Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a coin ceremony at its yard in Marghera, Italy, for Carnival Panorama, during which a commemorative coin was welded to the ship’s mast in a time-honored maritime tradition.
The 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama, the third vessel from the Vista-class that includes Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizo, is set to debut from Long Beach on December 11, 2019.
The coin itself took a memorable journey throughout the state of California before winding up at the Fincantieri shipyard, as captured by the video released by Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival Panorama was launched at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Venice on December 6. Interior fittings are underway now, leading the ship to its delivery, scheduled in autumn 2019.
At 323 meters long, the new vessel will have 2,004 passenger cabins added up to the 770 of the crew, being able to accommodate more than 6,500 people onboard, including staff.
Carnival Panorama is one of four ships scheduled to be delivered to Carnival in 2019.