Carnival Panorama accidents and incidents

Carnival Panorama cruise ship


Length (LOA)
322 m / 1056 ft

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  • propulsion/speed issues - 2021
  25 August 2021Propulsion / Power Loss

On August 25, 2021, while en route from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan, the ship experienced "an issue impacting the maximum cruising speed" - as stated in Captain Luca Lazzarino's letter addressing Carnival Panorama passengers.

As result, the return back to homeport (LA/Long Beach) on Aug 28th was rescheduled from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. Due to the propulsion issue, the itinerary was modified by changing the port stay in Cabo San Lucas (from 10 AM-7 PM to 6 AM-2 PM). All pre-purchased thru CCL shore excursions were adjusted accordingly. All pre-purchased thru CCL flights (Fly2Fun air packages) were adjusted or fully refunded. Independently booked flights were reimbursed with up to USD 200 per person (for airline change fees).

As result of the accident, the itinerary's port sequence was changed - originally was planned as Cabo (Aug 23), Mazatlan (Aug 24), Vallarta (Aug 25).

The ship operated a 7-day Mexican Riviera itinerary (the first ex-California voyage in 17 months/since the Coronavirus crisis) departing from homeport Long Beach (on August 21) and visiting in Mexico Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco/Aug 24-25 overnight), Mazatlan (Sinaloa/Aug 25) and Cabo San Lucas (Baja California/Aug 26).

According to an anonymous passenger, the ship ended the voyage with several COVID cases. Some passengers were (allegedly) medevaced/disembarked in Mexican ports accompanied by the ship's medical staff.


  April 2020Other Incidents

(crew repatriation) On April 18, 2020, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line announced a plan to use 5 CCL ships (Breeze, Fantasy, Glory, Magic, Panorama) to repatriate shipboard staff-crew. From one ship to another were transferred crew for grouping them by home countries/regions. Reportedly, the complex logistics included transferring (via tender boats) and grouping people from 60+ different countries.

On April 18, Carnival Panorama (carrying the fleet's all Filipino and Indonesian crew) departed Port Long Beach CA on a Transpacific crossing to Southeast Asia, arriving in Manila (Philippines) on May 11. The plan included Panorama to remain in The Philippines until CCL's cruising operations resume or to return back to the USA and wait until June 27 (when CCL's schedule begins).

In April 22-25, off Eastern Florida's cost (near Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale) were grouped 3 CCL liners (Breeze, Glory, Magic) planned to depart on April 26. Carnival Glory repatriated crew from countries in Latin America, Caribbean and northern South America. Carnival Breeze (via Transatlantic crossing) repatriated crew from Western Europe (UK, France, Portugal, Spain), Africa (circumnavigation) and Central Asia. Carnival Magic (via Transatlantic crossing) repatriated crew from Europe - UK (Southampton, arrival May 1), Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy), Adriatic (Croatia) and also Eastern Europeans (Bulgarians, Macedonians, Romanians) disembarked in Turkey (Izmir).

On April 25, Carnival Fantasy departed from Mobile (Alabama USA) to repatriate crew from South American countries.

On April 29, CCL expanded the fleetwide crew repatriation plan by adding more liners (a total of 18) to meet up, exchange and repatriate thousands of shipboard staff-crew back to their home countries. These liners left their current anchorages (or homeport docks) and met at a rendezvous location in The Bahamas (between Bimini Islands and Great Harbour Cay). Via tender boats, the ships exchanged crews, who were all grouped by country/region on a total of 9 CCL ships. Via these nine "crew cruises" were repatriated 10,000+ healthy crew.

Prior to pausing operations (on March 13), CCL's fleet (27 ships) had ~29,000 shipboard crew. Via international charter flights were repatriated 16,000+. When these massive crew repatriations were completed, CCL's fleet was crewed by only ~3,000 (essential personnel) needed for safe operational manning.

  07 March 2020Other Incidents

(Coronavirus issues) On March 7, 2020, after berthing in homeport Long Beach (Los Angeles CA), the passenger disembarkation was delayed by 3+ hours due to fears of Coronavirus. City officials twitted that a Carnival Panorama cruise passenger had been ambulanced by a Long Beach Fire Department team to a local hospital and was being tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The vessel docked at Long Beach Terminal but the USA's CDC decided to suspend passenger debarkation until the patient could be evaluated. Passengers on the blocked ship were not quarantined (isolated in their staterooms) and were allowed to use the onboard venues (including bars and the casino).

The ship just ended a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise (itinerary February 29 - March 7) roundtrip from Long Beach California to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

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