MIAMI, Nov. 11 — Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship, arrived at her homeport of Port Everglades. Eagerly awaiting and celebrating the ship’s arrival amidst thousands of U.S. flags were hundreds of onlookers, including Royal Caribbean executives and employees, community organizations and residents, as well as a flotilla of maritime escorts made up of fireboats and private watercrafts. The second of the cruise lines Oasis-class ships made her U.S. debut following a 13-day transatlantic journey from Turku, Finland.
Royal Caribbean, known for building the largest cruise ships in the world and introducing never before seen innovations like the Royal Promenade of shop and dining venues, rock walls, ice skating rinks and surf simulators, launches Allure of the Seas with a refreshing new array of features and onboard amenities. In addition to the signature Oasis-class neighborhood design with seven unique spaces like Central Park and the Coney Island-style Boardwalk, complete with a hand-carved carousel and an AquaTheater, her distinct personality takes center stage presenting new features such as:
* New entertainment offerings including the launch of a partnership with DreamWorks Animation and the Broadway hit, Chicago: The Musical
* 26 dining options including the first Starbucks at sea, a new spin on fine dining at 150 Central Park conceptualized by The Culinary Institute of America alumna Molly Brandt, who was recently named Chef de Cuisine as the winner of the “Allure of the Seas Culinary Challenge,” as well as the Samba Grill Brazilian steakhouse, Rita’s Cantina Mexican cuisine and The Boardwalk Dog House
* A wide array of retail options including a BRITTO Gallery fashioned by pop artist Romero Britto and GUESS Accessory boutique
* Innovative technology features such as a 3-D movie theater, iPod docks in suites, self service kiosks and digital way finding signage for guests
Allure of the Seas shares the title of the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship with sister-ship Oasis of the Seas. With a cache of distinct onboard activities and amenities, Allure of the Seas offers one-of-a-kind entertainment performances, culinary concepts, retail venues and technology innovations. An architectural marvel at sea, Allure’s neighborhoods are divided into seven distinct themed areas, which include Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. She spans 16 decks, encompasses 225,282 gross registered tons, carries 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms.
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 ships currently in service. The line also offers unique cruisetour land packages in Alaska, Dubai, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and South America.