Ultimate Sea Coaster taking shape atop CCL's newest ship Carnival Jubilee

   August 17, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

In honor of National Roller Coaster Day, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line is gearing up to introduce its third BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster, which is taking form atop their upcoming ship, Carnival Jubilee.

Presently, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany where the vessel is currently being constructed, the 800-foot track for the roller coaster is being installed on Deck 19. The process of installation is projected to conclude next month, with test runs scheduled for the month of October.

Once finalized, the track will support two electric-powered, two-passenger cars. Riders will have the ability to control the car's speed, reaching a maximum of 40 miles per hour, as they navigate drops, twists, and turns at a remarkable height of 187 feet (57 m) above the water's surface.

BOLT stands as the focal point of the exhilarating Ultimate Playground located on Carnival's trio of Excel-class ships, and its popularity has been firmly established on the first two ships. Over 150,000 passengers have enjoyed the thrill of riding these singular roller coasters at sea aboard Carnival Jubilee's sisterships Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration.

Manufactured by Maurer Rides in Munich Germany, BOLT initially made waves as the first-ever roller coaster at sea in 2021 upon its debut on the Mardi Gras. It has received enthusiastic reviews and garnered accolades, including an engineering award from Popular Science magazine.

Beginning on December 23rd, 2023, Carnival Jubilee will embark on year-round journeys from Galveston, Texas, offering week-long Western Caribbean cruises and stopping at sought-after destinations like Mahogany Bay in Isla Roatan, as well as Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico.