magpiekruse

magpiekruse
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Allure of the Seas

April 2018 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Allure of the Seas

Great ship

I’m a solo traveler and RCCL is not a singles-friendly cruise line (prefer Norwegian Breakaway class). Still, the Allure is a great ship and worth the higher cost just to try it out. Try to hit all the neighborhoods including Central Park.

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Norwegian Escape

January 2016 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Escape

Great for solo travelers

Norwegian Escape, Breakaway and Getaway are great for solo cruisers. If you are going solo, try the studio cabins, which are less expensive than the regular cabins. They are only 100 square feet but have a really cool design (and the bed is full or queen, not twin). If you are traveling with a friend but you each want your own cabin, you can get adjoining studios with an inside door between the rooms. Also, there is an active solo travelers group, even if you are not in a studio. If you are in the mood to meet people, there is a solo travelers happy hour every evening, so you can make friends to go to dinner or a show or an excursion. Do not sit home if you don’t have someone to travel with! These cruises are fun and social. (Epic also has studios, but I don’t like the ship as much.) Also, these three ships have the Ocean Front on deck 8. It’s a great place to walk (NOT jog) outdoors early in the morning, because it is a much longer circle than the jogging track. You can also bring a book to read on a comfy chair in the shade in the morning or afternoon. The restaurant guests take up the space in the evening.

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magpiekruse's Tips

Falmouth, Jamaica - I just stayed in port area. I fell into a pothole on an earlier trip into town and had to limp back to the ship.
Allure of the Seas Allure of the Seas - I chose Allure, with a forward cabin, so I can get lots of exercise every day just getting around. Some people don’t want that. Also, I felt a little miffed about some new first-class privileges, such as best theater seats reserved for them. I thought that kind of thing went down with the Titanic.
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Breakaway - Solo traveler get a better deal with studio cabins. About 2/3 cost of a standard inside cabin. No 100% single supplement.
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Escape - For walkers, skip the jogging track and go to deck 8 for a nice big circle ( during the early hours. In the afternoon an evening it is filled with guests of the specialty restaurants. There is a comedy club which fills up so make reservations.

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reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Allure of the Seas and gave it 4.3 stars!

shared a quick tip for Allure of the Seas"I chose Allure, with a forward cabin, so I can get lots of exercise every day just getting around. Some people don’t want that. Also, I felt a little miffed about some new first-class privileges, such as best theater seats reserved for them. I thought that kind of thing went down with the Titanic."

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