Despite the fact that the ship will not start sailing until the end of 2019, its fans are already excited, especially since it will be the first new cruise ship of Carnival to be based on the West Coast in more than 2 decades. Better still, Carnival Panorama will be sailing from a reopened and expanded cruise terminal in Long Beach CA.
Panorama will be the 3rd Vista-class vessel, joining sister ships Horizon and Vista, and will go on with allowing travelers to get as close to sea as possible. Just lke her sister ships, Carnival Panorama will feature the SkyRide and many restaurants with both indoor and outdoor seating. Panorama will also feature the popular Havana section, as well as “innovations unique to” the liner, details about which will be released later.
Once the cruise ship arrives in Long Beach, its first cruise will be a one-time-only 3-day trip from Long Beach to Ensenada between December 11-14, 2019. After that, Carnival Panorama will be sailing on a 3-port, 7-day itinerary departing on Saturdays. The first stop will be in Cabo San Lucas. Next in line come Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Currently, the Mexican Riviera cruise is the only one listed for the vessel, although the possibility of Panorama eventually doing other runs from Los Angeles are wide open. The ship could even do Alaska run, like the 2-week Carnival Journeys trip from Long Beach onboard Carnival Splendor.
Carnival Panorama will sail straight from the Fincantieri Italy to Long Beach California, making it the first time Carnival has not offered a transatlantic cruise in years.