Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean will introduce the BRAND NEW Allure of the Seas (sister ship of the Oasis of the Seas) in December of 2010. Like its sister, the Allure of the Seas will share the title of being the LARGEST cruise ship in the world. At more than 220,000 gross tons and carrying and incredible 5,400 passengers, the Allure of the Seas is truly a revolutionary cruise ship.
Longer than New York City’s famed Chrysler building, the Allure of the Seas is so big, that it has “neighborhoods” like Central Park, Royal Promenade and Boardwalk. Like a city at sea, each“neighborhood” has its own unique “personality” along with numerous attractions that everyone onboard can enjoy such as the huge Aqua Theater, an amusement park, an ice skating rink, the largest water park at sea and countless other innovations you wouldn’t imagine on a cruise ship. Forget everything you know about cruising because the Allure of the Seas has truly changed the concept of cruising forever.
The Central Park neighborhood onboard Allure of the Seas provides a unique combination of nature and nautical. Elegant and lively, it offers a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere during the day, featuring winding paths with real grass, trees, shrubs, tropical foliage, sculptured gardens, and lots of open sky. Then, during the evening hours, Central Park evolves into an active gathering place for entertainment, street performances and some of the finest restaurants at sea, including the upscale 150 Central Park, Vintages wine bar and the Park Cafe. More than 300 staterooms (many with balconies) rise up 6 decks overlooking Central Park, reminiscent of the grand hotels overlooking New York City’s swank Central Park neighborhoods.
• Three themed garden areas offering a wide variety of tropical foliage.
Dining / Entertainment Venues:
• Chops Grille – Royal Caribbean’s signature steak house
• 150 Central Park – exclusive and upscale dining
• Antonio’s Table – Italian Dining
• Central Park Cafe – indoor/outdoor gourmet market
• Vintages – Royal Caribbean’s signature wine bar
• Canopy Bar – featuring the Crystal Canopy
• Rising Tide bar – the first ever rising bar at sea
• Upscale specialty gift store
• The Parkside Gallery featuring upscale artwork
• Picture This -portrait studio
• 254 Central ParkView balcony staterooms
• 70 Central ParkView staterooms
Dedicated to family fun and nostalgia, the Boardwalk neighborhood provides a slice of old-world charm with a modern twist. Along with the first-ever Carousel at sea, the Boardwalk on the Allure of the Seas offers enough games, amusements and attractions to keep everyone entertained. Surrounded by casual restaurants like Johnny Rockets, a coffee and donut shop, an ice cream parlor, Candy Beach candy shop, a novelty photo shop and 324 staterooms (most with balconies), the Boardwalk neighborhood is designed to be a special place for kids and kids at heart.
• Two Rock-Climbing Walls
Dining / Entertainment Venues:
• Johnny Rockets
• Donut Shop
• Ice Cream Parlor
• Boardwalk Bar
• Candy Beach
• Kids and Teen Retail
• Smile – novelty photos
• 6 AquaTheater View suites
• 221 Boardwalk View balcony staterooms
• 8 Boardwalk View staterooms
The Royal Promenade neighborhood is located at the heart of the ship. Anyone who has seen the Royal Promenade on any of Royal Caribbean’s Voyager-class or Freedom-class ships may find it difficult to believe that the Royal Promenade on the Allure of the Seas could possibly be more expansive and exciting, but it is. In addition to a wide avenue lined with shops, pubs and eateries, it features the Rising Tide; a levitating bar that moves its guests up and down over three decks between the Royal Promenade and Central Park. The Royal Promenade on Allure of the Seas is the ultimate place to sit, enjoy lunch or cocktail and “people watch” as you feel the pulse of this great “city at sea”.
• Mezzanine level
• Promenade Bridge
Dining / Entertainment Venues:
• Sorrento’s Pizzeria
• Mondo Coffee Bar
• Cafe Promenade – Royal Caribbean’s signature cafe
• Rising Tide bar – the first elevating bar at sea
• Globe and Atlas Pub
• Schooner Bar
• Boleros – Latin bar
• Champagne Bar
• Fine jewelry, cosmetics, gifts, souvenirs and more
• Guest Services and Explorations!
• A Close Shave – men’s salon
• Focus – photo gallery
• 18 Promenade View staterooms
Allure of the Seas Reviews
What could be more alluring than a cruise on the Allure of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean? You’ll be drawn to the many enthralling activities aboard Royal Caribbean’s enormous cruise ship, with its state-of-the-art fitness center featuring yoga and tai chi classes, multiple dining options, and various ways to relax and enjoy yourself while sailing across the ocean. You can enjoy the hit Broadway musical Chicago and other live entertainment such as complimentary ice shows and AquaTheater shows, or check out the 18,000 square foot Casino Royale® with its many slot machines and playing tables. The bars, lounges, and nightclubs are a blast, including live jazz, karaoke, and the comedy club, none of which have a cover charge. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, try the FlowRider® surf simulators or one of the 43 foot high rock-climbing walls. There’s even an ice-skating rink and a miniature golf-course, as well as an 82 foot long zip line 9 decks high!
Enjoy robust coffee at the first Starbucks® coffee house at sea, and enjoy casual dining at Johnny Rockets® for something delicious like burgers and fries. Give Izumi Asian cuisine a try where you can taste fresh sushi, and Vintages is a wine bar where you can try a variety of tasty tapas. Allure of the Seas features specialty restaurants where, for a small cover-charge, you can indulge in any items you like from the menu, from appetizers through deserts. Check out Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant or Chops Grille steakhouse. There’s also Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse which features a variety of meats and seafood, and a wide range of salads and appetizers from the buffet. Then there’s 150 Central Park, a restaurant which serves an intimate five-course meal in a modern, elegant atmosphere.
Enjoy a fascinating shopping experience among the name-brand , duty-free shops on board, including stores the kids and teens will enjoy. Entire families will have a blast at the 3-D movie theater, and there are plenty of areas geared toward kids of different age groups, including hang-out spots for teenagers. Younger children will enjoy meeting characters from Shrek®, Kung Fu Panda®, Madagascar®, and other favorite films at the complimentary DreamWorks® Experience. Yes, there’s something for everyone on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise vacation. Don’t forget to bring your camera on this trip, because there are going to be more fun moments and memories than you’ll be able to keep track of!