Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Panorama, has successfully completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea.
Carnival Panorama will hold its inaugural cruise from Long Beach, Calif. on Dec. 11, 2019. This will be the first new ship that Carnival has homeported on the west coast in 20 years.
Currently in the final stages of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Panorama sea trials brought a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board to test the ship’s sophisticated technical, mechanical and navigation systems.
“Carnival Panorama is a wonderful addition to the fleet and she passed all of her maneuvers and tests with flying colors. We can’t wait to welcome guests aboard this beautiful ship,” said Carnival Panorama Captain Carlo Queirolo.
What’s new for Carnival Panorama
As the newest ship in the fleet, Carnival Panorama will offer innovations such as the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea and a new ChooseFun WaterWorks aqua park inspired by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, as well as popular onboard venues like Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse, featuring BBQ favorites created by Food Network star and longtime partner Guy Fieri and craft beers brewed on board.
Carnival Panorama will also offer a variety of accommodation choices. They’ve brought back the tropical themed Havana area with Caribbean-color staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool. Family Harbor accommodations have extra-roomy staterooms plus the Family Harbor Lounge. Cloud 9 Spa staterooms include special amenities and privileges.
Where you’ll find this ship
Following an inaugural three-day voyage to Ensenada, Carnival Panorama will launch year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach beginning Dec. 14. The week-long itinerary will visit the ports of Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan.
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