First Trip on the Allure

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Allure of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean Holiday (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 29, 2019

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12636

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Good cruise. Large ship but it didn't feel crowded. For our purposes, a smaller ship like Liberty of the Seas is just fine because you don't have to reserve so many events ahead of time.


5 out of 5
We breezed through the embarkation process and were on-board by about 11am

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We ate at Chops, Giovanni's and 150 Central Park. 150 Central Park had the best ambiance. The steak, which we tried at Chops and Giovanni's ranged from terrible to average. The one at Chops was somewhat stringy and tasted lousy. Consider this comment in light of the fact that we regularly purchase our steak back home in Texas from HEB where it is awesome. Service was fine at all three place. We also at at Chef's table. In my case, I seated at the end of the table far away from most of the other guests and was unable to participate in most of the conversations, which made for a terrible experience in my opinion. Most of the selections at the Chef's table were interesting and tastefully done, but not worth the price. What was amazing was the chocolate ball for dessert that was one of the most delicious and interesting desserts that I have ever had. Finally, we did My Time Dining, which was fine, but I think in the future we will opt for the reserved seating in the MDR so we get to know the wait staff and other diners better.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
There were plenty of activities but we did not participate in any.


5 out of 5
We especially enjoyed the comedians, Mama Mia show and the ice skating. The skills at the Aquashow were amazing but that sort of show is just not out thing.

Children's Programs

Did not travel with children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Good service every where, especially in the Diamond Lounge. The concierge was most helpful and the wait staff worked very hard to keep our drinks filled.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was in good shape. I did not see any sign of age.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect size for us. Large walk in closet. Large balcony.

Ports of call

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Somewhat sketchy.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
We only visited Margaritaville which was average.


5 out of 5
So very fast I was amazed. Off ship at around 7am in ten minutes.

Traveler Photos

New Year's Eve on the Royal Promenade. It was wild. Chef's Table dessert
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