Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Flightquarters: Incomparable! Extraordinary!
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Hard to find new superlatives to those this remarkable ship has justifiably garnered! It really is in a class by itself! We thoroughly enjoyed our Easter Caribbean cruise from start to finish! Some observations/pointers:
â¢ Amber Theater tends to be c-c-cold. The vents are along the baseboard at bottom of the seats. We were freezing during Chicago matinee. Easily remedied by wearing long sleeves and/or pants.
â¢ Be sure and take a goodly number of pictures at night with a good camera. You'll be pleasantly surprised how striking and aesthetic the ship looks when you review the pictures later - as the ship (almost unnoticeably) changes hue throughout.
â¢ Our steward for our sixth deck cabin, Junar - was extraordinary!
â¢ Concur with most that Main Dining Room food was good, but not extraordinary; meanwhile - disagree with others insofar as we found breakfast to be our favorite meal there.
â¢ The hot dog stand sausages are most More satisfying.
â¢ We wished Rita's matched its flair for frolic with flavor - which was disappointing. Should add that our twenty-year old daughter was not thrilled to be "volunteered" for an all-girl "dance-off" - which digressed into near burlesque (benefit a few drinks those of age imbibed). In retrospect, should have let her demure.
â¢ Think twice about St. Maarten's "Mountain bike adventure." The island may not have mountains, but the chose route it hilly, through pastures among cows and yes - cow patties (kid you not). Also - goes rain or shine - so be prepared to get wet (just in case).
â¢ Our cruise director Allan Brooks was hysterical! Naturally funny without being obnoxious. Wished we'd seen more of him! We enjoyed the comedians as well.
â¢ 11th deck aft balconies remain well-kept secrets. Only a couple others when I visited; and have choice of shade or sun.
â¢ 14th deck Port Side access to forward-most bridge-wings are not always open due to winds/weather; so make a point of checking as is worth the photo-shop - particularly at sunset.
â¢ As others have observed, embarkation and debarkation were so flawless and smooth we thought we were being punk'd! A case-study in crowd control. BRAVO!
â¢ The well placed touch-screen "What to do now," "Restroom Finder" and "Restaurant Busy Meters" are inspired! Do check them out.
â¢ The underutilized running/jogging track was a treat!
â¢ Do be sure and tour the spa the first day. Even if unable to afford - is well worth a look-see as is striking.
â¢ Do attend the Cruise Critic Meet & Greet. As others have observed, the many no-shows make for terrific odds for winning door prizes! (we did!) Less
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