Allure a bit closer


The maiden voyage of Royal
Caribbean International’s second mega-ship, Allure of the Seas, will be earlier
than planned.

The massive vessel, sister ship of
Oasis of the Seas, will not be visiting Cayman due to berthing difficulties. Last
month Premier McKeeva Bush reiterated his commitment to enhancing Cayman’s
infrastructure and port facilities to be able to accommodate larger ships.

Allure of the Seas’ first revenue
voyage will be a seven-night Western Caribbean
itinerary, sailing on 5 December, 2010. Allure of the Seas’ new cruise for the
inaugural season is now open for booking.

Guests booked on the original
inaugural season sail date of 12 December, 2010, will be contacted by their
travel agent or a Royal Caribbean representative, and given the opportunity to
move their cruise vacation to the new sailing of 5 December.

Booked guests who wish to take the 5
December sailing will be re-accommodated in the same stateroom and category,
and the cruise fare will be the lower of either the fare paid or current
prices. Guests booked on the 12 December, 2010 sailing will have until the end
of February 2010 to opt to change their cruise to the 5 December 5 sailing and
ensure they keep the same stateroom.

On the inaugural season voyage of
Allure of the Seas, guests will be among the first on newest Oasis-class ship,
featuring an array of onboard amenities, and premiering new, high-diving, light
and fountain shows in the AquaTheater and entertainment productions in the Opal
Theater and Studio B ice-skating rink.

Allure of the Seas shares the title
of the world’s largest cruise ship with Oasis of the Seas.

She will span 16 decks, encompass
225,282 gross registered tons, carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and
feature 2,700 staterooms. Allure of the Seas will tout Royal Caribbean’s exclusive
‘neighbourhood’ concept of seven distinct themed areas, which will include
Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality
at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.

The ship will
alternate a Western Caribbean with an Eastern Caribbean seven-night itinerary
from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Additional information
is available at

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