|Royal Caribbean International Freedom of the Seas||Royal Caribbean International Allure of the Seas|
|Double Occupancy: 3634||Double Occupancy: 5400|
|Gross Tonnage: 160000||Gross Tonnage: 225282||15 decks||16 decks|
|CDC Score: 97||CDC Score: 97|
|Launched: 2006||Launched: 2010|
Operated by the same line, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas and Allure of the Seas have a lot in common, including many of the same restaurants and bars (you’ll find everything from Royal Caribbean’s trademark Guinness-serving pub and Chops Grille steakhouse to Boleros Latin lounge on both). But in addition to being newer by several years, Allure of the Seas is a whole lot bigger than Freedom of the Seas and offers quite a few new and unusual things not found on the smaller vessel, from a Brazilian churrascaria eatery to a zip line across the top deck. If it’s the biggest, boldest mega-ship you’re after, with all the latest bells and whistles, Allure of the Seas is no doubt the better choice. That said, you’ll pay a significant premium to sail on Allure of the Seas, as it remains in high demand.
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