Bigger is not always better, but when it comes to the world’s largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas – who are we to argue?
She’s part of the Royal Caribbean fleet and with a staggering 2,700 rooms across 16 decks, it’s safe to say she’s more like a mini city than a mere ship. There’s even a Starbucks on board.
Now just to help you put the photographs into perspective, we’ve sourced some of the actual stats from the ship itself – talk about mind boggling.
- 225,282 Gross Registered Tonnes
- 158,503 gallons of paint was used
- 6,296 guests total, 2,384 crew
- 22 knots cruising speed
- 16 passenger decks and 24 passenger elevators
- 4 bow thrusters with 7,500 horse power each
- Standing upright at 1,187 feet tall, Allure of the Seas is 124 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower.
- Allure of the Seas’ length is approximately equal to three and half regulation size soccer/football fields
- Allure of the Seas is 5.11 times longer than a Boeing 747 Jetliner
- Allure of the Seas was constructed out of 500,000 individual parts
What’s also impressive, apart from those incredible statistics, is that literally everything that can be recycled onboard…is. There’s shredders, bailers and compactors, as well as crushers for glass, light bulbs, tin and aluminum. Even the coating of the ships hull was manufactured with non-toxic materials that reduce hull resistance and as a result increase fuel efficiency.
So not only would you be cruising around in the biggest cruise ship in the world, you’d actually be a leaving a substantially smaller carbon footprint compared to other cruise ships.