Archive for October, 2010

Video: Allure Of The Seas Passes Under Storebaelt Bridge

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Allure of the Seas is one step closer to her arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as she passes Denmark’s Storebaelt Bridge with little clearance to spare. Learn about the physics behind what helps the cruise ship make it under the landmark with such a tight fit.

Video: Disney Cruise Line Floats Out Disney Dream

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Mickey Mouse was present at Disney Dream's float out - as were other celebrities, including one big name from the Travel Channel. To find out who, view the video below.

Disney Cruise Line floated out its first new vessel in more than a decade today in Papenburg, Germany.

Disney Dream is the first of two ships that Meyer Werft shipyard is building for Disney.

Along with other journalists, I’ll spend two days at the shipyard inspecting the new vessel. Stay tuned for additional reports.  Meantime, experience today’s event by viewing the video below.

Allure Of The Seas On Her Way To Florida

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Allure of the Seas left STX Europe in Turku, Finland on October 29, 2010 to make her way to Florida.

Allure of the Seas departs the STX shipyard in Turku, Finland. Photo from Royal Caribbean International

Allure of the Seas  is scheduled to arrive in her new U.S. homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 11, 2010.

Captain Hernan Zini  is at the helm of Allure of the Seas, which is 16 decks high and measures 225,282 gross registered tons. Allure of the Seas carries 5,400 guests at double occupancy in 2,700 staterooms.

Allure of the Seas will sail alternating seven-night Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean itineraries

Allure of the Seas 7-night Western Caribbean ports of call includes Labadee, Haiti; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico.  On March 13th, 2011 the Costa Maya port of call is replaced with a call on Falmouth, Jamaica. Three sea days complete the itinerary.

Eastern Caribbean cruises will call on Nassau, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. There are also three days of cruising to complete the cruise.

Innovative features

Allure of the Seas will feature Royal Caribbean’s unique neighborhood concept, which debuted on sister ship Oasis of the Seas last year.

Allure of the Seas will also offer a new entertainment program that includes a DreamWorks experience complete with parades, ice shows and a “Madagascar” themed AquaTheater show, in addition to the Broadway hit “Chicago: The Musical.”

Other highlights on Allure of the Seas include: the first Starbucks at sea, a two-level shopping mall, an expansive park with foliage, 17 bars, 20 restaurants and cafes, two rock climbing walls, two FlowRider surf simulators, and a zip-line.

For more details about Allure of the Seas follow the links below: