Carnival Cruise Does the Unthinkable: A Rollercoaster On A Ship

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Carnival Cruise Does the Unthinkable: A Roller Coaster On A Ship
Photo: Carnival Cruise Lines

Just when you thought cruise ships couldn’t get more fun…Carnival Cruise Lines thought otherwise! “How?” you might be wondering! Well, the cruise line just ordered a new, giant ship with a deck big enough to house its very own rollercoaster.

Your mind is blown, right? We’ll give you a second as you’re most definitely trying to imagine this! It’s not possible, it’s unimaginable, it’s inconceivable! Well, according to Carnival president, Christine Duffy…it’s happening! As part of a new cruise line (which will feature larger than life vessels), the line is planning a 5,200 passenger ship called the Carnival Mardi Gras.

Rolling out in 2020, the new line will feature this ship which will include a complete roller coaster on board! Incredible! As you’ve probably guessed, it’ll be the first of its kind. At 800 feet long, BOLT: The Ulitmate Sea Coaster will feature all the twists and turns of a coaster you might find in a theme park…the difference, it’s on a ship (I know we keep saying it, but it’s just amazing).

Duffy told USA Today this regarding the new ride, “It will be a thrill ride. We think it’s a really cool innovation for Mardi Gras, which will have a lot of new guest features and experiences that we have not done before.”

She was lucky enough to ride a prototype developed by Munich-based Maurer Rides, who is undertaking the extreme challenge of building this thrill ride on the high seas.

Although it seems to be a daunting task, we’re certain that it will deliver and add a whole new realm of fun as cruise ship wars wage. No matter, the future is bright for you cruise-heads, and we can’t wait!

Courtesy USA


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