Carnival Cruise Line to name third Vista-class cruise ship Carnival Panorama

Carnival Panorama has been chosen as the name of Carnival Cruise Line’s third 133,500-ton Vista-class cruise ship scheduled to debut in fall 2019.

Carnival Panorama will join sister ships Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon, with all three featuring a passenger capacity of 3,954 guests on a double occupancy basis.

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Carnival Vista is the class leader, she was launched in 2016 and features a number of ‘first at sea’ attractions.

The ships are the largest ever built for Carnival Cruise Lines and are the company’s response to the fleet developments undertaken by Royal Caribbean with its Oasis-class, Norwegian Cruise Line with its Breakaway-class and MSC Cruises with its new MSC Seaside, which was launched earlier this month.


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Carnival Vista entered service in 2016, and Carnival Horizon is set to debut April 2, 2018.

Like her sister ships, Carnival Panorama will include venues offering both indoor and al fresco experiences, including the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Library Bar, and Bonsai Sushi, along with open-air attractions like the groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction SkyRide, a massive WaterWorks aqua park, and the SportSquare recreation area.

New aboard the Vista-class is a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction SkyRide and a WaterWorks aqua park.

Also featured will be a vibrant Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own Cuban-themed bar and pool, Family Harbor featuring extra-roomy accommodations, the Family Harbor Lounge, a luxurious Cloud 9 Spa and Ocean Plaza, a spacious dining and entertainment venue with indoor and outdoor seating.

Bonsai Sushi (bottom left) aboard Carnival Vista, along with the new Family Cabin category and the ship’s striking atrium lobby.

“Carnival Panorama is the perfect name to reflect the design inspiration of our Vista-class ships providing more venues and opportunities to connect with the sea,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“Carnival Panorama will offer a wide variety of fun indoor and outdoor experiences along with exciting one-of-a-kind features that will provide our guests with a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories,” she added.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy, Carnival Panorama is scheduled to enter service in November 2019.

Homeport and itinerary details, along with other new features of this ship, will be announced at a later date.

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