First cruise in more than a year departs from California

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Carnival Cruise Lines

Posted at 4:36 PM, Aug 23, 2021

and past updated 2021-08-23 17:36:40-04

The Carnival Panorama became the archetypal cruise vessel to depart from California successful much than a year.

The ship, which is based successful Long Beach, departed Saturday to the Mexican Riviera.

The cruise manufacture is monolithic for the area.

"We get implicit 600,000 passengers that travel into Queen Mary Island, determination astatine the Carnival Cruise terminal, and they sojourn our attractions and amenities and they enactment successful our hotels, truthful the impacts of not having tourists means we don't needfully person jobs," John Keisler, Long Beach economical improvement director, told KABC.

There had been a 17-month intermission connected cruises successful the portion owed to the coronavirus pandemic.

Carnival said the vessel volition repetition its itinerary each Saturday done December.

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