Friday, March 23, 2018

New Mexican Cruise Service from Long Beach

By Karen Robes Meeks

Carnival Cruise Line, which has reopened its upgraded Long Beach Cruise Terminal, recently announced that starting in December 2019 it will commence a year-long, seven-day service from Long Beach to the Mexican Riviera on its new Carnival Panorama ship.

The 3,960-passenger Panorama will be the first Carnival ship in two decades to be based in Southern California.

Carnival Panorama promises to be a spectacular addition to our fleet and we’re delighted to provide our guests with an opportunity to be among the first to sail on our first new ship on the West Coast in two decades,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

The upgrades feature added shore power capability so bigger ships can plug in at berth and more than twice the space for Carnival’s operations, according to the Port of Long Beach.

Carnival also plans to launch a big port development project in Ensenada, Mexico, one of its Long Beach destinations, according to the port.