New Cruise Ship Will Have 2-Level, 833-Foot Go Kart Track


(Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

As The Awesomer puts it, "Now passengers can get both seasick and carsick at the same time."

The Norwegian Cruise Line is pulling out all the stops in an effort to build the ultimate amusement park afloat. The Norwegian Joy, which is designed with the China market in mind, contains a large go kart track. Fox 7 Austin quotes Simon Murray, a planning director for the company:

"We thought the racetrack would be cool. It’s obviously highly innovative in addition to that it’s something that’s very much about thrills," he said. "It's something a lot of people can do. So, we wanted something that was really going to gather a lot of attention to the vessel.” […]

There will be a total of 20 electric go-carts customized to the onboard track with 10 racing at any given time.

"The reason that [there are] 10 and 10 is we have the ability to roll people in and out fast and it gives the chance for batteries to charge when needed,” Murray said. Those batteries will not be power lightweights either. In fact, they will feature a turbo boost that can be programmed to allow a racer to overtake a car once or twice per lap.

-via Geekologie


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