In going through a few of my past posts, I can across this one. It is unfortunate that moving the Allure of the Seas to Galveston has been postponed. This is because of a money crunch. Building the new terminal for this large ship is postponed. They still plan on bringing it to Galveston, but everything has been delayed due to the economic shut down of the cruising industry.
The refurbishment has also been postponed. That means the water slides and The Abyss aren’t going to be put on the ship until sometime later.
In November 2021 (date postponed and to be determined later), Allure of the Seas will sail 7-night Caribbean itineraries from the new terminal Royal Caribbean is building in partnership with the Port of Galveston.
Wayne and I experienced the Allure of the Seas just this past September. We had a great time attending a conference on that ship, one of the largest cruise ships in the world!
But when it gets to Galveston, it will have a different look since it will now have a giant non-water slide (10 stories tall) as well as other new activities.
We enjoyed the complimentary pizza for a quick lunch or snack, a wonderful ice skating show, an awesome water show, and other shows.
It is a large ship, and you’ll be sure to get your steps in just going from activity to activity or show to show.
Once in your stateroom (and we recommend a balcony so you can just step out to enjoy the weather and views), you’ll be amazed at how quiet it can be.
I look forward to seeing this new terminal in the fall of 2021 (well, whenever it finally gets built in Galveston) as it will quicken your embarkation and debarkation times with the new technology that will be incorporated. I’ll also love having another ship from which to choose.