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Annelle
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Embarkation: It was fast, however instead of giving you your SeaPass, you have to wait until 13h-13h30 for your rooms to be ready. Since it was too cold to be outside, all the guests were cramped inside, walking with their coats and ... Read more
Mprintup10
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Before and after we embarked on the cruise we staying in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The coastline has amazing beaches. We also went to visit the Everglades and toured them via an airboat to see some alligators which was a cool ... Read more
thehutch
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The ship departed from Fort Lauderdale. Our agent advised to fly in Fort Lauderdale 1 day prior to ship departure in case we have issues with our plane since we were flying in from Canada. We did have a plane delay so we were fortunate for ... Read more
lauraaleenc
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have sailed on this ship twice before and loved it. The size of the ship is great and gives you so much to do. We did find ourselves wandering from venue to venue at night trying to find something good and went to our cabin early a ... Read more
Ethan Harambe
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
It was our first cruise ship trip, and we had a great time. I heard about the Allure of the Seas through someone else before and they were all positive comments. Most of the staff were very friendly and they want to make sure you have a ... Read more
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Zollydog
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We booked the Anthem because we were excited about the food, the ports of call, the ability to roller skate at sea (we do a lot of it at home), the kids club and babies nursery, and so on. The good: 1. Though we don't care much ... Read more
apoyadou2
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
the cruise ship is amazing, the staff are amazing, the destinations are fun. but all the fees were unexpected, that was hard to deal with. the ship maxed out my credit card ...i payed out 750.00 in tips that are automatic. and still owed ... Read more
Deb1971
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Have cruised before but this was the first with RCI. Boarding was relatively quick, which was a blessing given the rainy weather and the number of people boarding. We flew in to Sydney that morning and were able to drop off the bags ... Read more
deeper45
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Family Cruise with 7 adults and 3 small children. It's been 16 years since last cruise oh my times have changed. Ship is older but well maintained. I didnt really mind the smaller size. It makes it easier to get around. Cabin was ... Read more
comptroubky
Member Since 2008
1 review
37 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Given the higher cost vs other lines, we will sorely disappointed with our March 4th cruise on Freedom of the Seas. The awful weather all week didn't help improve our mood (We were At Sea for 4 of the 8 days due to weather. Each of those ... Read more
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Robt44
Member Since 2003
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had the Junior Suite and it was our best cabin ever. On the "hump' it had a large balcony. Seems like a minor detail, but the walk-in closet really was a plus. With all the in-port days, we didn't get much interaction with the ... Read more
Barnkitty
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I travel with my husband, all our children, grandchildren and brother, and sometimes his children- so anywhere from 2 to 21 people at a time. This time there were 8, from 11 to 75. This was our second cruise on Royal Caribbean, our first ... Read more
cowboyjohn
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Decided to take my daughter on a 3 day cruise for her 16th birthday and she had never cruised before. I've never done short cruises but cruising is fun even if it is short. This was too short. It was too short because we only had one ... Read more
Howmanydays?
Member Since 2015
1 review
29 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Believe the negative reviews. I have been cruising for over 20 years. I have been on bigger ships and smaller ships. Booked this cruise as a last minute getaway and wish I would not have. This ship needs to be dry docked and majorly ... Read more
Beagleman
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
261 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Where do I start....Well we booked this cruise for my 56th Birthday. We have been on the Brilliance previously. This time I traveled with my wife, my 28 year old daughter and her 30 year old good friend. We live in the Tampa Bay area and ... Read more
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Corwilco
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I chose this cruise because I wanted to sail on these specific dates on a 5 day cruise. It also seemed to be good value for the price. I was aware it was the smallest ship, had a small pool and would not have so much to offer as the ... Read more
Island.Hopper
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The ship: We have cruised many times before including Princess, Celebrity, and RC. We travelled as a party of six, all but one had cruised before.This was the smallest ship any of us had been on and we were interested to see how it ... Read more
V. I. Cruiser
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I picked this cruise for my wife's 70th birthday. We had been on the Oasis and wanted to try the Allure. What a great ship, we had a wonderful time, we had a balcony cabin overlooking Central Park. The cabin was very nice not the biggest ... Read more
Beckery73
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We've cruise 5 times now....3 R.C. and 2 Disney. Embarkation and debarkation is easy and R.C. does great job of telling you want you need to do prior to each so you are prepared. Kids loved the kids club (ages 8 and 11). They went every ... Read more
energ
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We were encourage to go on a cruise by my mother in-law as they have been on several through the years, mostly over seas and have never been on a large ship like allure. All i can say is that this was an overall very good experience. The ... Read more
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ck38
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The ship is beautiful, the food was amazing as always, my stateroom was great, the services lacked a little. With the ship being so large, there tends to be a little more of a wait. At sea days were extremely crowded by the pools and hot ... Read more
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renilod
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The OASIS of the SEAS is a floating small urban city complete with a BOARDWALK,CENTRALPARK, ROCK CLIMBING, GOURMET RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING and 24 hour FOOD ! ROOM SERVICE, SORENNTOS PIZZA PLACE, and more! OH , theres also :the ... Read more
Markinmd
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Easy embarkation and easy disembarkation. Service and personnel were outstanding. We had a group of eight and everyone had a great time. This was my 10th cruise and by far the best. The stateroom was available immediately and the luggage ... Read more
MReindeer
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to experience a mega ship! Oasis of the Seas did not disappoint. Ship is amazing - we did not find it too large and loved the variety of dining options, bars, pools and outdoor activities, SPA, etc. I have cruised over 7 times ... Read more
Keloco
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have a group of 60 mature travelers, from first-timers to veteran cruisers. Picked Allure of the seas because of the itinerary and newness of the ship. Everyone enjoyed the cruise. The ship is pretty advanced with digital technology. ... Read more
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