Carnival Panorama – Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship – was launched at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Venice.
Interior fitting will now begin, leading the ship to its delivery, scheduled in Q3 2019.
The launch was introduced by the traditional well-wishing 'coin ceremony', consisting of welding a silver dollar on the last deck of the ship.
The new unit will be a sister ship of Carnival Vista, delivered in Monfalcone in April 2016, and Carnival Horizon, built in Marghera and delivered in March this year.
At 133,500 gt and 323 m long, the ship will have capacity for more than 6,500 people, including staff.
Fincantieri said in a statement “The units of the Vista-class are a new technological benchmark, in Europe and worldwide, in terms of cutting-edge layout, extremely high performance and high quality technical solutions. The interior fittings are of an extremely high-level quality comfort, offering a wide range of onboard entertainment, restaurants, theatres, shops and wellness centres.”
On this ship as on the previous ones of the Vista class, there will be the Havana Area, a themed private and exclusive area, with cabins, open bars and an infinity pool, with access limited to passengers whose cabins are in the Havana Area.
In addition to Carnival Panorama, Marghera shipyard has on its orderbook the second ship for the Costa Asia brand and the third Pinnacle-class unit for Holland America Line, respectively scheduled for delivery in 2020 and 2021.