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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Allure of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 29, 2017

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 11184

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review Summary

All of the cruise aspects were fantastic, except it wasn't anyway I booked and paid for with NO OPTIONS GIVEN BUT TO LOOSE YOUR MONEY. Very sad, very poor.


1 out of 5
It was bad. We were a group of 8. One in a wheelchair and two using canes because of back issues. No place to sit. There was a line for handicap but no one manning the station. It was at the end of check in lanes and was damn near impossible to work our wheelchair into the able passengers. The male attendant directing the line..... wasn't doing anything. The passengers were simple taking initiative on their own. It was hard to force ourselves into a window with the normal passengers being at an advantage with all other lines open to them.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fantastic..... except for the breakfast pastries. Dry, tasteless and no sweets offered that most enjoy with their breakfasts. The donuts they had, the icing, I couldn't even describe...... nothing I've ever tasted and not in a good way. The drinks actually had liquor in em.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Zip lining, watched the flow rider, wanted to do rock climbing but twisted my ankle, The aqua show, amazing, the Blue Earth show, comedy show. If you couldn't find something good and fun to do, you were trying not to have fun.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
top notch. Eilene, our main dining server....... LOVE LOVE LOVE her!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Where to start?? Even walking from one place to another was stunning. Not just walking in hallways, the amazing promenade..... Try and Do it all!!! Even tho that's almost impossible.

Ports Of Call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
We, 6 of us, sail at least 2 times a year. We have done Mexico once and that was enough. Nothing to do there and not a pretty destination. for us. WE BOOKED THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN expressly for St Kits and St Thomas.... made due with Bahamas. Would have at least liked their private island so we could eat comfortably and use our expensive drink package. St Kitts was changed one day after the ability to change our cruise without loosing money. It was due to engine trouble which was a known issue. If we would have known, we would NOT have booked this cruise. Then, because of IRMA, we lost Cozumel and the replacement of Puerto Rico for St Kitts. Definitely NOT was we signed up for. What really added insult to injury, we could have easily switched ships with Royal Caribbean for more acceptable destinations. We would have lost our full cruise payment. UNACCEPTABLE!! I felt hostage on this cruise because it kept changing, once with a known issue on Royal Caribbean's ship. Then, they didn't even offer any compensation for our inconvenience.... no on board credit, no free massage, no free specialty dining experience. They didn't care, they had our money. This is my 3rd cruise with Royal Caribbean and probably my last.

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5
Didn't get off the ship. Forced to go to this destination, been there, done that..... nothing to do

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5
Didn't get off the ship. Forced to go to this destination, been there, done that..... nothing to do

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

1 out of 5
Didn't get off the ship. Forced to go to this destination, been there, done that..... nothing to do


4 out of 5
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