CCL-Carnival Cruise Line joined in the celebration of the National Roller Coaster Day with its new Mardi Gras ship taking to the seas, and the first roller coaster at sea BOLT, taking to the skies above the sea.
CCL’s social media channels got in on the act on Monday, August 16th, with a YouTube video and series of posts across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The marvel in maritime engineering and modern technology, the facility ("BOLT Ultimate Sea Coaster") was built by Maurer Rides (Munich Germany-based company) specializing in roller coaster design and manufacturing. The race track has a length of 244 m (800 ft), with twists, turns, drops, and speeds up to 64 kph (40 mph). Individual speeds are posted after the race. Carnival's roller coaster is all-electric and allows 2 riders to race along in motorbike-like vehicles at height 57 m (187 ft) above the sea. The experience features breathtaking top-deck 360-degree views and ends with a high-speed turn of the ship's funnel.
The Americas' first LNG-powered cruise ship Mardi Gras sails 7-day roundtrips to the Wastern and Western Caribbean leaving from homeport Port Canaveral (Orlando) Florida every Saturday.