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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 05, 2015
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 8236
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

My family and I sailed on the Allure of the Seas this summer on a seven night cruise from Barcelona. We had a junior suite. The room was wonderful with a huge walk in closet. Overall we were very impressed with Royal Caribbean. They were super-efficient both on the boarding and disembarking process. The ship was beautiful inside and out. While the Allure is enormous they have it divided it into various neighborhoods, such as Boardwalk and Central Park, etc. so it never seemed terribly crowded. There were many attractions such as the flow rider, rock climbing, zip line, etc. While they were a lot of fun, it seemed they were closed a lot of the time. The Broadway shows were wonderful too. We saw Mama Mia several times. Some other observations….

  • The drink plan seemed very expensive. We brought water and pop with us onboard.
  • We also didn’t like the ship’s restaurants that charged for meals, seemed like a rip off.
  • The European ports of call were spectacular. One of our favorites was Marseille. We took the train from the port to the Notre Dame de La Guard.
  • With so much to see and so little time we signed up with Private Cruise Excursions in Rome and Naples. They picked you up at the ship and took you on a personally guided tour. It was worth the extra expense and seemed like a much better value than those offered by Royal Caribbean.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Cabin was clean and roomy. The walk in closet was a big plus!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Take the little train ride up to Notre Dame de la Garde - fun ride and great views at the top.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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