The Allure of the seats is the world’s largest cruise ship. The ship is 362 meters long and 66 meters wide. To give you an idea of its size, it is a little wider than the Passeig de Gracia.It is capable of carrying more than 8,700 passengers and crew of more than 2,000 people. It is 65 meters high and has 32 bars and restaurants. It is an entire floating city.
Royal Caribbean, the owner of this company has decided to go to Barcelona as a base port of this awesome ship now operating exclusively in the Caribbean Sea and will do Mediterranean cruises. The route will be very classic and will stop at ports of Palma de Mallorca, Marseille before heading to Italy where it will stop in the cities of Pisa, Florence, Rome, Naples and Capri. This is due to the fact that there are not many ports capable of accommodating this colossus.
These cruises will begin in May 2015 and will continue throughout the summer until October, when it is back to Miami to operate in the Caribbean Sea while it is winter in Europe. The tourism impact expected in Barcelona is huge because these tourists tend to spend a few days in the city before or after the cruise.
According to company data only the first three cruises departing from Barcelona and planned for the next 13, 18 and 23 September will leave an impact on the city for four million Euros. It will be operated by the Oasis of the Seats, twin brother of Allure of the Seats.