Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas have been named on Frommer’s Best Cruise Ships of 2011 list. In particular, the market leader in travel guides and a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc. cited Allure of the Seas as the newest and most groundbreaking ship with “undoubtedly the best entertainment ship at sea, with truly exceptional programming for both adults and kids.” Judges praised the 225,282 gross-registered-ton, 5,400-guest cruise ship and her sister-ship Oasis of the Seas, for “letting light and air into the center of the ships” via a radical new superstructure design.
“We are delighted that Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas are named among Frommer’s Best Cruise Ships of 2011,” said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “Royal Caribbean offers the widest range of exclusive onboard amenities aboard some of the world’s most innovative cruise ships that cater to vacationers of all ages. It is an honor to be recognized by such a respected brand such as Frommer’s.”
Recently released on frommers.com, the annual Best Cruise Ships list has been compiled by Frommer’s resident cruise experts, Matt Hannafin and Heidi Sarna, and reflects the best-reviewed vessels in their new, 7th edition of Frommer’s Cruises & Ports of Call. In total, 20 ships representing nine design classes made it to the 2011 list.
Allure of the Seas shares the title of the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship with sister-ship Oasis of the Seas. With a cache of distinct onboard activities and amenities, Allure of the Seas offers one-of-a-kind entertainment performances, culinary concepts, retail venues and technology innovations. An architectural marvel at sea, Allure’s neighborhoods are divided into seven distinct themed areas, which include Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. She spans 16 decks, encompasses 225,282 gross registered tons, carries 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms. Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas alternates a Western Caribbean with an Eastern Caribbean seven-night itinerary from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.