For the inaugural season of its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, debuting in April 2018, Carnival Cruise Line has assembled a range of diverse itineraries featuring destinations throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Horizon will offer many of the hugely popular indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted on Carnival Vista, currently the line’s newest ship. Among those is a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, a WaterWorks aqua park and a microbrewery where several kinds of beer will be brewed on board.

A wide range of accommodation will also be offered, including spa cabins adjacent to the Cloud 9 Spa and offering exclusive access and privileges, extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites, along with a Cuban-themed bar and pool for the exclusive daytime use of guests in Havana accommodation.

The ship is scheduled to make its maiden voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean voyage operating round-trip from Barcelona and calling at ports in Italy, Croatia; Greece and Malta.

The ship will also operate two seven-day cruises departing April 15 and 22, 2018, followed by a repositioning to the US with a 14-day transatlantic crossing departing Barcelona on May 9 and arriving in New York on May 23, 2018.

Five European and Canadian ports will be featured: Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; and Vigo, Spain – the line's first visit to the centuries-old seaside town – along with a stop at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After arriving in New York, Carnival Horizon will offer a summer schedule of eight-day Caribbean cruises operating round-trip from the Big Apple and featuring visits to Grand Turk; San Juan; and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).

The ship will then shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from September 22, 2018.

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