Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Beautiful Ship - Packed itinerary

Sail Date: June 04, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This ship is the largest passenger vessel on the ocean today.  This is obvious as since there were so many stops on this 7-day trip (only 1 day at sea), that we did not see 1/2 of the ships amenities. Ship is truly beautiful with many venues that keep even the most active person busy for 7 full days.   Shore excursions were overpriced but you don't have much choice as ports in the Med are far from anything you might want to see.

Rome is amazing - even if you are not Catholic, the mosaic's and statues in the Basilica are not to be missed.  Florence is the place to go for leather bags and Naples for the food......  everywhere has great table wine as well as some noteworthy bottles.  This is a definite for cruisers, foodies, or wine connoisseurs.


Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Spa services are way overpriced - at least 3 times that on shore and they use high pressure to get you to commit
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Actually gives a great view of the ocean off the back of the ship. Also you have prime seating for watching the Aquatic Acrobatic Show ( not to be missed) as well as the zip line.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
See the Vatican
Naples, Italy
Eat a pizza or pasta for matter - but you MUST have a pizza
Barcelona, Spain
Marseille (Provence), France
La Spezia, Italy
Go to Florence for shopping of great leater goods

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