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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Allure of the Seas

12 Night Transatlantic (Fort Lauderdale To Barcelona)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Allure of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10426

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Amazing but too long on board without stops.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good little samey after so long on board. Sorrentos should be kept at a faster pace.

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

2 out of 5

No real Italian options on menu. Carbonara does not have a poached egg on top. Starters weren’t great, my steak was ok, bread was disgusting. Would have been nice to have been offered butter. Would not recommend. Pasta options in windjammer are better.

Chop's Grille

3 out of 5

Appetisers didn’t have great variety but the pork belly was ok.Rib eye was great. Sides could be better, mash was good, chips were meh, mac and cheese I’ve had better canned.Desserts were same as MDR.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The comedians, Jim David(Davies?) and Kivi Rodgers we’re beyond hilarious. The aqua show was good does not need a plot however that’s what let it down. Mamma Mia was overacted beyond belief. The woman playing Rosie just essentially done a Julie Walters impression. Left half way through. Rest of entertainment wasn’t to our taste.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room attendant Robert was fantastic even with dealing with all of our mess. Our waiters (no reserved table but sat in the same area for most nights) Bayyr and Felix were great too!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Sailed during the coronavirus pandemic on the transatlantic. Ship was beyond spotless staff always cleaning.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Not very well designed. Especially when beds being used as twin beds:

Ship tip

Don’t bother with the speciality dining unless you have a really good deal. Don’t expect anywhere quiet to sit at night. Use room service on port days saves so much time.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Amazing city. So much to see and do. Camp Nou, Sagreda Familia, shops, friendly locals. Highly recommend some Fanta Naranja in Spain far superior to the American stuff and British stuff.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Fantastic city. Don’t bother with any tours just grab the ship boat to the city centre and explore. So much to see and do it’s best to do it at your own pace. Just watch the traffic.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Only spent the night there. Don’t recommend the red carpet inn as somewhere to stay though.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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