There are two major new ships coming to Carnival Cruise this year but what are they? The Carnival Panorama joining the fleet in December and the transformed Carnival Triumph into Carnival Sunrise which will be completed in April and pretty much all new!
The cruise line will welcome two new names to the fleet starting with Carnival Sunrise in the Spring and Carnival Panorama at the end of the year. These are two major highlights of the year for Carnival which we’ve been posting extensively on through 2018. Let’s find out more details about the ships and why you should be excited about them.
When Carnival Sunrise arrives at the end of April she might not be a new build but sure will look and feel like one! The vessel will begin her dry dock in Cadiz, Spain as Carnival Triumph and when she is complete two months later will re relaunch with a fresh new look and name.
The ship just has a few cruises remaining until she heads across the Atlantic to begin a major dry dock transformation on March 1, 2019. During this process, just about every aspect of the ship will be upgraded.
A lot of new features will be added and highlights include the RedFrog Pub, Guy’s Pig and Anchor, WaterWorks, SportsSquare and a lot more. You can check out the full list of what’s being added right here.
A lot of the work on cabins started weeks ago, we’ve already posted about workers being onboard and renovating entire decks of staterooms with new decors, TVs and USB slots next to the beds. Carnival is getting a head start by doing this as it’s such a huge refurbishment and one of the largest for the cruise line.
By April 28, the $200 million dry dock will be complete and no longer will the ship be known as Carnival Triumph, that name will go into history just like Carnival Destiny did in 2013. The new Carnival Sunrise will begin a new service with cruises out of Norfolk, Virgin on April 29.
As always, we’ll be keeping readers updated on the ship upgrades during the dry dock in Spain. The ship joined the fleet in 1999 and her last dry dock was in 2016.
Carnival Cruise Line will also welcome the all-new Carnival Panorama as the third Vista-class ship in the fleet. The ship will be the final in the class and sister ship to Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon.
Right now the ship is in the final stages of construction by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri in Italy. Workers are outfitting all the interior spaces and around a month before delivery crew members will begin to arrive to set up the ship for the first passengers.
The cruise line has been heavily promoting that Carnival Panorama will be based on the U.S. west coast, the first new Carnival cruise ship to do so in 20 years. The Carnival Airship recently completed a month-long tour of California by visiting landmarks and special events including the cruise line’s first Rose Parade float and visiting the port at Long Beach. You can read more about blimp tour in a previous post we did.
Carnival Panorama will be the first ship the feature a Sky Zone trampoline park at sea. The 3,000 square foot space will have a 12-lane trampoline court spanning decks six and seven. This is a great reason to cruise on the vessel along with all the other features such as a dedicated Guy’s Pig & Anchor venue, large water park and more.
Get ready for the newest Carnival cruise ship this Winter with its maiden voyage from Long Beach, California departing on December 11 with a special three-night voyage. Regular Mexican Riviera cruises will begin on December 14 including calls in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta.
The ship will be 133,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 3,900.