Carnival Panorama offers many diverse dining options that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
For those who like traditional cruise dining, the main dining room offers set dinner times, with an early and late seating. Cruisers who like more flexibility should choose the Your Time Dining option. Our nightly meals in the main dining room were always fresh and hot, with all of our customizations easily accommodated by the kitchen.
Perhaps our favorite part of the main dining room was the Sea Day brunch. This mix of rich breakfast foods, such as the skillet cake with marshmallow topping, and lunch time favorites like fried chicken was far better than the typical daytime fare found on other cruise ships.
Of course, there is also the Lido Marketplace which is a pretty typical cruise ship buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Of all the options, we found this to be the least interesting and diverse except for the Carnival Deli which offered a great selection of freshly prepared sandwiches.
Luckily, cruisers have a variety of other complimentary dining options to enjoy on Carnival Panorama. Many of these venues are found fleet wide, such as Guy’s Burger Joint, serving up freshly made burgers and perfectly seasoned fries. You can also dive into the BlueIguana Cantina for custom burritos and tacos available for breakfast and lunch.
The 24-hour Pizzeria del Capitano offered 5 varieties of freshly made pizzas that were certainly worth the small queue. Not to mention, there is also a free Pasta Bar, the Mongolian Wok noodle bar, and a BBQ buffet that allows you to test out some of flavors from select specialty restaurants on the ship.
Speaking of specialty restaurants, there are also several dining options available for an up-charge. The line’s signature steakhouse, Fahrenheit 555, sears up signature cuts of meat nightly. Carnival’s Italian restaurant, Cucina del Capitano, offers the perfect spot for Sunday Supper, while JiJi Asian Kitchen features casual Chinese-style meals like Kung Pao Chicken and Fried Rice. Sushi lovers can grab a la carte selections from Bonsai sushi, or you can enjoy a multi-course feast at the Japanese hibachi-style, Bonsai Teppanyaki. Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse is also worth a visit to enjoy items like trash can nachos and meats straight off the smoker paired with an exclusive Parched Pig craft brew.
Carnival Panorama Bars
New to Carnival Panorama is the Heroes Tribute Bar. This venue has a military theme and host events honoring the Armed Forces. With an exclusive menu of mixed drinks and several large screen televisions, this venue also doubles as the ship’s sports bar.
Our go to spot on Carnival Panorama was the Alchemy Bar on deck 5. The “potions” and “elixirs” here included a number of hand-crafted cocktails featuring whiskey, bourbon, and vodka. The alchemists here can certainly mix up a remedy for whatever ails you.
There are also several outdoor bar options as well, with each spot having its signature focus. On the Serenity deck, you can sip one of the signature sangrias available by the glass or pitcher. The Tides Bar located near the aft of the ship offers your favorite poolside frozen concoctions. Near the main pool, margaritas are on order at the BlueIguana Tequila Bar, whereas several Caribbean inspired mixed drinks can be shaken up at the RedFrog Rum Bar.
Guy’s Pig and Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse cooks up 4 signature beers that are available only on the Carnival fleet. If the beer and the BBQ aren’t enough, there is regular live music at this venue several nights of your cruise. So, there is always a good reason to visit.