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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 11, 2015
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 12595
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Loved the cruise.  However, for us, it was about the itinerary.  We would have done this cruise on the Majesty of the Seas.  However, it was a great ship, and not once during the week could I tell the ship was moving unless I was watching the waves go by.  Entertainment was top notch.  Blue Planet, the Aqua Show and Ice Show were amazing.  Dining Room food was very good, but not as imaginative as in the past.  Several menu items repeated during the 7 days.  I would have to say that the sirloin steak I ordered was a bit spongy, and not close to what you would get in Middle America.  All 6 of our tablemates visited on the the premium dining rooms, and all came back somewhat unimpressed.  For us, it really wasn't about the food. We had a wonderful time.  The Captain (Captain Johnny) was the most engaging Captain I have every been around.  It seemed as if he truly cared about his team, and really an incredible representation of the RCCL brand.  We could completely do this cruise again. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room food mostly tasty. A bit repetitive.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Blue Planet was over the top good, as well as the Aqua theater and ice show.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
NA

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Mannis, Our Head Waiter, Omega, our cabin steward, and Hugo, our server.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Really big. Plenty of room.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
First time with balcony. Super clean, good sound insulation, very comfortable bed. Mini bar in room had cans of Coke for a reasonable $2.25.

Ship Tip

Central Park Cafe was really nice. Got a couple quick snacks there. Solarium had lox and bagels for breakfast. Wish I would have known in advance that you could bring 2 bottles of wine in your carry on for cabin use. There is a fridge in your room, but it is also mini bar. Use with caution.

5 out of 5
We spent 5 days there before cruise.
5 out of 5
Next time we will take a tour to Sorrento. Found the original pizza restaurant.
5 out of 5
Take Subway to Familia church, walk back to Columbus. Should have gone to beach later.
5 out of 5
One of the most beautiful places on earth. Nice public beach.
3 out of 5
Follow green line on ground to bus stop canopy. Free shuttle to town. Save $23 bus transfer from RCCL.
5 out of 5
Take the train to Piza for 8 Euros round trip. You can do it, even if you don't speak Italian. Buy round trip ticket in LaSpezia.
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