awesome ship but...

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 22, 2015
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11546
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

it is the biggest ship on the ocean so definite worth to be on it.  all the entertainments and most of the services were great.  but there are few things to mention.  the first port of call was bahamas and the ship docked early in the morning and took off to sail ealy that afternoon which mean the guests only have the morning hours to do the excursion.  this did not give much of choice in doing anything due to earlier hours and the weather is not warm enough to do any water activities.  wasted that visit to the port.  photographers were not great either.  although there were more than five thousand guests onboard, the line to take pictures were not long.  but the photographers were so rushed to get to the next group that they did not take time in creating the memories.  many pictures were taken off centered and did not allowed peopled to take time to pose.  wasted my time, effort, and memories.  lastly, do not dine at samba grill.  this is brazilian steak house so people go there for the steak, all you can eat.  but they were very dictating on how you were to eat.  they would not serve meat until the guests are done with appetizers and salads.  after you are done with these, who has room in the stomach for meat!  not worth the money.  don't go there.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
everything was great except for the samba grill. all there other specialty restaurants are good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

make sure you reserve all the activities and shows before sailing. or you may have to wait in the line for them. this includes all the shows and dining.

1 out of 5
did not get to do much due to too early arrival and sailing off the port too early in the afternoon.
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