Well, it’s been quite a journey, but the Carnival Panorama cruise ship is now repaired and will head up to Victoria, BC, to have her whale tail funnel restored…and then go back into service, we hope, for the holidays.

If you’re new to this story, listen to the podcast for the back story and more about what’s next. It’s our sincere hope that she will be ready for holiday cruises later this month.

And a sincere “hats off” to all the maritime professionals who worked behind the scenes to handle an emergency and keep to a tight timeline. Their work is largely invisible, but so essential and painstaking.

And cruise passengers, when you’re on board for the holidays – raise a toast to the Pacific Northwest maritime industry experts who pulled this off, here on the Columbia!