California cruising returns: Carnival Panorama will be first

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The Carnival Panorama officers and crew preparing for their return to service on Aug. 21, the first cruise from California since the industry-wide pause. Photo Credit: Carnival Cruise Line

California cruising resumes this weekend, with the Carnival Panorama set to become the first cruise ship to sail from the Golden State since March 2020. 

The ship departs Long Beach on Aug. 21. The seven-day sailings will visit Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

Carnival president Christine Duffy will be on hand to see the ship off, along with local officials.

The Panorama debuted in late 2019 and had not even sailed a full season when the industry shut down due to the pandemic. It is the newest ship to operate on the West Coast this year and counts the line's first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea among its features.

Carnival will be joined in Southern California on Oct. 24 by Norwegian Cruise Line, which will launch the Norwegian Bliss from Los Angeles, and in November by Royal Caribbean International, which will return to Los Angeles after a decade-long hiatus when the Navigator of the Seas begins three-, four- and five-day itineraries to  Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas and California's Catalina Island.

UPDATE: This report was updated to include new information about the Carnival Panorama's itineraries.


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