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Carnival Cruise unveils first onboard ROLLERCOASTER in the world

CARNIVAL CRUISE has announced a rollercoaster will be installed on their newest ship Carnival Mardi Gras, which is a world first, featuring an 800-foot long track.

Carnival Cruise will be the first cruise line in the world to have a rollercoaster at sea. It announced the new addition will be on their newest ship Carnival Mardi Gras, due to sail the seas in 2020. The 5,200 passengers onboard the ship will be able to enjoy the new rollercoaster dubbed BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster. A video has revealed what passengers can come to expect during their cruise holiday.

The 800-foot track will be 187 feet above sea level, offering an amazing view from above the ship.

Top speeds will be up to 40 miles an hour with a number of twists and drops throughout the ride.

It will also be an electric rollercoaster, making it a much more eco-friendly option as more cruise lines are attempting to reduce their carbon footprint.

Carnival announced earlier this week: “In another cruise industry first, Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras™ will feature the first-ever roller coaster at sea when it debuts in 2020, providing an unforgettable and unique open-air thrill ride on the line’s newest and most innovative ship.

“Built by Munich-based Maurer Rides, BOLT™: Ultimate Sea Coaster™ is a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline offering nearly 800 feet of exhilarating twists, turns and drops with riders reaching speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour.”

The new addition will make a holiday at sea much more thrilling than many may think could be found on a cruise.

"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,” Carnival president Christine Duffy told USA Today.

"People always want more, whether it is (for their) vacations or anything else. They're looking for something new, different and exciting."

Carnival is known for breaking boundaries when it comes to cruise ships, such as having the first trampoline park on the ship Carnival Panorama.

They recently unveiled their biggest ship, the fifth largest in the world, called AIDA Cruise which can hold 6,600 passengers.

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