Since this was a last minute cruise (Paid for it in May 2017) the ocean view rooms were very expensive so we opted for an interior room on deck 7.
Glad we did as there was so much to do on Allure from 7 am to midnight or 1 am some nights that by the time we got into our rooms (7277 and 7279) we hit the bed and fell asleep immediately.
For us the interior room was just right and we didn't feel cramped at all. The two twin bed pushed together was perfect and the mattress, bedding and pillows were very nice.
We should have taken the advice of others on Cruise Critic about bringing our own bars of soap and shampoo as the body wash/shampoo provided wasn't the best.
We booked an ocean view room on Harmony for our next cruise in April 2019 and it's so far out that we got the cruise at a rate far cheaper than the Allure cruise we just finished. Read entire member review >>
the room was spacious and clean!! the Room steward was fantastic and Impressed me more and more everyday. Pampered me like I was a millionaire even though I had one of the cheapest rooms Read entire member review >>
Nice, very clean room. Not very big, but still have a sitting area and little desk to do some work. Pillows a bit to flat by my taste. Could use extra blankets (I like heavy blankets) Read entire member review >>
Our rooms were 8402,8404,8406,8408. 8408 upon arrival smelled like bad fish. They cleaned it well and continued to improve. Then there is the noise that we would hear every night from the systems in the ceiling. It sounded like it was some type of crompressor and something rolling across the ceiling. We brought it to the attention of our state room attendant he gave us a blank stare and said he would look into it. Nothing was ever done, I have a feeling it is a design error and nothing can be done while at sea to correct this. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was neat and well-maintained. It was the very first time I've ever used an interior cabin, booking last minute that was what was available. I probably won't do it again, but that's my preference. Our state room attendant, Lorna Watson was exceptional, probably the best in my 5 cruises. Read entire member review >>
We found a few pieces of debris in the cabin on embarkation day, but otherwise found the cabin to be very clean. There were no strange noises heard while in the room... it was very quiet. We liked the location of the room. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin. We opted for the slightly larger size. Small showers and sink, of course, but typical of cruises. Comfy bed, nice TV (not that we watched it much). Could use a little more shelf/closet space, Interior, deck 7 so not too far to walk upstairs or downstairs. Read entire member review >>
Our large interior stateroom was larger than we expected due to a fantastic layout. There were three of us and we didn't feel cramped at all. The shower was awesome. We felt no ship movement or noise all week, except for passing passengers a couple of times, which can happen to almost any cabin. We loved the close proximity to the fitness centre and Boardwalk. The only negative is that the sliding mechanism on the wardrobe needs some attention. I enthusiastically recommend this cabin. Read entire member review >>
We went with two 50- something parents and two 20-something young adults. The cabin, although aesthetically pleasing, was too small for the 4 of us. Not enough drawer or counter space. The main bed was very comfortable but the pull out sofa was very hard. When the sofa was pulled out, there was only a 6 inch walkway between it and the dresser. We were constantly bumping into each other and losing things. I would not recommend 4 to a room unless you have small children. Not big enough for 4 adults. Read entire member review >>
We chose our cabins to be on deck 8 because that is where Central Park is located. This made it simple for us to walk outside and visit Park Cafe. Our cabins were at the front of the ship and is mostly quiet. The only noise we've encountered is some occasional odd mechanical / running water noise. We barely felt the rocking of the ship and I had a great night's sleep every night. Read entire member review >>
We booked a "Large" interior stateroom... but the term "large" was misleading to say the least. When we opened the couch for my son to sleep... and wedged the RCCL provided "pack & play" crib next to the queen bed in the back of the room, there was no useful floor space... just a 10 or 12 inch wide path from the foot of the bed that went down between the desk and the sofa bed to the bathroom and door. We had to walk sideways to get through this path. And since there was no path to the crib, we had to crawl across our bed to tend to the baby (or to use the phone which was stranded on a night stand bed-locked in the back corner. One of our Carnival ships and nifty bunk beds that lowered down from the ceiling above the master bed which kept the floor space open. Then they stowed back up in the day time. This was a brilliant way to maximize space. Our stateroom on the Allure with 4 people (including a baby) was just unlivable. We found ourselves taking turns standing in the hallway while others got dressed... it would have been fine for two people... may be three... but the rooms were not designed to accommodate a crib. RCCL should have known this and flagged it when we made reservations. And speaking of the pack & play - every parent knows that there is a pad that goes in the bottom that covers the metal "X" frame of the unit, creating a firm sleeping platform. Ours was delivered sans pad! And we were told that none existed... that we should just fold enough comforters to soften the frame in the bottom. What???? We argued and complained, but our baby was forced to sleep on it, so we had to keep her in our bed since she just sank into the comforter like quick sand. So the first night was sleepless for all. Finally the head of house keeping came the next day and provided the missing pads that our room attendant told us did not exist. Also, the much ballyhooed ipad dock was useless for the majority of passengers since most people don't have ipods. Plus the clock on the dock ran 20 minutes fast and was unable to be set properly. It was broken rendering it even more useless. The bathroom and shower were fine... no problems there. Read entire member review >>
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