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Workers have installed nearly 800 feet of suspended track for BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea

Mardi Gras work proceeds, with BOLT roller coaster track now in place

Construction of Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras is progressing at Meyer Turku as the ship is being readied for its scheduled February debut.

BOLT roller coaster

Workers have installed nearly 800 feet of suspended track for BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea It encircles upper decks, 187 feet above the water line.

All of the ship’s more than 2,600 staterooms, including 180 suites across 11 categories, have been installed as well, with interior outfitters putting the finishing touches on these accommodations.

Themed zones, specialty dining

Mardi Gras’ six themed zones are also taking shape. These areas encompass dining, beverage and entertainment options, including restaurants by Emeril Lagasse (his first at sea), Guy FieriShaquille O’Neal and Rudi Sodamin

At the heart of the 21-deck ship is Grand Central, a massive atrium with three-deck-high windows.

Mardi Gras is scheduled to enter service Feb. 6 from Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3, which has been built to accommodate the ship and facilitate its LNG bunkering operations.

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