Carnival Horizon deck plans

Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities

Carnival Horizon deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (2024-2025-2026 valid floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Carnival Cruise Line deckplan pdf (printable version).

Each of the Carnival Horizon cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Carnival Horizon staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.

Carnival Horizon (2018-built, last drydocked in 2022) is among the newest Carnival cruise ships – together with the fleet mates (Vista-class sisterships) Carnival Vista (2016) and Carnival Panorama (2019). Vista-Class (Fincantieri-built) sisterships are also the former Costa Cruises' liners Venezia (2019) and Firenze (2020).

Carnival Horizon cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1965 staterooms for 3960 passengers (max capacity is 4716) served by 1450 crew-staff. The boat has 14 passenger-accessible decks (13 with cabins), 25 lounges and bars, 10 restaurants/food bars, 3 swimming pools, 6 outdoor Jacuzzis (4 cantilevered), 16 elevators.

Carnival Horizon decks with passenger cabins have a total of 72 Suites, 880 Balconies, 293 Oceanviews, 678 Inside cabins, Self Service Laundromats (passenger use launderettes). Laundry facilities are at extra-charge – $3,25 (per washer or dryer load) and $1,5 per box (detergent/water softener, dispensed from the vending machine in the room).

Launderettes (open between 6:30 am – 12 midnight) are located on all cabin decks. Each laundry room is equipped with 2-3 washers, 2-3 dryers, 1 ironing board/iron. All laundry machines are coinless (can be operated using S&S cards only). While the ship is docked in port, washing machines are closed (only dryers and irons can be used). Valet laundry service is handled through the cabin steward. Prices are per item – wash-and-press ($2 – $7,50) and dry-cleaning ($3 – $10,50).


With the 3x Vista-class liners (Vista/2016, Horizon/2018, Panorama/2019) were introduced the fleet-firsts "IMAX Theater at Sea" (87-seats cinema/part of Carnival Multiplex), "SkyRide" (outdoor/aerial bicycle ride/suspended 2-track bike course), Havana Staterooms (cabin complex with a swimming pool, sundeck, lounge, lanai balconies).

The Horizon cruise ship has all the popular Fun Ship 2.0 features as dining and entertainment options, but also many new ones, like:

  • the first at sea IMAX Theater (with 2 screens) – at extra charge
  • the first at sea roller coaster (SkyRide)
  • high-powered outdoor activities, including an outdoor gym (SkyFitness)
  • Carnival Multiplex entertainment
  • new dining options and bars (more casual dining choices)
  • new cabin types
  • new “luxury resort” complex (Havana)
  • new kids- and family-themed places
  • (new) Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse / Brewhouse is an open-air complimentary restaurant for a variety of BBQ favorites (with shipboard-smoked meats) and house-made craft beers. The menu features pork butt, blue ribbon chicken, sliced smoked beef, Guy Fieri's traditional sides, and gourmet burgers, a variety of BBQ sauces, hot sauce bar. Signature menu items are named Mac Daddy Mac'n Cheese, Old Skool Potato Salad, Scratch-Made Slaw, Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey, Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon and Burnt Ends. The new complimentary eatery is via the partnership with celebrity chef Guy Fieri. The other Fun Ship with a brewery is Carnival Vista.

Carnival Horizon is the fleet's first cruise ship with "Dr. Suess WaterWorks" (themed water park). The Dr. Seuss WaterWorks boasts two distinctly different slides, both located on Deck 12.

Carnival Horizon cruise ship Dr Suess WaterWorks slides

  • The "Cat in the Hat" waterslide is an enclosed raft slide with length 137 m (450 ft) and several twists and turns. The slide's entrance is a giant replica of the cat's red-and-white hat. The waterslide is colored in red and white, making it one of the ship's most distinctive features.
  • The "Fun Things" waterslide (named after the troublemakers Thing 1 and Thing 2) is an enclosed body slide, it features a polka dot-motif and has a length of 65 m (213 ft).
  • Dr. Seuss theme characters decorate the entire waterpark area. Numerous memorable phrases from Dr. Seuss books are displayed on the clear partitions surrounding the aqua park facility. Dr. Seuss' presence is featured in other parts of Carnival Horizon, including the signature, Dr. Seuss Bookville kids play area, also at all themed special events, including Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast, Story Time, the Seuss-A-Palooza Parade (promenade event).

Exclusively for Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line's entertainment team partnered with celebrity directors from Los Angeles (Broadway) and London (West End) to create 3 new signature shows - part of the onboard "Playlist Productions" revues. The new shows (named "Celestial Strings", "Soulbound", "Vintage Pop") use the full capacity of the interactive LED screens. A 4th show ("Amor Cubano - A Caribbean Dance Romance") is also available on the Horizon ship. It was introduced in 2017 on Carnival Vista.

  • "Celestial Strings" show is themed on classical music mixed with modern pop.
  • "Soulbound" is a gothic-inspired, New Orleans-themed show featuring R&B music favorites.
  • "Vintage Pop" show is themed on "Gatsby's Cotton Club", featuring modern songs recomposed into classic jazz interpretations performed live by a 6-piece jazz band.
  • "Amor Cubano - A Caribbean Dance Romance" show is themed on classic Latin songs mixed with modern music hits. It is held at the Havana Bar and highlighted by a 7-piece Cuban music band.

Deck layouts

  • Deck 01 - Riviera-Cabins

    Carnival Horizon Deck 01 - Riviera-Cabins
  • Deck 02 - Main-Cabins-Family Harbor

    Carnival Horizon Deck 02 - Main-Cabins-Family Harbor
  • Deck 03 - Lobby-Cabins-Dining1

    Carnival Horizon Deck 03 - Lobby-Cabins-Dining1
  • Deck 04 - Atlantic-Casino-Shops1-Dining2

    Carnival Horizon Deck 04 - Atlantic-Casino-Shops1-Dining2
  • Deck 05 - Promenade-Cabins-Havana-Shops2

    Carnival Horizon Deck 05 - Promenade-Cabins-Havana-Shops2
  • Deck 06 - Upper-Cabins-Teens

    Carnival Horizon Deck 06 - Upper-Cabins-Teens
  • Deck 07 - Empress-Cabins-IMAX Theater

    Carnival Horizon Deck 07 - Empress-Cabins-IMAX Theater
  • Deck 08 - Verandah-Cabins-Bridge

    Carnival Horizon Deck 08 - Verandah-Cabins-Bridge
  • Deck 09 - Vista-Cabins

    Carnival Horizon Deck 09 - Vista-Cabins
  • Deck 10 - Lido-Pools-Cabins

    Carnival Horizon Deck 10 - Lido-Pools-Cabins
  • Deck 11 - Panorama-Cabins-Kids

    Carnival Horizon Deck 11 - Panorama-Cabins-Kids
  • Deck 12 - Spa-Cabins-Sports-WaterWorks

    Carnival Horizon Deck 12 - Spa-Cabins-Sports-WaterWorks
  • Deck 14 - Cabins-SkyRide-SkyCourse

    Carnival Horizon Deck 14 - Cabins-SkyRide-SkyCourse
  • Deck 15 - Sky-Serenity

    Carnival Horizon Deck 15 - Sky-Serenity

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