Carnival Cruise Line has begun accepting reservations for the Carnival Panorama, which kicks off its year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera schedule from Long Beach, CA, on December 14, 2019, becoming the first new Carnival ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years.
Prior to the launch of seven-day service, Carnival Panorama will offer a special one-time three-day cruise to Ensenada from Long Beach December 11-14, 2019.
Carnival Panorama will offer a three-port, seven-day itinerary from Long Beach, departing every Saturday to destinations along the Mexican Riviera, including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. During these cruises, guests can relax on the beach, visit historical sites, and enjoy dining and shopping opportunities and experiences ashore.
Voyages will depart from the newly refurbished Long Beach Cruise Terminal, housed in a massive 146,000-square-foot geodesic dome that once housed Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose airplane. The expanded facility offers a streamlined embarkation and debarkation process along with design elements that pay homage to the Golden State, including a mural of the Sierra Nevada mountains and replicas of the Spruce Goose.
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Panorama will offer attractions like a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, a WaterWorks aqua park, and the SportSquare open-air recreation area, along with a Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool, Family Harbor with extra-roomy accommodations and the Cloud 9 Spa. Like its name implies, Carnival Panorama will also offer both indoor and al fresco food and beverage concepts, including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Library Bar, and Bonsai Sushi.
Additional new, unique features of the vessel will be announced at a later date, Carnival said.