Allure of the Seas retracted her funnels to squeeze under the Storebaebelt Bridge between Denmark and Sweden en route from the STX Europe shipyard in Finland to her homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
It’s a hint of what’s to come for the worlds biggest cruise ship: standing 65 metres above the waterline, the 6296-passenger behemoth is sure to come across plenty of bridges too low to navigate during her career.
Royal Caribbean International’s Allure, sister ship to Oasis of the Seas, is currently crossing the Atlantic and is scheduled to arrive at Port Everglades on November 11 for her naming ceremony on November 28.
She will then sail a maiden four-night voyage on December 1 to Haiti, before beginning her inaugural seven-night Western Caribbean voyages on December 5.
Follow Cruise Passenger Editor, Sally Macmillan, who will be blogging from onboard Allure of the Seas’ during her christening ceremony.