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Allure of the Seas

Capacity
5484
Crew
2200
Tonnage
225 282
Length
362 m (1,187 ft)
First voyage
2010
Decks
16

Allure of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. As of 2018, the Oasis class were the largest passenger ships ever in service, and Allure is 50 millimetres (2.0 in) longer than her sister ship Oasis of the Seas, though both were built to the same specifications. Designed under the name "Project Genesis", she was ordered from Aker Finnyards in February 2006 and her construction began at the Perno shipyard, Turku, Finland, in February 2008.... Read more

Allure of the Seas

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
5484
Crew: 
2200
Tonnage: 
225 282
Length: 
362 m (1,187 ft)
Beam: 
47 m (154 ft) waterline60.5 m (198 ft) max beam
First voyage: 
2010
Decks: 
16

Allure of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. As of 2018, the Oasis class were the largest passenger ships ever in service, and Allure is 50 millimetres (2.0 in) longer than her sister ship Oasis of the Seas, though both were built to the same specifications. Designed under the name "Project Genesis", she was ordered from Aker Finnyards in February 2006 and her construction began at the Perno shipyard, Turku, Finland, in February 2008. She was named in May 2008 after a contest was held to name her and her sister. The keel of Allure of the Seas was laid on 2 December 2008, shortly after the shipyard had been acquired by STX Europe.

Upon her launch in November 2009, she became the world's largest passenger ship, taking the place of Oasis of the Seas. She was eclipsed by her sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, upon its launch in June 2015. Harmony of the Seas has an overall length of 362.12 metres (1,188.1 ft).

History

The keel of Allure of the Seas was laid on 2 December 2008 at the STX Europe Turku shipyard, Finland, during a ceremony involving Royal Caribbean and STX representatives. She was launched on 20 November 2009, with further outfitting taking place while afloat in the shipyard. Allure of the Seas was declared complete and formally delivered to Royal Caribbean on 28 October 2010. She left the Turku shipyard on 29 October 2010 at 05:45 UTC, heading directly to her home port of Port Everglades, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The ship is equipped with telescoping funnels to pass under bridges such as the Storebælt Bridge, which she passed on 30 October 2010. While media has reported that there was only 30 centimetres (12 in) of clearance, the truth is that at the mean water level it was closer to 2–3 metres (6.6–9.8 ft) and the much-advertised squat effect, whereby vessels traveling at speed in a shallow channel will be drawn deeper into the water, did not have significant effect on the draft of the vessel.

On 11 November 2010 at approximately 14:30 UTC, Allure of the Seas arrived at her home port of Port Everglades, Florida. She was greeted by thousands of spectators waiting on the shore.

The ship was formally named by her godmother, the fictional character Princess Fiona, in a ceremony on 28 November 2010.

In February 2014, Allure of the Seas entered dry dock at Grand Bahama island for seven days to replace a damaged gearbox in one of her Azipods. As the dry dock facility was not large enough to fully accommodate an Oasis-class ship, a unique solution had to be devised to allow the replacement, known as "Project Atlantis". During her time in dry dock, the crew used the downtime to make numerous repairs and refurbishments to the guest facilities, including the installation of new carpets.

Allure of the Seas sailed year-round in the Caribbean region out of Port Everglades from its homeporting in 2010 through 2014. She changed port to Barcelona and sailed the Mediterranean between May and October 2015, becoming the largest cruise ship and the first Oasis-class ship to spend a full season in that region. Afterward, she returned to Port Everglades.

Allure of the Seas changed its home port in November 2018 to the Port of Miami.

In March 2019, Allure of the Seas was named the "Number 2 Best Cruise Ship Overall" in the 9th annual Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.

Technical details

The classified length of Allure of the Seas is the same as that of her sister, 360 metres (1,181 ft), though she is reported to be 50 millimetres (2 in) longer than Oasis of the Seas. According to the shipyard, this is not intentional and such small differences in length may occur simply due to the temperature of the steel in a ship as big as this. The gross tonnage of Allure of the Seas is 225,282 and her displacement is equal to that of Oasis of the Seas, which is estimated to be around 100,000 metric tons, slightly less than that of an American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Her steel hull alone weighs roughly 54,000 tons.

The ship features a two-deck dance hall, a theatre with 1,380 seats, an ice skating rink, 7 distinct "neighborhoods", and 25 dining options, including a Starbucks coffee shop at sea. Many of the ship's interiors were extensively decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish.

Before beginning service from Port Everglades, Allure of the Seas was fitted with an 80 kW solar array by BAM Energy Group which powers the shopping district. The system cost US$600,000 and covers an area of 2,000 m2 (21,530 sq ft). It uses Uni-Solar BIPV laminates designed to withstand foot traffic and marine conditions.

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MS_Allure_of_the_Seas

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Attractions on Allure of the Seas


Coach

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The iconic maker of luxury leather goods comes to sea. Only onboard our Oasis Class ships - browse the Coach® store showcasing the brand's signature line of handbags, leather accessories, sunglasse...
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Rising Tide Bar

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The first-ever moving bar at sea, which ascends and descends over three decks. You have to see it to believe it.

Hall of Odds

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You have an opportunity to visit the Hall of Odds, which immerses our guests in the history of gaming.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Bow and Stern

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An excellent meeting place for pints, people, performances, and more.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Cups & Scoops

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Delicious sweet treats onboard. Try for one of our signature cupcakes baked fresh daily or enjoy a scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream with your choice of toppings.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Giovanni's Table

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Take a trip to Tuscany in this casual Italian eatery that has a dish to tantalize any palate.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Explorers

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Space Mud, Fossil Fever, Meteorology Madness! Hands-on science gets young minds churning – along with explorations of the fine arts with Adventure Art and Adventure Theater. Round out the night wit...
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Fuel Teen Disco

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Open 'til 2 a.m., teens can dance, listen to music, or just hang out.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Comedy live

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Dark, intimate, a little gritty and totally side-splitting. At the adults-only Comedy Live, inspired by the clubs of Manhattan, guest comedians dole out the best type of medicine: big-time laughs, ...

Shore Excursions

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Explore every port-of-call with Explorations! shore excursions, the best way to have fun outside the ship. Stop by the Shore Excursion desk to book or for more details.

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