The New Luxury Carnival Panorama debuts in Long Beach

Carnival Panorama was christened on December 10, 2019 in Long Beach by her godmother, Vanna White, the hostess of American game show Wheel of Fortune, along with the USC Marching Band, and top Carnival Cruise Line executives.

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Photo Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line introduced the ship’s Captain Carlo Queirolo. He expertly sailed the newest and largest Carnival Cruise Line ship, Carnival Panorama from Marghera, Italy to Long Beach, CA on a 39-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Strait of Magellan to Long Beach, CA.

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Photo by Jill Weinlein

“The Carnival Panorama is the first brand-new Carnival ship to sail from Long Beach at the Carnival Cruise Terminal in 20 years,” said Duffy. ” After her maiden voyage from Long Beach to Ensenada on December 11, 2019, she will sail from Long Beach for seven-nights to the Mexican Riviera every Saturday, stopping at three ports: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.”

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CRUISE CABINS

The ultimate family vacation is staying in the extra-roomy, keycard-protected Family Harbor section of the ship. Family Harbor Suite Stateroom 2414 is a Balcony Suite featuring unique nautical decor, a full bathroom with a separate bathtub, and a cozy sitting television area with curtains offering privacy for parents. Exclusive perks that families love include the nearby Family Harbor Lounge offering breakfast, snacks during the day, plus Hasbro board games, family movies, and video games. Other benefits at Family Harbor include free dining onboard the speciality restaurants for young passengers, and a free evening of Night Owls babysitting service, so parents can get a little alone time.

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Family Harbor Bathtub

Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms

For those seeking a relaxing suite near the Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Center, reserve one of the Cloud 9 staterooms that are designed in all sizes, from cozy interior cabins and spacious suites. Cabin 11206 offers an ocean view balcony with chairs and a table. Cloud 9 Spa passengers receive priority spa reservations, unlimited access to the thermal suites, free fitness classes and exclusive discounts.

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Cloud 9 Spa Suite

Havana Cabana Suites

One of the best areas on the ship for families with guests 12 years and older are the Havana Cabana Suites. The tropics-inspired staterooms offer two twin beds that can be converted into a king bed. A comfortable sofa, coffee table, deck and seat offer optimal living space with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding door leading out to an outdoor lanai. Inside the full bathroom is a rain shower. Step outside to sit in one of the patio chairs, with a table and swinging hammock chair. Staying in this area offers passengers exclusive Havana amenities including access to  its own Cuban-themed bar and Havana Pool and outdoor bar area. Steps lead to two raised whirlpool tubs above the swimming pool at the aft of the ship. Only Havana guests can enjoy reserved deck lounge chairs.

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Havana Suite

DINING

Carnival Panorama offers 10 different indoor and al fresco dining experiences, including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Library Bar, and Bonsai Sushi & Teppanyaki. Carnival’s most popular Guy Fieri’s – Guy’s Burger Joint, and his Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse and Brewhouse are onboard. Enjoy fresh seafood at the Seafood Shack, Asian cuisine at JiJi Asian Kitchen, Italian food at Cucina del Capitano and Mexican delights at Blue Iguana Cantina.

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CARNIVAL KITCHEN

Onboard is a culinary demonstration kitchen offering cooking classes for passengers to learn from the culinary pros. Enjoy hands-on instruction and afterwards taste your creations with your new group of foodie friends.

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BARS & LOUNGES

On the 13 passenger decks there are 25 lounge and bars including Guy Fieri’s  BBQ and Beer – Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse. This onboard working brewery offers an exclusive line of Parched Pig craft brews — a smoked porter, a farmhouse ale, a hoppy IPA and a toasted amber, brewed under the supervision of a pro brewmaster. The tropical Havana Bar offers live entertainment and some of the most colorful cocktails onboard.

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ACTIVITIES

Passengers have so many opportunities to have fun and burn calories on the ship. The Panorama is the first ship to offer a 3,000-square-foot SkyZone Trampoline Park with a 12-lane trampoline court. The recreational area features a blacklight basketball area, a climbing wall, and balance/jousting beam. The space will also offer fitness classes, besides the classes offered in the fitness center next to Cloud 9 Spa.  Special activities throughout the cruise include family dodgeball and basketball games and blacklight glow parties in the evening. Entry to the Sky Zone Trampoline park has a small surcharge.

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Now guests can now soar on groundbreaking open-air bike-ride-in-the-sky SkyRide and SkyCourse ropes course. To cool down there is a massive WaterWorks aqua park, and SportSquare recreation area. There are 3 swimming pools and 6 whirlpools.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Music is everywhere on the Panorama. Comedy shows, Las Vegas style casino, a promenade of boutique stores and live shows. Guests can also be a superstar at Lip Sync Battle. This is Carnival’s stage version of the hit Paramount Network series. Join other passengers in a series of competitions to channel your inner superstar. Guests who make it to the finals, get their own music, spotlight, prop, choreographers and even backup dancers to elevate your performance as a superstar, diva, and rockstar.

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Click here to book a Carnival Panorama cruise to the Mexican Riviera.

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