Size similar to those on Celebrity Solstice class ships, except the bathroom which seemed significantly smaller. Storage acceptable but found over the bed storage missing. Clean and well maintened. No toiletries except small soap bar and shampoo dispenser in the shower. Bed comfortable. No significant noise from the Boardwalk if sliding door properly closed. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was clean but very cramped. A family member had the same sized cable but the lay out was much better. Our bed was in front of the closet which made the closet difficult to access. It should be easy to access the closet since while cruising; the closet will probably will be accessed serveral times daily. Read entire member review >>
After reading that the cabins were very small, I was a bit apprehensive. I did think it was a bit smaller than other ships/lines I've sailed, but it was a great size for the two of us. Our cabin steward was excellent and definitely did everything he could to make our cabin comfortable for us. It seems as though he cleaned the cabin within 5 minutes of our leaving it. Read entire member review >>
Room too small for 4 people! No room for luggage. Should have been identified as too small and recommended different class. Shuffling past family is no way to enjoy a stateroom with family. Fine for 2 adults though. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was perfect for two. Always was clean, the bathroom a little bit small, but was okay. When you close the door you don't hear any noise. The view was perfect, we had part of the ocean, and the boardwalk too. Also, the aqua theater was visible from our balcony. Read entire member review >>
We decided to try the interior balcony instead of ocean view. It was interesting. Noise was not a problem. But you need to be mindful and end up with the curtains closed alot. Will go back to ocean balcony (No one can see in your room).
Cabin was standard. Did like that they didnt have the refrigerator filled with mini-bar selections (but you could have if you wanted) so we could use for a bottle of wine or to bring a yogurt back from breakfast for later. Read entire member review >>
Beautiful cabin and well appointed. Showers are larger than on explorer of the seas (no offense to explorer - i may have been a bit larger then - so it might not be the shower size at all). Incredible view of the aqua theater and the boardwalk.
I would choose an ocean view balcony on future cruises only for privacy issues but there really want an issue with that and noise was never an issue at all. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is a bit small with very little closet space. With that said this is the second time we have requested and got this room. From this room you have some great people watching opportunities, you can watch the aqua show from here and have a great view of the ocean as you go. We love it.
The last time we were on Allure you could walk across the hall and had a private balcony. This has been converted into another balcony room now (Bummer).
Our stateroom attendant did a great job. He was not very talkative but did get the job done efficiently. Read entire member review >>
This category stateroom faces others on the other side of the Boardwalk entertainment area. If you sit on the balcony a certain way you can catch a glimpse of the sea on the other side of the aqua theatre. It can be very noisy because of activities on the Boardwalk and you can hear bands on the pool deck even. Not so noticeable with the door closed and latched when you are inside the room, but very loud when you are on he balcony itself. Also very little air movement on the balcony, a disadvantage in hot weather, such as on this cruise. Personally I would not pay extra for this cabin versus an oceanview. Read entire member review >>
Most of the time I was in 11719, a balcony overlooking Boardwalk. It was nice because about 40 degrees of my field of view was the ocean. It was well appointed with 4 US and 1 european outlets, a mini-cooler, and wide desk. Most of the cabins are set up in pairs with adjoining doors. The common wall has a little jog where the cabin to the right is about a foot wider at the balcony end than at the hallway end. The bed is placed in the wider section and I found the cabins with the bed near the balcony suit me better than having the bed nearer the door; in that case I found the bed made access to the closet a bit awkward. For the first 3 days I was in 10183, a Central Park view balcony. The balcony was nice but offered only interior and sky views. The bed in that cabin was annoyingly close to the closet. Read entire member review >>
We had an inside balcony cabin overlooking the Boardwalk (11727). This gave us an awesome view of the Aqua Theater, zip line, Boardwalk, and ports as we sailed away. On this ship, I would recommend these cabins over outside balconies. Because this ship has to dock in the industrial ports, there was never a breathtaking view sailing into and out of the ports. Those with outside balconies were faced with cranes and shipping containers if their side of the ship was facing the port.
With the refurbishment, the cabins have been changed a bit with less drawers around the vanity (was 6; now only 3, with the hair dryer in the top, so only 2 available). There was one set of small cabinets on one side of the vanity (used to be on both sides) and another below it. I thought these changes would be troublesome, but they were not – I got used to it. The US/European power outlets have been changed to a 3-plug “strip” which we only used with 110v. It was ball-shaped and possibly could have been rotated to reveal European outlets. Hair dryer is provided, but always the type where you have to hold down a button to keep it on. I don’t like those, so I always bring my own small travel hair dryer.
Another down side of refurbishment is that they narrowed the sink and counter space in the bathroom; now the sink is so small, it is difficult to wash your face without making a mess. A plus, however, is the addition of a small bar in the corner of the shower – great for ladies to set a foot on to shave legs! Yea RC! Read entire member review >>
Fairly good size room with plenty of spots to store clothing and toiletries. A little noisy at times from all the activity on the boardwalk. But things wind down by 11 pm in this area, so no problem sleeping. I thought we would be bothered being so close to Dazzles. We never heard a sound from that venue ever. We would stay in this room again. Read entire member review >>
We stayed on Deck 14 overlooking the boardwalk which happened to be the highest deck in that area. Sometimes you would hear a thud over our heads when someone was running or when a deckchair fell. Not really a problem to be honest as this happened no more than a few times. We had a great view of the people brave enough to try out the zip line. There is a lot of noise from the Boardwalk but when you close your balcony door you really can’t hear anything at all. It certainly never caused us any problems. As expected it was very clean. Our stateroom attendant (Joaquim) was excellent and incredibly friendly, a real credit to the housekeeping team. Our kids stayed in the adjoining room which gave us all the space we needed. We had the option of having the interconnecting door unlocked as well and the balcony partition left open. This created a bigger living space and avoided a lot of clutter. The balcony overlooked the Boardwalk and we were about 7/8 balconies away from the Aquatheatre. This was great as we could people watch and see the shows from the balconies. On other cruises we have had a ocean view balcony and I must admit I really missed not being able to sit out on my balcony and watch the waves and/or watching ports coming in to view etc. On the Allure you are watching other peoples balconies. I can only imagine it must feel even more intrusive if you were on the lower decks. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin. Really comfy bed, good shower, good storage and our attendant was excellent.
We had a Boardwalk view room which is great for a one off experience but would go back to Sea View balcony in future.
Amazingly the balcony windows are extremely soundproofed so you get no noise from the boardwalk below.. however this is a connecting room and the connecting door is not soundproofed. We could here everything going on in the cabin next to us..!! On the first night I woke up convinced they were in our cabin!
TIP - AVOID connecting rooms!! Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin, well-located and well appointed. Adequate storage space amenities. Due to construction, there was an unusual amount of construction with some very annoying noises. Read entire member review >>
Smaller than expected, still had a view of the ocean out the back. Not a lot of noise except during ocean aria and bell for carousel. Not a lot of clothes space for 3 people. fold down couch relatively comfortable and folded up and down for me by cabin stewardess. Shower amazing (just thought id throw that in) Read entire member review >>
Very Clean, Small but your never in your room so you don't need much. I wouldn't put three people in this room. The Cruise channel is helpful and packed with information that you will need. It's pretty basic but thats fine. Very comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin located on 9-699 - Boardwalk balcony in the aft. Great Balcony space, can view all water shows. Fresh breeze on Balcony, with view of the water in the back of the ship. Plenty of storage for two people. Can be bit noisy with Merry go Round. Read entire member review >>
Last room on Starboard side oerlooking Boardwalk & OceanAria theatre - great views but noisy at times. Long walk from elevators/stairs but very littel cooridor foot traffic. Read entire member review >>
We were in 2 balcony staterooms- Balcony Deck 10 Room # 10707 and 20693- overlooking Boardwalk-Category B2. Loved them! Be aware sometimes in the evening- with small children we went to bed early- you could hear noise from the boardwalk shows. So several nights I used ear plugs so bring a good pair in case you are a lighter sleeper. The room is well insulated, and the sliding door glass is thick too, but again if you are closer to the door you will hear noise earlier in the evenings. I suspect those balconies overlooking central park have a daytime noise issue with the music from the pools. We loved the shower enclosure-plastic curved doors that slide. Larger shower than usual. Beds very comfortable and as others have said longer than usual. Hair dryer in room. Large readable clock. Closet was larger than usual. Read entire member review >>
Closet space is ok, but have to store under bed. It is noisy during day over boardwalk, not obnoxious but you will hear same music from rehearsal of shows, but we could see everything including the ocean. Also, at the end of the hallway was a hidden gem of a balcony off the back of the shop overlooking theater and ocean! Rooms have iPod docking stations, fridge is narrow, plenty of plugs. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 10329 (would also apply to 80329, 90329, 11329 as well as comparable cabins on the starboard side of the ship.)
These cabins are at the aft end of the ship, and overlook both the boardwalk and the Aqua Theater. You do get noise during the day from all of the activity on the Boardwalk, but it is fun watching all of the action. And at night, it is the perfect place for watching the shows at the Aqua Theater. Read entire member review >>
We had a room on 11th floor overlooking The Boardwalk with a view of the water out the back of the ship. Our room was spacious by cruise ship standards and was very adequate to our needs. Of course it was clean and new. Noise level is high day and night at this area, very loud music especially during the childrens activities but even during the many evening shows. Read entire member review >>
Had cabins 14711 and 14713 (Adjoining) Small closet space, small storage space. Great view of the Aqua Theater and the shows in the aqua theater. if you have adjoining cabins the balcony screen can be opened so you can go cabin to cabin from the balcony. You also have a great view of people Zip-Lining past. Bathroom was adequate (They all are small!) we would def. use these cabins again! Cabin noise (Cabin to cabin) was very minimal and we did not hear a lot of noise from the hallways Read entire member review >>
Our room was overlooking the boardwalk, cabin number 9329, last room at the end of the hall.Room was very quite even over looking the boardwalk Room was nice and comfortable, unlike other bloggers statements we had plenty of room for storage and we were already accustomed to the bathroom which was similar to that of the Equinox. Our bed was by the window which I was not sure that I would like but turns out the beds next to the closet are much more restricted entering the closet and getting dressed. Definitely would recommend bed by the window. Our view from our balcony with the nice feature of the extended glass curve had a view of the cabins across the way, the whole boardwalk, the Aqua Theatre, which we could easily watch the shows and late night movies. We also a great view of the ocean, rock climbing wall and zip line Read entire member review >>
Allure of the Seas B2 Boardwalk balcony cabin 10329: long but a bit narrow, nice tv, very good storage, nice shower, typical bathroom, nice balcony (great location at end of ship overlooking aqua theatre and boardwalk), cabins above and below, only noise from aqua theatre, zip line above, ship overhang protects from rain and provides shade, great view out the back of the ship. Read entire member review >>
Great location overlooking boardwalk and Aqua Theatre (5 cabins from back end of ship). Door seals out almost all noise. However, if Rita's Catina is having a party, you may hear music but all loud noise/events are over no later than midnight. Read entire member review >>
Tiny Closet, no room when coffee table is placed in front of couch. Smaller ships have roomier closets.
Boardwalk balcony....NOISY AT NIGHT until around 1:00 a.m. Read entire member review >>
Boardwalk Balcony Cabin at back of the ship. Noisy at times but quiet after around 11:00pm at night.
We had very noisy neighbours with three children who made a lot of racket at night but this is not reflective of the cabin in general. Perhaps it was just our draw of luck.
A bit small in size compared to other balcony cabins we have used but generally very comfortable
CNN is the primary NEWS channel followed by TNT for Movies Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9723: Plenty of storage space, noisy location -- the Boardwalk is noisy well into the night, with people and activities. We had an adjoining room and everytime our neighbor's door was opened, it sounded like our door was opening. They had kids and we heard them quite a bit. Not annoying, but we could hear them as if they were in our cabin. The view over the Boardwalk and the Aqua Theater was outstanding. Great for people watching and for catching Aqua Theater shows. The bed is extremely comfy. We never used the wet bar, but it was well-stocked. Read entire member review >>
CABINS: Cabins were ready promptly at 2pm (maybe earlier, that was the earliest we tried.) Initial thoughts were that the space of the cabin was tighter than balcony cabins on prior cruises but all in all, it was well decorated & we found that we had plenty of storage space for the 2 of us.
I felt that the closet access was awkward...several people moved the end table out to the balcony, but we didn't, probably would have been helpful. Tons of hangers were available. The shower was better than prior cruises...had the foot rest for leg shaving & had a bit more space to maneuver.
Balcony had 2 chairs & a table but we found it very noisy since it overlooked the Boardwalk. Next time, ocean view.
One other note about the cabin situation: since our son was not yet 21 & cabins were not near each other, we had to do the booking with 1 adult in each cabin. They ended up giving us twin beds in our balcony & put the beds together in the kids' cabin...opposite of what we wanted...no one ever asked what bed set up we wanted, anyhow, the cabin steward quickly changed things around, we just felt badly since more work on that changeover day is not what they need.
CABIN STEWARD: Karen was probably the best steward we have every had! Super friendly & on top of whatever we wanted. Obvious that the cream of the crop staff is on this ship! Read entire member review >>
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