02 December 2016
The revolutionary design of Royal Caribbean's luxury cruise ship Allure of the Seas will fill your days at sea with wonder. On this eight day voyage of the Eastern Caribbean you can wake to two-storey ocean views in one of the contemporary Loft Suites, hop onto a classic, full-sized carousel in the Boardwalk neighbourhood, spend some quiet time in an adults-only Solarium and let the kids' imaginations run wild in the Youth Zone – the largest dedicated youth area at sea. With 28 ultra-modern loft suites and 2,700 spacious staterooms, this 16-deck marvel proves that when it comes to modern cruising the impossible is possible.
Your cruise begins and ends in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which lies along the Atlantic Ocean 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts visitors throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches so make time to chill out here before boarding the Allure of the Seas which sails at 5pm
For a city now known for its warm sun and balmy breezes, Nassau has a tumultuous past. First settled by the English, the area was contested by England, France and Spain. For many years, Nassau was a base for notorious pirates, and it was burned to the ground by the Spanish on three separate occasions. Now it is a favourite with visitors from all over the world in search of relaxation and adventure. Spend today finding out why.
Today is your first full sea day aboard the Allure of the Seas and you should make the most of it. Among the new already stunning collections of experiences for all the family is the How to Train Your Dragon ice show and the Madagascar Aqua Show
Today you enjoy a full day on the island of St. Thomas which is an idyllic holiday spot. In the 18th century, the island was at the centre of a bustling pirate culture, as swashbucklers such as Blackbeard traded stolen wares in the port of Charlotte Amalie. This world-renowned Caribbean island is home to amazing beaches, gorgeous sea and landscapes and unbelievable duty-free shopping.
When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping.
Today is the second of those marvellous sea days aboard the Allure. Jump right into the Pool Zone, where you'll find the H2O Zone, cantilevered whirlpools, FlowRiders and a thrilling zip-line view of the ship and sea below. The food is fantastic and the dining options endless as you glide across the Eastern Caribbean.
Your last full day at sea but there is still so much to see and do on the ship. When it's time to unwind, go for a stroll in Central Park – a meandering garden and lush public space lined with foliage and fine restaurants – or take in the majestic view from any of the multiple balconies overlooking the AquaTheater, the first amphitheatre at sea.
Today your luxury cruise ends where it began in Fort Lauderdale. After disembarking you may have time to enjoy some of the city's many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, or visit a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants before taking your onward flight or beginning your journey home.
Inside Stateroom fr £801pp
Balcony Stateroom fr £922pp
Outside Stateroom fr £1065pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated