending her first summer in New York before moving to Miami to operate year-round, 6- and 8-night voyages to the Caribbean.
Horizon will be a sister to the 9-month-old Carnival Vista, Carnival's first new ship since 2012 and its largest ever.
Like Vista, Horizon will feature an 800-foot-long peddle ride around its top deck and an IMAX Theater — both of which were firsts for the industry when they debuted on Vista. Horizon also will have a massive WaterWorks aqua park with a giant water tube slide, a major feature of Vista.
In addition, Carnival says Horizon will feature several dining and bar concepts and outdoor spaces that are unique to the ship.
Horizon will debut in Europe on April 2, 2018 with a maiden voyage out of Barcelona. The 13-night Mediterranean sailing will feature calls at Livorno, Civitavecchia (near Rome), Naples, Messina and Cagliari, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Greece; and Valletta, Malta.
The ship will operate three more Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona before re-positions across the Atlantic to New York.