About 6 months before Carnival Panorama welcomes her guests, the newest ship of Carnival Cruise Lineleft drydock this weekend. The vessel was originally planned to join not Carnival but P&O Cruises UK. However, due to the popularity of sisterships Horizon and Vista, a decision was made for Panorama to join Carnival's fleet and as company's first newbuild homeported on the US West Coast (Long Beach CA. from California, the liner offers a special 3-day Mexican Riviera cruise (maiden voyage). Ship's regular schedule includes Saturday departures on 7-day roundtrips to Mexico's Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta.