MS Allure of the Seas

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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
Ordered: February 2006
Builder: STX Europe shipyards in Turku, Finland
Cost: USD 1.2 billion (EUR 800 million)
Yard number: 1364[1]
Laid down: 2 December 2008[2]
Launched: 20 November 2009
Maiden voyage: December 1, 2010[3]
Identification: IMO number: 9383948
Status: Under Construction
General characteristics
Class and type: Oasis-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 225,282 GT (gross tonnage)[1]
Displacement: app. 100,000 tons[4]
Length: 360 m (1,181 ft 1 in)[1]
Beam: 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
Installed power:Wärtsilä diesel engines
97,000 kW[1]
Propulsion: 3 × 20 MW Asea Brown Boveri Azipod, all azimuthing[citation needed]
Speed: 20.2 kn (37.4 km/h; 23.2 mph)
Capacity: 5,400 passengers (lower berths)
6,400 passengers (all berths)[1]

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.[5] She was named in May of 2008 after a contest was held to name her and her sister.[6] The keel of the Allure of the Seas was laid on 2 December 2008.[2] 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.


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