My 1st and 3rd cruises were on board Allure. This ship is what set the bar for my expectations for RCCL, and any future cruises.
Have been in both a interior room, and a front facing Ocean-view room.
The interior room is a decent size, with a Couch, vanity, decent closet space with safe, and great lighting. My only complaint is I could sleep the entire 7-day cruise, because it’s darker than the inside of a cow’s stomach when the lights are turned off.
The Ocean-View room was very similar to the interior room, with a extra bunch of space where the ceiling angles down to the floor. The window is approx 17 sqft, and on an angle, so that you can lay under it, and watch the stars while at sea(Cannot have any lights inside room on when doing this)
All rooms have a mini-bar/refrigerator, and give you the ability to check your stateroom balance via your TV. Also, there is a decent selection of pay-per-view movies in Kids, Adult, and *ADULT* themes.
The Main Dining room set the standard to which I compare all RCCL dining rooms to. Both cruises , serving Escargot nightly, along with multiple choices. Very very close to 5-Star dining.
The Pools are...Plentiful. There are 4 main pools, with a hot tub or whirlpool at each pool. There are 2 more hot tubs, at each entrance to the Solarium, which is the 18+ section of the ship. The Solarium contains a 18+ Pool, Cafe/bar, and hot tubs, along with many places to tan, or sit and eat.
Bars...there are so many bars on this ship, that you could go to a different bar every night, and still not go to all of them.
The Windjammer buffet seems to be a bit underwhelming. When cooking for 6,000 people, it is very difficult to keep food looking fresh. Both times we were on board, the food just seemed...meh.
The onboard track is fairly pleasant for running...if that is the sort of thing you enjoy doing on your vacation, and the Gym is fairly impressive. At least one day of the cruise there is usually Yoga on the Helicopter pad at the front of the ship.
All-in-all, the Oasis class of ships sets the bar for cruise ships across all brands!
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