Royal Caribbean to add 10-storey ‘tallest slide at sea’ to Allure of the Seas during a £132million makeover
- Allure of the Seas, which is based in Barcelona, will have the 10-storey-high Ultimate Abyss slide added to it
- It will become the third vessel in Royal Caribbean’s fleet to feature the record-breaking slide on board
- A trio of water slides called The Perfect Storm will also be installed on the deck of the Oasis-class ship
Royal Caribbean is to install what it claims is the tallest slide at sea on its European flagship as part of a £132million ($165million) makeover.
The Allure of the Seas, which is based in Barcelona, will have the 10-storey-high Ultimate Abyss slide added during its transformation.
It will become the third Royal Caribbean vessel to feature the record-breaking slide – there are already versions onboard the Symphony of the Seas and the Harmony of the Seas.
A rendering showing how the exterior of the Allure of the Seas will look after it has undergone a £132million transformation
The vessel will feature the Ultimate Abyss slide, which is, it’s claimed, the tallest slide at sea. The same slide is also onboard the Symphony of the Seas, pictured
The Ultimate Abyss is 10 storeys high and riders slide down it in darkness. It is pictured here on the Harmony of the Seas
As well as the Ultimate Abyss, a trio of water slides called The Perfect Storm will be installed on the deck of the Oasis-class ship.
The slides will accompany a new pool deck, which will come complete with a wider variety of seating, daybeds, hammocks and swing seats.
On the top deck, there will be new whirlpools and a reinvigorated, adults-only Solarium.
Entertainment options, meanwhile, will include a glow-in-the-dark laser tag known as ‘Clash for the Crystal City’ and a space-themed escape room called Apollo 18: Lunar Landing. Both of these can be found on other Royal Caribbean ships but will be new to Allure of the Seas.
The £132million makeover will see a new Music Hall area featuring live music
Allure of the Seas’ makeover is scheduled to be completed by May 2020. Pictured is another rendering of the Music Hall
Spotlight Karaoke, pictured, will be a new dedicated karaoke bar with thousands of songs to choose from
There will also be a new Music Hall area for live music performances and a new a dedicated karaoke bar called Spotlight Karaoke, which will feature thousands of songs to choose from, music trivia and themed nights.
The Adventure Ocean kids club and the spaces for teenagers will be redesigned and the food offering will be ramped up too, thanks to a new Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar, a new BBQ restaurant called Portside and a new Bionic Bar by Makr Shakr, which will serve up classic cocktails and be manned by two robot bartenders.
Allure of the Seas’ makeover is scheduled to be completed by May 2020.
It will then begin sailing seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona with calling points including Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Marseille, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Naples and Capri.
The Adventure Ocean kids club onboard Allure of the Seas will be redesigned
Making a splash with youngsters: The revamped Allure of the Seas will feature a redesigned teen zone
Allure of the Seas will be getting a new Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
The new Portside BBQ will serve up popular American dishes such as brisket, pulled pork, chicken and cornbread