Ship was great; ports of calls not so great

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Allure of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 03, 2019

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8400

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Went on the Cruise to be on the Allure-wonderful ship —surpassed expectations and to go to Cococay — which was not safe for the passengers nor crew. One out of three ports were acceptable, San Juan was too short and Coco Cay dangerous.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Smooth overall however difficult for husband to walk ramps to ship—wheelchair would have helped.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Specialty, main dining and even room service exceeded our expectations!!

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Loved the windjammer but crowed—out venues to eat at that wasn’t. Food and service always good.

Viking Crown Lounge

5 out of 5

Really nice, I saw it as part of chef table, which was excellent.

Sorrento's Pizza

5 out of 5

Best pizza, always long lines that went fast.

Park Cafe

5 out of 5

Breakfast and lunch here most days—bagels great, salads wonderful. Roast beef too thick, if thinner would make a better sandwich.

Izumi Japanese Cuisine

4 out of 5

Did the class, which was good bit couldn’t take what we made with use—it was hard trying to eat a plate of sushi at 11 in the morning.

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

5 out of 5

Great food and service

Chop's Grille

5 out of 5

Wonderful food and service.

Cafe Promenade

5 out of 5

Food always good

150 Central Park

5 out of 5

Wonderful food and service—went on anniversary and was sang to, give champagne and an anniversary cake—loved it.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools were crowded, but everyone was nice, even in close quarters.

Whirlpools

3 out of 5

Too crowded—

Swimming Pools

4 out of 5

Too crowded

Guest Services and Explorations!

5 out of 5

Guest services were wonderful, very fast and great service.

Carousel

5 out of 5

Very pretty

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Excellent shows—-first class productions.

Jazz on 4

5 out of 5

Great, great and great.

Central Park

5 out of 5

Loved Central Park, very romantic at night—- speciality restaurants in the area.

Blaze Comedy Club

5 out of 5

The show was good!

Aqua Theater

5 out of 5

Wonderful show!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff on ship went beyond their duties.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great ship

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was in the front of the ship, somewhat rough the first night and during docking however the size, size and cleanliness was good. Some concerns with cleanliness of couch, placed a towel on before sitting on and carpet was older.

Ship tip

Go to all of the specialty restaurant and do the guacamole class—it was a blast, entertaining and the food and drinks were excellent.

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
The tour of St. Thomas was good—they did well with so many passengers, very enjoyable.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
The time in San Juan was too short—tour however was great.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

1 out of 5
The winds were 40-60 miles an hour, the ship docked and let passengers off. My husband and I went ashore but knew right away that it was unsafe and headed back to the ship. The transportation back to the ship would not take us back across the gangway, said too dangerous. We attempted to walk to gangway in the winds, another transport passed us and the reverse to pick us up and another older passenger who was huddled against the wind on a bench. After we made it back to the ship, the captain recalled the other passengers. The ship should not have stopped at the port, very unsafe.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth
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