I've been researching cruises to Bermuda and saw that the Horizon sails from Philadelphia. My question is, since this ship is at the end of its original lease and is being tranferred to another line in October, is it still in good shape? I like the idea of a "smaller" ship and we live near Philly, but don't want to make the wrong choice. Would it be better to sail on RCCL's "Grandeur of the Seas" from Baltimore? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I sailed on the Horizon in ' 91 when it was new and again last year. The ship had been well maintained and I would not hesitate to cruise on it tomorrow. As a matter of fact, we had booked a 10 day cruise on it some time back but had to cancel.
I have also sailed on the Grandeur when it was new. The Grandeur is bigger, newer, has balconies, etc. but between the two, I like the Horizon. It doesn't have a lot of extras that the newer and larger ships have but it is a very fine ship.
I would be totaly comfortable sailing it again and again.But, that's just me.
I'm sure you will have a wonderful cruise on either.