Carnival Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of Arrival of Carnival Panorama

By ,   November 27, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Carnival Cruise Line is going to use a float in the Rose Parade to introduce company's newest shipCarnival Panorama, on New Year’s Day.

A 55-foot-long float that is made of tens of thousands of flower petals, each applied by hand, will “sail” the 5-mile long parade route. About 700,000 spectators are expected to visit the parade, not to mention the TV audience.

The unique Rose Parade takes place in Pasadena CA, and the ship will be sailing from nearby Long Beach. According to Carnival's President Christine Duffy, cruise liner’s arrival would strengthen company's position "as the most fun vacation in the region.”

Carnival Panorama cruise ship

The float that is designed by Carnival’s in-house creative team. Fiesta Parade Floats feature flowers from over 100 countries, representing the number of nations which Carnival employees come from.

The real attraction promises to be these folks who will be bouncing atop, representing Panorama’s Sky Zone trampoline park.

Once Carnival Panorama begins sailing from Long Beach, cruise passengers will be able to enjoy year-round 7-day Mexican Riviera trips. Panorama will be the first new ship of Carnival to call California home in twenty years.