Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International

November 12, 2010 09:02 ET

Royal Caribbean International's Allure Of The Seas Arrives in Home Port

Unique photo opportunity of world's largest cruise ships allure and oasis of the seas together for the first time.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2010) -

Following a 13-day transatlantic crossing from Turku, Finland, Royal Caribbean International's brand new Allure of the Seas arrived at her homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale (Florida) today.

Hundreds of onlookers including Royal Caribbean International employees, residents, media and a flotilla of maritime escorts made up of fireboats and private watercrafts watched the brand new ship arrive.

Allure of the Seas will be joined by sister-ship Oasis of the Seas for a one-of-a-kind photo of the world's two largest ships off the Florida coast on Saturday 13 November 2010 at approx 5.30pm (ET). Images will be available at www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com.

Over the next week hundreds of landscapers will be boarding the ship to add more than 12,000 live plants to the ship's Central Park neighborhood. The ship's pre-inaugural activities can be followed via webisodes at www.allureoftheseas.com, on Facebook (Royal Caribbean International) and via Twitter by following @OasisandAllure and @RoyalCaribbean.

The official naming ceremony for Allure of the Seas will take place on 28 November during a one-night inaugural fundraising cruise to benefit the United Way chapters of Miami-Dade and Broward counties and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Haiti Fund, among other charities. The godmother of Allure of the Seas will be unveiled during the ceremony which will be streamed live at 4:30 pm (ET) on www.allureoftheseas.com

At 225,282 GRT (gross registered tonnes) Allure of the Seas can accommodate over 6,200 guests and is 360 meters and 5 mm long (1,187 feet) – if stood upright bow to stern the ship would dwarf the One Canada Square building at London's Canary Wharf and New York's Chrysler building.

Featuring huge outdoor spaces onboard, highlights of the new Allure of the Seas include an open air park – Central Park – longer than a football pitch, a two-level shopping street, 17 different bars, over 20 restaurants and cafes including the first Starbucks at sea, two rock climbing walls, two FlowRider surf simulators, a zip wire, the Broadway hit Chicago: The Musical, a 3D movie theater, DreamWorks Animation activities and shows and even an large amphitheatre outdoor AquaTheater for high diver performances and water shows.

The first paying guests will join Allure of the Seas on 1 December 2010 when the ship begins offering cruises in the Caribbean for the first time. Prices for a nine-night fly/cruise including flights from the UK for a seven-night cruise onboard Allure of the Seas start from £1,470 per person.

For more information see www.allureoftheseas.com

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 ships currently in service. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit www.royalcaribbean.co.uk or call 0844 493 2061. Travel professionals should go to www.cruisingpower.co.uk.

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