The ‘Allure of the Seas’ has seven themed districts, 222 cooks, a high diving pool and Broadway musicals
On 1st May, Labour Day, the Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest ship along with its twin Oasis of the Seas, is launching its first season of Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. After the great excitement generated last September by the experimental voyage of Oasis, when the company Royal Caribbean scheduled several outings to raise awareness of this giant of the seas among the European public, its twin is coming from the Caribbean to stay, with a program of seven-night cruises departing and arriving in Barcelona around the most classic Mediterranean (Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, Civitavecchia and Naples, mainly).
This is one of the most innovative ships in the world, which belongs to the Oasis class of Royal Caribbean. It has seven themed districts, but the so-called Central Park, a real green lung with over 12,000 plants and trees, is one of the main hallmarks of the boat along with the Boardwalk, a picturesque chunk of North America where everything smacks of Yankee, even the tapas and Spanish omelette the chefs on the ship, no fewer than 222, use to make their small adaptation to their host market. The AquaTheatre (the deepest high diving pool on the high seas) also stands out, as do the two surf pools and the handmade carousel. In terms of culture, the ship is also well-known for offering trendy Broadway musicals, and since June has already announced to passengers the show of Mamma Mia.
The shipping company has also announced for this year the occasional presence in Barcelona of its two new ships, one of them still under construction. These are the Quantum of the Seas and the Anthem of the Seas, two twins the first of which will make a 57-night world tour passing through the Catalan capital on May 13. The other will go through Barcelona on its way to the United States, after its construction is finished in the British shipyards of Southampton at the end of April.
Source: La Vanguardia
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