Competitive Cruising- BE AGRESSIVE!
Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: March 20, 2011
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was my 9th cruise on Royal Caribbean and I do not understand what happened. Well, maybe I do- They have crammed too many people on the ship, while removing all forms of their usually famous customer service and special treatment of the guest. We had to fight for a table at lunch and breakfast, fight for reservations, fight for the spa (everything was sold out online prior to sailing, I tried 1 month in advance to book specialty dinners online- it did not improve onboard). Fight for the elevators, fight for the buffet, fight for a pool chair, for a seat at a show. it was agressive and competitive and AWFUL. OVercrowed excursions- 80-100 people at Turtle Cove means NO TURTLES. (previous excusions to same detination was done with 20 poeple). Was planning to book another RC cruise on ship, and totally aborted. No personalized service- everything was done through an interactive TV, We were cattle, numbers to RC. Everything came with an agressive sell package (photos, spa, you name it..) WAS TERRIBLE and I am a seasoned,laid back cruiser!
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Don't Miss: The beaches, and snorkeling - get away from the throngs and consider setting something up not related to the cruiseline.
Don't Miss: BEaches! Sailing!
Pros: The ports
Cons: The competitive, agressive, overly structured timing, rude passengers, poor service