Great Cruise - Ports of call not so much

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2014
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The ship was excellent and even though it is huge\, there are so many different spaces that it rarely felt too crowded. ( That being said disembarking in Fort Lauderdale took us 1:30hrs due to the number of people and inefficiencies of the port ).
We did have a great time and the specialty dining options were great\, the amenities of the ship excellent and the activities available were also very good.
The only thing we did not like that much were the ports of call for the Western Caribbean itinerary. The easiest to get in and out and also the most relaxing one was Labadee\, Falmouth and Cozumel were for the most part tourist traps. We still enjoyed them but next time I would stay on board instead of fighting the crowds for a taxi or waiting in line to be able to get back on the ship. ( Specially if there is one or more cruise ships arriving at the same time to the port ).

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Adagio dinning was good. Specialty restaurants very good.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: Cruise Ship amenities excellent\, Park area was great and the specialty restaurants very good

Cons: Ports of call not so good ( Western Caribbean ) At Cozumel there were six ships\, a mess disembarking and getting on board again. Options at other ports ( Labadee and Jamaica ) were for the most part tourist traps.

Recommends Allure of the Seas? Yes!

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