Allure Of The Seas

Allure Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Allure Of The Seas

Year built2010  /  Age : 8
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderSTX Europe (Turku, Finland)
ClassOasis
Building costUSD 1,2 billion
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)360 m / 1181 ft
Beam (width)64 m / 210 ft
Gross Tonnage225282 gt
Passengers5490 - 6314
Crew2150
Passengers-to-space ratio36
Decks17
Cabins2745
Decks with cabins11
Last Refurbishment2015-2020
Christened byPrincess Fiona ("Shrek" movie character)

Current itinerary of Allure Of The Seas

Allure Of The Seas current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 739 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 09 Dec, 2018 and ends on 16 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
09 Dec 16:30      Departing from Miami, Florida   
10 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
12 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
13 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay-Coxen Hole, Honduras   
14 Dec 08:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
16 Dec 06:15      Arriving in Miami, Florida   

Review of Allure Of The Seas

Launched in 2010, Allure of the Seas is the 2nd Oasis-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Oasis of the Seas (2009), as well as the new Oasis-class (world's ever largest) Harmony of the Seas (2016) and Symphony of the Seas (2018). The following aerial photo shows an Oasis-class cruise vessel (as looked from above).

Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ship (Allure, Oasis, Harmony, Symphony)

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ship (raster image)

The 225,282-ton, 5,400-passenger cruise ship Allure of the Seas has unique personality. Scattered throughout the mass of steel, glass, wood and trees are changes, such as new retail options (a Guess store), restaurants (a hot dog stand), shows ("Chicago") and a recognizable green ogre, donkey and penguins culled from the Dream Works films. The cruise line also added 3D viewing facilities to its movie offerings, iPod docks in each stateroom and passenger kiosks from which cruisers might print boarding passes and keep tabs on escalating onboard bills.

Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ship (raster image)

Cruise itinerary program

Allure of the Seas itinerary program is based on Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale FL. In 2015, the Allure sailed in Europe for the first time, and operated on Western Mediterranean cruises from Rome and Barcelona. On repositioning, the ship offers Transatlantic crossings between Europe and Florida.

Cabins

Allure Of The Seas has a total of 2706 cabins (of which 194 Suites, 1787 Balcony rooms, 716 adjoining, 472 Insides) in 43 grades. 46 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Allure of the Seas are the Owner Loft Suites and Grand Loft Suites (86 m2). The new “Royal Suite Class” booking category (suite accommodations only) provides Allure’s highest paying passengers with the ultimate all-inclusive cruise experience of Royal Caribbean, marked by Coastal Kitchen exclusive access, 24-hour personal butler service, included gratuities, all-inclusive drinks, free Internet and thermal suite unlimited access.

Allure Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Allure of the Seas' guests won't be disappointed if they choose to eat in the free restaurants: the service, quality and variety are exceptional, especially in the main dining rooms. During the last refurbishment in 2015, the “American Icon Grill” replaced “Adagio Dining Room”. This special 3056-seat eatery offers a la carte open seating breakfast and lunch, “Brasserie 30” menu, and two assigned dinner seatings, as well as increadible Private Dining area. The 58-seat Cafe Promenade on Deck 5 is a 24-hour spot in ship's Royal Promenade. The cafe serves up cookies, brownies, small sandwiches and coffee. The ham and cheese mini-croissants are definitely an addictive staple. The Cafe Promenade is also one of the several spots to grab free Seattle's Best Coffee.

Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ships - swimming pools

Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ships - Sports Court, Mini Golf, FlowridersFollows the complete list of Allure of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • American Icon Grill (3056-seat, a la carte restaurant; offers open seating breakfast, lunch, “Brasserie 30” menu; with two assigned dinner seatings and Private Dining area.)
  • The Grande (offers DreamWorks themed breakfast, two fixed dinner seatings and "My Time Dining")
  • Johnny Rockets (128-seat fast food restaurant, complimentary)
  • Sabor (Mexican a la carte restaurant, reservation-only, with “Playground” kids area)
  • 150 Central Park (76-seat specialty restaurant, dinner only)
  • Windjammer Marketplace buffet restaurant (719-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Giovanni’s Table (96-seat Italian specialty restaurant, reservations recommended)
  • Chops Grille (steakhouse/seafood)
  • Samba Grill (dinner only Brazilian steakhouse)
  • Sorrento’s (66-seat Italian restaurant)
  • Izumi (73-seat Asian/Japanese restaurant)
  • The Silk (Asian cuisine)
  • Solarium Bistro (128-seat, healthy dining)
  • WipeOut Cafe (56-seat fast food bar)
  • Boardwalk Dog House (complimentary)
  • Boardwalk Donuts Shop (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Allure cruise ship boasts with the DreamWorks Experience - a themed programming in partnership with the Walt Disney Company. This new entertainment program is aimed at families and offers movies-themed DreamWorks activities on select RCI ships within the fleet. The list of special activities includes characters meet and greets (of course, plus photo ops). The characters available for meetings and greetings on the Allure include Po (“Kung Fu Panda”), Puss, Shrek, Fiona (“Shrek” series), Gloria, Alex, King Julien (“All Hail King Julien” series), penguins (“The Penguins of Madagascar” series). Character Breakfast is offered in the dining room; 3D DreamWorks movie screenings are featured in the Amber Theater; Themed games are provided by “Adventure Ocean” youth program.

 

Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ships - Aqua Theater

Follows the complete list of Allure of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Amber Theater (2160-seat, features four grand productions per cruise with dance, acrobatics, comedy and game shows)
  • AquaTheatre (3-deck, 735-seat, with a deep pool)
  • Blaze nightclub (193-seat); Entertainment Place nightclub
  • Studio B Lounge (indoor ice-skating rink; also serves as a spot for ice shows, cooking demos, game parties)
  • Picture This photo studio and shop; Parkside Gallery; Britto Gallery and Shop; SeaTrek Shop (diving equipment); Breeze Shop
  • Boleros Latin Bar and Lounge (90-seat)
  • Dazzles Disco Club and Lounge (222-seat)
  • Diamond Club Lounge and Bar (36-seat, past guests only); Concierge Club and Lounge (121-seat, past guests only); Card Room (72-seat); Suite Lounge (features Coastal Kitchen)
  • Jazz on 4 Bar and Club; Comedy Live (adult-only club); Hall of Odds (gambling); Bow and Stern English Pub (capacity 128-seat); Champagne Bar (66-seat); Rising Tide Bar (32-seat moving cocktail bar); On Air Club (113-seat sports bar); Sabor Bar (60-seat); Cups and Scoops (60-seat Ice Cream bar); Vintages (73-seat Wine Bar); Trellis Bar; Park Cafe (100-seat deli bar); Pool Bar; Sand Bar; Sky Bar; WipeOut Bar; Mast Bar
  • Casino Royale
  • Prince and Greene complex (shops)
  • Carousel (with 20 handcrafted wooden figures)
  • Cafe Promenade (58-seat, 24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee)
  • Cupcake Cupboard Shop (10-seat bakery)
  • Royal Promenade Boutiques (perfumes, jewellry, duty free alcohol, general store, logo/souvenirs)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 4 pools
  • Central Park (outdoor area for relaxation with garden spaces)
  • Solarium lounge (includes Park Cafe, pool bar and adults only pool area); Solarium Bar
  • Video Games Arcade; Youth Zone Neighbourhood; Fuel Teen Disco club; Living Room teen lounge area; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area; Adventure Science Lab; H2O Zone family and kids area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; 2 Rock-climbing Walls; Allure Dunes Golf Course; two Flowriders (surf simulators); Zip Line.

Allure Of The Seas wiki

  • Allure of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's 2nd Oasis-class vessel - together with OasisHarmony and Symphony. Until the Harmony's arrival in 2016, Allure and Oasis were the biggest cruise vessels in the world. Still, Allure was the bigger one, being just 50 millimeters (almost 2 inches) longer compared to Oasis. The hulls of both vessels were named in May 2008, following a competition for proposing the best ship name for the twin sisters.
  • Allure cruise ship is one of the few vessels named by a cartoon movie character. Her godmother is Princess Fiona, from the movie Shrek. The ceremony took place on the 28th of November, 2010 at Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale. After the naming ceremony, Allure set sail on her maiden voyage, on the 1st of December 2010, to both the East and the West Caribbean.
  • The ship has telescoping funnels to be able to sail across under bridges. Royal Caribbean Oasis class ships are the first cruise vessels to get a DNV Green Passport. This is a key element for the Clean Ship Design certificate. The certificate is not compulsory, but it shows the environmental commitment of the operator. The hulls of Allure and Oasis ships have special non-toxic covering that minimizes friction and saves fuel.
  • Allure of the Seas does not impress only with size, but also with the details in her decor. Super modern, tall few decks sculptures and elevators made of transparent glass are among the astonishing features of the world's biggest passenger ship ever built. First time traveling young parents have the opportunity to leave their small kids at an infants (6 months to 3 years) nursery.
  • (2013-2014 propulsion accidents) In late October 2013 Allure started a series of "reduced speed" problems causing regular delays in her sailing schedule. There were late call port arrivals and early departures, with many excursions cancellations, and the issue is an Azipod mulfunctioning. One of the Allure's 3 propulsion units had, as RCI officially stated, "unanticipated bearings wear", and had to be replaced. This was done in Bahamas (Feb 23 - Mar 2, 2014) when the ship entered into drydock. The 7-day cruise in the end of February 2014 was cancelled. Booked passengers were fully refunded.
  • On November 4, 2016, the world's 3 largest cruise ships - Harmony, Allure and Oasis - convened off the Florida's coast. The unique event was live streamed officially by RCI, starting at approx 5 pm EST. The meeting at open sea coincided with the Harmony's arrival at Port Everglades (her US homeport), finishing a 13-night Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Barcelona to Florida (Oct 23 - Nov 5).

Fun ship facts

  • Width: 198 ft (60,5 m), waterline width 154 ft (47 m)
  • Draught: 31 ft (9,3 m)
  • Depth (below waterline): 74 ft (22,6 m)
  • above water line height: 236 ft (72 m)
  • Deadweight Tonnage 19750 tons
  • Engines / power: three Wartsila diesels (type 12V46D, power output 13860 kW each), plus three Wartsila diesels (type 16V46D, power output 18480 kW each)
  • Diesel-electric propulsion: three ABB thrusters (type Azipod XO, power output 20,5 MW each), plus four Wartsila bow thrusters (type CT3500, power output 5,5 MW each)
  • All Royal Caribbean Oasis-class ships are the world's first cruise vessels with a DNV Green Passport. This is a key element for the Clean Ship Design certificate. The certificate is not compulsory, but it shows the environmental commitment of the operator line Royal Caribbean International. Another interesting feature is that their hulls have special non-toxic covering that minimizes friction and saves fuel.
  • The vessel contains 3300 ml (5300 km) of cables, which is roughly the width of the USA.
  • 110,000 ice cubes are used daily.
  • Central Park has 56 trees and bamboos, 62 vine plants, 12,500 plants.
  • AquaTheater's pool is 18 ft (5,5 m) deep and is one of the biggest pools at sea.
  • 2130 tons of fresh water are used onboard in 24 hours.
  • The Allure ship has around 7000 art works.
  • The ship is served by 20 chefs, 222 cooks , 102 culinary crew (sanitation/cleaning).
  • Breads and pastries are all fresh-made onboard. The bakery machine makes 4000 rolls per hour.
  • Weekly consumption statistics: potatoes (18000 pounds / 8170 kg), chicken (16000 pounds / 7260 kg), beef (15600 pounds / 7080 kg), fresh vegetables (62000 pounds / 28120 kg), fresh fruit (45000 pounds / 20400 kg), eggs (86400), beer (10200 bottles), water (3500 bottles), wine (2225 bottles), ice cream (8000 gallons / 30283 L), pizza (18000 slices).

In September 2018, RCCL trademarked the Oasis-Class ships smokestack area (located top-deck midship). The design features a crown-shaped bottom section with 2 slanted funnels above. In October 2018 was trademarked ship's oblong-shaped stern. The design features AquaTheater Suites (with balconies), Ultimate Abyss (2 cascading waterslides) and RCCL's logo.

Allure Of The Seas refurbishment 2015 review

The list of deckplan changes after ship's 18-day drydock refurbishment (May 2015, done in Cadiz Spain) includes:

  • Implemented was the RCI’s new Dynamic Dining concept (3 new restaurants were added replacing the 3-tiered Adagio Dining Room. Their names are American Icon Grill, The Grande, and Silk (located respectively on decks 3, 4 and 5).
  • New evening show was added to the Amber Theater’s show program. The “Chicago” musical was replaced by the ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” musical.
  • (on deck 16) new restaurants and bars were added. These are the Sabor Taqueria (Mexican restaurant) and the Sabor Tequila Bar, replacing respectively, the Rita’s Cantina and the Boardwalk Bar.
    Boardwalk Bar was redesigned and renamed to “Sabor Bar” (60 seats).
  • (on deck 16) Izumi restaurant was removed to deck 4 (in the Windjammer area). The reimagined Izumi (Hibachi & Sushi) was upgraded with a Teppanyaki menu.
  • (on deck 17) Viking Crown Lounge (171 seats) was replaced by Suite Lounge and Coastal Kitchen (suite guests only restaurant).
  • (on deck 17 new cabin categories) were introduced, including 10 Suites (6x Grand, 2x Royal, 2x Royal Family).
  • The Pinnacle Lounge (55 seats, suites-only) was transformed into OL-Owner Loft Suite. Pinnacle Chapel (wedding chapel) was transformed into GL-Grand Loft Suite.
  • (on decks 5 and 8 /shopping arcade) new designer boutiques were added – Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors.
  • The Izumi Hibachi & Sushi restaurant was upgraded with a complete Teppanyaki menu.

Royal Caribbean’s DreamWorks Experience

The Allure cruise ship offers its guests the DreamWorks Experience. This is a themed programming via partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Amblin Partners (DreamWorks SKG's owner company). Universal Pictures is the distributor of the DreamWorks movie productions through its subsidiary company Touchstone Pictures.

This new entertainment program is geared toward families and offers DreamWorks movies-themed onboard activities on select ships within the RCI fleet. The list of such activities includes:

  • DreamWorks characters meetings and greetings (plus photo ops). The list of characters available for meet & greets on the Allure ship features Po (“Kung Fu Panda” movie), Shrek, Fiona, Puss (“Shrek” series), Alex, Gloria, King Julien, penguins (“The Penguins of Madagascar” series, “All Hail King Julien” series).
  • Character Breakfast (in the dining room restaurant)
  • 3D DreamWorks movie screenings (in the Royal Theater), including first-run movies which premieres on the ship are on the same day they go in land-based theaters
  • DreamWorks TV channel in cabins
  • Themed activities and games by the ship’s “Adventure Ocean” (onboard youth program) include animation workshops, story time, themed dance parties, character story-based adventure games, regular character visits to kids facilities, meets-and-greets.
  • The Royal Caribbean’s “DreamWorks ships” list also includes AnthemFreedomHarmonyLibertyMarinerOasis,OvationQuantumVoyager.

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Allure Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Allure Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami
2018 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$599
2018 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$679
2018 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$599
2018 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$739
2018 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$832
2018 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Miami$1399
2018 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Miami$1448
2019 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$799
2019 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$699
2019 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$775
2019 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$690
2019 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Atlantis Allure Caribbean Cruise Miami
2019 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$697
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$794
2019 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$699
2019 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$876
2019 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$888
2019 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$1120
2019 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$818
2019 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$863
2019 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$777
2019 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$905
2019 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$811
2019 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$932
2019 May 05 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$889
2019 May 12 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1019
2019 May 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$969
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$979
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1110
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1259
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1099
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1420
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1224
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1007
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1066
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1099
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1099
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$1099
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$799
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$799
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$729
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$729
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$729
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$729
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$713
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$713
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$713
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$785
2019 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$687
2019 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$743
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$754
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$755
2019 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$627
2019 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$627
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$676
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1098
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1045
2020 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$826
2020 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$732
2020 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$713
2020 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$713
2020 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$879
2020 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$713
2020 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$770
2020 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$713
2020 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$770
2020 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$770
2020 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale$826