7-Day Mexican Riviera Cruises Ports Of Call Starting In 2019
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Travel Blogger
New passenger terminal, new cruise ship.
Now that Carnival Cruise Lines has renovated and taken over the entire area of the former Spruce Goose dome as its passenger terminal in Long Beach, CA, it will be bringing its newest, gleaming ship here as its home base.
Carnival Panorama, currently under construction, will be coming to Long Beach in 2019. When this happens, Carnival Splendor, which moved from Miami to Long Beach for 2018, will move to Sydney, Australia.
Panorama is Carnival’s third Vista-class ship. It will hold 3,960 passengers and will be utilized on seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach
The ship’s features include he Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Library Bar, and Bonsai Sushi, along with open-air attractions like the bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction SkyRide, a massive WaterWorks aqua park, and the SportSquare recreation area.
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, and Ocean Plaza, a spacious dining and entertainment venue with indoor and outdoor seating. Other innovations unique to Carnival Panorama will be announced in the near future.
Reservations for Carnival Panorama are expected to open in late March 2018. Additional information on Carnival Panorama is available at: www.carnival.com/cruise-ships/carnival-panorama.
Carnival Cruise Lines Expanding Ensenada Port
In other Carnival cruise news, the company also announced a major port development project in Ensenada, Mexico, currently featured on the line’s three- and four-day cruises from Long Beach. The project includes dining and retail experiences ashore, along with unique attractions. Details about the development will be announced at a later date.
“This project will provide our guests with a truly unique shoreside experience while making our short cruises from Long Beach even more attractive to consumers,” said Torres de Navarra. “This port development project will make Ensenada one of the West Coast’s premier destinations.”