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Carnival Horizon Returning to Florida After Major Dry Dock [PHOTOS]



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After an unexpected dry dock, Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Horizon is now headed back to Florida.

Carnival’s brand ambassador John Heald shared a number of photos on his Facebook and Instagram pages of the ship at the shipyard.

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(Photo by Khanin Taraprasert/John Heald)

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(Photo by Khanin Taraprasert/John Heald)

The vessel was temporarily pulled from service after encountering propulsion issues in late November. It headed across the Atlantic and entered into dry dock at a shipyard in Palermo, Italy.

To accommodate for canceled cruises on Carnival Horizon, the cruise line brought Carnival Sunshine and Liberty back into service sooner than it had originally planned, and the ships picked up the itineraries that were originally scheduled on Horizon from Miami.

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Carnival offered guests $200 onboard credit per cabin to make up for the inconvenience of being moved to a different ship last-minute, and $250 for those who were booked into cabin categories that didn’t exist on Carnival Sunshine and Liberty.

Those who didn’t want to take the cruise on one of the other ships could opt for a full refund.

While in dry dock for the mechanical issues, Horizon was also updated with Carnival’s new livery, which features a blue and white design with a red stripe.

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(Photo via John Heald on Instagram)

The ship’s first post-dry dock cruise is scheduled to be an eight-night Southern Caribbean voyage from Miami on January 22, 2022. Port calls for the return sailing will be Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, and Amber Cove.

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(Photo by Khanin Taraprasert/John Heald)

With Horizon headed back, Carnival Sunshine is now scheduled to move north to her regular homeport of Charleston, South Carolina, and begin sailings from there on January 13. Carnival Liberty is set to begin three and four-night Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral on January 24.

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