Carnival Panorama the newest ship belonging to Carnival Cruise Line, a brand under Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, was launched today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera,Venice, Italy.
The float out today was held in conjunction with the traditional and well-wishing “coin ceremony”, consisting, according to an ancient shipbuilding custom, in welding a silver dollar on the last deck of the ship.
Godmother of the ceremony was Antonella Cazzin, employee of Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera for more than 35 years.
The ceremony was attended, among others, for the ship owner by Ben Clement, Senior Vice President of Carnival Cruise Line, Marco Scaramuccia, Project Manager of Carnival Panorama, and for Fincantieri, Antonio Quintano, Director of the Marghera shipyard.
The new Carnival Panorama will be a sister ship of Carnival Vista, delivered in Monfalcone in April, 2016, as well as of “Carnival Horizon”, built in Marghera and delivered this year in March.
Carnival Panorama Features
At 133,500 gross tons and 323 meters long: these are the figures of the “Vista” class, which includes the largest ships that Fincantieri has ever built for the Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet. She will have a total of 2,004 passenger cabins plus an additional 770 for the crew, making it able to accommodate more than 6,500 people on board, including officers, staff and crew.
The vessel will feature the same onboard amenities as her sisters, including SkyRide, Bonsai Sushi, Havana Pool & Bar, and other public venues except the IMAX Theater, which Carnival’s Facebook page has said will not be included on Carnival Panorama. No reason was given for the drop. They will have a Sky Zone trampoline Park instead
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Interior fittings will now begin, leading the ship to its delivery, Carnival Panorama is expected to join the Carnival’s fleet in December 2019. Her home port will be Long Beach, CA and she is going to be sailing 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises year-round after a special 3-day Baja Mexico cruise