Carnival Cruise Line Welcomes Panorama To The Fleet
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
With this week’s delivery ofCarnival Panoramaat the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Cruise Line officially welcomes its 27th ship and the third vessel in the Vista class.Carnival Panoramawill now head to Long Beach, Calif. for its naming ceremony and inaugural sailing in December.
“Carnival Panoramais 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,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Our guests absolutely loveCarnival VistaandHorizonand we are certain they are going to love their sisterCarnival Panorama.”
The ship will launch year-round service from Long Beach, Calif., on 11DEC, becoming the line’s first new ship homeported on the West Coast in more than 20 years.
As the name implies,Carnival Panoramareflects design inspiration with more opportunities to connect with the sea.
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 Panoramaalso offers a variety of long-time guest favorites such as a massive WaterWorks aqua park, Sky Ride, the popular bike in the sky with breathtaking views, a suspended ropes course and dining venues like Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse with barbecue favorites from Food Network star and long-time 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.
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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.