August 2015 - Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean
We were pleasantly surprised with 6200 people on board, we did not felt crowded. RCL did a good job with organization. The Seapass card was the only thing you need on board and off the ship, it was very convenient. The account summary, calendar on TV helped with knowing how much you spent and where you need to be, though the in remote for the TV did not work well, we had someone take a look, but we were told that was how it was.
Also, all the advertisements about buying extra packages, with fee dining made people think if you did not do it, you were missing out. You can totally enjoy the cruise even if you did not buy the extra packages. you can still get coffee, tea, lemonade, ice tea. You can also bring 2 bottles of wine per stateroom when you board to enjoy on board without cordage fee. the main dining room food was very good, with varieties and changes everyday, really no need to pay extra for fee dining.