US$142m upgrade for Royal Caribbean’s Allure Of The Seas


Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas will undergo a major makeover, says Norden chief Geir Kronbæck. The NOK 1.3bn (US$142m/€129m) renovation is planned to be completed in time for the summer season 2020, with the new Allure of the Seas departing from its home port of Barcelona, Spain, on 10 May 2020.

“Many have wonderful holiday memories from Allure of the Seas,” said Kronbæck. “The ship is a mecca for families with children and is now planned to offer even more experiences. Our goal is for Allure of the Seas to give our cruise guests the ultimate summer vacation in Europe. It is important for us that the whole family can enjoy vacations on board. We have special areas for toddlers, children, teenagers and adults.”

The ship is being upgraded with the introduction of the Ultimate Abyss slide; The Perfect Storm, a trio of water slides; and a completely redesigned Adventure Ocean. In the latter, children will have their own playland, offering arts activities and advanced game consoles. A newly designed exclusive lounge for teens will feature gaming consoles, music, movies and a private deck.

Other upgrades include a new concert hall and a new restaurant: Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar. A large upgraded pool deck will feature day beds and hammocks around The Lime & Coconut signature bar.

“We want to give our guests a dream vacation with wow experiences they have never seen before,” said Kronbæck.

Allure of the Seas will be ready for the Mediterranean in the summer of 2020. The upgrade is part of Royal Caribbean’s fleet modernisation programme, which has a budget in excess of NOK 8bn (US$873m/€795m) and was launched earlier in 2019.


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