NCL Challenge Royal Caribbean With The First Race Track At Sea!

March 31, 2016

Royal Caribbean introduced bumper cars to the SeaPlex on Quantum class ships back in 2014, but Norwegian Cruise Line have now one upped them with their new, two level go kart track on board their newest ship: the Norwegian Joy.

She will be arriving in 2017, with a capacity of 3,900 guests, carrying the line’s promise to always deliver ‘First class at sea’ experiences.

Norwegian Joy is proud to give its passengers the first ever race track at sea which you’ll find perched at the top of the ship. The track holds ten guests at once so you’ll be able to compete with your family and friends in a six minute race and even have your celebratory photo taken at the end of your first place finish!

And it doesn’t stop there; you can have a game of laser tag after in the open air course (definitely one for the big kids too we think) and move on to discover the thrills of the Galaxy Pavillion. This entertainment complex promises you an immersive virtual reality experience with simulator rides and interactive video walls.

Occulus gives you virtual reality technology which comes in the form of walking a plank in between ten storey buildings (eek!), hang gliding and even designing your own rollercoaster. Not to mention hovercraft bumper cars and the ‘wider than ever’ waterslides- another first the Norwegian Joy is glad to offer. The high speed Double Aqua Loop free fall slide has two exhilarating loops: one that extends out the side of the ship and the second that stretches down to the deck below and, wait for it, it’s transparent!

No need to worry if you don’t consider yourself a thrill seeker as the top deck also features an open space park designed for relaxation offering a soothing pool and chaise lounges (also perfect for a peaceful break from the adrenaline if the attractions are a part of your plans).

Norwegian Joy

When she launches next year the ship will be exclusive to Chinese guests and will not only feature more family friendly suites, but more rooms with connecting doors than on any previous NCL ship. There’s more details yet to be announced so watch this space, but what we do know is that there will be 29 restaurants on-board varying from a Korean barbecue to a Japanese shabu-shabu restaurant.

So there you have it! What do you think of the news? Would you like to see these features extended to other Norwegian Cruise Line ships?

Let us know in the comments below!