Great big ship. Great big crowds.
Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
We have previously cruised on the Oasis of the Seas so we were familiar with the ships layout. The ship was always clean and well maintained. The food in the main dining room was good not great. The food in the windjammer was ok at best. The food at the Park Café was the best alternative but was extremely crowded most of the time. The parades on the promenade are nice. The entertainment in the theater was at it's best with Mama Mia and not so with Blue Planet. The Agua theater also had some nice shows. The casino royale was always crowded and surprisingly offered some good singers while you played your favorite tables or slots. The bar at the casino needed more attention as it frequently was left unattended. There was always plenty of areas to lay out on the deck despite the six thousand other passengers. The port of call in St. Thomas is a major problem if you are disabled and use a scooter or wheelchair. The shuttles to get to downtown are few and far between. If you are fortunate enough to find one, the downtown area streets and many of the shops are not accessible to the disabled. The port in St. Martin is much better laid out and cleaner overall. My advise is to take an extra drink before heading out to the beaches or excursion because most of the drivers are crazy and the roads are like a rollercoaster ride. The embarkation and debarkation process was efficient as was the overall running of the ship and its hundreds of different activities. Its a beautiful ship with lots of people and if you don't mind the crowds you'll like this cruise. One final note. If you park in the lot at the port you might leave with a car full of ants. On the way out to pay the parking attendant we told her of the ants and she said she received numerous other complaints .
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Try the food at the Park Café. Its free and of great quality but very crowded. Try going in at off times and you'll avoid the rush.