Allure of the Seas 2.0

Since we came back from our transatlantic crossing onboard Allure of the Seas we have been wondering what the upgraded ship would look like after her time in drydock, and now Royal Caribbean has released images showing us the new and improved Allure of the Seas.

Superior Onboard Shopping

Allure of the Seas’ guests can ‘shop till they drop’ with new and exciting onboard boutiques; in addition to the Coach fine leathers boutique, a kate spade new yorkand Michael Kors boutique have been added. Guests also have a wide selection of fine jewelry and luxury timepieces in the new Regalia in the Park, Royal Caribbean’s signature duty-free boutique set in the ship’s Central Park neighborhood.

exterior Kate Spade New York
The Kate Spade New York boutique replaces The Cupcake Cupboard
Kate Spade New York boutique
Inside the Kate Spade New York boutique
Michael korrs
The new Michael Kors boutique
Regalia in the Park
Regalia in the Park interior

New Dining Adventures

With the introduction of the Dynamic Dining concept in mind the traditional dining room has been modified into 3 different dining venues: American Icon Grill on deck 3, The Grande on deck 4 and Silk on deck 5.

American Icon Grill
American Icon Grill interior
allure grande waiting area
Entrance to The Grande restaurant
allure grande dining area
The Grande main restaurant
allure silk waiting area
Entrance to Silk
allure silk dining area
Silk restaurant

With in total 18 distinct restaurants, Allure of the Seas offers some other new onboard culinary experiences:

Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, a reimagined Izumi Japanese Cuisine, offering a full teppanyaki menu, as well as fresh and flavorful sushi rolls and sashimi.

Izumi Hibachi & Sushi kopie
Izumi Hibachi & Sushi
Izumi Hibachi & Sushi interior1
Izumi Hibachi & Sushi interior
Izumi Hibachi & Sushi interior2
Izumi Hibachi & Sushi interior
Izumi Hibachi & Sushi food
Sushi rolls Izumi Hibachi & Sushi style

Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar, featuring a mouthwatering menu of authentic, modern and unexpected Mexican dishes, including hand-made tableside guacamole. These dishes can be complemented by a curated beverage menu of tequilas, mezcal, and Mexican beers, as well as delicious sangrias and tableside-mixed margaritas.

Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar 1
Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar 2
Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar

Coastal Kitchen, an exclusive restaurant for suite guests and Pinnacle members, fuses Mediterranean influences with the unmatched riches of California’s farmlands. The experience is complemented by a robust wine list, curated specifically for the venue.

Furthermore guests onboard Allure of the Seas can continue to enjoy Giovanni’s Table, 150 Central Park and Vintage Wine Bar, among all the popular specialty restaurants introduced on the Oasis class.

New Exclusive Suite Experiences

Royal Caribbean is introducing 10 new suites onboard Allure of the Seas. These suites offer breathtaking views of the ocean or the ship’s signature AquaTheater and Boardwalk neighborhood and include two Royal Suites, six Grand Suites and two Royal Family Suites. When staying in one of thse suites you have access to the Suite Lounge, an exclusive lounge area to relax while enjoying unmatched expansive views of the ship and sea; the Sun Deck, a new sun deck area that gives suites guests the chance to soak-up and relax in the Caribbean sun with lounge furniture, shaded and seating areas and private service; as well as Coastal Kitchen the suites only full-service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

allure suite lounge
The new suite lounge onboard Allure of the Seas for suite guests and Pinnacle members
allure coastal kitchen
Coastal Kitchen, the suites only restaurant

While Allure of the Seas already, or should I say ‘still’, looked very nice, it is normal that after five years of continuous service she could do with a little makeover here and there. Royal Caribbean is using her time in drydock not only to give Allure a fresh coat of paint but also to introduce some new and exciting features. We look forward to explore Allure of the Seas 2.0 on our next cruise adventure.

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