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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 31, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 14718
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I've been on a handful of cruises and this was definitely the biggest at 6200 passengers.  The best pro and cons I can think of both have to do with service; there were exceptional people working on the cruise, but there were many times where it felt like those people were carrying too much of a workload and areas were understaffed.  My room attendant was great, found the bars that were the least packed for fast service, and overall had a great time.  For the most part people were nice, but I did find a good amount of people not necessarily behaving in a great way and this did not help the staff at all.  People are pushy on vacation so the extra staff really could help calm people down with thinking they should be treated like king and queen, in front of the other 10 people they're waiting behind.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Blaze (the nightclub) wasn't as happening and was actually closed some nights, but did enjoy the throwback songs from the 70s and 80s with coverband.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Need to have more staff on hands to help, we had great service but knew it was really busy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Barrington , our room attendant, was the best! Just wish we had a couple more towel animals, only had 2-3 and I've had almost one a night. The little things show a lot

Ship Tip

Hot dogs getting back on the ship from destinations was key, find the handful of bars between the decks you visit and become a regular, park cafe was a good meal almost any time of the day, hit the promenade late night for snacks and commotion.

3 out of 5
Under construction, stopped for a short time, would have rather gone somewhere else.
5 out of 5
Make the walk into town more noticeable, doesn't seem so tourist friendly for a cruise ship walking out the gated area with some shops and then down the road for 15 minutes to get to the actual town/beaches.
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