OUR WORST CRUISE EVER!: Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by jamie1013
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OUR WORST CRUISE EVER!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We could not get early seating but they offered "My Time Dining", which you are forced to pay all your tips in advance. The entire 5th floor was for "My Time Dining" which made no sense...they could have opened that up for More the early seating. Even if you have reservations you still may have to wait for a table sometimes up to an hour. We spent more time waiting in line for everything (dinner, shows, all meals, water activities, chairs for lounging, making reservations for shows and dinner etc. then actually enjoying ourselves.
The food was such a disappointment, breakfast and lunch was terrible (compared to carnival), they didn't even have a person to make fresh egg omelete in the casual dining area, you must go to the main dining and waste at least an hour for breakfast which actually made the eggs from a carton. If you wanted better food at the specialty restaurants for dinner the average price was $30 - $40 per person. Most casual food options closed early so in the evening you will pay extra for food if your hungry. The included food during the day in the nicer spots were very limited and on the board walk you could get hot dogs and pizza, the cheap food. The adult area had one pool the size of a large hot tub. You become a part of a herd on this ship and room is limited on the decking areas. The excursions were so overpriced it was insane. You even had to pay extra to use the sauna in the spa area, which I've never heard of on any ship until now. Our ship also had a lot of sick people on it which was really a big concern. This was are 11th cruise and our last. Cruising is not what it used to be and continues to offer less and less for you. Not a good value at all! Less