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November 24, 2010

Allure Of The Seas

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I have just returned from the brand new, largest ship in the world, Allure of the Seas. If I had to sum it up in one word it would be WOW!

The Allure of the Seas is the second, and last, of the Oasis-class of ships. Here are some ship stats and fun facts! 225,000 gross tons; 1,187 feet long; 22 knots cruising speed; 6,296 guests; 24 guest elevators; 4 bow thrusters (each 7,500 horsepower); 30 feet draft; 208 feet wide; 16 passenger decks; 2,165 crew

The AquaTheater pool is 17.9 feet deep; the largest pool at sea. Allure of the Seas is 5 centimeters longer than her sister, the Oasis of the Seas. The Central Park Neighborhood is a living park at sea, with 12,175 plants, 62 vine plants, 56 trees and bamboo, some over 24 feet in length. 5,070,632 pounds of water in the swimming pools. 110,231 pounds of ice cubes made onboard every day. 4,700,000 pounds of fresh water consumption per 24 hours.

I will write a full review of the ship and post it here in a few days. In the meantime, I have just heard that Oprah made a big announcement last Friday regarding the ship.

On Friday, November 19th the Oprah Winfrey Show had Oprah's Ultimate Favourite Things 2010! 44 items were choosen, but the ultimate travel item was what stood out. Drum roll please . . .

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Number 38 on the list is ALLURE OF THE SEAS.
All members of the studio audience for the taping of that episode received a 7 day cruise aboard the Allure of the Seas.

"Cruising, of course, is one of my favorite things," Oprah says. "And you are going to have the time of your lives."

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Oprah is right. The Allure of the Seas is the cruise ship of all cruise ships. This massive ship contains the first-ever 3D movie theater at sea, a two-story dance floor, an ice skating rink, a zip line, a rock-climbing wall and its very own park.

Set sail on your own Allure of the Seas adventure beginning December of 2010. The ship will offer alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean cruise itineraries shown below. Pricing starts at just $719 US!

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7 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Departs 5:00 PM

Day 2 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Day 3 Cruising

Day 4 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Day 5 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Day 6 Cruising

Day 7 Cruising

Day 8 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Arrives 7:00 AM

7 Day Western Caribbean Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Departs 5:00 PM

Day 2 Cruising

Day 3 Labadee, Haiti 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Day 4 Cruising

Day 5 Costa Maya, Mexico 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Day 6 Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Day 7 Cruising

Day 8 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Arrives 7:00 AM

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The Allure of the Seas is causing quite a wave in the cruise industry. In addition to being selected as one of Oprah's Favourite Things, NBC's Today broadcasted live from the ship with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes sailed onboard the Allure to film scenes for their upcoming movie, Jack & Jill. Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform live onboard the ship on January 21, 2011.

If you want to enjoy this fabulous ship for itself, contact a Royal Caribbean Specialist at Cruising2Mexico.com #1-800-738-8837. View the Allure of the Seas Cruise Deals Here!

Written By Denise Lovrich

Posted by Denise at November 24, 2010 02:24 PM
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