Carnival Cruise Line has released an update on the construction of its new Vista-class cruise ship Carnival Panorama via a series of videos shared on social media by Carnival Cruise Line Ambassador John Heald.
First reported by Cruise Hive, the videos provide a behind the scenes look at the construction of the third Vista-class cruise ship, which is due for delivery in December this year and will homeport on the West Coast – the first brand new Carnival ship in 20 years to do so.
John Heald spend two hours at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Italy, one of his first videos gave prospective passengers a quick overall view of the new ship from on-board, including the lido deck, home to the main swimming pool and popular dining venues such as Guy’s Burger Joint along with the Red Frog Rum Bar.
Heald also spoke with Captain Carlo Queirolo, a 34 year Carnival veteran and the master of Carnival Panorama.
Heald also provides the first look at SkyRide aboard Panorama. The at-sea attraction was first introduced on Carnival Vista in 2016 and is a staple of the Vista-class activities. It’s an elevated ride suspended from a track running around the top deck of the ship.
We then get a look at the basketball court and aft pool, including a quick peek at the exclusive Havana-inspired deck below, which will include a pool, Jacuzzi’s and bar lounge.
The video below shows the amount of work still to be done to get Panorama’s 2,004 staterooms ready. Heald had a look at cabin 8221, but Panorama will also feature Havana staterooms, suites and ocean view and balcony staterooms.
In the video of the aft main dining room, which sits at the stern of Decks 3 and 4, there isn’t much to see, but it shows the amazing transformation that will be made to the space in the next couple of months.
This 3,000 square foot space on Decks 7 and 8 will include a 12-lane trampoline court for all ages.
Panorama will also feature a new Choose Fun waterpark along with Guy Fieri’s dedicated BBQ restaurant, which was first introduced on Carnival Horizon.
When she is delivered in December, Carnival Panorama will be the first brand new Carnival ship to be based from the US west coast in two decades.
She’ll offer week-long Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach, California with port calls in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.