Carnival Horizon Makes Inaugural Call To Island

May 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport Walter Roban led a Bermuda delegation aboard the Carnival Horizon on Saturday morning [May 26] to mark the ship’s inaugural visit to the island.

In for the day out of New York just prior to its return voyage, Carnival Horizon is the newest cruise ship built for Carnival Cruise Line, and the second of Carnival’s Vista-class ships.

The delegation was met by the President of Carnival Cruise Lines Christine Duffy and Ship’s Captain Luigi De Angelis. Carnival Cruise Lines is a division of Carnival Corporation & plc.

The Carnival Horizon just entered service on April 2, sailing from Barcelona. It will be based in New York for the summer.

Deputy Premier Roban is flanked by Captain Luigi DeAngelis and President of Carnival Cruise Lines Christine Duffy

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Grammy award-winning musical artist and actress Queen Latifah headlined the naming ceremony in New York on Wednesday.

The Panama flagged ship with a crew of 1,450 carries a maximum number of passengers of nearly 5,000 in 1,967 passenger cabins.

Carmen Tucker of WedCo and the Royal Naval Dockyard, Captain De Angelis, Carnival Cruise lines President Christine Duffy, and the Deputy Premier

Carnival Cruise Lines Bermuda May 2018 (2)

With 15 decks, the ship took about two and a half years to build. As an occasional caller, it was on the first of its five visits this season.

It returns to the island once a month until September, when it is re-positioned for year-round deployment, sailing from Miami on six and eight-day Caribbean cruises. Carnival Horizon is Carnival Cruise Line’s 26th ship in the Carnival fleet.

The traditional exchange of plaques for the inaugural visit included gifts from Bermuda, Wedco and the cruise line.

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  1. Stormy daniels says:

    Another photo op.
    Go to the bus garage and take pics.

  2. wahoo juice says:

    How exciting. Thanks OBA and BTA.

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