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Allure of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com

Accommodating up to 6,780 passengers, Allure of the Seas was once the largest ship in the world, only losing its title in 2015 to its sister ship, Harmony of the Seas. With a plethora of activities from zip lines, surf simulators and rock-climbing walls to Broadway-style shows in the Amber Theater and high-diving acts in the AquaTheater, Allure appeals to all kinds of travelers.

This massive, Oasis-class cruise ship is divided into seven neighborhoods for easier navigation. Each neighborhood has its own distinct theme, from the Boardwalk, a Coney Island-inspired stretch where passengers can ride a handcrafted carousel or enjoy delicious self-serve donuts, to Central Park, an onboard green space with upscale boutiques and restaurants, each neighborhood has a distinct flavor. And speaking of flavors, there’s no shortage of dining options on Allure, with choices ranging from casual buffets and New York style food trucks to elegant steakhouses and sushi bars.

Allure of the Seas is one of the most decorated cruise ships currently sailing, and one of the most highly-rated ships on Cruiseline.com. In 2019, Allure of the Seas placed a close second to its sister ship, Symphony of the Seas, in Cruiseline.com’s overall Best Ship category. It also took home Cruiseline.com’s Members’ Choice Awards for Best Entertainment and Best Onboard Activities in 2018. Among its other honors, the ship has won Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Individual Cruise Ship in 2016 and travAlliancemedia’s Travvy Award for Best Large Cruise Ship in 2017.

Allure of the Seas' offers includes cruises to the Caribbean and Mediterranean depending on the season, and Caribbean cruises include a stop at Labadee, Haiti, Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private destination. The ship currently sails from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Barcelona.

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Best For

Known for its onboard entertainment and activities, Allure of the Seas is an ideal choice for energetic couples, families, including those with young children, and travelers looking to stay active on sea days.

What You Should Know

As one of the largest ships on the sea today and sailing with over 6,000 passengers on board, many areas on Allure of the Seas regularly experience large crowds, which may not appeal to travelers looking for a quiet getaway. And with the ship’s large volume of cruisers, travelers need to be sure to make reservations for specialty restaurants or shows they wish to attend.

Ship Highlights

  • Two 40-foot-long FlowRider surf simulators
  • Adults-only Solarium
  • H2O Zone water park
  • AquaTheater shows featuring acrobatics and deep-diving maneuvers
  • Vitality spa
  • Broadway at Sea stage productions
  • Adventure Ocean club for children 3 and up
  • Teen disco for kids 12 through 17
  • Comedy Live, an adults-only comedy club
  • Over 25 restaurants, including specialty dining venues such as Izumi and Giovanni's Table
  • 43-foot-high rock-climbing wall

Allure of the Seas Cabins

2704 cabins and 43 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.2
(75 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 193 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $120 per night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.0
(55 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 196 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $136 per night
Balcony Balcony
4.5
(672 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 190 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $146 per night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.0
(56 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 757 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $315 per night

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Allure of the Seas Dining

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Cafe Promenade Cafe Promenade
5.0
(15 Reviews)
Izumi Japanese Cuisine Izumi Japanese Cuisine
5.0
(11 Reviews)
Opus Dining Room Opus Dining Room
5.0
(7 Reviews)
Vitality Cafe Vitality Cafe
5.0
(2 Reviews)

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Allure of the Seas Onboard Activities

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Sports Court Sports Court
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Globe and Atlas Pub Globe and Atlas Pub
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Concierge Lounge Concierge Lounge
5.0
(3 Reviews)
H20 Zone H20 Zone
5.0
(2 Reviews)

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2536 Allure of the Seas Reviews

Best Cruise Ever by jlautieri785

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Best cruise ever, grand daughter was center of attraction, food and drinks were outstanding, suite was comfortable, staff was great.

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Boring entertainment- won’t use again by wmojica

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was okay but there is not enough entertainment- roaming around between 6-10pm. Mama Mia is 2:30 hrs and put many people to sleep

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It was a great trip by shepwoda

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was a new experience for us. We never were on a Big Super Ship. You do not know there are 6000 people on the ship. It was a great trip and we would do this ship again. the on board shopping needs some help. The store selection needs improvement.

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1167 Allure of the Seas Tips

sut2burns
Jan 28, 2015

Central Park has a great cafe that during lunch allows you to make your own salad. I wish I would have known this earlier. It is also not nearly as crowded as other places on the ship.

ladypratt
Sep 22, 2014

Use the interactive touch screens on the ship on each deck to find your way around. Interactive TV in the stateroom is very helpful, You can even order room service. The windjammer don't do omelet's, try Johnny Rockets or the Wipe out café. Go to all the shows , Blue Planet was awesome.

Ted1955
Dec 20, 2014

Park Cafe has the best Roast Beef sandwich

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