Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Allure of the Zip Line

We met with another Bucket List experience on our latest cruise aboard the Allure of the Seas.  The Allure and the Oasis of the Seas make up the Oasis class of ships for the Royal Caribbean fleet.  The ships are of identical design, but the Allure measures a whopping two inches longer than the Oasis. 

We have sailed both ships on itineraries we have traveled so many times, Labadee, Jamaica, and Cozomel that the ship is more the destination than the ports.  Each ship has seven neighborhoods, including Central Park with real trees, the Boardwalk, and an interior food court.  You may choose an outside cabin that overlooks the ocean or the Park, or the Boardwalk and Aqua theater.

There are many complimentary dining options as well as several restaurants that require a fee.  Each ship has a Broadway show, "Chicago" on Allure, and "Hair Spray" on Oasis.

We spent most our days aboard ship.  We had the beach party at Labadee, but we stayed only a couple of hours.  We walked around the ports at Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, and returned to the ship within an hour.  Then it was back to the Sports Zone where we conquered the Zip Line.  The Zip Line runs high above Central Park for a ride that lasts less than a minute.  Even a scaredy-cat like me can handle it, although I was shaking when I landed.  I'm glad I did it, and I don't have to do that again.

Tinker was not to be outdone.

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