Carnival Cruise Line’s Long Beach Cruise Terminal was recognized in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s annual Editor-in-Chief Awards as the Most Improved Cruise Terminal.

Winners are selected by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Panoff based on his personal experiences with various cruise operators throughout the year. The awards are featured in the January issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine.

Originally opened by Carnival in 2003, the Long Beach Cruise Terminal underwent an extensive, multi-million-dollar renovation last year that more than doubled the size of the facility while enhancing the guest experience and operational flow. Housed within the world’s largest, free-span geodesic dome that was once home to Howard Hughes’ famous Spruce Goose seaplane, the state-of-the-art, 142,000-square-foot facility now showcases a mural of the picturesque Sierra Mountain range as well as palm trees and other iconic natural elements from California, a starry night sky ceiling, retro 1980s-style arcade games, and Carnival branding throughout.

Carnival Cruise Line operates three year-round ships from Long Beach with more growth on the horizon. In December 2019, the new Carnival Panorama will join Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration to operate seven-day Mexican Riviera sailings, marking the first new Carnival ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years. Together, these three ships are expected to carry 600,000 passengers annually from Long Beach – the most in the cruise industry.

“The Long Beach Cruise Terminal has always been a very popular homeport for Carnival Cruise Line, and we could not be more elated to see this stunning facility recognized for its jaw-dropping renovation,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line. “Thousands upon thousands of satisfied guests sail from Long Beach each year, and we can’t wait to welcome the new Carnival Panorama to Southern California later this year.”

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