Loyal to Royal: Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Jersey Travelers
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Loyal to Royal
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The dining was great. We ate in the MDR every night at 830. We never tried any of the other dining options except, the hot dog stand, the Promenade Cage and the Central Park Cafe. We had lunch at the Windjammer daily and breakfast was a mix of room service and buffet. We had no complaints of the quality of food. Our waiters, Kardi and Alvin were great. They were so much fun.
The shows were awesome. Chicago is a must do. So is Blue Planet. The dive show was very entertaining as was the ice show. Be forewarned, book your shows when you book your trip. We booked all our shows in advance but still couldn't get into the comedy show. We didn't see the headliner after some fellow cruisers said he wasn't worth seeing. So we gambled instead.
The casino was very large and had smoking and non-smoking areas. Even the smoking areas weren't all that bad. Must be a good ventilation system. We gambled nearly every night and I left a contribution to the Retired Dealers Widows and Orphans Fund. ( I lost).
The activities on the ship never seem to end. There is always something going on someplace on the ship. A helpful tool is located at each elevator area. With a touch on the flat screen you will immediately know where you are, yes, you can get lost, what is going on, where and how to get there. Use it!
The pool and sports area is huge. We almost never had a problem finding a lounger. Bar service was prompt. Take advantage of the bag of beer program. Buy the insulated bag and 8 beers and after that, every time time you fill the bag, you pay for 7 but get 8. After 3 refills the bag has paid for itself. Do the math, 4 days at sea, 4 bags of beer, yep, works for me.
There was some excitement on board, or shall I say, on the water. On our last day at sea, we came across 5 Cubans in a rubber raft, floating about 25 miles from Cuba. They had been at sea for 3 days. They were rescued by the crew and later transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island.
Our departure was very smooth. We chose the express check out and were off he boat in minutes and through US Customs shortly thereafter. All in all it was a fabulous trip and we will be back. Less
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