Recently I returned from an eight night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Horizon and had a fantastic time. There is so much to do on the Horizon but I wanted to share with you the five must do's.
Located in the Cloud 9 Spa is the Thermal Suite. Here you can relax on heated beds, take in the aromas in the steam rooms, soak in the Thalassotherapy Pool or heat up in one of the saunas. I did the day pass for $30 and spent about 45 minutes in there in the morning after a workout and in the evening before dinner. Such a relaxing experience and something I would not have expected to enjoy. The best was the steam room with eucalyptus aroma, amazing.
If you are staying in the Spa staterooms you have complimentary access to the suite throughout the cruise. But, if you are not in a spa stateroom, you can purchase a pass for the full cruise or the day. The day pass for me was $30 but of course the price is subject to change.
This was the place to be on a hot day at sea. There are two waterslides, Fun things which is the blue body slide and Cat In the Hat which is the Red and White raft slide. Both are awesome but the Fun Things is FAST. You can also cool off standing under the dump bucket or run through one of the many sprayers.
There is no pool on Serenity so I simply would take the short walk to the Water Works to cool off. Oh, the kids will have a great time as well.
The Horizon has a great selection of Specialty restaurants but one that stands out is Bonsai Teppanyaki. A Japanese steakhouse where you get entertainment along with a fantastic meal.
You will get three appetizers and your choice of meats including salmon, chicken, prime rib and lobster or even a combination of two of those. On the side, vegetables and a huge bowl of fried rice and don't forget the Bento Box desert.
The chef was so entertaining with singing, jokes and of course the onion volcano. He created a heart out of the fried rice for a couple celebrating their anniversary. Such a fantastic experience.
Reservations are required for lunch or dinner and will cost $37 per person including gratuity. Worth every dime.
Deal or No Deal
Carnival recently added Deal or No Deal to their list of entertainment options. Just like the game show, a contestant, brought up from the audiance, will play the game choosing suitcases and deciding on whether or not to take the deal. This was so much fun to watch and suspenseful. Be sure to check this out on your next cruise on Horizon.
Enjoy the Wake View
Lastly, time to slow down a little. Deck 11, just above the Lido Deck and Tides Pool is a seating area perfect for relaxing. I would often come here n the morning to have a cup of coffee after a walk or a drink in the evening and watch the wake of the ship. Depending on the ships direction, it could be shady providing a comfortable spot.
I could run through a big list of what I loved about the Horizon but these are just a few. The Horizon is the second in the three Vista Class ships joining Vista sailing from Galveston and Panorama sailing from Long Beach. Currently Horizon sails 6 night Western and 8 Night Southern Caribbean itineraries from Miami.
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