|Royal Caribbean International Allure of the Seas||Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic|
|Double Occupancy: 5400||Double Occupancy: 3690|
|Gross Tonnage: 225282||Gross Tonnage: 130000||16 decks||17 decks|
|CDC Score: 97||CDC Score: N/A|
|Launched: 2010||Launched: 2011|
Both the Carnival Magic and Allure of the Seas are big, bustling ships with lots of onboard activities, but there are notable differences between the two vessels. Allure of the Seas offers more choice in dining, with a number of quite elegant and upscale restaurants as well as multiple casual outlets, and the ship also offers a far wider array of cabin types. Overall, Allure of the Seas also has a more sophisticated feel as well as a more robust array of entertainment choices. Still, the Carnival Magic is a fun, lively vessel with a lot of options of its own that will appeal to the young and young-at-heart. Keep in mind that you’ll pay a notable premium to sail on Allure in lieu of the Carnival Magic, and if you’re budget is tight, the Carnival Magic may very well be the better bet.
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