Review: Bolt roller coaster on Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship

Posted Monday, August 2, 2021 10:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the review:

Bolt will set cruisers back a steep $15 per person for one lap around the 800-meter track. The ride lasts about 20 seconds at its fastest, but it can take longer, depending on the chosen speed.

Two electric cars, each carrying up to two people and evoking Jet Ski vibes, operate in tandem at different intervals, with the ability to accelerate at speeds faster than some sports cars. The person sitting at the front of the car is the “driver,” and he or she decides how fast or slow the car goes, up to the maximum speed of 35 miles per hour.

Read the review from The Points Guy.

Monday, August 2, 2021 11:31 AM
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I may try it once if there wasn't a long line, but there's way too much other stuff to do on a ship that doesn't cost almost $1 per second to enjoy.


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Monday, August 2, 2021 11:40 AM

Like Roulette and BlackJack!!!


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Monday, August 2, 2021 11:57 AM
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I'm waiting for a solid video review that shows that Carnival is legitimately trying to overcome its reputation for ****ty boozecruise accommodations and amenities. The Mardi Gras is supposed to be that, but I don't buy it. Most expensive suite I could find on a 7-night western Caribbean was $2k a person. That seems above what I would expect from Carnival, but still below what I would expect for a "good" cruise line.


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Monday, August 2, 2021 4:30 PM

I’ve only sailed on Royal and Carnival and I agree that while I had a fun time on Carnival, I do agree that it is geared toward a more value minded cruiser looking to let loose and put a few back.

My experience with Royal has been a more sophisticated cruiser where alcohol isn’t necessarily the center of every activity….but it still can be if you want it to.

Having a choice, I’d pick Royal over Carnival for most cruises, even if the price point is higher. It’s just a better cruising experience in my opinion.

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Monday, August 2, 2021 5:01 PM
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But where can you find a little racism and freedom?


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Monday, August 2, 2021 7:00 PM
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I don't like Royal. Too many sheep.


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Monday, August 2, 2021 8:00 PM
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Hanging n' Banging said:

...while I had a fun time on Carnival, I do agree that it is geared toward a more value minded cruiser...

Walmart of the seas is a more accurate description.


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