Capable of carrying a maximum of 6,296 passengers, Allure of the Seas is by far the largest cruise ship in the world. Well, that’s except for its sister ship the Oasis of the Seas, which is also capable of carrying a maximum of 6,296 passengers. If you think that’s a coincidence, it’s not. Both of the ships were designed to be exactly the same size, and they, in fact, both measure 225,282 tons.
So, how can Allure of the Seas be the largest cruise ship in the world if Oasis of the Seas is exactly the same size? The answer is a technicality. Although they were designed to be exactly the same size, when construction was finished on Allure of the Seas, it ended up being exactly 50 millimeters longer than its sister ship. That means Oasis of the Seas only got to enjoy the designation of largest cruise ship in the world for about one year.
As you might imagine, there’s a lot to see and do on the largest cruise ship ever built, which is why we’ve collected these 45 stunning photos. Of course, with Allure of the Seas offering so much, it’s impossible to cover everything. But, we’ve definitely hit the grand points, and we’re sure you’ll be impressed. If nothing else, you won’t believe how luxurious the accommodations of Allure of the Sea’s Royal Loft Suites are. You’ll find those at #45.
1. The Order is Placed
Royal Caribbean International ordered the Allure of the Seas from Aker Finnyards in February of 2006. Back then, it was known as “Project Genesis”.
2. Construction Continues
Despite Aker Finnyards being acquired by STX Europe, construction began in Feburary of 2008, and she didn’t make her maiden voyage until December of 2010.
3. Allure of the Sea’s Arrival
At the conclusion of her maiden voyage, Allure of the Seas arrived at her homeport of Port Everglades, Florida. Thousands watched form the shore as she arrived on a November morning.