Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International

November 19, 2010 05:20 ET

Brits Splash Out On Biggest and Best Accommodation Onboard the World's Largest Cruise Ship

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2010) - The world's largest and newest cruise ship, the $1.5 billion Allure of the Seas, is celebrating its launch with news that two-thirds of its British guests are splashing out on some of the best accommodation on offer.

Thrill seeking Brits are escaping the cuts at home in spectacular fashion with 66 percent of those booked on early sailings opting to stay in style in balcony or deluxe and suite accommodation.

Those in balcony accommodation can choose from a sea or a park view – the ship features a park longer than a football pitch complete with 12,000 real trees and plants. Guests can stay in rooms overlooking the Central Park green space, open to the elements above.

Plus, ship owner Royal Caribbean International also reports that holidaymakers looking to ring in the New Year at sea are also spending big when it comes to their break; all the Crown Loft Suites – the glass-fronted twin-level loft apartment style staterooms – are sold out for the sailing that departs on 26 December 2010 and celebrates New Year's Eve at sea.

Longer than 40 London Routemaster buses, the new 6,200 guest Allure of the Seas steals the title as the world's largest cruise ship by just 50mm from its sister-ship Oasis of the Seas. The whopping 360.05 m (1187 feet) long ship welcomes its first paying guests on 1 December 2010 and has been unveiled for the first time in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The very first 1,000 consumers to see the finished ship will embark today, 18 November 2010.

UK and Ireland vice president and managing director Dominic Paul commented:

"Allure of the Seas has to be seen to be believed – the diversity of activity and entertainment is phenomenal and Royal Caribbean International has created a ship with a truly amazing guest experience."

"We are really pleased by the continued growth of the UK and Irish cruise market, and even during these tough economic times, we see our guests return time and again. We are confident that the launch of Allure of the Seas will continue to stimulate and drive further interest in the cruise holiday proposition, simply because we offer great ships with an incredible experience on-board".

Balcony accommodation costs around £30 per person per night more than the lead-in prices of inside staterooms. Deluxe and suite accommodation is up to another £115 per person per night more.

Travellers cruising onboard the new Allure of the Seas can choose from a mind boggling range of activities – from acrobatic diving performances in the ships AquaTheater to zip wiring eight decks up in the air.

Allure of the Seas features 21 swimming pools and whirlpools onboard, over 20 different cafes and restaurants from Starbucks to steak houses, 17 bars and lounges including the Rising Tide Bar which moves guests up and down between three decks, 25 different shops including designer handbag stores and even a shop for pet souvenirs, and tens of different sports facilities such as those for surfing, water polo, scuba diving, rock climbing, ice skating and kick boxing.

Prices for a nine-night fly/cruise onboard Royal Caribbean International's Allure of the Seas start from £1,402.00 per person. Price includes return flights from London Heathrow, one night's pre-cruise hotel accommodation, a seven-night cruise departing Fort Lauderdale in Florida and calling at Labadee (Haiti), Costa Maya (Mexico) and Conzumel (Mexico), before arriving back in Fort Lauderdale (Florida); meals and entertainment onboard and all relevant cruise taxes/fees.

Price is based on 27 February 2011 departure.

To book see www.royalcaribbean.co.uk, call 0844 493 2061, or talk to your travel agent.  For more information on Allure of the Seas please visit www.allureoftheseas.com.

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