Carnival Horizon has returned to service within the Caribbean out of Miami after finishing an emergency drydock in Italy to repair a propulsion concern.
Carnival Horizon was pulled from service on December fifth, 2021 as a consequence of technical points that impacted her prime cruising velocity, however has now returned to Miami.
Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty have been returned to service early to fill the hole left by Carnival Horizon on her 6- and 8-night roundtrip itineraries from Miami.
Through the drydock Carnival Horizon additionally obtained the brand new Carnival Cruise Line livery launched with the debut of its latest and largest cruise ship Mardi Gras final 12 months.
Beauty upgrades have been additionally made to the lodge facet of the vessel, equivalent to new carpets and furnishings, however these have been extra maintenance-oriented, somewhat than aimed toward altering the inside decor of the vessel.
Crusing year-round from Miami, Carnival Horizon’s program options six-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, and diverse eight-night itineraries to the Southern Caribbean.
Carnival Horizon departed PortMiami this week certain for the Southern Caribbean, visiting Oranjestad, the capital of the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana and Amber Cove within the Dominican Republic.
Her Western Caribbean itineraries embrace calls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Half Moon Cay within the Bahamas, Grand Turk within the Turks and Caicos islands, and Amber Cove within the Dominican Republic, though Jamaica has been dropped from some itineraries.
Carnival Cruise Line has returned 20 cruise ships to service since July final 12 months, when Carnival Vista (a sister ship to Carnival Horizon) turned the primary of the cruise line’s vessels to renew operations.
There are actually solely 5 Carnival cruise ships nonetheless in lay-up, however three of them are scheduled to renew service in March: Carnival Sensation from Cell on March fifth, Carnival Ecstacy from Jacksonville on March seventh, and Carnival Paradise from Tampa on March twelfth.
Carnival Cruise Line’s two non-US-based cruise ships Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor stay in lay-up in Dubai, awaiting the resumption of their Australian cruise applications.
Cruises from Australia are banned till at the very least February, however there are issues that with the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, they could be suspended additional nonetheless into 2022.