Carnival Names Third Vista-Class Ship Carnival Panorama

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The new ship will be a sibling vessel to the Carnival Vista (pictured).

Carnival Cruise Line has named its third Vista-class ship, which is set to debut in fall 2019, the Carnival Panorama.

Carnival Panorama will join its sibling ships – Carnival Vista, which entered service in 2016, and Carnival Horizon, set to debut April 2, 2018. The three 3,954-passenger Vista-class ships are the largest ever constructed for Carnival Cruise Line.

Like its name implies, Carnival Panorama will offer venues with both indoor and al fresco experiences, including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Library Bar, and Bonsai Sushi, along with open-air attractions like the bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction SkyRide, a WaterWorks aqua park, and the SportSquare recreation area.

The new ship will also sail with a vibrant Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool, a Family Harbor area with extra-roomy accommodations, the Family Harbor Lounge, a Cloud 9 Spa and Ocean Plaza, a dining and entertainment venue with indoor and outdoor seating. 

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, Carnival Panorama is scheduled to enter service in November 2019.  Homeport and itinerary, along with other new features of this ship, will be announced at a later date, Carnival said.

The new Vista-class ships are rolling out as Carnival makes a number of other updates to its existing fleet. Recently the cruise line announced a massive, fleet-wide shopping update that will include the line’s largest-ever shopping experience, to debut on the Carnival Horizon. The cruise line is also updating its menus, a move which will include the reintroduction of the iconic Baked Alaska dessert to the fleet.

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