When it comes to providing more active onboard pursuits, the cruise lines are really seeking out creative options for how to best use the space on their ships.
Over the years, lines have added rock climbing walls, ziplines, bungee trampolines, ropes courses, waterslides, skating rinks (ice and roller), simulated skydiving and simulated surfing and bodyboarding. These activities added to the longtime cruise ship feature of jogging tracks (though, some are barely usable because of their layout and general passenger foot traffic) and recent additions of outdoor fitness stations for resistance training (body weight and free weight exercises).
Now, Carnival Cruise Line has imagined another option to get your heart pumping while on the ship. Carnival has created SkyRide, cruising's first pedal-powered open-air aerial ride, which will be featured on the upcoming Carnival Vista. Passengers ride in hanging recumbent-like bikes and cycle around an 800-foot suspended track with panoramic views from 150 feet above the sea. You can even race someone. There are two bike tracks, a red and blue, tracing a path around the ship. Fun and exercise, too. We love it!
The ship, which is due to launch in spring 2016, also will have a SkyCourse ropes course and a WaterWorks water park with a two-person water raft ride.
They wouldn't try that, though. Or would they?
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