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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
12 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Ft. Lauderdale To Barcelona)
Sail Date: April 19, 2015
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food fairly good. Food standards slipping in MDR - lower qualityn ingredients.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
A mixed bag. Some things appeared well organized, others (eg trivia) not.,


3 out of 5
Water show great. Chicago OK. Other stuff standard cruise ship fare.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
You never saw kids and parents marveled at how much their kids enjoyed it and how much they enjoyed time away from their kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everybody tries hard. Good staff attitude on board.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Few quiet places to sit and read. Little contact with the sea. Furniture and fittings in good shape. Ship very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
State room ok. Bed not particulrly comfortable. Odd lighting controls. Tiny bathroom

Ship Tip

Breakfast in the Conservatory (forward) very pleasant.

3 out of 5
Efficient transfer to ship and efficient boarding and luggage handling. No compaints.
3 out of 5
Good town for a stroll and lunch. Interesting Moorish fortess (with elevator acces if your legs aren't good)
5 out of 5
Do not miss Sagrada Familia. Also the market La Bouqueria
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