ROYAL Caribbean have announced a huge $165 million (£132 million) makeover of its Oasis-class ship, Allure of the Seas, reports Fox News.
7-night sail begins
Allure of the Seas’ will begin sailing 7-night Western Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona in May 2020.
After that it will make its way to Miami in November 2020 for 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.
What can be expected?
Cruise passengers on the newly transformed Allure of the Seas will soon have the option to go slip-slidin’ away on the tallest slide at sea.
The ship, which is undergoing a 58-day, $165 million “transformation,” will return to the sea in May 2020 with the Ultimate Abyss. Royal Caribbean describes this as the “tallest slide at sea.”
A trio of other waterslides — Typhoon, Cyclone and Supercell — will also be available for guests upon the ship’s return.
Other planned upgrades
The other upgrades planned for the ship are:
- a new live-music hall,
- a karaoke bar,
- a redesigned pool deck featuring an adults-only solarium area,
- glow-in-the-dark laser tag, and
- plenty of brand-new dining options.
Abyss slides in Harmony and Symphony
As Royal Caribbean guests may already know, Ultimate Abyss slides are also currently installed on the Symphony of the Seas and the Harmony of the Seas.
It’s not clear if Allure’s version will be taller, longer, or different in specifications than its sister slides.
The twins twists and turns
According to a previous announcement, the twin slides of the Ultimate Abyss on both the Harmony and Symphony of the Seas extend from:
- the ships’ top decks, at 150 feet above sea level, and
- extend through 216 feet of “twisting tunnels” before coming to a stop ten decks below.
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