World's largest cruise ship heading to Europe for first time



One of the largest cruise ships ever built will be docking in Europe for the first time next year.

The 362-metre Allure of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean International, will be based in Barcelona for summer 2015, from where it will set off on an number of week-long cruises around the Mediterranean, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The ship can hold 6,296 passengers, and is known as a "Quantum-class" vessel.

It boasts 16 decks, has an outdoor park with a zip wire, 20 pools and whirlpools, a fairground-style seaside boardwalk, and 20 dining options.

USA Today reports that the cruise ship will redeploy from its home port in Fort Lauderdale in May.

It will be the first time the 225,000 ship has left its Florida home since its debut in 2010, and the first time a ship its size has sailed in Europe for an extended amount of time.

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