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Allure Of The Seas

November 12, 2010
The 1300 seat Amber Theatre

On December 1, 2010 the sister ship of Oasis of the Seas will debut as Allure of the Seas.  She will share the title of the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship with her sister ship.

Allure Of The Seas

An architectural marvel at sea, Allure of the Seas will span 16 decks, encompass 225,282 gross registered tons, carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms.

Allure Of The Seas arrives at its new home in Florida

Allure of the Seas will tout Royal Caribbean’s exclusive neighborhood concept of 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.

Royal Promenade

Casino Royale

A Standard-Cabin

Allure of the Seas’ inaugural voyage is a special four-night cruise, departing Port Everglades on December 1, 2010. The itinerary will feature two days at sea and a call at Labadee, Royal Caribbean private beach destination on the northern coast of Haiti.

Allure of the Seas will sail alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises every Sunday from her home port of Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale starting December 12, 2010.  The Eastern Caribbean voyages will call on St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Nassau.  The Western Caribbean Voyages will call on Falmouth, Jamaica’s new cruise port, Cozumel, and Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private beach on Haiti. Both itineraries will feature three days at sea.

A view of Allure of the Seas

“Allure of the Seas will offer guests a new set of onboard amenities and entertainment and dining options that will help make a most memorable vacation,” said Lisa Bauer, senior vice president, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “Though Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas are sister ships, each ship’s distinctive onboard experience will offer guests a wide selection of choices that appeals to every age and lifestyle. Throughout, guests will also enjoy the Royal treatment, delivered by every member of our world-renowned friendly and engaging staff and crew.”

One of the 24 restaurants on the ship

Allure will have many of the same features as Oasis except for a few special amenities:

• Boardwalk Dog House

• Ipod docking station in every stateroom

• Chicago Musical

• 3D movie screen

• Rita’s Cantina (Mexican Food Restaurant)

The Boardwalk Dog House is an outdoor hot-dog specialty counter located where the donut shop is on Oasis of the Seas. Guests can choose from traditional hot dogs, wieners, brats, sausages and other delicious linked meats and a variety of toppings to split a long bun.

Each stateroom aboard Allure of the Seas also will be equipped with an Apple Ipod dock for guests to set their own personal ambience.

The ship will feature one of Broadway’s longest-running and most recognizable theatrical productions, Chicago: The Musical, which will headline in the ship’s Amber Theater.

The phenomenon of 3-D movies adds a new dimension to Entertainment Place, thanks to specially equipped 3-D screens in the ship’s Amber Theater.

The 1300-seat Amber Theater

Combining the best of classic Mexican beach bars and Southern California’s famed taquerias, Rita’s Cantina will be a vibrant new restaurant in the Boardwalk neighborhood. Adults and kids alike will enjoy some of their favorite Mexican fare, such as shrimp ceviche tostadas, warm tortilla chips with salsa and fiesta guacamole, as well as entrées, such as fajitas, fish tacos and Chipotle-style flautas. The more casual setting will be a favorite lunch, snack or dinner spot for guests seeking a flavorful fiesta. Rita’s Cantina also will boast some of the best and widest selection of margaritas at sea, offering both authentic and signature concoctions mixed with a choice from the extensive list of quality tequilas, served on the rocks or frozen in a variety of fruit-flavor combinations. In addition, Rita Cantina will introduce new nightlife to Boardwalk with live guitar music, drinks and dancing. Rita’s Cantina’s design will include large open breeze ways and an outdoor seating area complete with high top tables and stools.

The floating Starbucks Cafe is among a panoply of dining and entertainment options offered aboard Allure of the Seas. Coffee lovers looking for a bit of sea air flavor in their espresso or Frappuccino might want to sample the first Starbucks at sea

Starbucks aboard the ship

One of the world’s most recognizable fashion apparel companies, GUESS, also will debut its first flagship store at sea this December in Allure of the Seas’ Royal Promenade neighborhood. Guests will enjoy the latest stylish handbags, wallets, watches, shoes, jewelry, eyewear and perfumes in one of the largest GUESS accessory stores. The GUESS Accessory boutique will be located in place of Focus Photo Shop on deck six.

Guests also will enjoy new complimentary onboard conveniences, such as guest services kiosks in the Royal Promenade where guests can instantly view, print or e-mail their SeaPass folio or their personal calendar, or check-in and print airline boarding passes.

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