Carnival Panorama has become the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years, the company said.

Being in the final stages of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, Carnival Panorama had all of its technical, mechanical and navigation systems tested this week.

Carnival Panorama is a wonderful addition to the fleet and she passed all of her maneuvers and tests with flying colors,

...said Carnival Panorama Captain Carlo Queirolo.

Following an inaugural three-day voyage to Ensenada, Carnival Panorama will launch year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach, California, on 14 December.