Fancy a cycling holiday but the other’s half after some relaxing in the sun instead? Get your kicks (sort of) by riding the cycle monorail about Carnival Cruise’s latest 800-ft track.
Situated on the top deck of the brand new Carnival Vista, the 800-foot-long track suspended around the boat’s top deck allows passengers to circle in pedal-powered capsules.
The recumbent-like bikes hang 150 feet above the sea, giving riders panoramic views to enjoy while they work off the all-you-can-eat buffets.
The expanded outdoor activities on offer also include SkyCourse, a suspended ropes course, along with The Clubhouse at SportSquare¸ featuring mini-bowling, ping-pong, arcade basketball, sports video gaming and other activities.
The largest ship in the fleet, Carnival Vista will measure 133,500 tons, 1,055 feet long and have a guest capacity of 3,936. The new vessel will debut May 1, 2016, with a 13-day cruise departing from Trieste, Italy.
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After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.