July 18, 2019
(4:47 p.m. EDT) -- Carnival Panorama, Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, successfully completed sea trials in the Adriatic as its construction in Marghera, Italy, comes to an end. Once the ship's final touches are complete, Carnival Panorama will homeport in Long Beach as Carnival's first new ship to sail from the West Coast in more than two decades.
"Carnival Panorama is a wonderful addition to the fleet, and she passed all of her maneuvers and tests with flying colors," said Carnival Panorama's captain, Carlo Queirolo.
The ship will depart Long Beach on December 11, 2019, for its inaugural three-night voyage to Ensenada. Starting on December 14, Carnival Panorama will sail year-round seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan.
Carnival Panorama will feature some amenities that the line's other ships don't have, including the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea and a new ChooseFun WaterWorks aqua park inspired by the line's chief fun officer, Shaquille O'Neal. It will also have passenger favorites like Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse by Food Network star Guy Fieri.
Carnival Panorama's accommodation options include Havana (tropics-inspired staterooms with their own Cuban-themed bar and pool), Family Harbor (featuring extra-roomy staterooms and the Family Harbor Lounge) and Cloud 9 Spa staterooms with special amenities and privileges.