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Allure of the Seas

Now Oasis of the Seas' big sister takes to the water

Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas is not only the world’s most revolutionary cruise ship, but steals the title as the world’s largest cruise ship by just 50mm from sister-ship Oasis of the Seas.

Longer than 40 London Routemaster buses, Allure of the Seas is a whopping 1,187ft long.

An architectural marvel at sea, it spans 16 decks, weighs in at 225,282 gross registered tons, carries 6,200 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms.

Allure of the Seas in Port Everglades, Florida
Allure of the Seas pictured arriving in Port Everglades, Florida

With a cache of distinct new onboard activities and amenities, Allure of the Seas offers one-of-a-kind entertainment performances, culinary concepts, retail venues and technology innovations.

It showcases Royal Caribbean International’s exclusive neighbourhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, including Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone, featuring

  • 21 swimming pools and whirlpools onboard
  • More than 20 different cafes and restaurants from Starbucks to steak houses
  • 17 bars and lounges including the Rising Tide Bar which moves guests up and down between three decks
  • 25 different shops including designer handbag stores and even a shop for pet souvenirs
  • Many different sports facilities such as those for surfing, water polo, scuba diving, rock climbing, ice skating and kick boxing
  • The ship alternates a Western Caribbean with an Eastern Caribbean seven-night itinerary from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale (Florida).

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Royal Caribbean International
    Built at STX Europe in Turku, Finland
    Entered service: December 5, 2010
    Cost: £800 million
    Registered: The Bahamas
    Gross tonnage: 225,282 tons
    Passengers: 5,400
    Passenger decks: 16
    Lifts: 24
    Crew: 2,394
    Cabins: 2,706 including

    Length: 1,187ft
    Width: 208ft
    Draft: 30ft
    Engines: diesel-electric


    Three main dining rooms (two sittings), alternative dining options, three show lounges, casino, library, AquaTheater outdoor ampitheatre, 21 swimming pools, and hot tubs, golf simulator, ice rink, boutiques, spa and fitness centre, beauty salon, self-service laundry, children’s facilities, theatre, champagne bar, conference centre, library, internet centre, medical centre .

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