4 Carnival Panorama cruises cancelled due to recurring engine issue

   November 11, 2023 ,   Accidents

Carnival Panorama has encountered engine issues for the second time in two years, leading to disruptions in her current voyage.

The complications have resulted in the cancellation of 4 subsequent cruises. Passengers embarked on a 7-day Mexican Riviera journey from Long Beach CA, but the ship experienced an issue affecting the maximum cruising speed, as stated by CCL-Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson Matt Lupoli.

As a consequence, 2 scheduled stops, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, were missed, and the vessel could only make the Cabo San Lucas stop before heading back to Long Beach. Despite the altered itinerary, Lupoli emphasized that safety, systems, comfort, entertainment, dining, and other features on the ship remain fully operational, and passengers have been enjoying their experience.

The ship is anticipated to return on schedule, after which she will be taken out of service and immediately sent to dry dock for repair. The disruption has led to the cancellation of Panorama's scheduled itineraries departing from Long Beach on November 11, 18, 26, and December 2. However, CCL expects the vessel to resume service for its December 9th departure.

To address the inconvenience caused to guests, CCL is offering a full refund, a reimbursement allowance for non-refundable travel expenses, and future cruise credits.

Despite being only 4 years old, with her initial arrival in Long Beach at the end of 2019, this marks the second instance of engine issues for Panorama. The first occurred in August 2021, shortly after the ship returned to service following a 17-month COVID hiatus.

For more Carnival Panorama incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.