Horizon Review

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38% of cruisers loved it
Why Go?
  • Sails the Mediterranean, Canaries and Caribbean
  • Fun, budget option for Spanish-speaking cruisers
  • Cheerful kids' club is a hit with the tots
  • Enjoy the buffet and adjacent outdoor grill
  • Relax: two pools, top-ship spa and gym
  • Attractive looking public areas
  • Formerly Island Cruises' Island Star

Horizon Overview

(3.5) 3.5 out of 5+ star rating
Pullmantur's Horizon most recently sailed as Island Star for the U.K.-based Island Cruises. (Prior to that, the 46,811-ton, 1,875-passenger ship sailed for Celebrity Cruises as Celebrity Horizon.) The ship caters to a Spanish-speaking clientele and cruises the Mediterranean, Canaries and Caribbean.

Horizon features multiple bars and lounges (including a cigar bar), a delightful kids' club and a Broadway-style show lounge.

Dining options include a casual buffet with adjacent outdoor grill and the main dining room, which serves set-time, set-table meals in the evening.

For Recreation, there are two pools, a top-ship fitness facility and a spa.
Horizon Fellow Passengers
Island Star caters almost entirely to the British in the summer months, with a more international/ U.S. clientele mixing in on winter Caribbean runs.

Horizon Dress Code
Casual is the name of the game on this ship but on my springtime sailing, the largely older clientele dressed well, smartening up for dinner and wearing slacks and polos or summer tops by day. This may change in the peak summer months, though, if signs in the Beachcomber asking passengers to cover up their torsos and don footwear before entering are anything to go by.
Horizon Gratuity
Onboard tips are included in the cruise fare for travellers booking from the U.K.

--by Maria Harding. The U.K.-based Harding, a journalist and broadcaster, is one of Britain's best-known cruise writers. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express.
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Horizon Member Reviews 13 Reviews
   Bravo Pullmantur!!!
May 2014

We sailed on that ill fated voyage Pullmantur Sovereign Saturday, May 10, 2014 out of Barcelona. The ship had engine problems just half hour after departure. We missed the Tunisia port of call and limped into Naples. Pullmantur offered to ...continue

This was listed as a Pullmantur cruise on Cruise Critic, but we received communication about it from "Crosiere de France" . We (age 55 to 61), have done about 23 cruises on many different companies, but never this one. We left Marseille 26th ...continue

As independent travellers to tour packages/companies I felt we were not given consideration nor treated in the same way as other passengers, I felt we lost 2 x half days of our holiday due to the embarkation/disembarkation process.

I ...continue

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Ship Stats
Crew: 573
Launched: 2006
Decks: 10
Tonnage: 46,811
Passengers: 1,875
Registry: Bahamas
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
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