Cruise news: Norwegian's brand new MEGA-ship unveils THIS racy world first feature


The two-level Ferrari-themed course will sit atop the brand new Norwegian Joy

The iconic Italian brand has partnered with the cruise giant to build the pioneering holiday attraction. 

Norwegian Cruise Line first revealed the racing track last month, with staggering drone footage from high above the ship. 

Now the cruise operator has announced Scuderia Ferrari Watches will brand it. 

The two-level Ferrari-themed course will sit atop the brand new Norwegian Joy. 

Ferrari race track cruise Norwegian Joy
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Ferrari has unveiled a race track on board the Norwegian Joy cruise ship

Up to 10 electric go-karts can zoom along the race track at a time, getting up to speeds of 40mph. 

Drivers will be treated to ocean views as they drag around the winding strip. 

The pioneering design will undergo thorough testing at sea before opening up to passengers when the ship sets sail during summer. 

Norwegian Joy cost a staggering £600m to build over three years. 

Ferrari race track cruise Norwegian Joy
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Ferrari has partnered with the Norwegian Joy to build the world first race track

The enormous cruise ship is nearing completion in its shipping yard in Germany, boasting 20 decks, 20 restaurants and waterslides. 

Norwegian Joy is the first in Norwegian’s fleet to specifically target the Chinese market. Its home ports are based in Shanghai and Beijing. 

The cruise operator joins several major North American lines to send ships to China as they drive new growth in Asia. 

Norwegian Joy will be delivered on April 27 from shipbuilder Meyer Werft and sent straight to China.

Ferrari race track cruise Norwegian Joy

Ferrari will brand the two-level, 10-car track on the top of the Norwegian ship

The mega-ship is one of the top 10 biggest cruises ever built, weighing a whopping 168,800 tons. It holds up to 3,850 passengers and spans 1,070ft in length. 

Features include an open-air laser tag course and a virtual reality pavilion with hovercraft bumper car simulators. 

It’s the 15th cruise in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet and the second ship in the company’s Breakaway Plus series. 

The first, Norwegian Escape, was launched in 2015 and tours the Caribbean year-round.



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