Allure of the Seas which is an Oasis-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean has finally arrived back in Florida. This is the first time she’s been back since the start of suspensions in March 2020.
Allure of the Seas is Back!
The huge Oasis-class vessel arrived in PortMiami on Saturday morning for the first time since the cruise line first suspended operations last year. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship departed Florida last year on March 1, which was not long before the suspensions started.
The ship was originally scheduled to sail Europe after departing Florida. Allure of the Seas was to begin 7-night Mediterranean sailings out of Barcelona, Spain on May 10, 2020.
She was also set to undergo a huge 58-day dry dock costing the cruise line $165 million in Cadiz, Spain. The 10-story Ultimate Abyss slide and new waterslides were to be installed but unfortunately due to the pandemic the upgrade never took place.
Allure of the Seas has been on hold off the south coast of the UK. We’ve already seen the ship anchored off the Dorset coast along with many other cruise ships.
What’s Next for the Cruise Ship?
The ship didn’t stay long at PortMiami and departed just after 5:00 PM on the same day. Currently, she’s sailing away from the Florida coast and heading to join other Royal Caribbean cruise ships in the Bahamas.
Allure of the Seas is set to arrive near the cruise line’s private island of Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas. Already docked at the island is Oasis of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean has suspended operations from the U.S. through February 28, 2021, and the restart will be phased-in. For Allure of the Seas, the first sailing is currently scheduled to depart on March 7, 2021, out of Miami, Florida.
The ship will sail a 7-night Western Caribbean itinerary. However, there could be further cancellations as the cruise line works on following CDC Conditional Sailing Order.
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 225,282 gross tons with a guest capacity of 5,400 at double occupancy.
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