Allure of the Seas overview
Accommodating up to 6,780 passengers, Allure of the Seas was once the largest ship in the world, only losing its title in 2015 to its sister ship, Harmony of the Seas. With a plethora of activities from zip lines, surf simulators and rock-climbing walls to Broadway-style shows in the Amber Theater and high-diving acts in the AquaTheater, Allure appeals to all kinds of travelers.
This massive, Oasis-class cruise ship is divided into seven neighborhoods for easier navigation. Each neighborhood has its own distinct theme, from the Boardwalk, a Coney Island-inspired stretch where passengers can ride a handcrafted carousel or enjoy delicious self-serve donuts, to Central Park, an onboard green space with upscale boutiques and restaurants, each neighborhood has a distinct flavor. And speaking of flavors, there’s no shortage of dining options on Allure, with choices ranging from casual buffets and New York-style food trucks to elegant steakhouses and sushi bars.
Allure of the Seas is one of the most decorated cruise ships currently sailing, and one of the most highly-rated Royal Caribbean ships on Cruiseline.com. In 2019, Allure of the Seas placed a close second to its sister ship, Symphony of the Seas, in Cruiseline.com’s overall Best Ship category. It also took home Cruiseline.com’s Members’ Choice Awards for Best Entertainment and Best Onboard Activities in 2018. Among its other honors, the ship has won Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Individual Cruise Ship in 2016 and travAlliancemedia’s Travvy Award for Best Large Cruise Ship in 2017.
Allure of the Seas' offers include cruises to the Caribbean and Mediterranean depending on the season, and Caribbean cruises include a stop at Labadee, Haiti, Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private destination - Perfect Day at Coco Cay. The ship currently sails from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Barcelona.
Allure of the Seas ship highlights
- Two 40-foot-long FlowRider surf simulators
- Adults-only Solarium
- H2O Zone water park
- AquaTheater shows featuring acrobatics and deep-diving maneuvers
- Vitality spa
- Broadway at Sea stage productions
- Adventure Ocean club for children 3 and up
- Teen disco for kids 12 through 17
- Comedy Live, an adults-only comedy club
- Over 25 restaurants, including specialty dining venues such as Izumi and Giovanni's Table
- 43-foot-high rock-climbing wall
Before you book
Why sail Allure of the Seas: Known for its onboard entertainment and activities, Allure of the Seas is an ideal choice for energetic couples, families, including those with young children, and travelers looking to stay active on sea days.
You should know: As one of the largest ships on the sea today and sailing with over 6,000 passengers on board, many areas on Allure of the Seas regularly experience large crowds, which may not appeal to travelers looking for a quiet getaway. And with the ship’s large volume of cruisers, travelers need to be sure to make reservations for specialty restaurants or shows they wish to attend.