Carnival Cruise Line’s third and final Vista class ship, Carnival Panorama, touched water for the first time when the vessel was floated out of dry dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.
The launching was introduced by 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.
Now that the outside structure of the cruise ship is complete, the interior fittings will now begin so the ship can enter service next December.
The 133,500 gross ton cruise ship will be a sister ship to Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon. The ship will homeport in Long Beach, California and sail cruises to the Mexican Riviera.
Carnival Panorama will have the first trampoline park on a cruise ship. Carnival Cruise Line partnered with Sky Zone which owns more than 200 franchises across the world. Sky Zone provides an unmatched active environment in which people come alive and live joyously in the moment with gravity-defying, wall-to-wall aerial attractions that include Freestyle Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, Warrior Courses, Warped Walls and more.
The ship will also have many of the Vista class features including the Sky Ride, Havana area, and special staterooms for families.
Carnival Panorama will be the 27th cruise ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet.