Eastern Caribbean on the Allure

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 57

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Allure of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 14, 2018

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The size of this amazing ship made me nervous. I was afraid I wouldn't enjoy it because of so many people (there were 6200 passengers on this sailing) but I was very pleasantly surprised. There is so much to do, so many places to eat, so many things to see that it spreads everyone out and it never felt crowded. I would not hesitate to return to the Allure of the Seas. In fact, someday I hope I will!


3 out of 5
Checking in was very easy and fast, but there was some type of issue which delayed boarding for all passengers. We waited in the large room upstairs for an hour before they let anyone begin boarding. Never found out what the issue was.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I don't have complaints about the food. I didn't eat at any of the specialty restaurants, but had a good experience at the main dining room as well as all the buffet locations.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The variety of activities on this ship is very impressive. Always something to do.


5 out of 5
Mamma Mia was fantastic! OceanAria and Blue Planet were amazing. The ice shows were great. The only show I didn't like too much was the headliner singer. He was talented but his show didn't appeal to me.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining room waiters (Amir & Rummel) were outstanding as was our cabin steward (Van)!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was in very good shape. The layout of the ship was easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the location of this cabin with easy access to Central Park.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Always enjoy Ft Lauderdale!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Beautiful island with beautiful beaches.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
San Juan was my favorite port, a beautiful city (old San Juan). I just wish we could have stayed longer. Go to Mr. & Miss Boutique on Fortaleza St. for excellent prices on souvenirs, lower prices than other places. The owner is extremely kind.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
Very relaxing place. Several beaches to choose from. I didn't enjoy the Artisan's Village, the locals were far too aggressive. This is unfortunate because it looked like there was some pretty cool stuff to look at but they made me feel uncomfortable so I had to leave. I did like the Artisan's Market which had a pretty good selection of items without the hounding.


5 out of 5
One of the quickest disembarkation experiences I've had.
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