We’re thinking big: This weekend, we’re heading to the Western Caribbean for a seven-night cruise aboard the 6,360-passenger Allure of the Seas. And you’re invited.
During this peak summer season sailing, we aim to sign a waiver and surf the FlowRider, dine frequently at the ship’s Boardwalk hot dog venue, take in a Broadway show (“Chicago”) and analyze the new service-charge-plus-a-la-carte dining initiative. We also expect kids to be bursting at the gunwales, which means we’ll be escaping to Allure’s foliage-filled and mostly adults-only Central Park and the glass-covered and allegedly kid-free Solarium.
Not all the action will take place onboard the world’s largest cruise ship. The island-sized Allure will be stopping in Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private resort peninsula in Haiti; Falmouth, the line’s custom-built port on the northern coast of Jamaica; and cruiser-favorite Cozumel, of snorkeling fame.
We have several scheduled reports, like counting calories at the Chef’s Table feast and counting mileage as we wander the nearly 1,200-foot-long ship for a week — we covered 17 miles over two days last November — but we want you to help shape the coverage, too. Post your questions, tips and comments and we’ll address as many as we can.
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