With the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas due to launch in November 2010, we thought it important to show just how epically proportioned this ship really is.

A full 5 millimetres longer than her sister the Oasis of the Seas, The Allure of the Seas will soon be the largest cruise ship operating today. The facts on her are astounding, at 360 metres in length and 64 in width she dwarves all but the largest ships at sea

VITAL STATISTICS
Registry – Bahamas
Built – STX Europe, Turku, Finland
Maiden Voyage – December 1, 2010
Godmother – TBD

Gross Tonnage – 225,282 GRT
Length – 1,187 feet (360 meters)
Width – 208 feet (64 meters)
Height from water Line – 213 feet (65 meters)
Draught – 30 feet (9.1 meters)
Cruising Speed – 22.6 knots
Passenger Deck – 16
Passenger Elevators – 24
Bow Thrusters – 4 (7,500 horse power each)
Total guests – 6,296
Crew – 2,394 (From over 71 countries)

STATEROOMS
Total – 2,706
Balcony – 1,956
Outside – 254
Interior – 496
Staterooms with additional berths – 683
Wheelchair accessible staterooms – 46

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