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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Allure of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 26, 2018

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8325

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We loved the ship and all that it has to offer and will definitely book again. We loved all of the ports as well.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
As we had the earliest time for checking in, we did not have long to wait at all.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The main dining room food was ok. We preferred the specialty restaurants. Our service team in the dining room was absolutely awesome, howeve I felt the food could have been a bit better. We ate at 3 specialty restaurants, Chops Grill, Giovani's and Samba. I rate them as Giovani's as the best, then Chops and Samba. The service in Giovani's was subperb and the other two were just as great. We will definitely dine there again.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Very good food, a little mixed up but otherwise the choices are plenty.

Sorrento's Pizza

4 out of 5

Pizza was not what I expected. I felt I was eating a frozen pizza I can make from home. Sorry

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

Fun place to sit and watch down below on the promenade deck. You can watch the parade, some of the shows, and activities. Plenty of places to sit.

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

Fab-u-loso! MMMMM..... this food there is wonderful and you get a great size serving as well. Must try while you're there.

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

Great food, great service. Very fun place to eat.

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

5 out of 5

OMG!!!!.... This was my favorite place to eat. I could eat there every night of the week we were there. I cannot do the food justice as it was just fab-u-lus!!!!!

Dazzles

5 out of 5

This is a fun place to sit and listen to great music. You can grab drinkds and dance all you want. Very nice place!

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

The food is wonderful! This is located in Central Park and you have a choice of dinning inside or out. The services is just a great and the choices of foods are awesome.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The pools were wonderful and the hot tubs were actually "hot" compared to some other cruise lines. There are plenty of pools to choose from and plenty of deck space for chairs.

Swimming Pools

5 out of 5

So many pools to choose from. Plenty of lounge chairs and places to sit in sun or shade. Kept very clean and I like the fact the actually have life guards.

Guest Services and Explorations!

5 out of 5

Very nice and helpful staff and available to answer any questions you have. If I'm not mistaken, I believe guest services is 24 hours which is an awesome service.

Day Spa and Fitness Center

1 out of 5

OK, I won a weeks worth of thermal spa use. I was very excited about it, however I was not able to use it as this place only caters to the thin people. I am overweight and was not able to fit the robe they provided me. I was embarressed and it is my fault, however the staff made me feel even worse. They did not try to offer any type of way to accomodate me. I have a robe that I brought with me and could have used it, but they way they made me feel, I did not want to go back.

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

Such a fun place to offer everyone. We did not skate but enjoyed watching everyone.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
OMG... we saw Mama Mia and it was FANTASTIC! Very well performed. We also saw Blueplante, the Aqua show, Ice games. All of the shows were wonderful and very professional.

Aqua Theater

5 out of 5

There is not a bad spot here. The shows are wonderful and very engaging.

Amber Theater

5 out of 5

Great place and the shows there were fantastic!

Central Park

5 out of 5

Such a beautiful and serene place to be. Plenty of places to sit. Plants and trees everywhere. I found a stow away while sitting near the brushes, a little lizzard. It's a great place to sit and relax.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward was wonderful and knew our name immediately. He made our stay very comformtable. The staff throughout the ship could still use a tip from Carnival Cruise. Sorry, it's the truth. The dining hosts/hostess were very friendly and accomodating. The dining serving staff we had were wonderful as well. It just seems that the other staff you met along the way could greet you with a smile.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Yes, this ship is massive but the way things are laid out it doesn't seem you're walking miles as some people of mentioned previously. There are interactive maps everywhere so if you get lost, it's your fault.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Super, duper small bathroom. Shower is extremely tiny as well. The room is nice and kempt very well. We had a Boardwalk balcony and it offered a beautiful view. If you plan on taking a nap during the day you will be interrupted by shows in the Aquatheatre. Not an issue in the evening during bed time.

Ship tip

When booking a Boardwalk cabin, you receive a free soda package and lunch/dinner at Johnny Rockets. If you are traveling with children, I would recommend getting cabins near the kids splash area. If you want a quite, stress free, no noise cabin then Central Park is the best spot for you.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
We always fly in a day before. Although it rained the entire day, it did not stop us from walking the stores and restaurants in the beach fronts.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
I was not able to find too much to do here. We opted for the Essential Nassau tour which was great. We were able to tour and visit a lot of wonder sites and learn a lot about Nassau in general

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
There is always so much to do here. We went to Mr. Sancho's, which is not offered through the cruises. A taxi will take you there and take you back to the ship. This place is wonderful and I highly encourage anyone to visit there.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
This place is beautiful as well and always offers so much to do. We went to Mayan Princesses resort and it was the best decision. Their swimming pool alone is to die for. The beach front is gorgeous as well and the added security to watch over your things are an added bonus.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Very beautiful place, however where we stayed was not so great. They experience major seaweed issues and although the beach was completely clean from it, it left a most horrible smell. The water was muddy and yucky. This was not the case in all areas though.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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