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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Allure of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2018

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9180

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The best vacation ever!! It was our first cruise. It was our adult kids second cruise. We felt so spoiled and pampered. Ask & you shall receive was the staffs attitude. Food was aplenty. We never ate so much in our lives. LOL Tried new things. There was so much to do that when we relaxed it was great too.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
This was our first cruise and our daughters second. Embarkation was fast and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Our first meal was at the Windjammer. We explored first then went to eat. We got right in and it was a wonderful buffet with more choices then we could possibly eat! Our main dining was in the Silk on deck 5. Our server was Marie and she was so sweet and very good every meal was better than the last. It was hard to choose what to eat so sometimes we would get 2 or more appetizers! Anything you want is yours. We went with 2 adult children and their mates. So that was 6 adults. Our first night to dinner they only had 4 of us on reservation but the Host immediately fixed the seating with no problem at all. We found the Solarium to be closest to our stateroom so we had breakfast there every morning. It was excellent! We ate lunch wherever we happened to be at the moment. And we did one specialty dinner at Chops. Our waiter Claudio was amazing! The food sooo good. And again the severs do everything to make you happy.

Izumi Japanese Cuisine

5 out of 5

Our daughter and her fiancé ate there and had some of the best food ever! They liked sushi stuff and said there was new things for them to try

Solarium Bistro

5 out of 5

We ate breakfast here everyday. It was Excellant

Wipe Out Cafe

5 out of 5

Good for quick bite to eat

Wipe Out Bar

5 out of 5

Our adults kids liked being in this area & thought the bar was good

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Wonderful buffet. More choices of food then anyone could possibly eat.

Sorrento's Pizza

5 out of 5

We'd go here late at night after drinking & hungry. Pizza so good & I loved the tomato & mozzarella

Solarium Bar

5 out of 5

Bartender Edwardo made the best drinks. Fast service. Relaxing place to be

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

Hubby & kids liked to eat here.

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Our sever, Claudio, was excellent! Our dinner was very good. Claudio bought surprise desserts for our daughter & her fiancé's recent engagement. This restaurant is a must!!

Boardwalk Bar

5 out of 5

good drinks while watching the show

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
My husband and I mostly enjoyed the pools and hot tubs. Our daughters and their mates did the rock climbing, surfing, zip lining.

Zipline

5 out of 5

Everybody enjoyed this

Whirlpools

5 out of 5

Clean & relaxing. Plenty of room for all to enjoy

The Back Deck

5 out of 5

Lots of activity for all ages.

Solarium

5 out of 5

By far Husband & my fav place to hang. Very zin like. Great service. Relaxing hot tubs. No young kids allowed

Rock Climbing Wall

5 out of 5

adult kids enjoyed this & we enjoyed watching

Flowrider

5 out of 5

This so fun to watch. Our adult children did this and had a good time.

Dunes Mini Golf

5 out of 5

Whole family enjoyed doing this together

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Mama Mia was great. Comedies was funny. But all of us REALLY enjoyed Prohibition Event!! We all dressed the part and we had so much fun!

Theater

5 out of 5

We saw Mama Mia & Blue Planet here. Both excellent shows

Blaze Comedy Club

5 out of 5

We all thought this was very funny and entertaining

Central Park

5 out of 5

Very relaxing. We loved the plant life. Our adult daughter had balcony overlooking this area

Aqua Theater

5 out of 5

Amazing!! The skills of the divers the show was very entertaining to us all. Party or six

Children's Programs

Six adults only

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was Bertha on deck 9. We had an outside balcony. She was very nice and accommodating. We loved our towel animals even though we're all adults. One daughter had inside balcony deck 8 overlooking Central Park. Their steward was also wonderful. And another daughter on deck 10 inside room also said their steward was great. Our main dining room, Silk, we had Marie for server. as stated earlier she was wonderful. We spent a lot of time in the solarium and most of the time Michael was our server and he knew our names and choice of drink. He was very friendly. Edwardo was our go to bartender. He made the best drinks. Overall every single staff member we encountered were friendly, accommodating, and happy to be of service!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We loved everything about it. There is a lot of walking to do though it's like living in a HUGE city.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I thought it was going to be so small and cramped but we had plenty of room for our things!! Overall comfort was good. Cleanliness good. We had balcony and slept with door to ocean opened every night it was the best!!

Ship tip

Don't worry about anything just enjoy every moment because the staff will take care of your every need!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Did not care for Miami at all

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Husband and I went on island & food tour. It was interesting and yummy. Adult kids went on hiking tour they loved it.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Husband & I did walking & food tour. It was interesting & yummy. We liked Puerto Rico a lot & would like to spend more time there. Adult kids went adventure tours & they had good time

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Hubby & I rented a cabana & enjoyed relaxing on beach all day! Adult kids went kayaking & culture tour. They absolutely loved the culture tour said they learned so much about the people that they never knew. Then they joined us on the beach. We all loved Labadee the most!! Our sever was named Serge and he was so friendly & happy & accommodating.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
The lines were long, we were a bit confused at first but figured things out. We had to wait a bit because the facial recongintion machines were not workin. Once they starting doing it the old way we started moving
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