Allure of the Seas

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You can really tell the size of Allure of the Seas when you\’re on the pool deck. Central Park area runs down the middle of the ship. Photos by Matt Roseboom

World’s largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas makes her debut

By Matt and Jackie Roseboom

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship has launched. The Allure of the Seas is being dubbed an “Entertainment Ship”. There are so many things to do onboard, it’s hard to know where to start.

This ship offers more bang for your buck than ever before. When you look at the price of the room, food and entertainment together, other types of vacations just can’t compete. You also get to enjoy different ports of call while vacationing on this behemoth at sea.

The cliche that cruising is only for your grandparents is no longer true. With rock climbing, ice-skating, zip-lining, various restaurants, spa, and many shows all on the ship, it’s hard to compare it to anything except its sister ship, Oasis of the Seas. The Allure is roughly two inches longer, making her the largest cruise ship in the world. Ports are even the considering the size of the Oasis class ships when they remodel. Allure and Oasis really are the start of a new era in cruising.

Despite the ship’s size, it never really feels overwhelming. The hallways are sectioned off so you never see the full length of the ship while inside. There are also many small areas throughout. It’s easy to find a cozy spot to curl up and read a book — if that’s what you really want to do.

The entertainment and dining venues even offer an intimate feel. The smaller restaurants and clubs give this ship a city feel. You can easily forget you’re at sea. This city on water even has different sectioned areas. Central Park features classy shops and bistros in a lush landscaped setting right down the middle of the ship. The fun Boardwalk has a carousal, hot dog stand and other shops and restaurants. The Royal Promenade has dining, bars and shopping. This area also offers one of the first Starbucks at sea. The Pool and Sports Zone includes the pool area, Solarium and Sports deck. The Entertainment Place offers nightclubs, the casino and various types of theaters. The Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center features the many ways to improve your wellbeing — inside and out.

The staterooms come in many different configurations and prices. The most sought after are the ones that overlook the Boardwalk and AquaTheater. These rooms also offer a great view of the ocean out the back. But they can be noisy when you have your balcony door open.

The entertainment onboard includes first-run Dreamworks animation 3D movies, the Dreamworks Animation characters meet and greets, a fountain and high-dive show, Ice skating shows, a true broadway-style showing of Chicago and much more. It’s so much, look for a future column just about Allure’s great entertainment.

All and all, it’s the best value vacation for all ages. Allure of the Seas departs from Fort Lauderdale and cruises the Western and Eastern Caribbean.

Ship

  • Year Built: 2010
  • Max Passengers: 6,300
  • Passenger Decks: 16
  • Number of Crew: 1,800

Staterooms

  • Total Staterooms: 2,706
  • Suites with balcony: 166
  • Ocean View with balcony: 1,315
  • Ocean View, no balcony:176
  • Inside, Atrum View: 553
  • Inside: 496
Entertainment

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Movies
  • Card Room
  • Game Arcade
Spa / Wellness / Fitness

  • MedSpa Services
  • Full Service Spa
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Yoga/Pilates
Public Rooms

  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Internet Center
Children / Teens

  • Organized Age-Specific Activities
  • Outdoor Children’s Play Area
  • Dedicated Teen Center
  • Teen Programs
  • Children’s Pool
  • Youth Staff
  • Group and Private Babysitting Available
  • Family Staterooms
Dining

  • Main Dining Room
  • Specialty/Alternative Dining Venues
  • Coffeehouse/Patisserie
Other Facilities / Services

  • Elevators
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Sevices
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Safe Deposit Boxes
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3 Responses to “Allure of the Seas”

  1. Good day!

    Kindly a list off prices from every available room of any kind in the period 01/03/2011 – 01/07/2011 to cruise from Maimi or Fortlaunderdale to the caribean/mexico/panama or brasil
    please ad also kindly the prices for 2 adults

    have a nice day and waiting your reply as soon as possible1

    GUNO HIRSCHFELD

    #30492
  2. Good Day

    Kindly a list of every kindf of cruises in the period of 01/03/11-01/06/11 from every available room for 2 adults.
    Leaving from out Maimi or Fortlaunderdale to the caribean/mexico/panama/or Brasil.

    thanks i i will wait for the reply as soon as possible

    Guno Hirschfeld

    #30495
  3. Thanks for the unforgetable time on the Allure of the sea

    Lots off good remarks on your staffmembers who have done a good job onboard.

    Hopefully next time you will have stronger players on the indoorsoccer field…ha ha ha!

    Sincerly,

    G Hirschfeld

    #179930

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