Carnival Cruise Line Announces Senior Officers for Next New Ship

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the senior officers for Carnival Panorama, the next new cruise ship which will arrive and join the fleet in 2019. Sister ship Carnival Horizon has only just entered service and now we’re already building up towards the third Vista-class cruise ship! Just shows fast this industry is growing.

Carnival Panorama Officers

It won’t be too long until Carnival’s next new cruise ship will arrive and even though she is still under construction the cruise line has announced the senior officers who are among the most experienced int he industry.

Let’s take a look at details of the main officers for Carnival Panorama who will lead almost 1,400 crew members:

Captain Carlo Queirolo

A 33-year Carnival veteran, the Rapallo, Italy, native joined the company as a deck cadet aboard the TSS Festivale in 1985 and, after moving up the ranks, was named captain in 1996.

Captain Carlo Queirolo
Photo By: Carnival Cruise Line

During his three-plus decades at sea, he has commanded just about every ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and been part of the inaugural teams for Carnival Elation, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Glory and Carnival Dream.

Chief Engineer Nunzio Priolo

A native of Catania, Sicily, Priolo joined Carnival Cruise Line in 1980 as a third officer after serving in the Italian Navy and working aboard a number of cargo vessels.

Chief Engineer Nunzio Priolo
Photo By: Carnival Cruise Line

After moving up the ranks, he was named chief engineer in 2004 and was part of the start-up team for Carnival Miracle in 2004. Over his 28-year Carnival career, he has served on nearly every ship in the fleet.

Hotel Director Damir Mrsic

Mrsic joined Carnival in 1993 as a member of the beverage operations team and was named hotel director in 2009. During his Carnival career, he has worked as bar manager and food and beverage manager, while serving on the start-up teams for Carnival Legend, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Splendor.

Hotel Director Damir Mrsic
Photo By: Carnival Cruise Line

A native of Zadar, Croatia, Mrsic graduated from the Maritime Academy in Salzburg, Austria. He worked in several hotels along the Adriatic Sea before joining Carnival.

Carnival’s Next New Ship

Carnival Panorama is currently being built at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Italy and reservations are already on sale. Guests can look forward to the upcoming vessel being based out of the U.Swestsy coast when she arrives in 2019. The ship is actually the first new Carnival ship to based on the west coast in 20 years so Carnival is committed to the region along with a newly renovated Long Beach 146,000-square-foot cruise terminal which the ship will be sailing from in California.

Also Read: Carnival Panorama Keel Laid at Shipyard

Carnival panorama’s inaugural voyage will depart Long Beach on December 11 for a 3-day special cruise. After that, on December 14 the ship will launch its 7-day regular year-round service sailing the Mexican Riviera and departing every Saturday with calls in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta.

Carnival Cruise Line’s next new cruise ship will be identical to Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon with many of the same features but expect some extra and new. Once constructed she will be 133,500 gross tons.


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