Last night the world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, arrived at her new home port in Fort Lauderdale.
The recently completed ship had taken a 13 day Transatlantic crossing from Turku in Finland before arriving in Port Everglades. Hundreds of onlookers, along with Royal Caribbean staff and the media turned up to welcome the 225,000 tonne ship to her new home.
The Allure of the Seas will be joined by sister-ship Oasis of the Seas for a one off photo of the world's two largest ships off the coast of Florida on Saturday 13th November. During the next few days, hundreds of landscapers will be onboard to add the 12,000+ plants to the ship's Central Park ready for the official naming ceremony on the 28th November.
The naming ceremony will be a one-night inaugural fundraising cruise with the proceeds going to the United Way chapters of the Miami-Dade and Broward counties and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Haiti Fund, among other charities. The unveiling of the Allure of the Seas godmother will also take place at the ceremony.
Written by Troy McGuire