Fantastic ship: Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by AussieChook
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Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The shows were all amazing and so well choreographed - they run for up to five years without changing but the Headliner act changes every few weeks, we had a ventriloquist who was OK but the hour long act could have used another person to help carry it along. The comedy show was brilliant - I haven't laughed so much for years and the Ocean Aria was breathtaking. I pre-booked all the shows and so had a seat - definitely don't leave it until you're on board because you probably won't get in.
There was absolutely no need to hog pool chairs with towels/books etc as there were plenty for everyone. Space was not hard to find and for a peaceful reading area, go to the Viking Lounge, which was lovely.
I would definitely go on this ship again, but if time permitted I'd do the East and West Caribbean together, because we fitted in 6 shows in 6 nights and it would have been nice to have had a breather in between!
The Spa was lovely and we used it several times. The gym was spacious with lots of equipment and the running track was a very good idea so that you didn't get people pacing around the upper decks. There was a good number of spa pools and swimming pools and I'd thoroughly recommend doing the Ships Tour (on the last day) that took us around the kitchen, laundry, bridge, engine room HQ AND more! The shops on board were well priced and offered some very good items. Pricing for drinks was cheaper than what we'd pay in Australia.
Would I travel again with RCI? Definitely, the staff were excellent, all smiling and friendly at all times, even if we only saw them once, they always said good day. It was such a pleasure to have such a happy environment, unlike hotels where service can be very dodgy! Less
Cabin review: D710274 Superior Outside View Stateroom with Balcony
We had cabin 10274, so deck 10, about four cabins from the lobby. It had a lovely balcony and I'd recommend balconies again just for the peace and quiet. There were three decks that didn't have any public areas on them, deck 10 being one and so it was exceptionally quiet.Read All Superior Outside View Stateroom with Balcony (D7) Reviews >>