Everything is bigger in Texas, and the biggest adventure yet is setting sail in November. Imagine a vacation where you and your friends and family can make memories together and enjoy “me” time just the same—while visiting the beaches, jungles and towns of a different tropical destination from one day to the next. A cruise on Allure of the Seas is all of that and more, and Galveston, Texas, can be your jumping-off point.
Imagine rock climbing as you make your way to Cozumel, Mexico, or fueling up at any of the 20-plus restaurants that range from Italian to Mexican while on your way to Roatan, Honduras. With everything from thrills, like surf simulators and a nine-deck-high zip line, to dedicated spaces and experiences for kids and teens, to a lineup of original and Broadway entertainment, it’s impossible to get bored on board. And on a four- to seven-night Western Caribbean cruise, you’ll have plenty to see and do on land, too.
Size up Allure and all the adventure in store with these fun facts:
A World of Flavors
There’s plenty of variety when it comes to restaurants, bars and lounges. In fact, you could go to more than five different places each day when you’re on a seven-night cruise.
20+ — Places where you can enjoy a bite to eat. Have your pick from a lineup that will satisfy any cravings that strike day or night, whether it’s coffee and a pastry at Starbucks, a hand-cut steak at American steakhouse Chops Grille or sushi and teppanyaki at Izumi.
20+ — Bars and lounges that serve up a variety of cocktails—even zero-proof options—for days by the pool and nights out on the town. A favorite is the Rising Tide Bar, where you’ll sip on your favorite drink while smoothly moving up and down three decks and taking in skylight views.
250+ — Wines from around the world at your fingertips. Head to Vintages wine bar for a wide selection that includes everything from a California merlot to a pinot noir from New Zealand and a rosé from France.
5 — Delicious courses—like scallop carpaccio and filet mignon with truffle potato puree—paired with wine you could savor during the Chef’s Table experience, an intimate culinary journey curated and led by the Chef de Cuisine. The dessert is just as sweet, such as The World, a chocolate ganache ball that melts as warm caramel is drizzled over it.
All the Adventure and Relaxation
Whether you want to zip line across the ship or relax by the pool, Allure has you and your whole family covered with experiences for all ages.
4 — Different “stages,” like air, ice, water and stage, to watch awe-inspiring entertainment on. There’s everything from the award-winning musical “Mamma Mia!” at the Royal Theater to high-flying feats performed by divers, aerialists and more at the AquaTheater.
9 — How many decks high you’ll be on the signature zip line—if you dare. Down below, you’ll see the Boardwalk neighborhood that’s complete with a carousel, a full-size movie screen and spots for a bite, like Johnny Rockets, and a drink.
60 — Feet you can climb on one of the two rock-climbing walls to get some of the best ocean views. There are different paths for different skill levels—whichever one you choose, you can show the world you made it by ringing the bell at the top.
20 — mph waves rushing at you on the FlowRiders, the surf simulators that welcome beginners and experienced surfers to hang 10.
10+ — Pools and whirlpools you and every member of the family can dive into. While you’re kicking back on the sidelines, the youngest of travelers can make a splash at the H2O Zone, a vibrant water park with geysers, water cannons and more.
A Place to Vacation Your Way
From the type of stateroom you pick to the neighborhoods you vibe with the most, there’s a range of things to do and places where you can simply hang out that adds up to a memorable vacation for you and everyone in your group.
7 — Distinct neighborhoods with different experiences to explore. Wander the winding paths of Central Park, which features 20,000-plus real plants; ride the carousel on Boardwalk; indulge in a facial or spin class at the Vitality Spa and Fitness Center; or go shopping on the Royal Promenade. Kids will love the Youth Zone, which has play areas with activities like science experiments and arts and crafts, a nursery and a hangout just for teens.
1,187 — Feet is about how long Allure is from bow to stern. That’s almost four back-to-back football fields of places and adventures on board—from ice skating to mini golf or yoga classes.
2,748 — Staterooms to choose from. Your options run the gamut, like the luxurious, two-story Royal Loft Suite for those who want to treat themselves; the AquaTheater Suite, where you have front-row seats to every deck-defying show; and connected rooms perfect for families.
2,053 — Crew members on board. Fun fact: There are many unique roles, like horticulturalists for Central Park and an Environmental Officer, who makes sure that the sustainability practices on board are running smoothly, with the help of their team and every crew member.
The facts and figures add up: With Royal Caribbean, what’s in store is one adventure after another. You and your friends and family can keep the good times rolling after the summer and really make the most out of your next vacation when you cruise to the Western Caribbean on board Allure from Galveston, Texas, as soon as November.
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