When the world’s largest cruise ship ‘Allure of The Seas’ embarks on its maiden voyage on October 29, Kerala will have a special reason to cheer about. Kuriakkose from Kochi will form part of its impressive crew as the ship starts its cruise from Finland. Hailing from Aluva, he had joined the Royal Caribbean International, the company which owns the ship a few years back.
It is from its sister ship ‘Oasis of The Seas’, of the same company, that ‘Allure of The Seas’ is taking over the title of ‘the largest cruise ship in the world, which makes it all the more special for him.
The 64-metre-wide ship has 16 decks and 2,700 state rooms in the ship and can carry a maximum of 6,296 passengers and 2,394 crew members. It also includes 21 swimming pools, 24 restaurants, a floating park with 12,000 plants and a 1300-seat 3D movie theatre , which is one of the main attractions aboard the ship. Passengers can also surf on two wave-riding machines in the water park, ride the carousel and eat hot dogs along the Coney Island-themed boardwalk, beat a retreat to the adults-only deck, hit the tiles at the nightclub or have some fun at the ice rink. The ship will run Caribbean cruises from her home of Port Everglades in Florida and in these sojourns, Kuriakose will be spreading the warmth of Kerala hospitality, thousands of nautical miles away from his home land!