Carnival Cruise Line’s newest vessel Mardi Gras features the world’s first on-board roller coaster.
Mardi Gras is a 181,808-ton vessel that is 35 percent bigger than the biggest Carnival cruise ship. It can hold up to 6,630 passengers and it’s one of the top 10 biggest cruise ships ever built.
BOLT: The Ultimate Sea Coaster is an 800-foot long coaster that hits about 40 miles per hour, designed by the German company Maurer Rides.
The coaster is suspended above the ship’s outer decks, reaching 187 feet above the water while also giving 360 views of the ocean. The cart can carry up to two passengers, and those in the “driver” seat can control the speeds of the cart.
Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship in the Americas powered by Liquefied Natural Gas.
Mardi Gras sails week-long voyages to the eastern and western Caribbean from Port Canaveral every Saturday.