Propulsion Issue Forces Allure of The Seas Cruise Cancellation

Royal Caribbean says a propulsion issue onboard the Allure of the Seas has forced the company to cancel at least one sailing so that repairs can be made. In statement Thursday, Royal Caribbean International said that the Allure of the Seas has been experiencing unanticipated bearing wear in one of its three propulsion pods. The statement adds that although three motors are … [Read more...]

Photos and Video – ‘Allure of the Seas’ Clearing Storebelt Bridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1Cs0C8LkeU In the video above shot on October 30, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas passes under Denmark' Storebaelt Bridge on her maiden voyage from the STX Finland shipyard in Turku, to her homeport in Port Everglades, FL.  At a height of approximately 73 meters, the vessel was too tall to squeeze through the 65 meters of clearance that … [Read more...]

Building Royal Caribbean’s ‘Allure of the Seas’ – Video

Last year, Royal Carribean chronicled the construction and launch of the Oasis of the Seas, releasing a number of webisodes on various sudjects such as her crew's simulator training and vessels propulsion the massive vessel.  Now, with the arrival of her sister ship Allure of the Seas quickly approaching, Royal Carribean is again releasing a number of webisodes in anticipation … [Read more...]