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Carnival Panorama Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Carnival Panorama Cruise Review by cmn7777

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: the Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

We chose this ship because it was a new ship with 3 hours by flight. We were very excited about the fun amenities.

Getting on the ship was ok. Getting off the ship was horribly long and painful.

We had hoped for entertainment similar to NCL, unfortunately, 80% is comedians.

We visited the casino a few times, it the smoke was so bad it made it impossible to stay very long. I would hope by now the casinos could be split between smoking and non smoking. Although the smoke would still drift over, it would be nice not to have someone smoking all around you.

The food on the ship was ok. We were on the Liberty in 2018, the Elation in 2019, and the Valor and Panorama. The menus in the MDR are almost identical for three years. They need to switch it up every couple years. The lunch and dinner food in the buffet was barely warm. Nothing was hot.

Breakfast was excellent in the buffet. Things seem to be warmer. I had breakfast in the mdr on a sea day. The pancakes were dry and eggs bland.

Carnival has the best fresh juice by far.

Blue Iguana was perfect for lunch. Breakfast was hit or miss. Breakfast Burritos thumbs up, huevos rancheros was cold. By the end of the cruise we didn’t go to the MDR as we found almost the same food at the buffet with a great view.

One of the highlights of the cruise was eating at The Chef’s table. This was an unforgettable, culinary experience. I would give them 9.5 out of ten. Only because I don’t like wine. If they could have sparkling cider, it would be perfect.

The activities on the ship were a lot of fun. Emma our cruise Director made things memorable. Her and her staff were a definite thumbs up.

The alchemy bar, by far was the best bar on the ship. Especially if you like custom drinks. Nikola and Zoran crafted incredible drinks, while keeping you laughing. Their customer service was Top Notch.

Also, if you like espresso, go visit Java Joe for coffee and a song. We have some great memories, especially due to the staff.

Unfortunately, my husband and I said, overall, we would not return to the Panorama. We have a cruise this fall on the Breeze and are hopeful it will Wow us. If not, we will probably go back to NCL or try out Royal Caribbean.

Thank you Christine for your addition of the heroes bar. It is a wonderful tribute.

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The layout of the room was great. The design optimized the space. There was a lot of closet space.

The cabin door would not shut unless it was slammed, and the balcony door had such a loud squeak it woke up neighbors.

Our cabin was directly below the pool. Between 4:30-5:30am the lounge chairs are moved while the pool deck is cleaned. We were woke up by this almost every morning. The bed was pretty comfy, and it was nice having a cabin where everything was new. I definitely would not stay on the 9th deck due to the noise.

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