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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Allure of the Seas in Cozumel Mexico

Good morning,

Every once in awhile changes in the weather brings us very good changes.  Above you see the Allure of the Seas' wing bridge in the upper right.
When we arrived in Cozumel, Mexico, aboard Freedom of the Seas we found Allure of the Seas was also here for the day.
I took these images of from the deck of Freedom of the Seas as the two huge ships were tied up on opposite sides of the same dock.
It is amazing to feel the size of these ships.  Until Allure of the Seas and earlier her sister Oasis of the Seas were launched, the ship on which I am standing, Freedom of the Seas was the largest in the world. 
The weather was slightly overcast with a little rain, but that didn't stop me from getting some great pictures of these huge ships side by side.
Freedom is on the left...
...and Allure is on the right.
 I'm often asked if cruise ships can get any larger.
 Yes, it is possible, but as the ships get larger, there are fewer and fewer ports that can accommodate them.
 Above you see two sister Viking Crown Lounges side by side.
 And, up there at the top of Allure are some very, very special suites.
 The ship canyon formed by two huge ships tied up to the same dock provide for some very interesting sound and echoes.
 The gentle rain continued...
 ...but blue skies were on the way for a beautiful day in Cozumel.

Enjoy!

Lois

3 comments:

MarkD60 said...

Those are some great shots! I remember snorkeling out to that pier when I was visiting Cozumel! (when there were no ships)

Montanagirl said...

Great photos, Lois, giving us a perfect look at how huge they really are. I can't imagine standing down in that canyon and looking up at them on either side of me!!

Gunn said...

It is HUGE. Probably too big for Stavanger?