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Carnival President Christine Duffy addresses the presentation ceremony for Carnival Panorama PHOTO: Fincantieri

Fincantieri presents Carnival Panorama in Marghera

Carnival Panorama was presented today at the Marghera yard to Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy in the presence of Italy’s Minister of Infrastructures and Transport Paola De Micheli.

The 133,500gt Carnival Panorama is the sister of Carnival Horizon, built at Marghera in 2018, and Carnival Vista, delivered by the Monfalcone yard in April 2016.

15th Fincantieri-built Fun Ship

‘Carnival Panorama is the 15th ship built by Fincantieri for Carnival Cruise Line and, once again, the skill and hard work of hundreds of talented craftspeople are on display here aboard the beautiful Carnival Panorama,’  Duffy said. ‘Our guests absolutely love Carnival Vista and Horizon and we are certain they are going to love their sister Carnival Panorama.’

The presentation ceremony was attended by Fincantieri Chairman Giampiero Massolo and CEO Giuseppe Bono.

The 323-meter/1,060-foot Carnival Panorama has 2,004 passenger cabins and 770 crew cabins, making it possible to accommodate more than 6,500 people on board, including staff.

Trampoline Park, 'Choose Fun' WaterWorks

Features include the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea and a new ‘Choose Fun’ WaterWorks park inspired by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.

Carnival Panorama is due to operate its three-day inaugural cruise from Long Beach, California, on Dec. 11 before launching year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises calling at Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán.

Marghera's 29th cruise ship since 1990

The Marghera yard has built 29 cruise ships since 1990. Fincantieri’s impact on the area is considerable. Of the €9.4bn in goods and services acquired by Fincantieri in Italy over the 2016-2018 period, the Veneto Region has benefited from €1.3bn, or 14% of the total amount, touching nearly 400 businesses and suppliers.

Overall, Fincantieri has built 96 cruise ships since 1990. Sixty-nine of those were for the brands of Carnival Corp. & plc, to the tune of more than €32bn. Another 48 ships are currently being designed or built in the group's yards.