Carnival Cruise Line Announces Senior Officers for Carnival Panorama

Apr 29, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line has named its senior leadership team for their latest cruise ship Carnival Panorama, scheduled to join the fleet in December 2019. The vessel which is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy, will be based in Long Beach, Calif. – the line’s first new ship homeported on the West Coast in 20 years.

Carnival Panorama’s senior officers leading the opening team include some of the most talented and experienced mariners in the cruise sector. With combined experience 100 years of at Carnival, these seasoned professionals will lead a team of nearly 1,400 crew members who will prepare the 133,500-ton vessel for its inaugural voyage from Long Beach – a three-day cruise to Ensenada operating Dec. 11-14, 2019.

Captain Carlo Queirolo:  Is a 33-year veteran, from Rapallo, Italy. He joined Carnival Cruise Line as a deck cadet aboard the TSS Festivale in 1985 and, after moving up the ranks, was named master in 1996. During his three-plus decades at sea, he has commanded just about every ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet and been part of the inaugural teams for Carnival Elation, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Glory and Carnival Dream.

 Chief Engineer Nunzio Priolo:  A native of Catania, Sicily, Priolo joined the company in 1980 as a third officer after serving in the Italian Navy and working aboard a number of cargo vessels. After moving up the ranks, he was named chief engineer in 2004 and was part of the start-up team for Carnival Miracle in 2004. Over his 28-year Carnival career, he has served on nearly every ship in the fleet.

 Hotel Director Damir Mrsic:  Mrsic joined Carnival in 1993 as a member of the beverage operations team and was named hotel director in 2009. During his Carnival career, he has worked as bar manager and food and beverage manager, while serving on the start-up teams for Carnival Legend, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Splendor. A native of Zadar, Croatia, Mrsic graduated from the Maritime Academy in Salzburg, Austria. He worked in several hotels along the Adriatic Sea before joining Carnival.

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