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Panorama - Review 2023

Best Pacific Sailing Liveaboard

Passengers going on a cruise trip onboard the MS Panorama have the opportunity to see stunning views of dramatic volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers that create unforgettable and fun-filled experiences that would last a lifetime. There are also land visits to geysers and hot springs, as well as a visit to the capital city Reykjavik which runs on geothermal power and is home to Viking museums.

With the comfort and safety of guests a priority, a trip onboard the MS Panorama is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Several divers reported that the itinerary was perfectly planned to produce the most out of each trip.
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    Several divers commended the dedication of the crew for being attentive and always having a smile on their face.
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    Many people liked the cooking of the chef as he prepared a different meal every evening.
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    Many divers said the experience is one that they would repeat every year if they had the means.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome divers said they wanted a more intimate experience on the cruise.
  • check-markA couple of people noted a slight noise in the evening coming from the engine room.

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Diving on the Panorama in Costa Rica

The MS Panorama is an elegant three-masted motor-yacht launched in 1993 and rebuilt in 2001. The MS Panorama has done lots of Atlantic Ocean crossings and offers one of the best services as compared to other cruise ships in terms of accommodation, luxury, and safety.

Renovated in 2014, the MS Panorama takes guests on vacation to the most beautiful scenery in Iceland. The interior of the MS panorama features sophisticated décor and state-of-the-art amenities that ensure optimal comfort during the duration of the trip.

The MS Panorama is 54meters/177feet long and caters for 49 passengers in 24 fully air-conditioned en-suite cabins. All 24 cabins are spread across the upper, main and lower deck and are handsomely designed and finished with lustrous wood. The bathrooms are finished with marble. Every cabin has a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryers, a mini-refrigerator, a safe box and more.

Cabins located on the upper and main decks have windows, while those at the lower deck come with portholes. The luxury cabins feature double or lower beds and provide flexible bedding configurations.

Boat features

All three decks on the MS Panorama are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck’s venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides extensive information on MS Panorama staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans, and amenities by room type and category.

The public areas on the boat comprise the main lounge with deep pile carpet and comfortable sofas. The aft area at the Upper deck provides generous semi covered or sun-exposed areas and some magnificent views. The lounge area located on the main deck has a library with large windows that offers impressive views. Guests can relax and admire the scenery from the indoor lounge area or the bar lounge, which is located on the upper deck.

The spacious dining room is located on the main deck and comfortably accommodates all 49 passengers in one sitting. This vast dining room features large windows from which you can enjoy the views while eating. A wide variety of dishes, both from western and local cuisines, are made available by the onboard chef. All meals are served buffet style.

Water, tea and filtered coffee are available all day, and water is served with dinner. Passengers with special dietary requirements are catered for if they make their requests known beforehand.

A furnished sun deck is located in the fore area of the upper deck. A film is shown at 10 pm each evening in the lounge. The MS Panorama has a swimming platform that enables guests to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Kayaks and snorkeling equipment are carried on board, for you to use during your cruise. Towels for swimming are available from the ship.

For the safety of guests during the trip, the MS Panorama is equipped with first aid kits, oxygen, life vests, emergency flares, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, satellite & mobile phones, searchlight, E.P.I.R.B Distress system and more.

During the trip, the crew members are at your beck and call, and according to your preference to ensure your safety.

Best time to go

The best time to go on a cruise trip aboard the MS Panorama is when the climate is warmer and wetter (above freezing temperature), preferably between May and September.


The MS Panorama runs 8days/7night itineraries to the Land of Ice and Fire Iceland, with stops at the capital city Reykjavik.


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