Carnival Announces Roller Coaster

Carnival has announced that their first XL ship Mardi Gras will have a rollercoaster on the top deck. It looks like the location will be similar to the SkyRide but with obviously a much longer track and going around more area of the ship.

What do we think? I think it's an awesome idea but I'm kind of concerned about noise - the SkyRide on Vista and Horizon is virtually silent except on the parts of the track when it dips down. Most rollercoasters are louder than that. I wouldn't want to feel like I'm lying directly under a theme park ride while chilling by the lido pool!

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23 Answers

It looks amazing. I can't wait to try it

It looks amazing. Hubby will definitely try it. Me no since I am afraid of cool concept for sure. :)

Since I don't do roller coasters on land..... The phrase "no way, Jose" comes to mind. I agree the noise might be disturbing, but then most Carnival ships are loud on the weather decks, IMHO.

At what point will the ship designers remember that these are ships, not amusement parks?

I think they went too far when they installed the go-karts. A roller coaster is definitely too much.

I imagine it will be closed most of the time due to wind and motion, rendering it useless.

While it is running, I imagine it will create a lot of noise, unwanted by the passengers wishing to relax.

It looks like this will be one ship I will be sure not to sail on.

Sounds like fun

Great concept but not sure how well the practical application would be for a number of reasons. Definitely might contribute to motion sickness issues.

Sort of reminds me of the old adage ... "it is the endeavour of all employees to anticipate difficulties and take responsive action before difficulties occur but it is always hard to remember when your up to your a$$ in alligators that the original objective was to drain the swamp"

This is another attraction for kids and young families. I guess I'm getting old as I prefer the older mid size ships that are a cruise ship and not a floating amusement park. My Idea of a cruise is old time cruise ship but I started cruising over 20 years ago on ships that were old at that time. That's why I try and stick to a premium line like Celebrity for longer cruises.

Wicked especially for the younger cruisers.

Wait a minute!!! I am 72 and have ridden 140+ different rollercoasters. It is great a cruise ship has a coaster. Wind and ship motion will have no affect on it as it will have upstop wheels on it as most coasters do. Noise. It wont be any noisier than the drunks and loud music on the outside decks. I will definitely be there for the first usa sailing, riding that coaster!!!

Why does this not surprise me?Wink

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