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 Lines, I must admit to still experiencing awe-invoking giddiness akin to a teenage girl walking into her first prom when I first board their ships, stepping into their vast atriums from the gangway that first day. Which is something, since I am a 68-year old male of the species. So imagine my surprise that day as we traversed the gangway, and an outdoor deck, when stepping into the ship we were pointed down multiple corridors and finally greeted with – the casino? Not the sweeping heights of the grand atrium, staring upward into a skylight seemingly miles above, but rather the almost claustrophobically low ceiling of everyone’s favorite “den of iniquity” with enough flashing colored lights to send any epileptic to a massive seizure. Don’t get me wrong, the color schemes and general design of the ship are pleasing to the eye, but there just is no “wow” in this huge cow.