It's had the celebrity seal of approval from Katie Holmes and Suri, and the brand new Allure of the Seas claims the title of world's largest cruise ship at a whopping 360m and 5cm – if that's not enough to make you change your mind about trying a Caribbean cruise, we don't know what is.
If you do need any more tempting, the ship's 16 decks mean there's space for 27 bars, a cupcake shop, an onboard zip wire, a theatre where you can see West End musical Chicago for free, a spa, two surf simulators, endless sun loungers, a 3D cinema, restaurants galore, several clubs, live comedy... we could go on! And while there's plenty for families and kids, the ship is so large you can easily find a chilled-out child-free corner to relax with a cocktail if that's what you'd prefer.
Armed with map, compass and suntan lotion, MyDaily was one of the first to explore this floating city.
Starter for 10: Allure of the Seas
Fortunately, if you haven't won the lottery, there's a string of much more affordable choices with balcony rooms overlooking either the ocean, leafy Central Park or the Boardwalk, although these can be noisy with the balcony doors open. Or, to cut the price further, swap the balcony for a window or for an inside cabin.
And forget any thoughts of poky fold-away bunks – the huge double beds are ultra-comfy, there's a proper shower cubicle in the bathroom, a sofa if you want to put your feet up, and everything's decorated in subtle chocolate brown and turquoise shades. There's even an iPod dock so you can bring your own background music.
Grab your bikini and head to one of the two FlowRiders – free surf simulators where you can try your hand at boogie boarding, or if you're brave enough to stand up, surf till you drop (literally) on one of the boards. Can't keep your balance for more than a second? You can book in for lessons and private sessions, costing from around £40.
Or whizz across a 10 deck gap on the ship's zip wire, where you're encouraged to scream as loud as you like. And there's two 43ft rock climbing walls, suitable for beginners to advanced level. All a bit energetic? Check out the yoga classes in the gym instead.
The deep tissue Bamboo massage uses special bamboo sticks to get the knots out of your muscles, or you can try the Thai herb massage with scented massagers, as well as Bliss treatments, complete with a brownie and James Brown in the background rather than whale music. The thermal suite, including a Turkish-style hammam and aroma room, costs from around £20 for a day pass, and there's a private Rasul mud room for two, at around £60 per person.
Throw in a Japanese zen relaxation room, a three-month Brazilian blow-dry in the salon, teeth whitening, acupuncture and even Botox – and there's even something for the boys, with a special 'man cave' where they can book in for grooming treatments and enjoy the leather massage chairs.
Treatments are priced from around £50.
If you'd rather be performing yourself, there's karaoke in the On Air bar, live stand-up comedy, 3D movies, diving shows at the Aqua Theatre and ice shows on the ship's rink. And if you secretly love the DreamWorks films, there are characters from movies like Shrek and Madagascar parading around the ship. The Shrek ears are just for the kids though...
Take a wander on the top deck as you look out across the sea, stopping for a break on a sun lounger along the way, or head to the Royal Promenade, with its string of shops, including bling at Guess Accessories and more subtle jewellery in Willow. If you don't have kids, you might want to give the busy Boardwalk a miss, but there's also quieter Central Park to explore.
For a change of scene, you can also try one of the specialty restaurants on the ship, from super swanky 150 Central Park, with its six course gourmet tasting menu, where there's so much attention to detail you even get six different kinds of salt, to the Brazilian steakhouse Samba Grill and Izumi Asian Cuisine for a spot of sushi. Almost all food onboard is included, but there's an additional charge for these restaurants, and you'll need to book in advance.
Drinks aren't included on board, but you can buy both soft drink and wine packages. Everything else is added to your bill by swiping your SeaPass card, which doubles as your room key. On the plus side, you don't need to worry about having enough dollars on you, on the downside, it's easy to keep swiping late into the night...
If salsa's more your style, Latin dance club Boleros is perfect for showing off some fancy footwork. Rose between your teeth optional.
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