Oh cruises, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Cruising is my favorite way to travel. I love having everything arranged including cooking and cleaning and even babysitting if I need it. As a mom there is NO better vacation since this way it is ACTUALLY a vacation. Which is why I can’t wait to try out this new Carnival Horizon cruise ship.

The Carnival Horizon just launched in April 2018 out of Barcelona, Spain. And it is the newest and latest ship in the Carnival fleet.  Here are some of the amazing things you will find on board.


Indoors or out, active or chill — Carnival Horizon lets everyone find their favorite kind of fun… and go get it done. In the outdoor sports arena you can find amazing things like the SkyRide where you can strap in and zip safely around the suspended two-lane bike course high above the ship’s deck. Hopefully you don’t get air-sick! My kids keep begging to try this out. It looks like so much fun!

Along with the SkyRide they have volleyball, soccer, pool, mini-bowling, ping pong, a basketball court, and mini golf. If you can’t find enough to do at all those fun places you can even try out their ropes course, called SkyCourse. All of these activities have NO extra charge and are included in the price of your cruise. This is a great way to stay active and busy while on your cruise. I love being able to have fun and enjoy the sunshine as much as possible on my cruises.

Splash into big-fun and way-whimsy — you could, you would, and you definitely should at Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, only aboard Carnival Horizon. When you open the book of vacation fun, flip directly to “completely soaking wet” — this onboard waterpark is where you’ll find your favorite Dr. Seuss characters making a splash. The centerpiece is the two big slides: The Cat’s Hat slide takes you twisting down the red and white stripes of the world’s most famous top-hat, while the Fun Things slide takes you through all the topsy-turvy of having the blue-haired pair appear in your living room. With side-by-side racing slides, splashy water-spray toys and a giant tipping top-hat, Dr. Seuss WaterWorks on Carnival Horizon features fun fit for a red fish, a blue fish… a you fish! Make sure to save some time for this fun amazing water park found ONLY on the Carnival Horizon. All water parks are included in your cruise price.


Along with all the fun included with your cruise Carnival Horizon actually features two movie theaters next door to one another, and they call the whole great big thing Carnival Multiplex. Behind door number one is an actual IMAX Theatre in all its huge-screen, huge-fun glory. And behind door number two? Thrill Theater lives there, and you’re invited to the 3D experience where jump-off-the-screen visuals are only the beginning of a, shall we say, truly moving experience. There is an extra cost to enjoy the theaters, but it is a fun way to relax while on board. Check out your daily guide while on the ship to discover what movies are playing during your cruise.

True or false: cruises are a time for relaxation. My answer: whether you’re all action all the time, or chill to the core, everybody needs a chance to take it easy! And nobody will find an easier spot than Cloud 9 Spa aboard Carnival Horizon. This is an oasis built from the ground up for relaxation, from a full complement of traditional spa services like massages, facials, and body wraps to the carefully-designed climates of Cloud 9’s thermal suites… rooms swirling with moist or dry air, each heated very precisely. It turns out it’s true: anyone can find a reason to say “ahhh” at Carnival Horizon’s Cloud 9 Spa. This part of the ship is always quiet, calm and relaxing. A great place to get away. Did you come with friends? Grab the ladies and head for relaxation. Grab the hubby and enjoy some quiet time together. All spa amenities require an extra fee. Check with the spa upon arrival for great deals and a price list. Each day there are different things on sale so watch for those deals!

The Serenity Adult Only Retreat is a place to relax in complete peace, as smooth as a sea breeze through a palm tree. Serenity’s the place to do the stuff that’s so hard to do in everyday life — reconnect with your partner, finish that book… or do absolutely, blissfully, nothing at all. Adults take note: Serenity even has you covered with a chopped salad station that’s open on sea days, featuring a menu that starts with a grand choice of greens, and finishes with your selection from among tons of delicious ingredients. The salad station and Serenity area are all included in your cruise fare.

Come join us in February 2019 on the FitBody Cruise with Trainer Lindsey.

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