The world’s biggest floating gated community

September 1, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

Here’s a new way to get away from people . . . well, except for the thousands of people who are on the both with you:

[I]t is so big it will have actual neighborhoods – a Boardwalk with a real carousel and high-diving show; a Central Park with thousands of real plants and trees; a Royal Promenade as wide as a highway, lined with shops and including a bar that rises three decks; an Entertainment zone that includes an ice skating rink; and more.

The 16-deck ship will have as many as 8,700 people onboard when you combine full-capacity passengers and crew, certainly enough to declare Allure a city at sea.


Category: Noteworthy, Whimsy

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. aerie says:

    "…a Royal Promenade as wide as a highway lined with shops…"

    And paved with gold? It sounds like some new version of the Christian heaven conjured by some 'prosperity gospel' type of believers.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    I still can't get over the size of this ship. It's bigger than my entire neighborhood, the Shaw Neighborhood in the City of St. Louis.

  3. Tony Coyle says:

    but how many starbucks?

    IN the past I could not have imagined living away from land – I needed books and movies and cosy little cafes, and ships could not provide any of that (at least, not with any degree of choice)

    Now! w00t! I can get my books electronically, likewise my movie fix. Hopefully there is turnover in the 'downtown' so room for a bunch of cute little cafes! Do they all have a patio with a sea view?

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