|Allure of the Seas Under Construction - Courtesy Royal Caribbean|
Allure of the Seas is well on her way to being complete! The update from the shipyard in Finland is that Allure is pieced together to meticulous detail and finished in preparation for her transatlantic crossing and inaugural sailing.
Allure of the Seas, the second ship in the Oasis-class, is ahead of schedule. There are over 2000 workers assembling the vessel, which will join it's sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, as the largest cruise ship afloat. An architectural marvel at sea, she will span 16 decks, encompass 225,282 gross registered tons, carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms.
Just like the Oasis of the Seas, there will be seven distinct themed areas, which will include Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. The ship will alternate a Western Caribbean with an Eastern Caribbean seven-night itinerary from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The ship's inaugural voyage will be a 7-Night Western Caribbean itinerary, sailing on December 5, 2010. Allure of the Seas' new cruise for the inaugural season is now open for booking. Prior to that there will be several pre-inaugural voyages ending with a 4-Night Caribbean-Eastern Cruise on December 1, 2010. You can still be among the first to experience Allure of the Seas - check our website or contact me for current availability.
UPDATE: September 17th
The news is good from Finland, where construction is ahead of schedule and the final touches are being made before the launch of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship Allure of the Seas.
UPDATE: September 25th
The news continues to be good from Finland, where construction is ahead of schedule. The Allure completed sea trials this week in the Baltic. According to reports she handled well in the12 foot swells.
Dating back to the first days of sailing, the placing of coins on a new ship promises good luck. See where they keep Allure's lucky coins, which have been with the ship since her keel-laying.