Carnival Cruise Line has officially welcomed the new Carnival Panorama to its fleet. When the ship sets sail from Long Beach, CA, on December 11, it will mark the line’s first new ship homeported on the West Coast in more than 20 years.
Carnival accepted delivery of the new ship at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The new vessel is the 27th in Carnival’s fleet and the third in its new Vista class. The ship will now head to Long Beach for its naming ceremony and inaugural sailing in December before beginning year-round service from the port on December 11.
The ship has a number of new amenities, including a Sky Zone trampoline park and a culinary studio where guests can participate in hands-on cooking classes, tastings and other food-related activities hosted by the ship’s chefs.
Returning amenities include the WaterWorks aqua park; the Sky Ride bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction; a suspended ropes course; and dining venues such as Bonsai Teppanyaki and Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse, serving barbecue dishes developed by Food Network star and longtime Carnival partner Guy Fieri along with craft beers brewed onboard.
Staterooms and suites run the gamut from spa staterooms with exclusive privileges at the Cloud 9 Spa to family-friendly staterooms in the Family Harbor area and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms, which have access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.