The world’s first go kart at sea will aboard the Norwegian Joy was put together by German karting technology specialist RiMO Supply and Dutch decking specialist Bolidt.
Some 230 meters of track have been manufactured, using Bolideck Racetrack, a synthetic material that is based on established road surfacing technology, possible due to the product’s flexibility and hard-wearing qualities, which will allow up to 20 karts onboard to race around on its slip-resistant surface at any one time.
Norwegian Cruise Line in partnership with Scuderia Ferrari Watches, will have a 2 level Ferrari branded electric go cart race track on Norwegian Joy; it's first purpose-built ship for the Chinese market, home ported in Shanghai and Tianjin
"Why hasn't a cruise line thought of this before? We've been on many cruise ship attractions and, we have to say, this beats them all (the idea came from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' CEO, Frank del Rio's grandson). The track has a top speed of 30 kmh (about 23 mph) and the course is double height at the top of the ship, at the back, so you get great views. The electric cars are completely silent, but when you are driving, speakers in the seat pump out engine noises, synced with your acceleration and braking. It feels fast, and the bends are sharp, causing many pile ups and crashes. Most importantly -- it's a lot of fun."