Revamped Royal Caribbean ship to be deployed in Europe

Royal Caribbean International has revealed Oasis-class ship Allure of the Seas will homeport in Barcelona after it emerges from its 58-day dry dock next year.

Allure will be the second ship in the line’s Oasis-class fleet to undergo a refit as part of the $1 billion Royal Amplification modernisation programme.

The ship is scheduled to go into dry dock in early 2020.

Following the ship’s $165m transformation, the 5,492-passenger vessel will feature 10-storey slide Ultimate Abyss; the trio of waterslides called The Perfect Storm; family-style restaurant Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar; kids aqua park Splashaway Bar; and live entertainment venue Music Hall.

The Lime & Coconut signature bar, which first appeared on Voyager-class vessel Navigator of the Seas, will be introduced to Allure’s pool deck area as part of the overhaul.

More seating, daybeds, hammocks and swing seats will also be added to the pool space on the top deck.

Allure will open its season of seven-night Western Mediterranean roundtrip sailings from Barcelona on May 10, 2020. Prices lead in at £899.

Ports of call include Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Marseille, France; La Spezia, Civitavecchia, and Naples, all Italy.

In November 2020, Allure will make its way to Miami where it will sail from the city port’s Terminal A.

The ship will offer seven-night Caribbean cruises.

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