Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas will home-port in Barcelona Summer 2015
Royal Caribbean just announced that Europe will see the world’s largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, summer after next (2015). The ship is 220,000-gross tons and can accommodate close to 6000 passengers. Starting May 24, 2015, it will sail from Barcelona every Sunday on a seven-night itinerary calling at Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Marseilles, France and Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples in Italy. Vacationers can also choose to start the same cruise from Civitavecchia (the actual port city for Rome) for a seven-night, roundtrip sailing from Rome.
Allure of the Seas will sail every Sunday from Barcelona and sail a seven-night itinerary, calling at Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Provence (Marseilles), France; and Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Rome (Civitavecchia), and Naples/Capri in Italy. Vacationers can also choose to embark Allure of the Seas for a seven-night sailing, roundtrip from Rome (Civitavecchia).
First to Book Allure in Europe
Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program members have the exclusive privilege to book Allure of the Seas’ Europe season one week earlier than everyone else. Their bookings open a week from today; on Feb. 12, 2014.
What to Do On Board
Allure of the Seas offers activities and amenities that can only be found on Royal Caribbean’s world’s largest Oasis class contained in seven themed neighborhoods; such as an 82 foot-long zip line, a handcrafted carousel, the Rising Tide elevating bar, a fully-licensed Broadway musical, the high-diving Aquatheater, and Central Park with more than 12,000 live trees and plants.
Allure of the Seas guests will enjoy the innovative and extensive array of onboard amenities, contained in seven themed neighborhoods, such as the world’s largest Royal Promenade, an interior boulevard that stretches nearly the length of the ship and flanked by restaurants, lounges and boutiques, among many others.
Guests also will enjoy the DreamWorks Experience, through an exclusive entertainment program developed with the world-class film studio DreamWorks Animation. The DreamWorks Experience was first launched aboard Allure of the Seas in November 2010, with beloved character Princess Fiona of the “Shrek” franchise inaugurating the ship as godmother (http://youtu.be/_aKDTH1qEiw). Guest can join in parades, themed activities and themed events based on DreamWorks Animation’s popular feature-film characters, including Po of “Kung Fu Panda;” Shrek, Fiona and Puss In Boots of “Shrek;” and Alex the Lion, Gloria, and the Penguins from “Madagascar.” Allure of the Seas also is equipped with a 3-D movie theater playing the latest DreamWorks Animation films, as well as a dedicated RCTV channel, featuring a variety of the film studio’s popular movies.
Royal Caribbean’s award-winning family programming also will help ensure that guests of every generation can share in an unforgettable Europe family vacation aboard Allure of the Seas. The cruise line’s complimentary Adventure Ocean kids program offers ongoing educational and entertaining sessions for three age groups from three- to 11-year-olds, led by college-accredited counselors from 9:00 to 2:00 a.m. Two curricula for teens age 12 to 17 years offer more organic programming to offer them the flexibility to help shape their day with peers, as well as teen-only sessions on the FlowRider, Rock Wall and Sports Court. Furthermore, Allure of the Seas’ Royal Babies & Tots Nursery will cater to Royal Caribbean’s youngest guests, age six to 36 months old.
About the Oasis-class
For nearly five years, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, sister ships that share the title of the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ships, have captured vacationers’ imagination and taken more than two million guests to unforgettable Caribbean destinations. Royal Caribbean International today announced that, for the first time since the ship was delivered in Turku, Finland, in late 2010, Allure of the Seas will return to Europe in summer 2015 and homeport at Barcelona, Spain. To be clear, however, neither ship ever docked at any European port before; both ships sailed directly from the shipyards in Finland where they were built to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, which they have each called home since their first cruises.
Other Royal Caribbean Ships in Europe
Rhapsody of the Seas will also offer three 10 and 11-night Black Sea itineraries from Istanbul, Turkey, and then sail a variety of seven to 11-night Greek and Turkey itineraries from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. For its part, Splendour of the Seas will offer seven-night Greek Isle and Turkey itineraries from Venice, Italy. Allure of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas’ summer 2015 season will be open to the general public on February 18, 2014.