The biggest cruise ship in the world with new features after dry dock

By ,   May 22, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas emerged from an 18-day dry dock in Cadiz, Spain with changes including new cabin types, dining options and shops.

The 5,400-passenger Allure now offers new restaurants - the Mexican Sabor Taqueria, serving Mexican food, Coastal Kitchen with California inspired cuisine exclusively for passengers in suite accommodations, as well as the 'reimagined' Izumi Hibachi & Sushi carrying a complete Teppanyaki menu.

Allure of the Seas had its main dining room separated into four dining venues: Silk, Chic, The Grande and American Icon. The four restaurants first debuted on Quantum of the Seas and promote the 'Dynamic Dining' concept of the line. However, the roll-out of flexible dining program with no formal nights or set dining times, has been put on hold for the cruise ship.

Allure boasts ten new suites, including six Grand, two Royal and two Royal Family Suites. Also new for suite passengers are the Suite Lounge and the new Sun Deck that provide a reserved spot. The new shops include Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade New York.

Allure of the Seas will be homeported in Barcelona for 2015 summer to offer Mediterranean cruises before heading back to Fort Lauderdale in November.