Although the Carnival Panorama is currently under construction, we already know several things about the ship. As a member of Carnival's Vista Class it will include features such as the SkyRide, WaterWorks, Bonsai Sushi, Library Bar, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Havana Staterooms, Family Harbor Staterooms, and more. These features were mentioned in Carnival's press release. The Carnival Panorama will carry 3,960 guests (its unclear if this is double occupancy or total number of guests).
Carnival's Long Beach Cruise Terminal was recently upgraded and expanded to allow for bigger ships. Besides doubling the size of the facility's space, Carnival's press release notes that portside power was expanded to allow larger ships to plug into the local electric grid in Long Beach. The renovation also modified the passenger to flow of the terminal.
In addition to announcing the Carnival Panorama's homeport, Carnival also announced it is developing a port in Ensenada. This port of call is typically visited by Carnival ships that depart Long Beach for 3 & 4 night cruises.
Currently, the Carnival Splendor, Carnival Imagination, and Carnival Inspiration sail from Long Beach, California. The Carnival Panorama will be replacing the Carnival Splendor because it is moving to Sydney, Australia. Adding the Carnival Panorama to Long Beach will increase the number of passengers that sail from the port.
For more information, check out Carnival's official press release: Click Here - will open in a new window.