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Stunning images of the world's biggest cruise ship

Last updated on: June 17, 2011 13:57 IST

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Luxury knows no bounds on the world's biggest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas.

An architectural marvel at sea, it offers 5-star amenities. Royal suites, shopping and dining avenues, live performances, 3-D movies, sea spa and fitness centre, a jogging track, gold course, basket ball court, ice skating, rock climbing are offered to make cruising across the seas a mesmerising experience.

The $1.4-billion mighty ship has 16 decks and 2,700 rooms. It can accommodate 5,400 guests in double=occupancy rooms.

The Allure stretches to a length of  2,700 feet. It is divided into seven distinct themed areas, which include central park, boardwalk, royal promenade, pool and sports zone, sea spa and fitness centre, entertainment place and youth zone.

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Image: Allure of the Seas.

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Allure of the Seas offers a Western Caribbean cruise with seven-night itinerary from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

A cruise costs $749 to $899. Owned by the Royal Caribbean International, Allure of the Seas is the latest addition to the fleet of 22 ships currently in service.

Colorful parades are conducted in the Royal Promenade.

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Image: Royal Promenade.

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Across the wide variety of venues onboard, the ship has a open-air 'Aqua Theatre' with high dive thrills, Allure ice show extravaganza, ice games on the ship's ice-skating rink. Two SurfRider surfing pools are a delight here.

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Image: Aerial view.

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Allure of the Seas entered service in December, 2010.

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Image: Central Park.

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The Royal Casino is one of the many entertainment hotspots in the ship.

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For fitness freaks, this is the place to be. Besides a jogging track and gymnasium, it has a spa as well.

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One of the biggest attractions in the ship is the flashy bar.

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Image: Boleros Latin themed bar.

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Allure of the Seas offers an incredible cuisine with two dozen dining venues onboard the ship.

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Image: Adagio Dining room.

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Boardwalk is a classic seaside entertainment esplanade, featuring a handcrafted carousel and two rock-climbing walls.

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There are entertaining avenues for the adventurous. Rock climbing is one of the favourite options for passengers.

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Here you get a variety of delicious cup cakes. Built in 2010, the ship's weighs 220,000 tons and has 2150 staff onboard.

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It is amazing to see the beautiful carousel spinning live in action.

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The pool deck is a non-stop entertainment destination. The H20 Zone pool area has a giant octopus with water-spraying tentacles.

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At night, the ship turns into an illuminated carnival spot. The ships also boasts of a golf course, basketball and volley ball court.

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The Central Park has 12,000 plants, benches, restaurants and shops.

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Image: Rising Tide Bar on the Royal Promenade.

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The spacious interiors and swimming pools add to the ship's beauty.

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Image: Solarium area.

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The Central Park is lined with boutiques and specialty restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining, and introduce balcony staterooms rising five decks above the storefronts and overlooking the park.

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Culinary delights from across the world are served in the ship.

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Artist Romero Britto has his first art gallery at sea in the Central Park.

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The 3-D movies add a new dimension to entertainment place onboard the Allure, thanks to specially equipped 3-D screens in the ship's Amber Theatre.

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The tropical grounds open to the sky in Central Park spans more than the length of a football field. Coffee shops and boutiques are lined up to resemble a real street.

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Entertainment is a great experience in this theatre. The main theatre also hosts music, dance and aerial acrobatics.

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Suites are more spacious. Most come with a private balcony. The royal family suite can accommodate up to eight people.

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The Central Park has a beautiful garden and pathways for a stroll.

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The ship's design ensures that natural light comes in through the two crystal canopy sculptured glass domes in Central Park.

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Image: A 16-deck marvel.

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This is the Allure of the Seas' main dining room, Adiago.

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The rooms are designed to offer comfort and fantastic views of the sea.

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The Boardwalk Dog House is an outdoor specialty counter serving traditional hot dogs. Made-to-order espresso and Frappuccino blended beverages are served at the first ever Starbucks at sea on the bustling Royal Promenade.

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Image: Travellers' delight.

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Allure of the Seas is indeed a majestic floating palace.

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The Allure of the Seas is seen at a port in Nassua, Bahamas.

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