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Allure of the Seas

August 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Allure of the Seas

First time Cruise

I had high expectations for this cruise, and I was not disappointed.  Embarking and disembarking were very busy, but organized and efficient.  I did not receive my bags until 9pm, but I had a carry-on with a change of clothes.  


  Food: Very good.  The windjammer buffet had a great selection for breakfast and lunch.  I didn't eat dinner there, but I'm sure dinner is good, too.  I enjoyed the Park Cafe, the solarium bistro, and cafe promenade.  The wipeout cafe and Sorrento pizza were so-so.  The hot dog place on the boardwalk was a pleasant surprise, but you need to ask them for water or iced tea.


The dining room was Excellent!  The food was great, the service was great, the atmosphere was great.  It was great!!!  We had breakfast there, also.  The food was good, but the windjammer may be more convenient.


Too crowded: This is my only complaint.  This was my first cruise, so I don't know if this is the norm.  The elevators were slow and crowded, the pool was crowded, guests would sometimes be inconsiderate with the deck chairs or not making space for extra seats at the shows.


  The shows were very well done; many onboard activities.  The excursions were also well done.


I'm looking forward to my next cruise!

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Cruise Tips

Falmouth, Jamaica

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Cozumel, Mexico

We bought day passes to Playa Mia, a water park at the beach. There are restaurants, shops, many activities for the kids. We love Cozumel!

Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas

Try to choose early dining and reserve as many shows as possible in advance. Also, look for the Park Cafe as a tasty alternative if the Windjammer is busy. The interactive compass near the elevators will give you a real time status of how busy the restaurants are at all times.

Nassau, Bahamas

Pleasant surprise. I heard negative things, but we enjoyed the beach at Paradise Island and explored Atlantis.

Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas

Wait until the last few days to purchase Royal Caribbean souvenirs. This is when the sales take place.

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