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Carnival Panorama Review

4.5 / 5.0
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89 reviews

Smooth sailing to Mexico

Review for Carnival Panorama to the Mexican Riviera
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sgmdiver
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2021
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New cruise terminal in Puerto Vallarta
Blue Iguana Cantina huevo rancheros, my favorite breakfast
The wheelchair accessible tender in Cabo
My wife in tender, looks like the fake back drop.

As I write all this, I tend to just keep adding as I go. Not as organized as categories, but it gets the job done. If I waited to get home probably would not do it. Our arriving time was for 1030-1100, so we arrived at 1015. Did not see any people getting off ship. After one hour I Googled the ship, on the Long Beach page, “Panorama delayed due to technical issues.” I did not receive any text about the delay, may have missed if while enroute. We got in terminal at 115 and on the ship around 230. We were lucky to be in the shade as we waited. I could see from the Lido deck the huge line that was all in the sun. The crew is happy to get back to work, and they were all friendly and saying good morning etc, and I am sure they were smiling under their masks. Tables mates said it was hot waiting, water was set up at 5pm, too late to help. The itinerary was changed due to Storm Nora coming up the coast, to let the storm go by, they dropped Matzalan, and stopped in Ensenada the next morning.

The ship is still as good as new, considering is has been sitting around for a year and a half. The Holland America, Koenigsdam, is docked empty in Ensenada. Then an empty Princess ship arrive off Ensenada.

First stop was Cabo, to let the storm go north. Only went in for awhile, have been here before. It is good that there is a newer tender that can take wheelchairs or scooters into the port, nice for them.

Cabin Review

We had a Lido deck balcony. The cabin was roomy, like having a couch. Princess does not. The balcony is standard. On windy days the connecting outside doors did make some noise. Could not hear the dance music from the Lido. Our cabin had a connecting door, you can hear the tv in the other cabin if it is turned up loud.

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