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See Which Event We Toasted to with Coffee Instead of Champagne!

Lisa BauerDuring the Allure of  the Seas transatlantic crossing, we held an official ceremony to present certificates to our baristas that successfully completed the intensive 80 hours of training to become certified Starbucks baristas.  

It is really exciting to have the first ever complete Starbucks store at sea.  Tammy, the Starbucks representative and trainer onboard, spoke at the graduation ceremony and shared how excited Starbucks was about the opportunity to be onboard Allure of the Seas and eventually Oasis of the Seas.


The Starbucks is located on the Royal Promenade and I’m sure it will be a huge hit with our guests.  It has the same drink offerings as your neighborhood Starbucks, as well as a number of Starbucks-branded food items.  Personally, I’m thrilled that I can now get my Venti Green Tea Lemonade onboard. Captain Zini is also thrilled – he even said that Starbucks would play a central role in navigational safety because he loves coffee and plans to stop by everyday for his Starbucks before going to the captain’s bridge.

Last week was the ceremonial first pour onboard Allure and both companies toasted to the beginning of a great new partnership.  Captain Zini donned a Starbucks apron for this event while brewing the first cup of coffee which went to his boss…that’s right, his wife.

4 responses to:
“See Which Event We Toasted to with Coffee Instead of Champagne!”

  1. Michael H

    We just returned from Allure’s inaugural 4 day sailing to Labadee and we had a wonderful time. The ship is magnificent. World class from the facilities, to the crew, to the entertainment and the food. We didn’t want to get off when we returned to port. Dinner at 150 Central Park was a highlight. It was great to meet Chef Brandt and have the chance to compliment her on the incredible meal she created. Definitely worth the upcharge. We look forward to returning for a more extended 7 day stay in the future.

    • Adam

      We are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time, Michael. Thank you for your comment and we look forward to seeing you again onboard.

  2. joanna sanchez

    I just returned on Sunday from my 7 night cruise on the Allure of the Seas. It was great. The addition of the new restaurant SAMBA GRILL is a plus. We had dinner on the first night and booked it for a second time because we loved the food and the service. I highly recommend it and hope there are more future plans to add new specialty restaurants.

    • Adam

      It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay on Allure of the Seas. The Samba Grill is definitely one of our favorite additions and we feel it really helps us deliver the WOW onboard. Thanks for recommending it to everyone and we hope that we see you back onboard with us soon.

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