Are you already preparing your vacation for this summer? How about a cruise ? What if I propose you the largest cruise ship in the world?
We have just learned that Allure of the Seas is returning to Europe for a full season in the Mediterranean. Of course, it will be in 2015. Barcelona will be its base port and it will make weekly stops at another Spanish port, Palma de Mallorca. Without a doubt, great news, as the arrival of the Royal Carribben International cruise ship will have a great economic impact.
Economic and tourist boost for Spain
According to the company, it is estimated that more than 150,000 passengers will travel on the Allure of the Seas in 2015 (300,000 adding stopovers and shipments), which will generate benefits of more than 27 million euros in our country, positioning it as a world benchmark in the cruising and thus enhancing the Spain brand. In addition, it will be a tourist boost for the country, as passengers from all over the world will travel to Barcelona to board the ship.
In three Spanish ports
The Allure of the Seas will arrive in Barcelona at the beginning of May next year, from where it will make a short 5-night cruise and 22 7-night itineraries until its last departure in mid- October , when its season in Europe will end. In addition to Barcelona, the cruise will visit Palma de Mallorca, Marseille (Provence), La Spezia (Florence and Pisa), Civittavechia (Rome) and Naples. He will also make two stopovers in Malaga, one upon his arrival from Miami to Spain and another on his departure to the Caribbean in fall 2015.
The ship, which saw the light at the end of 2010, has a gross register of 225,282 tons, 362 meters long, 66 meters wide, 16 decks and a capacity for 2,384 crew members and 6,318 passengers (5,400 in double occupancy). In addition, in its seven thematic neighborhoods it has an impressive and innovative leisure and restaurant offer for all audiences, including the Aquatheater (the deepest acrobatic diving pool on the high seas), Central Park (a park with more than 12,000 plants natural), a zip line, two surfing pools, a handmade merry-go-round, the Broadway musical Chicago, the most varied gastronomic offer and 28 modern loft suites.