With this week’s delivery of Carnival Panorama at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Cruise Line officially welcomed its 27th ship and the third vessel in its Vista class.
Carnival Panorama is now heading to Long Beach, Calif. for its naming ceremony and inaugural sailing in December.
“Carnival Panorama is the 15th ship built by Fincantieri for Carnival Cruise Line and once again, the skill and hard work of hundreds of talented craftspeople are on display here aboard the beautiful Carnival Panorama,” said Carnival president Christine Duffy. “Our guests absolutely love Carnival Vista and Horizon and we are certain they are going to love their sister Carnival Panorama.”
Carnival Panorama will launch year-round service from Long Beach on Dec. 11, becoming the line’s first new ship home-ported on the West Coast in more than 20 years.
The ship features a number of innovations including the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea as well as a first-in-fleet culinary studio where guests can participate in hands-on cooking classes, tastings and other food-related activities hosted by the ship’s chefs.
Carnival Panorama also offers a variety of long-time guest favourites such as a massive WaterWorks aqua park, Sky Ride, the popular bike in the sky, a suspended ropes course and dining venues like Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse with barbecue favourites from Food Network star and longtime Carnival partner Guy Fieri along with craft beers brewed on board.
A wide range of staterooms and suites are available as well, including spa staterooms with exclusive privileges at the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-spacious staterooms in Family Harbor and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms with access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.