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New cruise ship to call at Bermuda

Carnival Cruise Line's is to offer a series of four-day cruises from New York to Bermuda during the spring and summer of next year.

Its cruise ship Carnival Horizon's inaugural season includes voyages to Europe from Barcelona and the Caribbean from New York and Miami.

The “long weekend” cruises are due to depart Thursdays and feature a full-day visit to Bermuda which is advertised on the cruise line's website as a place “where guests can relax on the island's legendary pink beaches, enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and other water sports, and visit historical landmarks such as Royal Naval Dockyard and Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere”.

Five four-day Bermuda cruises will be offered, departing May 24, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 13, 2018.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said: “Bermuda is a beautiful and sought-after destination and what better way to visit this breathtaking island paradise than on the spectacular Carnival Horizon?

“These visits to Bermuda are part of Carnival Horizon's terrific inaugural schedule that also features top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean, providing our guests with opportunities to create wonderful and fun memories together.”

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Horizon will offer indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options that debuted on Carnival Vista.

Included is a groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and a massive Waterworks aqua park featuring a water tube slide called Kaleid-o-slide.

A variety of unique dining and bar concepts and spectacular outdoor spaces found only on Carnival Horizon will be announced in the near future.

Carnival Horizon comes to Bermuda in 2018.

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Published February 09, 2017 at 1:56 pm (Updated February 09, 2017 at 1:56 pm)

New cruise ship to call at Bermuda

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