The BOLT roller coaster has been installed aboard Carnival Celebration, the second of Carnival Cruise Line’s new Excellence-class cruise ships.
BOLT becomes the second roller coaster at sea, after it first debuted aboard Celebration’s sister ship Mardi Gras.
BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster was tested shoreside and is now being re-assembled aboard the ship, which is due to be delivered later this year.
“The recognition this incredible attraction has received since its debut on our flagship last year highlights the tremendous work that went into making it a reality, but the most important thing about BOLT is, simply, it’s fun,” said Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line.
“It embodies the great lengths we’ll go to for our guests’ good time, and I’m eager to see this next coaster in service when Carnival Celebration begins sailing,” she added.
BOLT is an all-electric coaster with a two-person car that travels up to 40 miles per hour on an 800-foot track with multiple drops.
Technicians have operated shoreside tests on the new BOLT, which was assembled at Maurer Rides in Germany for initial testing before being reassembled atop Carnival Celebration in Finland over the past few weeks.
“At Maurer, we build and deliver excitement and we will deliver just that when BOLT debuts on Carnival Celebration. We can’t wait to present this breathtaking ride to Carnival’s guests,” said Marco Hartwig, Project Manager, Maurer Rides.
Carnival Celebration is due to debut in November this year, with its inaugural cruise on November 21st, 2022.
The ship will offer year-round, seven-day Caribbean sailings from the redesigned Terminal F at PortMiami.
The ship will offer the largest retail space in the fleet, with new designs like a Miami-inspired line, as well as passenger favourites, such as Carnival’s sold-out 50th Birthday commemorative items, which will be sold exclusively on Celebration.
Carnival Celebration will also debut a new zone called Gateway, exploring the joy of travel, in addition to a new Miami-themed area called 820 Biscayne. These two zones will join the four previously announced four zones(Celebration Central, The Ultimate Playground, Summer Landing, and The Lido).
The cruise line’s newest cruise ship will also feature a new space called the Jubilee Lounge and among the many items and fittings highlighting Carnival’s 50-year history will be memorabilia from its recently retired Fantasy-class vessels.