MS Allure of the
Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and
operated by Royal Caribbean International.
Together with her sister ship, Oasis of the
Seas, she holds the record for the largest
passenger ship ever constructed, although Allure
is 2" longer than Oasis, making her technically
the largest despite the fact that both ships
have identical superstructures.
Designed under the
name "Project Genesis", she was ordered from
Aker Finnyards in February 2006 and her
construction began at the Perno shipyard in
Turku, Finland, in February 2008. She was
named in May 2008 after a contest was held to
name her and her sister.
Launched in 2010,
and weighing an incredible 225,282 gross
registered tons, Allure of the Seas could carry
5,400 guests. Although not an exact
duplicate of its sister ship,
the Oasis of the Seas, both ships
share some of the most innovative and
revolutionary features found on cruise ships