To travel on a cruise is a great experience in itself. It is a lifetime experience which is never forgettable. Here we will discuss most expensive cruise in the world. You get to enjoy the perfect environment of the sea along with the comforts and luxuries a cruise offers you with. Travelling by cruise is becoming popular these days. Some people don’t prefer cruises because they become sea sick. While there are other people, who are crazy about cruise travelling. Have you ever wondered about the most expensive cruise in the world? Do you want to travel on this cruise?
The most expensive cruise in the world is Allure of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. Royal Caribbean is an American/ Norwegian cruise company. This company is having its corporation in Liberia and has its base in Miami, Florida, USA. It comes second in the list of largest cruise operators next toCarnival Corporation & plc. Royal Caribbean is currently the owner of five major cruise lines. They are Royal Caribbean International, CDF Croisières de France,Pullmantur Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. MS Allure of the seas is operated by Royal Caribbean along with its sister ship Oasis of the Seas.
This cruise is an amazing journey in itself like no other. People say that the cruise has another world in itself. There are various attractions added in this cruise like Starbucks® at sea, Rita’s Cantina, Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical Chicago and much more.
Talking about the overall structure of the cruise, her total length is 360 meters (1,181 ft). Allure of the Seas is of 225,282 gross tonnages. The weight of Allure of the seas is almost equal to that of her sister cruises Oasis of the Seas, i.e, 100,000 metric tons.
This most expensive cruise in the world has a luxuriously marvelous design for the ease of her passengers. The features of this cruise include two-deck dance hall, an aqua theatre, a garden that is lined with various branded shops and restaurants, a luxuriously comfortable and amazing two-deck dance hall which has 1380 seats. The cruise even has an ice skating rink! Not only that, this cruise has total of twenty five dining options. Much of this ship’s interior is beautifully adorned and designed by the famous muralist Clarissa Parish.
In terms of technical details, its installed power is 3 × 13,860 kW (18,590 hp) Wärtsilä 12V46D. Its maximum is as much as 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph). Allure of the Oasis has the capacity to carry 5400 passengers at double occupancy. Maximum number of passengers that the cruise can carry is 6296. The shopping district of the cruise is powered by 80 kW solar arrays by BAM Energy Group. This solar system covers the total area of 2000 meter square and its cost is US$600,000 for energy utilization. The port of registry of Allure of the Seas is Nassau, Bahamas.
It is currently the most expensive cruise in the world with the gross price of US$1.2 billion (2006). Adam Goldstein, CEO of Royal Caribbean International considers Allure of the Seas the “DNA” of his company.