Fantastic cruise..love the Allure!

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Allure of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2019

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8700

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was my 2nd cruise and lived up to all expectations. Despite a rocky start with an unclean room, this was a fantastic cruise. It was extended due to Hurricane Dorian and we had 2 extra port stops and 3 extra days for free. The staff, food, entertainment, pool space and whole ship was amazing. I look forward to sailing again on the Allure when she is upgraded!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We had expedited embarkation and pretty much went straight through. From port to on ship was about 5 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

Loved, loved, loved the breakfasts..my favourite place to have breakfast 😋

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Loved the food and service on Windjammer, could always find a table and plenty of tasty choices. I returned home a few pounds heavier because of Windjammer 😀

Solarium Bistro

5 out of 5

Went to Solarium when it converted at night to the Samba Grill (Brazilian restaurant). Got special offer of 50% off (about $17 pp) and it was worth it..best prime rib, brisket and lamb chops on ship.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We did all shows, pools and pool activities, ice skating and eating! Plenty to do whatever your taste/speed.

Carousel

4 out of 5

Great fun for all ages.

Casino Royale

4 out of 5

Always packed and lively!

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

Think this is called Studio B. Ice show was fantastic and my stint on the ice rink was scary but fun.

Swimming Pools

5 out of 5

Loved the pools and pool area. Was always able to get spot by pool and get in the pool. Enjoyed the pool activities and games and loved the poolside bands. Was a great vibe up on the pool decks.

Solarium

4 out of 5

Discovered this too late but enjoyed the day I spent there.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
All the shows were amazing and enjoyed them all, from Aqua show, Ice show, Mama Mia, Blue Planet and all comedians and headliner shows. Great talents and staging.

Aqua Theater

5 out of 5

Great use of stage and fun performance.

Studio B

5 out of 5

Great space for ice skating and ice shows and converts to a regular stage for comedian shows and dancing.

Amber Theater

5 out of 5

Great venue..always got good seats and enjoyed all performances.

On Air Club

4 out of 5

Had great fun watching karaoke and other games. Only con was small venue and stage.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were top notch. Everyone I encountered went out of their way to provide great service. The guest services were extremely helpful, particularly through the extended cruise due to Hurricane Dorian. They were great in sorting out a flight issue

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
I had a slight issue with cleanliness of my room but steward and supervisor went out of their way to resolve it. Loved the ship design and use of space.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Could have been cleaner but space was perfect for 2.

Ship tip

Make reservations for shows prior to cruising on cruise planner..saves time and you don’t have to queue for standby seats.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Only used for embarkation and disembarkation.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Went pretty smoothly and swiftly. Only con was the poor organisation of the bus transfers to Miami.
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