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Carnival Cruise Line is known for its attention to ensuring their passengers have access to fun, fun, and more fun! Each ship in the company’s fleet features activities, entertainment, and dining options, but the Carnival Horizon cruise ship just may be the company’s best yet. After Horizon’s sister ship, Vista, was a rousing success, Carnival took the fun up a few notches by adding even more amenities for thrill-seekers, relaxation junkies, and foodies alike. Check out our top 10 favorite things to experience aboard the Carnival Horizon cruise ship and get ready to call your travel agent. This ship is beyond impressive.
As one of Carnival Horizon cruise ship’s most popular onboard activities, the SkyRide is certainly an experience you won’t want to miss. This unique open-air attraction is found only on the Horizon and its sister ship, the Vista. Harnessed into a pedal-powered capsule, you’ll your way around a suspended track, taking in 360-degree views of the open ocean and fellow cruisers below. It’s a two-lane course so you can go at your own pace all by yourself or challenge a friend or family member to a race. Whatever you decide, it’s truly an unforgettable experience you can do more than once because there are no reservations required, and the SkyRide is included in your vacation!
- Seuss Waterworks
While many of Carnival’s ships boast a Waterworks onboard waterpark, the Carnival Horizon cruise ship’s version is Dr. Seuss-themed, making it even more awesome! Slide down the towering, twisting Twister Waterslide and get magnificently-soaked beneath the humungous Cat in the Hat tipping hat, doubling as a giant bucket of water. This impressive waterpark also features a super-fun swirling drainpipe slide and side by side racing slides. This Carnival Horizon cruise ship attraction is sure to be a family favorite.
- IMAX Theater
Seeing a movie in an IMAX theater isn’t just “watching a movie,” it’s an experience. The Carnival Horizon cruise ship is only one of two of the company’s ships that boast an IMAX theater. Choose from one of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, recent hit films, or documentaries and surround yourself in an incredible 3D movie experience, all while out on the open ocean.
- Guy Fieri’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse/Brewhouse by Guy Fieri
The Carnival Horizon cruise ship features this BBQ-style restaurant with a menu crafted by Guy Fieri, one of the world’s most well-known chefs. Get your fill of baby-back-ribs, sausage, brisket, salmon, and dry-rubbed chicken, paired with delectable BBQ sides at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse. The Brewhouse side of this fine dining establishment features a Guy Fieri Carnival exclusive line of Parched Pig craft brews. As one of the most popular eating places on the ship, you won’t want to miss this taste bud-extravaganza. But make sure you come hungry!
- Cloud 9 Spa
Yes, it’s fun to experience all of the non-stop entertainment and available activities aboard the Carnival Horizon cruise ship, but sometimes you need to get away from the fun and soak in some quiet relaxation time. Carnival’s Cloud 9 Spa features facials, body wraps, thermal suites, massages, and more, administered by experienced relaxation-specialists.
- Clue: The Murder Mystery
Be a part of solving Mr. Boddy’s murder in this classic boardgame-come-to-life. This included activity is a great way to bring your family together and takes place throughout your cruise as the story unfolds. All you have to do is grab your CLUE Case File and work with your friends, family, and fellow cruisers to solve the murder. Attend scheduled clue-collecting events and put your heads together to determine whodunit. The captain of the Carnival Horizon cruise ship will reward the correct answer, so this isn’t only a fun interactive activity, but you also get to claim a prize!
Perhaps you’ve completed a ropes course in the past, but have you ever tackled the challenge while out on the open ocean? Probably not. Get strapped in and take on the sky-high SkyCourse with endless views of the ocean and the sea breeze in your hair. This adrenaline-pumping activity is included in the cost of your cruise and is great for kids and adults alike. You can choose between two levels of challenge so you can push your skills to the limit – or not! The choice is yours. But whatever you do, you should choose to take on the SkyCourse; it’s an experience you won’t forget.
- Lip Sync Battle: Carnival
Show off your lip-syncing skills and take on your fellow cruisers by participating in Carnival’s on-stage adaptation of the hit Paramount Network Series. You don’t need to know how to sing; you only have to fake it. A little attitude and dance skills won’t hurt either. Take part in the competition and make your way to the finals, where Carnival will elevate your performance with props, lighting, music, choreographers, and even your very own backup dancers! You’ve got to harness your inner superstar to win this battle. If you do? You’ll get to pose with the LSB belt and take home an exclusive reward. Make your friends and family proud and go after that prize!
- Hasbro, The Game Show
The Carnival Horizon cruise ship brings your favorite childhood board games to life in Hasbro, The Game Show. Participate in giant life-sized versions of Connect 4, Sorry!, Operation, and Simon with friends and family to win awesome prizes. This is another great chance for family togetherness aboard Carnival’s fleet of fun-focused ships.
- Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
We all love a good ‘ol action-packed family vacation, but it’s also nice to have a place to go without the kiddos. The Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is a section of the ship that is blocked off for ages 21 and up. .You could take a nap, grab a drink, read in peace, or just chill out without the sound of thrills and excitement everywhere else on the ship. Although it doesn’t cost anything extra, you will need to make a reservation. This relaxation destination is a popular adults-only amenity.
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