Royal Caribbean International releases the latest designs for its new maritime luxury experience offered on its newest ship Allure of the Seas, the company’s most recent addition to its fleet of cruise ships. In comparison to its sister ship Oasis of the Seas, Allure prides itself on its distinctive character with its wide selection of onboard services, amenities, and design character.

OVERVIEW

Royal Caribbean International proudly announced its latest addition to its extensive fleet of the modern luxury cruise ships, Allure of the Seas, which features an irresistible concoction of unique onboard amenities and services, also including priceless design concepts from the suites on the sea to on-deck sun bathing pads.

OVERVIEW

“We are thrilled to debut Allure’s unique onboard amenities, entertainment and dining offerings which create experiences that make for a memorable vacation,” said Lisa Bauer, senior vice president, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “Though Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas are sister ships and share the popular seven neighborhoods design, guests will enjoy Allure’s distinctive character and wide selection of choices that appeals to every age and lifestyle. The Royal treatment, delivered by every member of our world renowned friendly and engaging staff and crew, remains a staple of the Oasis-class ships and our ships around the world.”

Coming to what’s on the menu, Allure is fit with several world class eateries including the Brazilian steakhouse Sambra Grill and the upscale 150 Central Park with Chef de Cusine Molly de Brandt at the kitchen’s helm. For a little bit of Mexico-South California sun, try Rita’s Cantina or possibly The Boardwalk Dog House for a hot dog in a New York minute.

Apart from the Allure’s maritime treats, there is also room for a little culture with the ship’s BRITTO Gallery, featuring the works of the contemporary artist Romero Britto, a unique sculpture of the artists Central Park butterflies and custom paintings. The ship is also fit with the best shopping facilities a vacationer could ask for, including world class design brands such as GUESS offering to customers a myriad of handbags, wallets, watches, shoes, eyewear, and perfumes. The ship has one of the largest GUESS Accessory Boutiques in the world.

For some on-deck relaxation, passengers are free to create their own ambience with the Apple i-Pod dock accompanied with the guest services kiosks in the Royal Promenade should there be additional needs.

LIVING CONCEPT

Allure represents a complete evolution in maritime hardware in comparison to its counterpart, Oasis of the Seas, featuring all the luxuries of classy urban living on a constantly moving island of extravagance. Most importantly, the

LIVING CONCEPT

hugest step forward is the introduction of the industry's first two-level loft suites fit with funky, ritzy urban flavored design, offering panoramic sea views with its quality double-height windows.

“Dramatically redefining cruise ship accommodations, the loft suites are the highest accommodations at sea and offer spectacular vistas of the ocean with floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuring the view will be enjoyed from every corner of the space,” said a press statement from Royal Caribbean International. “Other features among these coveted 28 lofts include a unique modern design accented with abstract, modern art pieces, spacious living areas on the lower level, with contemporary detailing, and a private balcony with sun chairs and stunning views to help guests unwind.”

Taking a penthouse for a temporary pad is not a bad idea especially when you’re trying to escape the normal wear and tear of everyday life. In terms of amenities, it’s almost as if you never left home! The upper living area features bedrooms with an extensive view of the sea with the lower level being a host to a range of entertainment facilities, including the dining room, and living room (fit with a TV).

CENTRAL PARK

From the rooms spaced out in arrangement around a central zone, passengers will see Central Park, a component of the ship which humbles all marine horticultural wonders offering the passenger a view of the finest botanical species to bloom on Earth.

CENTRAL PARK

“A series of columns interlaced with vines is just one of the welcoming entry points into Central Park, and is elegantly landscaped with tropical foliage and seasonal flowers, shrubs and trees. Drifts of calla lilies among giant elephant ears, red ginger, rabbit foot ferns, banana croton, gold dust dracaena, and butterfly lily are some of the plant life guests discover,” says the release from the company. “Impressive ‘green walls’ spanning 25 feet and five decks high hosts fern and a variety of flowering vines such as red and white Mandevilla, Clerodendron thomsaonaie, and Thumbergia grandiflora.”

ENTERTAINMENT & DINING FACILITIES

Dining is not just an experience; it’s a philosophy stone carved in the books of hospitality that all have been known from the years of the Renaissance until now.

ENTERTAINMENT & DINING FACILITIES

“Guests onboard Allure of the Seas have a new arrangement of dining experiences throughout the ship, from the Adagio Main Dining Room to new venues on the Boardwalk and Royal Promenade,” says Lisa Bauer, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “Many of Allure’s new dining venues not only offer more culinary variety, but also introduce new dynamic and colorful nightlife ambiance for adults, with Samba Grill in the Solarium and Rita’s Cantina in the Boardwalk neighborhood.”

The ship is also fit with some of the best entertainment experiences maritime luxury can offer, featuring the best movies can offer such as Shrek,

Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and many other kids’ favorites. “Royal Caribbean International redefines cruise ship entertainment with an unprecedented array of shows, activities and programming taking center stage onboard Allure of the Seas. The world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, a title Allure shares with sistership Oasis of the Seas, features novel, world-class production shows that come to life on stage, ice and water,” said a press statement from Royal Carribean International. The choice is now yours. Book your ticket now or forever hold your peace. Ships of sanctity are a cause for serenity!

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