September 2015 - Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean
My wife and I and another couple booked this cruise for our first Europe trip, knowing Allure was an excellent ship, and were very happy with it. We did arrive a day early in Barcelona to enjoy the city, then hit the ship.
Embarkation was smooth and efficient, Allure was as fine a ship as it has always been, and the staff aboard honored our special requests (one of which is a flourless chocolate cake, only generally offered one night a week as a special dessert). We decided to do the Chef's Table, and must recommend this option over any other specialty dining option as the most memorable meal we have ever had. Multiple courses, wine paired with each course, and the chef explaining the preparation and wine selection.
The ports visited in Italy were the most jam packed due to the sites available, but how can you not tour Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Naples-Sorrento-Amalfi Coast.
Our CO agent (Kathy Jezek) did an excellent job with helping us with all details to make this a very special trip