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Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship is equipped with a ‘first roller coaster in the sea”

The ride, called the BOLT, will be launching the guests around a nearly 800 meter long track.
(Carnival Cruise Line)

The largest Carnival Cruise Line ship ever built will also be the industry’s first roller coaster ride in the sea to debut in 2020, the cruise line announced Thursday.

Carnival long awaited Mardi Gras will BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster, an open-air thrill ride includes hundreds of feet of twists, turns and drops riders experience speeds of up to 40 km / h.

Developed by the Munich-based Maurer Rides, the fully electric roller coaster will race along the track to almost 190 meters above sea level, for riders with a beautiful view of 360 degrees of the ship and the environment.

Developed by the Munich-based Maurer Rides, the fully electric roller coaster will race along the track to almost 190 meters above sea level, for riders with a beautiful view of 360 degrees of the ship and the environment.
(Carnival Cruise Line)

“Mardi Gras will be our most innovative ship ever, with a number of very special features and points of interest, highlighted by means of a BOLT, the first roller coaster in the sea.”
(Carnival Cruise Line)

The use of a motorcycle-like vehicle carrying up to two riders at a time, BOLT will be the launch of the guests around the almost 800 metre-long track, which will be enclosed with a hairpin bend around the ship, the well-known funnel.

Perhaps the best part is that guests can choose their own speed (via a gas pedal), which will then be posted after the race. Riders also have their photo taken during the ride.

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“Mardi Gras will be our most innovative ship ever, with a number of very special features and points of interest, highlighted by means of a BOLT, the first roller coaster in the sea,” Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said in a statement. “BOLT will continue with the tradition of the Carnival means exciting new ways for our guests to Choose for the Fun of it.’ We are so happy to introduce these one-of-a-kind, game-changing, exciting attraction — our guests are going to love it.”

Once launched, Mardi Gras will be based in Port Canaveral, Fla.

Carnival plans to reveal the route information early next month, and additional information about the functions in the course of the year 2019. A second XL-class ship will begin construction in 2020 and will be delivered in 2022 to mark the cruise line’s 50th anniversary.

This story was originally published by TravelPulse.

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