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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Kingofsnake: Exceptional Facilities

1 Review
Member Since 2011
24 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 4.0

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Exceptional Facilities

Sail Date: May 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

The Allure of the Seas gave us a brand new cruising feeling. Being the largest cruise ship in the world (2-1/2 inches longer than the Oasis of the Seas), and yet you don't get lost easily. There are interactive screens on every floor to inform you the quickest way to go from where you are to where you want to go. You can pre-book all your shows on line and you won't miss one. There are many upscale restaurants and some of them are opened for breakfast for free. As a diamond member, Allure offers a diamond club lounge where wine, beer, cappuccino and snacks are served for free. The Diamond club lounge is overlooking the promenade where parades are performed. One unique feature in the promenade is the rising star bar where the bar rises up from deck 5 (promenade deck) to deck 8 (central park) and down again.

I watched one of the Oasis promo video and the Central Park 150 upscale restaurant ($35 charge) serves Kobe steak but not on the Allure. May be because of the earth quake More in Japan that no Kobe steak are shipped to the Allure.

Overall, I have a very pleasant feeling on this cruise and I definitely would want to go back again. Less

Published 06/19/11

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Cabin review: Allure of the Seas

Port and Shore Excursions

Of the 3 ports, Nassau has the leaset to offer in terms of shopping. First of all, Nassau is not duty free like St. Thomas and St. Maarten. If you have been to the Alantis like I did, there is nothing else to do in the downtown area.

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Take a $6.00 round trip boat ride from pier to town. Nothing much. I had been here 4 years ago and did an island tour.

Allure docked at Crown Bay instead of the Havensight Mall pier. Nothing much in the Crown Bay area. So took a taxi to town for a walk. All Caribbean Islands are almost the same in the downtown area. Shops are the same such as Diamond International, Little Switzerland etc.

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