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Allure of the Seas

Video: Shopping on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas


Photo of the Day: Allure of the Seas Boardwalk


Photo by Scarlet Marzuca

Man arrested on Royal Caribbean ship pleads guilty to drug charges


Steven Barry Krumholz was arrested on Royal Caribbea's Allure of the Seas in February under suspicion of selling drugs and plead guilty in a U.S. Virgin Islands court to dealing drugs on board a cruise ship.

Krumholz admitted to selling ecstasy, methamphetamine and ketamine on his ship.  He could face up to 20 years in jail and fines of $1 million.

Krumholz was arrested in St. Thomas after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents searched his stateroom cabin and found 142 ecstasy pills, nearly 3 grams of methamphetamine, a small quantity of ketamine and about $51,000 in cash.  Officials were tipped off to Krumholz after they found drugs on another passenger who got the drugs from him.

Royal Caribbean says it has a zero-tolerance policy on illegal drugs at sea and it cooperated fully with authorities.

Photo of the Day: Allure of the Seas docked in Port Everglades


Photo by Jessica Gomez

Photo of the Day: Allure of the Seas in St. Thomas


Photo by April Dash

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas most popular cruise ship in the premium category


In the June CruiseTrends report, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas ranks number one in the premium/contemporary category, stealing the top spot from Princess Cruises’  Caribbean Princess.

Data for the monthly reports is mined from consumer behavior and purchasing decisions based on consumer quote requests on CruiseCompete.

The top ten list for the Premium/Contemporary category are as follows

  1. Allure of the Seas
  2. Carnival Paradise
  3. Oasis of the Seas
  4. Carnival Dream
  5. Caribbean Princess
  6. Norwegian Gem
  7. Carnival Glory
  8. Sapphire Princess
  9. Carnival Conquest
  10. Golden Princess

Royal Caribbean changes Rita's Cantina to a la carte on Allure of the Seas


We've heard a report that speciality restaurant Rita's Cantina aboard Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas has gone from a $7.95 service charge to a $3.00 service charge and all food is now priced a la carte.

The move is similar to how the Seafood Shack specialty restaurant aboard Oasis of the Seas is handled.  

The change is effective as of the cruise that left Port Everglades yesterday.

The change of pricing isn't unprecedented.  Royal Caribbean changed the price structure aboard Radiance of the Seas back on June 10.

Royal Caribbean launches Western Caribbean two day sale


Royal Caribbean launched a new promotion today for its cruises to the western Caribbean, departing between July 16, 2011 and May 27, 2012. Guests who make reservations on Wednesday (06/22), will receive $100 onboard credit per stateroom on all cruises aboard Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas of seven nights, and $50 for itineraries of five or six nights on sailings between November 12, 2011, and April 19, 2012 on the Liberty of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas or Navigator of the Seas.

The offer applies only to new bookings, and cabins must belong to the categories or suites with a balcony outside. The credit can be used to pay expenses of board and spa treatments, shopping in stores or in the casino. names Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas one of the Best Cruise Ships for Families

11Jun2011 recognized Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas as one of the "Best Cruise Ships for Families".  In a survey of their top picks for best cruise ships to bring a family on, Allure was picked for among other reasons, the Dreamworks film connection.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Royal Caribbean ship that doesn’t indulge pint-sized passengers, but Allure and Oasis are the latest and greatest in the 22-ship fleet.

Parents of infants will appreciate Royal Caribbean’s Babies 2 Go program, which allows you to order organic baby food, and Huggies diapers, wipes, and creams for delivery to your stateroom. Don’t worry about packing toys either. The cruise line’s Fisher-Price Toy Lending Program lets you borrow them like library books.

Video: Peter Max Onboard Allure of the Seas