Cruise NewsCarnival Horizon Will Be Carnival Cruise Line's 26th Cruise Ship

Carnival Horizon Will Be Carnival Cruise Line’s 26th Cruise Ship

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that their next and 26th cruise ship in the fleet will be called Carnival Horizon. The ship is currently under construction in the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

Carnival Horizon (aka Vista 2) will be a sister ship to Carnival Vista and is scheduled to debut in March 2018. The 133,500 gross ton ship will carry nearly 4,000 passengers at double occupancy.

Carnival has yet to announce the home port and itineraries for Carnival Horizon.  The ship is expected to have many of the same groundbreaking features that Carnival Vista brought to the cruise industry including the Skyride and IMAX theater. You can see many of these features in our photo tour of Carnival Vista.

Other notable features of Carnival Horizon will be a large water park for families, indoor/outdoor seating for many of the dining venues, the RedFrog Pub & Brewery, family staterooms, Seuss at Sea program in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and the popular 2.0 Fun Ship upgrades that Carnival is adding to their ships. Carnival Horizon will also have a number of new innovations unique to the ship.

Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line, gave the following statement:

“The name Carnival Horizon not only reflects the ship’s unique connection with the sea with so many spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces but also the boundless array of options that guests of all ages are sure to enjoy. And in keeping with our reputation for bringing fun and enjoyment to our guests and fans, we’ve come up with an engaging social media contest encouraging the sharing of your favorite Horizon photos.”

Want to win a cruise for four on Carnival Horizon? Carnival is hosting a fun social media contest on Instagram that will award a stateroom for up to four people when the ship debuts in 2018. To enter, post your favorite photo of a horizon and tag @Carnival and use the hashtag #CarnivalHorizonSweepstakes to enter to win the cruise giveaway. The contest will begin July 29, and run through July 31, at 11:59 p.m.

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Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corporation, posted about the name for Carnival Horizon on his Instagram account:

#HelloHorizon #CarnivalHorizon joining the @carnival fleet 2018.

A photo posted by Micky Arison (@mickyarison) on

Cruise Fever will have all updates on Carnival Horizon when they are announced.

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Cruise NewsCarnival Horizon Will Be Carnival Cruise Line's 26th Cruise Ship


  1. With as many people you have cruising out of New Orleans, we really need another nice ship to sail on!!!! It is about time for a new ship so please put the HoriZon in New Orlwans, La.!!!!!

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