MIAMI — Carnival has opened the books on Carnival Panorama ahead of the ship’s first season of year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera sailings out of Long Beach, CA, starting Dec. 14, 2019.
The 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama will be the first new Carnival ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years.
Prior to the launch of seven-day service, Carnival Panorama will sail a one-time three-day cruise to Ensenada from Long Beach Dec. 11-14, 2019.
From there 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.
“Carnival Panorama promises to be a spectacular addition to our fleet and we’re delighted to provide our guests with an opportunity to be among the first to sail on our first new ship on the West Coast in two decades,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy.
The ship will sail out of Long Beach Cruise Terminal, housed in the 146,000-square-foot geodesic dome that was once home to Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose airplane.
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Panorama will offer Carnival’s bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction SkyRide, a massive WaterWorks aqua park and the SportSquare open-air recreation area. Other highlights include the Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool, Family Harbor and the Cloud 9 Spa. More details about innovations unique to the ship will be announced at a later date, says Carnival.