MS Allure of the Seas
Allure of the Seas under construction in Turku, Finland, and the stern of Oasis of the Seas on the right, October 18, 2009.
|Name:||Allure of the Seas|
|Owner:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Operator:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Builder:||STX Europe shipyards in Turku, Finland|
|Cost:||USD 1.2 billion (EUR 800 million)|
|Laid down:||2 December 2008|
|Launched:||20 November 2009|
|Maiden voyage:||December 1, 2010|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9383948|
|Class and type:||Oasis-class cruise ship|
|Tonnage:||225,282 GT (gross tonnage)|
|Displacement:||app. 100,000 tons|
|Length:||360 m (1,181 ft 1 in)|
47 m (154 ft) waterline |
60.5 m (198 ft) extreme
|Height:||72 m (236 ft) above water line|
|Draught:||9.3 m (31 ft)|
|Depth:||22.55 m (74 ft)|
|Decks:||16 Passenger Decks|
6×Wärtsilä diesel engines|
|Propulsion:||3 × 20 MW Asea Brown Boveri Azipod, all azimuthing|
|Speed:||20.2 kn (37.4 km/h; 23.2 mph)|
5,400 passengers (lower berths)|
6,400 passengers (all berths)
MS Allure of the Seas is a cruise ship that will be the sister ship to the world's largest passenger ship, the MS Oasis of the Seas. She was designed under the name "Project Genesis". She was ordered in February of 2006 and construction officially began at STX Europe in Turku, Finland, in February of 2008. She was named in May of 2008 after a contest was held to name her and her sister. The keel of the Allure of the Seas was laid on 2 December 2008. Allure of the Seas will be 1,181 feet long, will have a tonnage of 225,000 tons, and will carry around 5,600 people. Her maiden voyage will be in late 2010.
- Asklander, Micke. "M/S Allure of the Seas (2010)" (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/allure_of_the_seas_2010.htm. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
- "STX Europe laid keel of Allure of the Seas". Cruise Business Review. Cruise Media Oy Ltd. 2 December 2008. http://cruisebusiness.com/news.php?u=20081202161734. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
- The Boston Globe, Royal Caribbean orders $1.24B cruise ship, 2009-02-10.
- "Production of the second Oasis class cruise vessel started". STX Europe Press Release. STX Europe. 4 February 2008. http://www.stxeurope.com/?page=643. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
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