In case you missed it, Allure of the Seas sailed from Fort Lauderdale to Spain — in January, no less. Okay, as an avid cruiser reader, you know that simply could not be true. Allure is cruising the Caribbean year-round.
The Fort Lauderdale-to-Spain sailing is how Hollywood depicted the perfect family cruise vacation in the Adam Sandler movie “Jack and Jill,” which I saw with my son this in November. It must have been annoying for him to watch the movie with his dad, “Wait a minute! They’re showing Allure sailing INTO Fort Lauderdale instead of OUT OF Fort Lauderdale. And it’s going to Spain? No way!” “Hush dad!”
The comedy presents Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Along with his wife, Erin (played by Katie Holmes) and kids, Jack brings his sister Jill on a holiday cruise vacation aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas. Once on board, a mix of sibling rivalry and Jack’s attempts to set his twin up with Al Pacino (played by himself), who takes a surprising interest in Jill, leads to chaos and calamity.
Scenes for the movie, which was written and produced by Adam Sandler, were filmed aboard Allure of the Seas last November during the ship’s pre-inaugural celebrations.
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Clients will have the opportunity to win a “Jack and Jill” inspired cruise vacation on Allure of the Seas by visiting the Royal Caribbean’s Facebook page from November 11 through December 7. The film trailer and exclusive behind the scenes footage is available on Royal Caribbean’s YouTube channel.
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