Carnival Cruise Line’s SkyRide Voted Best Feature Four Years in a Row

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The SkyRide which is currently on three Carnival cruise ships has been voted as the best cruise ship feature for the fourth consecutive time.

Carnival SkyRide Wins Best Cruise Ship Feature 2019

Once again the Carnival SkyRide which can be found on the Vista-class cruise ships from Carnival Cruise Line has won “Best Cruise Ship Feature of 2019” in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards.

It is the fourth consecutive time SkyRide has won this category which also included the Go-Kart track from Norwegian Cruise Line, The 10-story Ultimate Abyss slide from Royal Caribbean, SeaWalk from Princess Cruises, the AquaDuck from Disney Cruise Line and the North Star from Royal Caribbean.

Carnival Horizon SkyRide
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The SkyRide was first introduced on the Carnival Vista in 2016 and it has been designed by Scott Olson from SkyRide Technology. The award-winning feature is located at the top deck and lets guests pedal at their own speed with speeds up to 25 MPH. The ride is 800-feet long and elevated above the deck offering stunning ocean views.

SkyRide can be found on Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon and the recently delivered Carnival Panorama. With even more thrilling features on the way this could be the final winning year for SkyRide, we’ll just have to wait for the 2020 Cruise Ship Awards.

Full Order of Results

In second place came the popular Go-Kart track from Norwegian Cruise Line. In fact, it is the third year in a row the Go-Kart track has come in a close second place. The feature was first introduced on the Norwegian Joy in 2017 and then added to Norwegian Bliss in 2018 and more recently the Norwegian Encore.

The innovative North Star which takes guests up above the ship in a London Eye type capsule came in third place. The feature was first introduced on Quantum of the Seas in 2014 and has been the main attraction on all Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ships. The North Star can also currently be found on Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas and the upcoming Odyssey of the Seas.

The 10-Story Ultimate Abyss slide which is located at the aft of the Oasis-class ships from Royal Caribbean came in fourth place. The feature is currently on Oasis of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and soon added to Allure of the Seas.

The SeaWalk which can be found on the larger Royal-class cruise ships from Princess Cruises came in fifth place. In the last place came the thrilling AquaDuck water slide from Disney Cruise Line.

  1. Skyride (Carnival Cruise Line)
  2. Go-Kart Track (Norwegian Cruise Line)
  3. North Star (Royal Caribbean)
  4. Ultimate Abyss (Royal Caribbean)
  5. The SeaWalk (Princess Cruises)
  6. AquaDuck (Disney Cruise Line)

Cruise Ship Awards 2019

Thousands of Cruise Hive readers voted in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards which is now in its sixth year. The awards for 2019 opened in mid-September and readers have only been able to vote once in each of the eight categories. Do note that the results are only according to Cruise Hive readers and are only based on the major cruise lines with more of a focus on the cruise ships.

Do keep checking Cruise Hive as we’ll be revealing the results for more categories before the end of the year.

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