If you love the idea of being stuck on a boat with a couple thousand other people, being forced to eat meals with people you’ve never met, and occasionally getting trapped at sea, cruises are a great way to have a fun vacation on a budget. Apparently, Norwegian Cruise Line is about to launch a new ship called the Norwegian Joy that will have the world’s first seafaring race track. Truly, humanity’s greatest achievement. The rest of the ship looks swanky as hell, which isn’t surprising since it’s apparently tailored to ultra-wealthy Chinese customers, but this go-kart track idea has some serious potential. Unlimited food and go-karting is a winning combination no matter where you are, and being able to enjoy both while at sea sounds like my kind of fun.
Forget suntans, shuffleboard, waterslides and mai-tais. Spend your week-long vacation sussing out the best racing line, practicing your trail braking, and figuring out which go-kart’s governor is tuned just a touch faster than the rest of the fleet.
Then, when the racing day is done, you can head to dinner, eat three entrees, and retire to one of the casinos for the evening.
As awesome as a race track on a cruise ship sounds, the only thing I need to know is why someone hasn’t done this before. Though I’m not entirely sure what a go-kart on a choppy sea would do for motion sickness.