Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas is
the second largest cruise ship in the
world ( 1 ft shorter than its sister ship the
Harmony of the Seas). It is part of the
Oasis-Class, which will consist of 4 ships
in 2018 ( Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the
Seas, Harmony of the Seas, and
Symphony of the Seas). Oasis-Class ships are unlike any other ships in the world. Its innovative design allowed open-air spaces in the middle of the ship on lower decks: The Broadway and the Central Park. The Allure of the Seas is incomparable in terms of the amount and variety of both restaurants and entertainment venues. Furthermore, it offers numerous sporting facilities on its Sports Deck and six (!) outdoor pools, each one with its very own purpose (Sports Pool, Beach Pool, Kids Area, ...).
However, with its over 2000 staterooms it can accommodate up to 6,296 passengers. These crowds are clearly visible on embarkation day and at the buffet restaurants ...
Check out our Tips to avoid these crowds below.
PROs & CONs:
VARIOUS DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS AND FOOD STYLES
3 BUFFET RESTAURANTS
FUN FOR ALL
EVERYBODY WILL FIND SOMETHING TO DO
MANY VENUES FOR KIDS
RESTAURANTS AND SHOWS ARE ALWAYS CROWDED
A LOT OF SPECIALITY RESTAURANTS
TIPS & TRICKS:
To see general cruising tips applicable to all cruise lines and ships click here.
FIRST TIME CRUISERS:
Going on your first cruise and still don't know what to expect? Find out all you need to know from embarkation to onboard expenses here.
PORTS OF CALL:
Need help finding out what to do in your ports of call? Check out our port guides here.
WIPE OUT CAFE
150 CENTRAL PARK
main dining room
fast food buffet
breakfast / burgers
The Allure offers a wide variety of restaurants and food types. Keep that in mind, as the Windjammer is often full and crowded. Furthermore, the Allure offers many speciality restaurant at an extra charge, but with the selection of free you won't need to visit them.
2 climbing walls
You will find all types of sports and activities on this ship, from surfing to climbing, everything is inluded. If you are an active person, you will never be bored!
JAZZ ON 4
Royal Caribbean always offers superb broadway-style shows, however the Allure offers even more: Ice-Skating and Diving Shows (make sure to book these shows ahead or at home)
over 30 bars
quiet games room
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only for suite guests
Yes, the Allure has a park! The Central Park is one of the ship's 7 distinct "neighbourhoods" (the others are the Royal Promenade, the Boardwalk, the SPA, the Sports deck, the children area, and the Entertainment place)
The Allure of the Seas is currently doing 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Ft. Lauderdale. Starting November 2018 the Allure will be repositioned to depart from Miami.
To discover the ports of call you will visit, check out our Caribbean Ports Page.
Watch the current location of the Allure of the Seas on the right.
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