Great week on the Allure of the Seas: Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Janice621
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Great week on the Allure of the Seas
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We then explored the ship. It is absolutely amazing. It does not seems like a ship but a trip through a shopping mall. There are electronic maps on every floor which you can use to direct you to a specific location or the nearest restroom. It also gives you the occupancy status of each restaurant, the menus in each venue and the list of activities for the day.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the food in the dining room. Our waitress Collette and assistant waiter Silvestre were excellent. The service was topnotch. We used the dining room for breakfast which has an la carte menu or a buffet. By using this venue, you avoided the Windjammer Cafe. We loved the Park Cafe for lunch. They have "create your own salad", sandwiches, paninis, soup, desserts and juices and coffee. The Promenade Cafe has croissant sandwiches, pastries and coffee. Sorrento's has various pizzas. If you do not want to leave the pool deck, the Wipeout Cafe has hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and tacos. There is a hot dog stand on the Boardwalk. These venues are all free of charge. You can also try Johnny Rockets and Rita's Cantina for a small charge. We do not go to any of the specialty restaurants but the word around the ship was that they were excellent.
All over the ship, the staff was excellent. They make it a point of calling you by name every time you use your sea pass. Thanks to Pillar from the shops who was so helpful. The staff works long hours by always do their best for you.
There are many pools and on sea days they are crowded but that is usual on any ship. There were plenty of chairs even if you arrived late in the morning which really surprised us.
The shows are excellent. We loved the Aqua Theatre and the ice skating show. The headliner was topnotch and the comedians were really funny. We did not care for "Chicago" not because of the performers but because we are not fans of the show. "Blue Planet", a Cirque de Soleil look alike was well done and had great effects. It is a good idea to book your shows in advance so you can see them when you want. There always seemed to be plenty of seats for those passengers without reservations but if you want to see a show when you want than reservations are the way to go.
This is also a fabulous ship for families. So many things for them to do and the Dreamworks collaboration is fun even for adults.
Disembarkation took somewhat longer as Customs was backed up. But all the people were through the terminal by 10:30AM.
We loved our experience on the Allure. With all those people, there were still places to go where it was quiet and not crowded. It is definitely worth a try. Less
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