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Carnival prepares to welcome latest roller coaster at sea

  • Cruises
  •   08-17-2023  11:18 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Carnival prepares to welcome latest roller coaster at sea
Over 150,000 people have experienced BOLT, which is seen here aboard Carnival Celebration. (Carnival Cruise Line)
Pax Global Media

Carnival Cruise Line is preparing to welcome its third BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster.

The roller coaster’s 800-foot track will be installed on Deck 19 of Carnival Jubilee, a new ship still under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany.

The installation is expected to be completed in September and test runs are scheduled for October.

The track will carry two all-electric two-person cars.

The riders control the speed of the car, up to 40 miles per hour, through drops, twists and turns 187 feet above the water line.

BOLT is the centerpiece of the Ultimate Playground on Carnival’s three Excel-class ships.

More than 150,000 guests have already ridden the only roller coasters at sea on Carnival Jubilee’s sister ships, Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration.

BOLT is manufactured by Maurer Rides in Munich, Germany, and its initial iteration became the first roller coaster at sea in 2021 with the debut of Mardi Gras.

Beginning this year on Dec. 23, Carnival Jubilee will operate year-round from Galveston, TX, sailing week-long Western Caribbean voyages and visiting popular destinations such as Mahogany Bay and Isla Roatan, as well as Costa Maya and Cozumel.

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