MIAMI — New ship Carnival Panorama successfully completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea earlier this week in anticipation of its inaugural cruise from Long Beach on Dec. 11, becoming the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years.
Currently in the final stages of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Panorama had a full contingent of officers, technicians and engineers on board who tested the ship’s sophisticated technical, mechanical and navigation systems.
“Carnival Panorama is a wonderful addition to the fleet and she passed all of her maneuvers and tests with flying colours. We can’t wait to welcome guests aboard this beautiful ship,” said Carnival Panorama Captain Carlo Queirolo.
As the newest ship in the fleet, Carnival Panorama will offer innovations such as the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea and a new ChooseFun WaterWorks aqua park inspired by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, as well as popular onboard venues like Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse, featuring BBQ favourites created by Food Network star and longtime partner Guy Fieri and craft beers brewed on board.
Carnival Panorama will also offer a variety of accommodation choices, including the tropics-inspired Havana area with colourful staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool; Family Harbor with extra-roomy staterooms and the Family Harbor Lounge; and luxurious Cloud 9 Spa staterooms with special amenities and privileges.
Following an inaugural three-day voyage to Ensenada, Carnival Panorama will launch year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach Dec. 14. The week-long itineraries will visit Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan.