The Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas is a marvel of modern engineering. Launched in 2010 the ship holds the record as the largest passenger ship ever constructed. There are many well documented facts about the Allure of the Seas but the information below illustrates the sheer scale of this mighty vessel. The video of the ship barely passing under Storebaelt Bridge after being constructed is an extremely popular video on Youtube.
The Gross weight of the Allure of the Seas is 225,282 tons. If you wanted to put this ship into Space it would take more than 1848 Saturn V rockets (the rocket that first took man to the moon) and would use almost 1.8 Billion gallons of fuel in the process.
The cost of building the Allure of the Seas was $ 1.4bn. That's the same cost as Wembley stadium.
There are 150 miles of pipework running through the Allure of the Seas plus a further 3,300 miles of electrical cables (the distance from Lisbon to New York). The ship also boasts 100,000 lighting points that have to be rigged up.
The ship has 4 bow thrusters that manoeuvre the ship. Each of them is capable of producing 7,500 horsepower. That's 10 times the power of a Formula 1 racing car each! And that's not even the main engines.
The power plant on the Allure of the Seas generates enough electricity on average to power 44,000 homes or to light Blackpool Illuminations for an extra 600 miles.
The time spent building the Allure of the Seas is 7.5 million man hours. Compare this to the Empire State Building which was built in a measly 7 million man hours.
The Allure of the Seas from keel to funnel stands 75m high. That's 50% higher than the Coliseum in Rome which is 50m high.
The ship's main dining room keeps 50,000 pieces of cutlery for use.
Cruise guests are expected to use around 60,000 napkins on every cruise.
Decorating the Allure of the Seas took 600,000 litres of paint.
Passengers and crew on board will use 2.35 million litres of water every single day.
The smallest TV on board the Allure of the seas is 32 inches in size. Every cabin, including all the staff cabins has a high definition TV included in it.
If you were to attempt to power the ship using only 12V car batteries it would get through 17,000 of them per hour.