Caribbean January 2011

Royal Caribbean Ship - Allure of the Seas
The ship will be launched in December 2009.
We will depart on January 9, 2010

Year Built 2010 Tonnage 220,000 tons Registry Bahamas  Length 1,181 feet  Beam 154 feet  Passenger Capacity 6,200  Crew Size 2,150  Total Inside Cabins 496 Total Outside Cabins 2,210  Cabins & Suites w/ verandas 1,956  Suites 166

The above chart is backwards. Started in Nassau then went
to St. Thomas and finally to Phillipsburg in St. Maarten.

The Ship

The Ship

The outdoor arcade in the middle of the ship

One of the shops in the outdoor arcade

One of the Restaurants  in the outdoor arcade. This one - Giovanni's - was our favorite

Another restaurant  in the outdoor arcade

The rock climbing wall

The indoor arcade that is located two floors below the outdoor arcade.
The floating bar (elevator) is presently at the very top of the photo between the brown columns.
The bar then lowers down on top of the fountains at the bottom of the photo above.
The video below shows the bar in motion.
The floating bar travels between the floor with the indoor mall and the floor above with the outside park
where the various restaurants are located as shown is in the photos above the rock climbing wall above.
The bar makes a round trip about every ten minutes.

The video above shows how the elevator bar operates.
Please click the arrow in the center of the image above to activate the video.

One of many pools on the ship

One of the two surf riders on the ship

Miniature Golf

Another pool on the ship

Inside the Cup Cake Store in the indoor arcade. They are having do-it-yourself cup cake designing

Docked next to us in St. Maarten is Celebrity Solstice.
This is the ship we have reservation on for our Caribbean trip 12 months from now in 2012.
We would love to have any of you join us on the trip.
Celebrity is owned by Royal Caribbean who own the ship we are on now.

More of Celebrity Solstice

The dock in St. Maarten

Cynthia taking the water taxi across the bay to down town St. Maarten

Entering down town St. Maarten

The beach down town St. Maarten

Down Town St. Maarten