Norwegian Encore-Bliss-Joy Race Car Track Go-Karts
NCL CRUISE SHIPS (Florida TV) A unique ride on the amazing race track aboard several of Norwegian's ships. This includes Encore, Bliss, and Joy. The Go-Karts are all-electric and operate when the ships are moving and when they are parked in port. There is an extra fee to ride the race cars.
Cutting-edge technology and daring new thrills take cruising to a whole new level. Watch the ocean blur by as you zoom around curves suspended 13 feet over the side of the ship on Norwegian Speedway, the largest race track at sea.
The two-level track will is 1,125 feet with ten exhilarating turns and four points that extend up to 13 feet over the side of the ship. NCL is going even further with a viewing area located at the middle of the track where guests can provide passing go-karts with an additional turbo boost by tagging them with a laser beam.
The race track is open in the evening hours as well The cars are easy to operate; there's a green pedal underneath the right foot for gas, and a red pedal beneath the left foot for the brake. There is a green button on the steering wheel that boosts the car's power (perfect for going up the hill from Deck 19 to 20), and a blue button for reversing (just in case you do crash into one of the tire bumpers that line the track).
Helmets are required and everyone is given a clean open-faced ski mask to wear beneath the helmet. Because the race cars are electric, there is little sound from the race track; however, the noise of a speeding race car is piped into the helmet to give drivers the full sense of being on a race track.
Each session is ten laps around and a racetrack "marshal" near the pit stop waves a red flag when your session is over.