Royal Caribbean to add ‘tallest slide at sea’ to its cruise ship Allure of the Seas in £132million makeover

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ROYAL Caribbean have announced a huge $165 million (£132 million) makeover of its Oasis-class ship, Allure of the Seas.

As part of the refresh, Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea – will be added to the vessel for the first time.

Royal Caribbean are revamping Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean are revamping Allure of the Seas

The record-breaking slide already exists on sister ships Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas, which are both based in the US.

But Allure of the Seas will be based in Europe with Barcelona as its home port, which means it’ll be perfect for Brits.

The family-friendly ship will also feature The Perfect Storm, which is a trio of water slides with see through panels so you can catch a glimpse of the views as you go down.

They accompany the new pool deck, which will feature a bigger selection of seats, including daybeds, hammocks and swing seats.

There will also be new whirlpools on the top deck and a new adults-only Solarium.

The ship will feature Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, for the first time
The ship will feature Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, for the first time
Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar will be a new addition to the ship
Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar will be a new addition to the ship

Adventure Ocean, the complimentary kids club on board, and its teen spaces will also be re-designed.

For older children and adults, there will be a glow-in-the-dark laser tag known as ‘Clash for the Crystal City’ and a space-themed escape room called Apollo 18: Lunar Landing.

There will also be a new Music Hall – originally found on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class ships – which will feature performances from live acts.

Another one for music-lovers is Spotlight Karaoke, which has a main stage as well as private rooms.

The ship will feature a new karaoke bar
The ship will feature a new karaoke bar
The music hall will feature live acts
The music hall will feature live acts
There are lots of child-friendly spaces
There are lots of child-friendly spaces
The kids zones will all be revamped
The kids zones will all be revamped

It’s not just for karaoke though, as the space will also host music trivia and themed nights.

Food and drinks-wise, there’s been a few changes too.

Allure of the Seas is getting a new Italian restaurant, Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, which already appears on some of the cruise line’s other ships.

Portside BBQ is where you’ll find a huge selection of dishes inspired by the barbecue styles across the US.

The pool area is getting The Lime & Coconut bars, and there will be a new Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr where robots will make your drinks.

The cruise lines free child care space is also being refreshed
The cruise lines free child care space is also being refreshed
The area for teens is also part of the makeover
The area for teens is also part of the makeover

All of these new features are in addition to the ones already on board, including an aquatheatre for water acrobatics shows, a zipline across the ship, a classic carousel and a surf simulator.

Allure of the Seas will not be returning to the water until next year though, but passengers can already book sailings from May 2020.


Royal Caribbean launched its new private island resort earlier this year.

The cruise line also revealed that it would be launching the longest water slide at sea.

Other new ships to debut this year include the MSC Bellissima, which features a huge water park and two Cirque du Soleil shows.

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