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Allure Of The Seas

Allure Of The Seas - British passengers booking cruises on Allure of the Seas are not afraid to splash out on their holidays - most of them are paying at least £30 a night on top of the basic fare in order to travel in a balcony cabin.

In fact two-thirds of those flying from the UK to Florida during the next few weeks to join the ship in Fort Lauderdale for week-long cruises to the Caribbean are choosing to travel in cabins with a balcony, or in de luxe and suite staterooms, say Royal Caribbean.

The most expensive suites can cost as much as £115 per person per night more - and every one of the ship's two-level loft suites is booked for the New Year cruise sailing on Boxing Day.

Not all the balcony cabins have sea views. Like sister ship Oasis of the Seas, Allure has "inside" balconies which look down on either the lively Boardwalk neighbourhood or on Central Park, the peaceful midships haven which is home to some of the vessel's most exclusive restaurants.

I shall be sailing in one of the Central Park balcony cabins next week, and although I'll miss my sea view, I'm intrigued to find out what the experience will be like. Must remember to close my curtains in the evening, because passengers in the cabins across the other side will be able to see straight into mine.

They will be disappointed if, like many of you, they are hoping to see me in fishnet tights. If that's going to happen - and it's still a big 'if' - only a limited number of tickets will be available !

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