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Inside the biggest cruise ship ever constructed

Last updated on: July 24, 2014 13:31 IST

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Cruise ships are increasingly become a popular holiday ‘destinations’. And, in turn, they are becoming bigger and better. The biggest cruise ship, Allure of the Sea, is about five times the size of Titanic and can accommodate about 5,400 to 6,000 passengers.

The ship is a city within itself and offers all amenities that you can imagine. We take you on-board and show you what the modern day Titanic offers.

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Royal Caribbean International owns two of the biggest cruise ships in the world. At No. 1 is Allure of the Seas and it is very similar to its sister ship Oasis of the Sea, which is mere 2-inches shorter.

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The ship has the exact same specifications as Oasis of the Seas. The shipyard said that it was not intentional to make Allure of the Seas bigger.

The difference in length between the two could be because of the temperature of the steel in a ship as big as this.

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The keel of Allure of the Seas was laid on December 2, 2008 at the STX Europe shipyards in Turku, Finland, according to Wikipedia. The ship was launched in November 2009.

The grandest ship in the world, Allure of the Seas, offers all facilities that you can find in a including adventure sports, indoor sports, numerous restaurants, theatres, pools, and even shopping streets. It requires a crew of 2,384 to serve the passengers.

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Routes

The ship travels on three routes including the one showed above. The other is from Ft.Lauderdale to St. Maarten in the US and also travels between Barcelona (Spain) and Rome (Italy).

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Action & Adventure

Allure of the Seas also has a mini golf course to let you hit the links on the high seas! You can enjoy mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue.

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Action & Adventure

The ship not only offers indoor entertainment but also has adventurous activity such as rock climbing.

From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck.

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Action & Adventure

The FlowRider surf simulator onboard Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas.

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Action & Adventure

The image shows Whirlpool that guest can dive into.

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Entertainment & Shopping

At the AquaTheater (pictured above), dancers, divers and acrobats pull off stunts against a backdrop of backlit fountains, big screens and the endless horizon of the sea.

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Entertainment & Shopping

In the AmberTheater, above, guests get to watch all the current 3D DreamWorks titles as well as other 3D movies.

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The ship also has a full-fledged casino.

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Entertainment and Shopping

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas features a high diving show, Oceanaria, in the ship's AquaTheater.

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Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas "Blue Planet" show in the AmberTheater.

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Kids & Families

The ship has two areas that are designed to replicate a neighbourhood. Boardwalk, pictured above, is one among them. Families love dining at the many restaurants and cafe on the here.

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The Boardwalk section on deck 6 will surely remind of childhood - it features a Carousel made especially for Allure of the Seas from poplar wood.

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Balconies of suites are seen facing the most happening area - Boardwalk - of the cruise.

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The ship also has a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restaurants called Central Park.

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During the day, Central Park garden basks in the sun and the trees provide the shade. In the night it transforms into a vibrant ‘street’ with lights and dazzle.

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Kids & Families

The ship has many options to keep kids of all the ages busy. H2O zone water park, pictured above, is one among them.

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Dining

Allure of the Seas' main dining room, Adiago.

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Dining

Once on-board, you will enjoy dining options that are rich in flavour and ambience. The ship has about 25 cafes, pizza parlours and restaurants.

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Dining

A Spanish restaurant Rita's Cantina seen in the photo.

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Dining

This On-Air Bar is a dedicated spot for televised sporting events and karaoke.

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Rest & Relaxation

The ship also has a spa on-board that can is seen in the picture above.

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Rest & Relaxation

The above image shows Thermal Suite in Allure of the Seas where you can enjoy sauna.

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Rest & Relaxation

Among many facilities available, fitness enthusiasts are never away from keeping their bodies in shape.

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Rest & Relaxation

Among the four pools, this is the adult-only 4 pools called Solarium.

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Rest & Relaxation

This two deck high Royal Loft Suites in the picture above offers panoramic views. There’s master bedroom and bath on second level. Bath has a tub, shower, two sinks and bidet.

It comes with four twin beds that convert to Royal Kings measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long.

Other facilities in the Royal Loft Suites include private balcony with whirlpool and dining area, dry bar, living room sofa that converts to double bed, closets on each level and stateroom can accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Special facilities

The true feeling of the cruise being a city in itself comes when you need money and there's an ATM to serve your need.


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