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New Cruise Ship Will Feature 300 Metre Go-Kart Race Track
Norwegian Cruise Line to launch ship equipped with a race track (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 239)
Aug 15, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
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Your next cruise to Alaska could be on a ship with a race track on its top deck - aboard one of the 10 largest cruise vessels in the world.

Norwegian Cruise Line on Sunday revealed that its soon-to-debut, Alaska-bound "Norwegian Bliss" would feature a two-deck-high racing course where passengers compete against each other in electric go-carts on a 300 metre course, the longest race track at sea, as well as a first for a vessel based in North America.

The cars have four speed setting, ranging from beginner through intermediate to advanced drivers, in vehicles that go up to 50kph, with a "turbo boost" on each lap for thrill seekers. The vehicles run silently, so passengers can burn rubber without disturbing fellow travellers enjoying the peace of the sea.

Located at the back of the 4,000-passenger ship, the track will be a longer version of a similar course that debuted in April on Norwegian's 3,850-passenger ship "Norwegian Joy". Joy was custom-built for the Chinese market and sails year-round in Asia.

"The feedback (from the attraction on Joy) has been outstanding, " Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart said. "It's packed all day long. People absolutely love it."

Speaking in advance of Norwegian's announcement, which took place at the Virtuoso Travel Week conference in Las Vegas, Stuart said the track on Bliss would be 40% longer than the one on Joy.

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