TAKE A BOW For cruise-ship lovers, bigger can be better... but not always.
Sizing It Up
Here’s how to choose the kind
of ship that will guarantee you
a hull of a good time at sea
BY BILL NEWCOTT
I’d been on the world’s longest megaliner, Allure of the Seas, for
two days shortly after it launched last year. As I rode a glass elevator
up, up, up through the ship’s expansive atrium, two women chatted
about how much they loved the ship.
“You know,” one excitedly said, “I haven’t even seen the ocean yet!”
To some, that might be the ultimate indictment of the new trend
toward cruise ships such as the Allure, which could contain five
Titanics. But for those women, sailing the Caribbean on a floating
megalopolis (that atrium, named Central Park, boasts a tree-studded,
football field–size glen with a meandering path) was perfect.