Carnival Kitchen to Debut on the Panorama

Carnival Cruise Line will launch its first-in-fleet Carnival Kitchen program on the Carnival Panorama next month. The hands-on culinary experience led by the line’s chefs will cover more than 15 onboard cooking classes inspired by the ship’s array of international cuisines.

“We’re committed to providing our guests with memorable onboard experiences, and now, they’ll have the opportunity to explore the art of cooking alongside our culinary team in a fun, informative and interactive atmosphere,” said Cyrus Marfatia, vice president of culinary and dining. “We’ve created a diverse selection of experiences that cater to every type of palate, so whether our guests want to learn how to master their favorite foods or want to try something new, Carnival Kitchen has it all.”

Programs include Carnival Classics Workshop Class with Dinner, where guests discover the secrets behind Carnival’s most popular dishes, including tuna tartare from the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, saffron risotto from the Cucina del Capitano Italian restaurant, and Carnival’s signature warm chocolate melting cake.

There is also the Orient Unknown Class with Dinner, where guests explore Asian flavors: noodle dishes, soups, satays and desserts from Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and more.

In the Cake Workshop guests will follow step-by-step instructions to create a confectionary masterpiece from layering and filling to using hand-made fondant, ornate and edible decorations and more.

The Pasta Master Class will let guests explore the art of Italian cooking, preparing homemade pasta by mixing, rolling and molding fresh dough into creative and unique shapes and pair them with sauces from scratch.

Additional classes include sushi rolling, pizza making and pie baking, among many others, and participants have the opportunity to indulge in tastings and sample their creations. One-hour and two-hour morning, afternoon and early evening sessions are available primarily on sea days and can accommodate up to 18 guests at a time. Reservations can be made on pre-cruise or at any restaurant once on board.

Located on Deck 4 aft, Carnival Kitchen has nine marbled-granite cooking and prep stations with individual sinks, refrigerators and stove tops as well as all tools, utensils and ingredients. The space is accented with white and grey pattern-tiled floors and steel ceilings and walls as well as a dedicated dining area within the Carnival Kitchen for guests in the evening classes to enjoy a themed sit-down dinner included in the price once the classes commence. Class prices range between $30 and $59, and Carnival Kitchen-branded items are available for purchase onboard.

Carnival Panorama debuts with a three-day voyage on Dec. 11, followed by year-round Mexican Riviera cruises beginning Dec. 14. Voyages depart from the newly renovated Long Beach Cruise Terminal and feature Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

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