The reports of the possible switch can be traced to a Travel Weekly article, which quoted Fain saying the company is assessing whether it makes sense to move up the timetable for Allure's dry dock. Oasis is scheduled for a refurbishment in 2014, while Allure is on the books for 2015.
Royal Caribbean has not responded to requests from Cruise Critic for confirmation of the reports.
A little over a week ago, Cynthia Martinez, the company's director of global corporate communications told Cruise Critic, "Until a decision is made on which course of action we will take, I won't be able to provide you with additional details."--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor