With its California debut now lower than a yr away, Carnival Panorama’s exterior completion was celebrated on the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, throughout which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast in a time-honoured maritime custom.
The coin itself took a memorable journey all through the state of California earlier than winding up on the Fincantieri shipyard, as captured by the celebratory video launched by Carnival Cruise Line.
The coin ceremony – whose origins could be traced again to the traditional Romans who believed that attaching cash to a ship offered divine safety – signifies the profitable completion of Carnival Panorama’s exterior outfitting.
Benoit Clement, Carnival’s senior vp of newbuilds, represented Carnival on the ceremony with Antonella Cazzin, an worker of Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera for greater than 35 years, serving as godmother for this occasion.
The 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama – the third within the extremely profitable Vista-class that features Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon – is about to debut from Lengthy Seaside on December 11th subsequent yr, marking the primary new Carnival ship homeported on the west Coast in 20 years.
A variety of lodging may even be accessible, together with spa staterooms with unique privileges on the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-roomy staterooms in Household Harbour, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with unique daytime entry to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.
Carnival Panorama will make a particular three-day voyage, adopted by the launch of year-round Mexican Riviera cruises starting December 14th.
Voyages will depart from the newly renovated Lengthy Seaside Cruise Terminal and have stops at well-liked locations together with Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Check out a collection of photographs from the occasion right here.