Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

Helpful Votes
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5 out of 5

Amazing royal service!

Sail Date: March 20, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

We are first time cruisers, took our 18 year girls for their senior trip,  You will not find better service than Royal Caribbean staff and always with a smile.  So much to so and see and clean accomdations to boot.  We had help from Shevon to plan our excursions and answer any questions anytime, that made our vacation less stressful for sure.  We have many treasured memories from this trip!!

 

Cabin / Stateroom
Our quarters were comfy and cozy, we were well tended to by our stateroom I Wayan! THe bed was super comfy and we loved the 8th floor location. We were well supplied with towels, etc. It would have been nice to have water in the room from our beverage package each day before our excursion and towels. LOVED coming home to the towel animals, what a treat!

Embarkation and Disembarkation
We were amazed how well we got on and off the ship, You have this down to a science.
Ship Quality
We probably we spoiled on our first cruise, the Allure was clean and well maintained!

Destinations and Excursions
We loved Cozumel and Haiti, Jamaica excursion disappointing, traveled through poor parts of the city, hard to see and then our excursion was not what the venue had promised a beach resort feel, when really it was a small beach with a bar on it, Not much direction from our tour gal and her microphone on the long bus ride did not work, so we missed out on fun facts of Jamaica, no tables at the beach for our island food and drinks ither and not much to do, chairs instead of beach lounging chairs, so uncomfortable for a three hour stay. VIP party had these. We would have rather stayed on the ship. Cozumel and Haiti were wonderful and beautiful, we booked these two ahead of time. zIP LINE AND SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS PRICELESS.

Children's Programs
Did not participate, but saw many wonderful activities for the kids and her passengers talk about these.
Entertainment
Great, would have liked a meet and greet for our 18 years olds, nothing really tailored to their age group, and that was the purpose of this trip, by the time they met some kids their age it was the last few days. Game shows fun, comedy great, Blue Planet cool, ice skating, all fun, we missed Ocean Aria due to rough seas, rescheduled but we had our awful Jamaica excursion and could not attend.
Service and Staff
We were treated very well and always greeted nicely! We felt very well taken care of.
Food and Dining
My time dining outstanding service Slava/Hector were AMAZING and made us feel special with every meal! The manager took care of our gluten free 18 year each meal as well. Always looked forward to this after a long day!
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Get in the coffee line at Starbucks right away, it gets busy quickly and the airport is friendly but small, get their early to check in, especially on spring break!
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Beautiful beach, clean, helpful to get chairs placed, the kids did the zip line and loved it. A great location with many things to do, wished the gift shop was closer to the beach or on the way back to the boat.
Falmouth, Jamaica
Did not love the Bamboo Beach experience! Try something else.
Cozumel, Mexico
Loved the shopping, swam with the dolphins, food not the best, promised snorkeling, but really not enough time, loved the dophins experience, photos expensive, advice have someone in your party take pictures that is not participating. $75 for three photos, video even more expensive. Lucy gave us great stores to visit, and maximize our time in Cozumel, a staff member told us about a great little eatery in town to eat. It was AMAZING!


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