Vacations & Travel - - Tried & Tested - By Sue Wal­lace

You never know who you will run into on the new Car­ni­val Hori­zon that did sev­eral seven-night Mediter­ranean spins be­fore head­ing to its Mi­ami base. Dr. Seuss and his merry friends of­ten lead a congo line on deck much to the amuse­ment of cruis­ers of all ages. The 15-deck Car­ni­val Hori­zon that caters for 3916 pas­sen­gers, fea­tures the first

Dr. Seuss Wa­ter­Works park where young­sters slip, slide and splash around with dual slides and a gi­ant tip­ping bucket that drenches all. The pop­u­lar Skyride gives an adren­a­line rush and a bird’s eye view of the ship – just take a seat and start ped­alling on the sus­pended track. There’s an IMAX Theatre, sports square with the first sky ropes course at sea, out­door fit­ness area, mini golf, pools, shuf­fle­board and a two-lane bowl­ing al­ley.

The fun fam­ily ship of­fers a range of ac­com­mo­da­tion from a spa cabin with ex­clu­sive priv­i­leges at the lux­u­ri­ous Cloud 9 Spa to an ex­tra-roomy state­room in Fam­ily Har­bour with nau­ti­cal dé­cor. Trop­ics-in­spired Ha­vana state­rooms and suites that come with ex­clu­sive day­time ac­cess to a Cuban-themed bar and in­fin­ity pool are pop­u­lar. There’s lit­er­ally a smor­gas­bord of restau­rants and cafes on­board – some you pay ex­tra for and some you don’t. Spe­cial­ity restau­rants in­clude the first Bon­sai Tep­pa­nyaki at sea, while Guy Fieri’s Pig and An­chor Bar­beque Smoke­house and brew­ery is a win­ner. Favourite wa­ter­ing holes in­clude the Alchemy Bar with vin­tage-themed cock­tails and the Ha­vana Bar where you can sip a mo­jito and tap your toes to the Cuban clas­sic Guan­tanam­era. car­ni­

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