Dancing Drones to feature on Carnival Panorama

Rock Revolution on Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line will debut two new shows on the Carnival Panorama and for the first time will incorporate “dancing drones”.

Rock Revolution on Carnival Cruise Line

Inspired by talented directors and choreographers from Los Angeles, Broadway and The West End, two new Playlist Productions shows will debut on Carnival Panorama on 11th December 2019.

For the first time, Carnival will employ “dancing drones” that interact with the shows’ music and 12 talented performers to create entertaining high-flying moments that add an exciting, never-before-seen visual element to the ship’s overall show experience.

Rock Revolution on Carnival Cruise Line

Combining this new technology with special effects and iconic songs from the Woodstock era and musical theatre, respectively, the new high-energy shows – Rock Revolution and Broadway Beats™ – complement other audience favourites for an array of entertainment options. Rock Revolution was previewed at Carnival Studios earlier this week.

“When planning Carnival Panorama’s Playlist Productions shows, we challenged ourselves to think more creatively than ever before to find ways to ‘wow’ both our long-time guests and those sailing with us for the first time.”

Kerry Stables, creative director of Carnival Productions

Carnival Panorama Shows

The two new only-on-Carnival Panorama shows are:

Rock Revolution on Carnival Cruise Line

Rock Revolution, a modernised concert-style show inspired by the legendary Woodstock music festival that pays tribute to the music from the ‘Summer of ‘69’ and fashion styles reminiscent of icons such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Brought to life by top Los Angeles production talent, including acclaimed artistic director Jonathan Tessero, and accomplished choreographer Rudy Abreu whose credits include So You Think You Can Dance andWorld of Dance, the show features a horn trio and a three-person rock band playing illuminated LED-interactive drum sets while “dancing drones” fly throughout the theatre to deliver a unique multi-sensory experience. Creative costume designs, classic rock songs, contemporary choreography and high octane vocals transform the stage into a reimagined tribute concert with a modern twist.

Rock Revolution on Carnival Cruise Line

Broadway Beats, which follows a band of entertainers as they immerse themselves in the city’s most dynamic neighbourhoods that come to life with hyper-realistic LED screens of signature NYC elements – the towering skyline, subway cars, bold street art and more. Directed by award winning Broadway Director Peter Flynn and choreographed by Broadway veteran Marcos Santana, who together have staged some of the most successful musicals around the country, the show playfully mixes city rhythms and electronic dance music and takes an imaginative, exhilarating trip through the city with brand new interpretations of some of Broadway’s greatest hits. 

Additional Onboard Entertainment Options

The two new shows will join other guest favourites including Soulbound, a gothic-inspired show with dazzling special effects and R&B classics, and Celestial Strings, a journey that transitions through the seasons with imagery set to a rock and pop soundtrack merged with classical musicians playing live electric strings.

In addition to the four shows, Carnival Panorama will host a number of entertaining activities day and night including the South Beach-inspired Serenity Nights party at the ship’s outdoor adults-only retreat, a shipboard production of the hit Paramount TV series ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and so much more.

Following its inaugural three-day voyage departing 11th December 2019, Carnival Panorama will launch year-round seven-day cruises on 14th December 2019 departing every Saturday to stunning seaside destinations along the Mexican Riviera, including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

David McDonald
As one half of Cruise with Ben & David I am a huge cruise enthusiast and have sailed on over 30 cruises. On dry land, I am a Head of Design at a digital media company based in London. I have had the opportunity to work with brands such as the Financial Times and The Telegraph.