As part of Carnival Cruise Line’s highly anticipated return to guest operations, Carnival Panorama arrived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, today, for the first time in 17 months.

Carnival Panorama is the first cruise ship to depart from California since the cruise industry paused operations in March 2020. The seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise departed Long Beach August 21, and Puerto Vallarta is the ship’s first port of call.

“We are delighted to resume our Carnival Panorama sailings and to offer guests an opportunity to experience all of the beauty of Puerto Vallarta while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “On behalf of Carnival, I would like to thank our partners at the Puerto Vallarta Cruise Port for working with us to bring safe cruising and our guests back to Mexico.”

With eight of the line’s ships already in guest operations, additional ships will resume service in the coming months as the line’s successful restart of operations continues to ramp up.

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