I am so excited that the Carnival Horizon will be calling Florida home next fall after spending time in Europe and New York. I’ve already quoted some cruises on her for guests who just can’t wait to sail on Carnival’s newest ship! My son wants to be on the transatlantic crossing, but I don’t think the dates are going to work out for us.
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, will
be the first in the fleet to feature Dr Seuss WaterWorks, a vibrant water park inspired by the whimsical world
and words of the legendary children’s author. The 3,934-passenger vessel is set to debut in Europe April 2,
The announcement was made by Carnival President Christine Duffy and Dr Seuss Enterprises President
Susan Brandt at Cruise3Sixty, an annual gathering of travel agents held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dr Seuss WaterWorks builds upon the line’s distinction as the family cruise leader carrying nearly
800,000 kids a year as well as the incredible success of the fleetwide Seuss at Sea program, an exclusive
partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that features immersive onboard Dr Seuss-themed youth, family, dining
and entertainment experiences.
About Dr Seuss WaterWorks
Located on Deck 12, Carnival Horizon’s Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will offer two distinctly different slides
each promising their own splash-tastic fun. Inspired by everyone’s favorite feline, The Cat in the Hat slide will feature an enclosed raft slide
offering more than 450 feet of heart-racing twists and turns. The entrance resembles The Cat’s famous red and
white hat with the distinctive color pattern carried throughout the slide in alternating translucent and opaque
Sure to be equally fun will be the Fun Things slide, an enclosed body slide with whimsical polka dots
and special lighting effects and named after the mischievous duo Thing 1 and Thing 2 and encompassing 213
feet of exhilarating all-ages fun. Dr Seuss WaterWorks will also include a 150-gallon tipping bucket patterned after The Cat’s hat, along
with a kiddie splash zone with dozens of water spray toys.
Larger-than-life images of famous Dr. Seuss characters – including The Cat in the Hat holding an inner
tube, The Grinch sporting a surf board tucked under his arm, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 frolicking atop their
namesake slide – will greet visitors as they enter the park, with memorable Dr. Seuss phrases displayed on clear
partitions that surround the facility.
”Our ships are designed as the ultimate seagoing playgrounds and Carnival Horizon will take this
concept to the next level with the spectacular Dr Seuss WaterWorks which promises fun for guests of all ages,”
said Duffy. “Dr. Seuss is an iconic American brand and we’re delighted to expand our partnership with this
incredible top-deck water attraction for our guests.” Added Brandt, “We’re excited to build upon our relationship with Carnival by introducing our first-ever water park. Dr Seuss is all about family fun and togetherness and we can’t wait to see our characters come to
life in this colorful and exciting space.”
Dr Seuss WaterWorks is just one of several family-friendly features on Carnival Horizon which will
also feature the groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and the
SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course. A wide range of accommodations will also
be offered, including extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, which will include a Family Lounge area with
large screen TVs, board games and complimentary breakfast, cookies and other snacks.
Carnival Horizon will also feature the Dr Seuss Bookville family reading and play venue and popular
Seuss at Sea activities like The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and the
Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time.
Carnival Horizon Sailings
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its maiden voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean
cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from this port. Carnival Horizon will reposition
to the U.S. with a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018.
Following a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures from the Big
Apple, Carnival Horizon will shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean
cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018. Carnival Horizon will also offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from
Miami Sept. 20-22, 2018
All Carnival sailings are currently open for booking through April of 2019. If you have any questions or are ready to plan your next Carnival cruise vacation please Email Me, I’m here to help make your next vacation a memorable one.