BOLT – the first roller coaster at sea featured aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras – has been named the Most Innovative New Cruise Ship Attraction in the inaugural The Points Guy Awards, which are selected from a team of editors from the popular travel site.
A marvel in maritime engineering, BOLT is an all-electric roller coaster encompassing an elevated track across Mardi Gras upper decks with 800 feet of exhilarating twists, drops and turns, including hairpin turn around the ship’s iconic funnel. Riders can achieve speeds of up to 40 miles per hour as they enjoy views to the sea 187 feet below.
BOLT is the centerpiece of the Ultimate Playground which features a massive water park with three slides, a suspended ropes course, mini-golf and more.
“BOLT is the most-talked about feature on our most highly anticipated ship and we can’t wait for our guests to check out this amazing new attraction,” said Ben Clement, Carnival’s senior vice president of new build, refurbishments and product innovation. “Receiving The Points Guy’s first-ever Most Innovative New Cruise Ship Attraction award is a wonderful validation of all the hard work that we’ve put forth in creating this one-of-a-kind shipboard feature.”
The first ship in the Americas to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, Mardi Gras is scheduled to debut from Port Canaveral, Fla., on April 24, 2021.