Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Not for me

Sail Date: April 19, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Had a good time on this ship because I met a number of nice people,  The large number of Diamond members were well handled.  Cabin steward was excellent.   Water show was superb.  Windjammer fare standard for the line.  MDR menu choices and quality of ingredients below par.  Little contact with the sea on this ship.  Inside it feels like your local mega shopping mall has sailed off with you inside it.  Central Park surprisingly nice,  Forward conservatory sort of works.  Boardwalk is a waste of space. Rising Tide Bar is a hokey gimmick.  (and as a previous reviewer noted the machinery to run makes an appalling noise on deck 3 aft.) Very good program for children and teens.  Families will love this ship. Me, not so much.

Ship Quality
Few quiet places to sit and read. Little contact with the sea. Furniture and fittings in good shape. Ship very clean.
Food and Dining
Buffet food fairly good. Food standards slipping in MDR - lower qualityn ingredients.
Cabin / Stateroom
State room ok. Bed not particulrly comfortable. Odd lighting controls. Tiny bathroom
Service and Staff
Everybody tries hard. Good staff attitude on board.
Water show great. Chicago OK. Other stuff standard cruise ship fare.
Children's Programs
You never saw kids and parents marveled at how much their kids enjoyed it and how much they enjoyed time away from their kids.
Onboard Activities
A mixed bag. Some things appeared well organized, others (eg trivia) not.,
Destinations and Excursions
Non stop to Malaga which is a nice town for a stroll and lunch.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Efficient transfer to ship and efficient boarding and luggage handling. No compaints.
Malaga, Spain
Good town for a stroll and lunch. Interesting Moorish fortess (with elevator acces if your legs aren't good)
Barcelona, Spain
Do not miss Sagrada Familia. Also the market La Bouqueria


Breakfast in the Conservatory (forward) very pleasant.

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