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  Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Allure of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Allure of the Seas, under construction in Ankkurikylä, Western Finland, 2009
Photograph by Anssi Koskinen. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)





ALLURE OF THE SEAS FACTS

Description
Allure of the Seas cruise ship shares the title of the world’s largest cruise ship with Royal Caribbean sister ship Oasis of the Seas. Allure of the Seas will have 16 decks and weigh in at a massive 220,000 gross registered tons. Allure of the Seas features Royal Caribbean’s new neighborhood concept of seven separate themed areas. The Central Park area located in the center of the ship is open to the sky and more than the length of a football field, lined with boutiques and specialty restaurants and overlooked by the new balcony staterooms rising five decks above the storefronts on each side. The Royal Promenade which has been a feature of Royal Caribbean cruise ships is bigger and better with a boulevard of boutiques, restaurants, bars and lounges, and a new mezzanine level. Natural light streams through two Crystal Canopy sculptured glass domes into Central Park and the Royal Promenade.

Destinations
Allure of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas, will be home ported at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

History
MS Allure of the Seas was ordered in February 2006. Construction officially began in February 2008. She was named Allure of the Seas in May 2008. The keel was laid on 2 December 2008. Allure of the Seas arrived at new home port of Port Everglades, in november 2010 and was formally named by her godmother Princess Fiona.

Entertainment
The Allure of the Seas introduces a new concept in cruise ship design with seven neighborhoods on board, each with distinct theme and attractions - an idea similar to theme park design.
  • Boardwalk: features the new AquaTheater, the carousel, the nine deck high zip line (flying fox). The Boardwalk also features various games, amusements, restaurants and shops.
  • The Royal Promenade is the heart of the ship and now has a mezzanine level overlooking the area below. The Royal Promenade inherits many of the features found on the Voyager and Freedom Class ships, but also has some new amenities including the skylight dome that lets in natural light from the sky; the Rising Tide bar which rises and falls between three decks of the ship. The shopping mall has numerous shops and eating places.
  • Central Park is open to the sky and features a variety of shops and restaurants
  • The Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center is even larger than those on the Voyager and Freedom Class Ships. The Spa offers massages, saunas , steam rooms, a Beauty Salon, and cafe.
  • The Pool and Sports Zone features 4 pools and 10 whirlpools. The Beach Pool has a beach theme with sloping entry. There is also a traditional main pool with 3 bars in the pool area.Sports activities include full sized basketball court, two flowriders, two rock walls, mini-golf, and a zip-line (flying fox) that glides across the boardwalk.
  • Entertainment Place hosts venues casino, the Opal Theater, an ice skating rink, other smaller theaters
  • Youth Zone is home of the Adventure Ocean youth program with space dedicated to youth and children's activities.


Cabins
There are 2,700 staterooms on the ship. New categories of accommodations on Allure of the Seas include two level Loft Suites and two bedroom AquaTheater Suites, Central Park- and Boardwalk-facing balcony staterooms (6 AquaTheater View suites, 221 Boardwalk View balcony staterooms, 8 Boardwalk View staterooms). There are 25 Crown Loft Suites, and the exclusive Royal Loft Suite accommodates groups of six, and even has its own Baby Grand piano, private bar, indoor and outdoor dining rooms. There is an enormous choice of accommodation styles, with 22 categories of accommodation to choose from.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:STX Europe, Turku, Finland
Date Completed:2010
Length:360 m
Width:47 m
Decks:16 passenger
Passengers:5400