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Carnival First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Mini-Putt was fun!
Cucina Del Capitano when you first arrive. The bread was delicious!
Quick morning snack on the balcony!
Java Joe was our buddy! Yummy!!
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Mostly good for the return.

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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tm_aw_love
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

To start, embarkation was not all that great. We had a 10:30 arrival time. When we arrived I provided our paper boarding passes and was immediately given an attitude because they were printed 2-sided, we had to wait for a supervisor to come and print us new ones. Testing for the little ones went smoothly, after the results were ready we were transferred over to the main check-in area. Once we were ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

Traveled with children


Carnival Panorama September 4 -September 11, 2021

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rhendri
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I was worried about Covid-19 before we got on board the ship. The biggest hassle for my wife and i was getting the results back from the lab for the Covid- 19 test 3 days before the ship departed. We ended paying $100 each to a testing center to have our Covid-19 required PCR tests, guaranteed to receive the results back the next day before 7 pm. The food was awesome! The Carnival Panorama is ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Smooth sailing to Mexico

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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sgmdiver
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

As I write all this, I tend to just keep adding as I go. Not as organized as categories, but it gets the job done. If I waited to get home probably would not do it. Our arriving time was for 1030-1100, so we arrived at 1015. Did not see any people getting off ship. After one hour I Googled the ship, on the Long Beach page, “Panorama delayed due to technical issues.” I did not receive any text ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Lax Covid protocols. Bland food/entertainment. Had its pluses, though.

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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SeaFaringBuddha
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Oh my. Where to begin. Hmm. Let’s start with the boarding process. Embarkation was so poorly planned (regardless of the ship being late). Little to no signage. Onsite staff didn’t have answers… or had conflicting ones (one said to come back; the other said to stay). We had an 11AM check-in time and were told to come back at 2PM. We came back at 1PM (to be safe) and there were no clear signs of ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Mexican Riviera Quarantine Style (8 days for the price of 7 days)

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GlendaleAZ
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Review of the Carnival Panorama This will be a review of our most recent cruise, which took place sailing from Long Beach, CA on Carnival Panorama. We left February 29, 2020 for a 7-day sailing to the Mexican Riviera, including stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. As an avid Carnival cruiser, and even though I am approaching the 50-cruise milestone with Carnival Cruise ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Beautiful ship great crew

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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Ray and Gail
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Thought we would tryout the new Carnival Panorama since it's only a 6 hour drive to get there. Anyone that has sailed out of long beach knows the Pacific is cold so we didn't use the pools. But other than that the ship is fantastic and cruise director Emma Pack made it all that much better. This was our 14th Cruise and the shows in the Liquid lounge were the best by far I have seen on any cruise ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

Traveled with children


Kudos to Carnival Panorama

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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Xertes
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I sailed on the Carnival Panorama on Feb 29th –Mar 7/8th (I will explain more on that later). We are experienced mass market cruisers having sailed on Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Norwegian, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean previously. This was our 28th cruise. We are senior citizens. Those of you who have read my reviews before know that I might be politely described as ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


Some good/some not so good

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elle63
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because my hubby and i wanted to see the pacific side of mexico, Why not on a NEW SHIP?! .We only have Celebrity to measure to but here is what we found... the main DR was ALWAYS cold...like very cold. The food was just...meh.. and the decor was not as nice as celebrity, however.. playing to a different crowd, i wouldnt want to have it super posh and kids jumping all over it. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Havana Cabana Suite


Cove Cabin Always!!

Review for Carnival Panorama to Mexican Riviera

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TraveLife50
10+ Cruises

This was my second Caraval Cruise my first was with Dream. I have to say it was easy bordering ship just beware uphill walking to get on board in terminal. Once on ship is beautiful designed started out in Hero’s Bar waiting for other family members. First stop of course buffet, it was too crowded and as the week progressed they serve the same items . We had burgers at Guys(lifesaver of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Cove Balcony


Lovely Cruise

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KJandMJ
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed on this cruise departing on 02/29/2020 along with our son and his girlfriend. Embarkation was somewhat delayed. We were in the "A" group and embarked around 12;30 p.m. Once we arrived on the ship, we found ourselves on the 4th floor and worked ourselves up to the 11th floor AFT to the Mongolian Wok for lunch We really enjoyed the new methodology with the elevators; you choose the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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