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The 225,282-ton Allure of the Seas was the world's largest cruise ship -- for six years -- before that title was stolen by sister Harmony of the Seas in May 2016. It can carry 5,492 passengers at double ...
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Jarnocan
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It truly is a lovely ship, with wonderful entertainment venues and remarkably talented musicians, acrobats, dancers and more! The technical staff behind the scenes also work wonders on all the big production numbers. A couple minor ... Read more
legaljen1969
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
873 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We took this cruise with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and nieces (ages 11 and 5) for Spring Break. We boarded on Easter Sunday and found that several of the venues had chocolate eggs for the kids and the young at heart. It was a ... Read more
fingerlakesmike
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
21 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We took this cruise with my daughter, her family of 4, and my sons 2 boys (both teens). We had the boys in our room. D2-8598. It was cramped, when the sofa was converted to a bed, but still doable. The larger deck made it comfortable ... Read more
jfbeaner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I picked this cruise specifically because my 12 year old daughter wanted to be on an Oasis size ship. The ports visited were St. Thomas, St. Martin and Nassau. Ship: Clean; big without seeming crowded; lots of ... Read more
LynnJHB
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I had heard in advance this week was going to be a very busy week on the ship. I must say RC did an outstanding job in so many ways! Getting all these people on the boat was incredible. We didn't wait at all. In fact, we have cruised ... Read more

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travelingguyz
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This ship is different from others due to the Central Park And Boardwalk areas. This is a great feature on the Oasis class ships. A must have is a cabin in one of these areas. Our Boardwalk view balcony cabin provided both a view of the ... Read more
brycemlemon21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
First off - wonderful ship. So much to do, you can't go wrong. Now, the practical (more helpful stuff) - Dining - There are about 11 places to eat free. Windjammer buffet is crazy crowded during 'traditional' meal times. But it ... Read more
IT_mom
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We were cruising with 8 of our family and friends. At first we were were concerned that such a big ship with so many people during spring break would be too crowded, but there were only a few times when the crowds were overwhelming (the ... Read more
GordorRCL
Member Since 2011
1 review
24 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Our 7th cruise with RCL(2nd Allure) was for spring break with my wife and 2 teenage boys. We were amazed again at all of the things to do on Allure. Embarkation was so easy and now that we are Gold C&A that helps as well. ... Read more
boulders
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
3,510 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was our first time on an Oasis class ship. The largest ship we had sailed previously was a Voyager class ship. We hadn't sailed on Royal Caribbean for over 5 years. In the interim, we had sailed a couple of long Holland America ... Read more

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onboard4fun
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
43 helpful votes
Tips for navigating the Allure of the Seas By: Mvago I would like to start out by noting we stayed at the Hilton Marina Hotel across from Port Everglades which we were able to secure a great room in the Tower so we experienced ... Read more
japer
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A family group of 11. Myself, wife and 1 daughter (all former cruisers). 1 sister, 1 daughter, 1 son-in-law and 5 grandkids (all first-timers). Worst part is getting a large group like that to the ship (and back) easily. Flight costs were ... Read more
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Rick&Deanna
Member Since 2014
1 review
160 forum posts
13 helpful votes
The trip started the day before embarkation. We stayed at the Lago Mar in Ft Lauderdale. The hotel was pricey but what a fun place to stay. We were right on the beach and actually got up at 4:30 in the morning to walk down to the mouth of ... Read more
bubbasqueen
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
72 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was my husband and my second time on the Allure. We also sailed on the sister ship, the Oasis. We have cruised more than twenty times on different lines. We prefer Princess and are 60+. We had a balcony cabin on deck 12 about ... Read more
hacejm
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
23 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We were a family of eight (two adults, four grandparents and twin three year olds) and are extremely experienced cruises (we are Diamond on RCCL). It was our first time on the Allure. Overall, we had a fabulous trip. We loved the ship- ... Read more

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25cw
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We were travelling with the extended family which included my parents, my sister's family of 5, my family of 5 and my brother's family of 3. 8 adults and 7 children (13, 11, 7, 7, 6, 3, 1). Travelling with groups is complicated. We had to ... Read more
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cincape
Member Since 2013
1 review
7 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Waited for a whole year to take my children and 2 preschool grandchildren on the biggest ship in the world. Getting onboard was simple, changing tables in the MDR simple, ordering afternoon room service simple, using Central Park cafe for ... Read more
Windy2cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
I have been on probably 6 or 7 cruises with Royal Caribbean in the last 15 years. This time I wanted to go on the BIG ONE! I have always thought that a ship couldn't be too big, as I had sailed on Mariner of the Seas previously. I was ... Read more
lynxs04
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
56 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise will be from the perspective of a 30 year old. I have to caveat it that way because I find that a lot of cruisers are much older than me and may not find my review perspective accurate for their age category. I will however try ... Read more
Nailfans
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The things I most enjoyed was the adult sun area, the Solarium cafe, the spa area, the Windjammer for breakfast, our wait staff at dinner, and Mama Mia! Actually, all the shows were amazing, but Mama Mia was my favorite. The comedy ... Read more

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rcoasterz
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
48 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We sailed on the Western Caribbean itinerary. We're Diamond on Royal and have sailed on Allure previously. We booked an aft Grand Suite on deck 11, which was labeled onboard as an Aqua Theater Suite for the 7-day sailing. With the ... Read more
andersham
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were very excited to cruise on Royal Caribbean for the first time on one of the biggest ships with friends. We had been on other cruise lines in the past, we had excellent service ad experience so we were very excited. The check in ... Read more
jimmyhans
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just returned from a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on Allure OTS. And we loved it! We did Oasis in 2013 and must say we liked Allure more. Although the ship is 99% the same, we think service was better on Allure. The ship still looks ... Read more
schantz5000
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the second cruise of the year for us. We sailed Freedom of the Seas in January and were somewhat disappointed with that experience. It was refreshing to sail Allure and find a much better experience. So first the not so good ... Read more
oolietwo
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
4 forum posts
35 helpful votes
Fantastic cruise on the Allure of the Seas Feb 21-28, 2016, Western Caribbean. This was our fifth cruise, first cruise with RCCL (previously sailed on Princess, twice on Norwegian, and once on Carnival). We’ve never had a bad ... Read more

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