Carnival Cruise Line recently reached a major construction milestone with the upcoming Carnival Panorama. During her construction in Italy, the ship received that iconic winged funnel.
Carnival Panorama Receives Funnel
The next new cruise ship for Carnival is well underway with construction and recently the third Vista-class vessel received her shiny new iconic funnel. That marks a major milestone and she can show off her Carnival colors of blue white and red.
The ship is being constructed at the Fincantieri Maghera shipyard in Italy. The ship is coming together but still some way to go including the float out on the water for the very first time, sea trials and outfitting all the interior spaces.
There’s a lot of attention on this ship as she’s the final in her class and sister ship to Carnival Vista which entered service in 2016 and Carnival Horizon which joined the fleet in 2018. Carnival Panorama will be 133,500 gross tons once complete along with a guest capacity of at least 3,960.
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Carnival Panorama Completion
The new flagship will be completed in December 2019 and will offer cruises from the U.S. West Coast. She is actually the first new Carnival cruise ship to sail the region in more than 20 years. She will depart on her inaugural voyage from the newly renovated Long Beach Cruise Terminal in California on December 11, 2019.
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After a special 3-day sailing the new ship will begin a year-round 7-day itinerary on December 14, 2019. Cruises will depart every Saturday and will include calls in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.
An even larger ship will join the fleet in 2020 at 180,000 gross tons and the first in the fleet which will be fully powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). You can read more about that future Carnival ship here.