30 Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Group and Theme Cruises to Caribbean - Western

After looking into many questions before I leave for the cruise, I feel compelled to share my first cruise with our friends. After much deliberation we decided that some of the 50th birthday celebrations would be Cruise (for the first ... Read More
After looking into many questions before I leave for the cruise, I feel compelled to share my first cruise with our friends. After much deliberation we decided that some of the 50th birthday celebrations would be Cruise (for the first time). The date of the cruise was determined following family constraints for the Passover holiday of 2019 in April. Since this is the first time we make a cruise and after a thorough examination it was decided to go on one of the best - a large ship of Royal Caribbean. As stated, there were time constraints and therefore the cruise was chosen with the Allure Of The Seas, https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-sh…/allure-of-the-seas, Western Caribbean track, 7 nights with 4 anchors in NASSAU- BAHAMAS, COZUMEL-MEXICO, ROATAN-HONDURAS, PUERTO COSTA MAYA-MEXICO and 2 DAYS ONLY, Departure from Miami. Now it was left to choose which agency would invite the cruise. There are many opinions whether to order through an Israeli agency or through a foreign agency. After a thorough and thorough examination, I found out that the company Crozit, https://www.cruiseit.co.il/, with the agent Orit Cohen Rochov gave the best offer. As I mentioned, it was decided to order with a minimum risk and therefore the room with balcony to the ocean, on the 11th floor in the center of the ship (room number 11590 D2). The room is spacious enough, a double bed and a sofa bed, a shower with excellent water flow and a balcony facing the sea, television, storage closet, 110 and 220 volts power sockets. It is difficult to describe in words the experience of sitting on the balcony while sailing and sleeping with an open window and hearing the waves coming back - an experience! The ship is huge, really a floating hotel. Many different types of rooms, countless dining rooms, restaurants, cafes, 2 promenades with vegetation, casino, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, climbing wall, Omega, surfing and more. 2 notable restaurants for light meals: 1. Park Caffe - Salads, sandwiches, cakes and flag sandwich with roast beef 2. The pizza restaurant The ship has a wide range of performances, including Mamma Mia, acrobatic show with oceanAria, Ice Ice show, Blue Planet, Headliner Showtime and more. About 60-90 days before the cruise, the possibility of planning the cruise is open on the Royal Caribbean site, ordering an hour for dinner (17.30, 20.00 or "on my own time"), ordering the various shows on the ship and booking excursions at the ports. For convenience and schedule of performances we chose the time 20.00, we got a regular table in the dining room on the 5th floor and regular waiters. In accordance with our needs, we purchased in advance and at a discounted price Classic Soda Package, which includes soft drinks and cola and an internet package VOOM Surf + STREAM Voyage Package - 1 Device Additional alcoholic beverages, coffee, shakes and more can be purchased. It is also possible to purchase a 10-cup card or a 10-alcoholic card. Each room has the option of bringing 12 bottles of 17 oz and 2 bottles of wine to the ship. In the boat, at various meals, you will be served free glasses of water and juices. The ship anchored at the port of Miami in Terminal 1 of Royal Caribbean, we reached the port of the car rental agency in the city and left the port to the airport on a trip with uber. The check-in and check-out of the ship is carried out with remarkable efficiency with no queue and speed. The attractions we did at our ports were: NASSAU-BAHAMAS - taxi ride ($ 10 toward) Cabbage Beach on the island island Paradise Island, a beach with soft white sand and good water for bathing. You can rent 2 sunbeds + umbrella for $ 20, and there are street vendors selling drinks. You can walk to the beach of the luxurious Atlantis Bahamas and even enter the hotel grounds and be impressed by it. COZUMEL-MEXICO - A fun day of sailing to spectacular blue lagoons and dive snorkeling, booked through http://cozumelcruiseexcursions.net/cozumel-snorkel-tour-res…, at a cost of $ 50 per participant. ROATAN-HONDURAS - We booked a day trip to the island with a local operator named Francklin Gálvez, francklinalexisgalvezbonilla1@gmail.com, a nice guy who tries very hard to please the guests he accompanies. Franklin charges $ 20 per participant for a full day of pick-up and return from / to port and travel according to an agreed plan. ($ 10) Visit the Chocolate and Fun Factory at the stunning beach of West Bay Beach (one of the resorts, plus sun beds + umbrella $ 15) PUERTO COSTA MAYA-MEXICO - We ordered a $ 50 golf car from MAYAHUAL Local Golf Car, https://costa-maya-golf-cars.negocio.site/, marvin1907@yahoo.com.mx and drove to the beaches of the nearby village of MAYAHUAL Docking Port . In retrospect it is unnecessary and you can reach this coastal strip with a local taxi. The coast of the Costa Maya disappointed. Hope this summary will help others. I'll be happy to answer any question. Yaari Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
The last day of the cruise we received 3 phone calls to our room and a staff member woke us up at 7am. We paid To rest not to be bodered because we didnt have to leave the room until 9am. Also, there is no information regarding ... Read More
The last day of the cruise we received 3 phone calls to our room and a staff member woke us up at 7am. We paid To rest not to be bodered because we didnt have to leave the room until 9am. Also, there is no information regarding pictures that the photographs take you. I called to buy the pictures 3 days later and we can’t get them anymore. In addition, the rooms are old and not very well mantiened. We were staying at the front of the ship deck 7 and every day at 9am we could hear the music from the gym and the vibration because the music was so loud. Also, we could hear the snores of the room next to us. I have to congratulate Osman and Jhon our waiters at Silk restaurant. They provide us with the best service and food I have ever had. The shows oneanaria and mamá mía were great. The rest were just fillers. Our room was made twice a day which was great. At destinations getting out and in the ship was very smooth. The shore excursions are way overpriced so we just went to places by our own and all the destinations were safe to do so. The drill that they make you do is such a joke since you can watch it from your room. Overall the experience was good but there are some things that must be solved like noise and they way they treat you the last day which is not right. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This was the second time that we travelled on the Allure o/t Seas. 1. The most impressive improvements were embarkation and debarkation. Not doubt RC has done a great job with Terminal A at Miami cruise port and the new procedure. ... Read More
This was the second time that we travelled on the Allure o/t Seas. 1. The most impressive improvements were embarkation and debarkation. Not doubt RC has done a great job with Terminal A at Miami cruise port and the new procedure. Getting on board worked like a breeze. Also impressive reentry to the US just with facial recognition! 2. The second improvement to mention is the new RC phone-app, which makes it easy to see what is going on, during your stay at the ship. But there are still improvements possible. i.e. I found it difficult to find the arrival and all aboard times for port of calls in the abundance of activities listed. The same activities were also listed on the cabin-tv. While booked shows and shore excursions carried over to the phone, individually entered calendar events at the tv (non ship) would not be shown on the app. At one time the app froze and had to be reinstalled. Mostly though it worked fine. 3. We thought that this time the food in the main dining room was better than the first time we traveled on her. 4. The whole experience on board was also more enjoyable, but this I contribute more to our experience from last time, which helped tremendously to get the most out of a 7 day cruise on a ship of this size. 5. The shows, the main reason we returned to the Allure, were as good as ever, you just have to make sure you book the most convenient time for you beforehand. 6. The hostess in the Elite and higher lounge was of exceptional help with getting thigs organized and clarified as needed! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
The cruise was booked one year in advance. We had a group of approximately 25 people. Thus far it was the best cruise my friends and family had experienced. We were on the 8th floor, very convenient to the Windjammer, to the Boardwalk ... Read More
The cruise was booked one year in advance. We had a group of approximately 25 people. Thus far it was the best cruise my friends and family had experienced. We were on the 8th floor, very convenient to the Windjammer, to the Boardwalk just cross the Central Park and you have access to both side of the ship. There is food everywhere, we spent alot of time at the pizza (Sorrento) almost every night after 1am, they close at 3AM. The food was great, the enternatainment was so much fun. We had 2 specialty dining, Steak and Italian, the portion was a great size. The shows were very entertaining, loved, loved the Aqua show, very impressive. We rock climbed, the kids tried the boarding. There is so much to do but if you want to relax there are places to take a break too. The pools area was large, there are so many pool chairs, there is no need to wake up early to grab a seat, there are so many around. There was pool volleyball which the kids played for hours. There was pool excercise which gave you a time to dance and workout in the pool, that was fun. The room attendant was very detailed, and he made sure our room was organized and clean. We had a balcony stateroom, we loved it, my adult daughter ended up staying with us, so there were three people and it was comfortable for all of us. We booked our own shore excursions, it was great and the kids enjoyed themselves. If you decide to check out the gym, very clean, many machines to work out, I went once, would had gone back, but I was having too much fun. So far the best cruise so far, we'd definetely do it again. Seven days was not enough to tour the whole ship, we'll be back. Thank you Royal. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
I took this cruise with my best friend. We drove down together the day before and stayed with a friend. We got in kind of late and it was a long drive so we did not explore Ft. Lauderdale. A few days prior to embarkation we were sent a ... Read More
I took this cruise with my best friend. We drove down together the day before and stayed with a friend. We got in kind of late and it was a long drive so we did not explore Ft. Lauderdale. A few days prior to embarkation we were sent a text that we had been selected for expedited arrival! This was awesome. If you do your pre cruise check in with the RC app you are entered into what I assume is some kind of raffle system to win expedited arrival for your group. Basically, from the time our shuttle dropped us off at the cruise terminal to us stepping onto the boat was 20 minutes and that included us having to visit a desk due me not having a passport, and purchasing lanyards before boarding. The ship is AWESOME. It did not feel like a ship most of the time and I loved that. Central Park was wonderful and we often found ourselves there listening to the guitarists who would set up and play during the evenings listening to the wind blow though the trees. We enjoyed the boardwalk as well and spent a few evenings there at the Aqua Theater enjoying shows. OceanAria is a must see! I don’t think a day went by where we didn’t spend time on the pool deck; the Beach Pool was a great. There was a wide range of activities and we tried to sample as many as we could. We went to dance classes, adult coloring sessions, zip lines, the flow rider, mini golf and all of that was included!!! Great value. We were never bored. Our cabin was just a basic interior stateroom. No complaints there. It suited our needs, the bed was comfortable, and there was enough counter space and mirrors in there for two women to get their makeup done simultaneously. We weren’t in it that often other than to sleep, nap, and get ready for dinner. The shower is a little tight, but that could also be due to the fact I’m 5’9”. The service was great! Our room steward Tyron was awesome. We had asked him for a wine bottle opener to open the bottle of wine we brought on and it unfortunately broke leaving us with a handless corkscrew stuck in a stubbornly corked wine bottle. Tyron went and got another bottle opener and spent ten minutes working that corkscrew around the other one and wrestled that cork out of there. He also was very polite and funny and got to know our schedules and cleaned our stateroom around them. Cynthia, our server in The Grande dining room on Deck 4, was also amazing. Not only was she just a really solid and cheerful sever and person she also went above and beyond for us! One night our table, we were sat with others, noticed select tables around us being served a bread dish that wasn’t on the menu. We asked what it was and she explained that it was a famous dish from her country. We asked if we could try it and she said she couldn’t guarantee it because the chef made a limited amount but she would try. 15 minutes later she arrived with the dish and it was great! She really wanted to share a small piece of her culture with us. All other staff we encountered was very helpful and seemed happy. We did do specialty dining one night and went to Giovanni’s Table for dinner. Holy crap that was some of the best food I’ve ever had on land or sea. The gnocchi was divine. The itinerary was good. We visited Nassau, Cozumel, Roatan, And Costa Maya. In all ports except Costa Maya we did an excursion we booked through the cruise line. Costa Maya was my least favorite. It just didn’t have much to offer. Disembarkation was super smooth. We did the express walk off option and were lined up to leave at 6:20am and was through customs at 6:50am. I would 100% come back and sail on the Allure again. We had such a good time!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
I was one of the teachers on a quilting cruise. I had the best time ever! The cruise line staff took such a wonderful care of us when we were teaching/sewing during the cruise in the conference rooms. While not sewing, exploring the ... Read More
I was one of the teachers on a quilting cruise. I had the best time ever! The cruise line staff took such a wonderful care of us when we were teaching/sewing during the cruise in the conference rooms. While not sewing, exploring the ship was so much fun! Everything is top notch, so where do I begin. I have never seen the entire staff of such a huge place to be so polite and eager to help! From the housekeeping to waiters, the guest services to cooks - everyone deserves five stars and above! They made the whole experience so well worth it! The entertainment is really also top notch! The ship had a nice variet of shows that were included in the price of the cruise. And the food...OMG! No matter if it was the breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food was excellent, and the variety was plentiful! They even had late evening food available! The ship was clean and very well taken care off! I highly recommend this cruiseline to others. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This ship is beyond amazing. Unlike other cruises I have been on in the past, this is the first ship that has truely felt like a resort at sea. This ship is beyond amazing. From it's shear size to the Central Park and Boardwalk. ... Read More
This ship is beyond amazing. Unlike other cruises I have been on in the past, this is the first ship that has truely felt like a resort at sea. This ship is beyond amazing. From it's shear size to the Central Park and Boardwalk. This ship has enough space to comfortably fit the six thousand guest that travel aboard. When boarding, I first had my doubts on how comfortable we'd be due to everyone touring the ship at once; all touring the ships features & locations, but once everyone dispersed, everything fell into place. As part of my trip planning, we ordered the alcoholic beverage package to ensure that we had the the ability to try all of the delicious concotions offered throughout the ship. This was one of the best decisions we made due to all of the benefits this package provided and the variety of drinks offered. The food on this ship was comparable to other cruise lines and the premium offerings help break up the monotony of those daily menus. As a part of my trip planning, I purchased the 3 day dining package. I hope to travel with Royal Caribbean again. The overall experience was excellent and I'll miss many of the crew members that provided great customer service. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I cruised with this ship allure of the seas before and it was filled with fun excitement. Embarkation and disembarkation both went by very quick and smooth, your informed on every process you need to be informed of. Everyone on this ship ... Read More
I cruised with this ship allure of the seas before and it was filled with fun excitement. Embarkation and disembarkation both went by very quick and smooth, your informed on every process you need to be informed of. Everyone on this ship is very polite and pleased to help you when needed. The food is amazing, plenty of selections to pick from. The drinks are just as good. They definetly try to keep it a very clean environment as possible. There are definetly a lot of activities to keep you and yours busy. They also have a lot of additional restaurants for you to purchase food and dine out. My sidter went to the sushi teaching and said they definetly give you your portions worth for your money. I will definetly go again and again. I would definetly encourage going with Royal Caribbean, I’ve have only gone on allure of the seas but can say it is definetly a fun time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I loved my first time experience on a cruise and would recommand the Allure of the seas boat and Royal Carribean company to anyone who asks. Lots of entertainment and the waiters and dinning room staff was amazing. There was lots to do ... Read More
I loved my first time experience on a cruise and would recommand the Allure of the seas boat and Royal Carribean company to anyone who asks. Lots of entertainment and the waiters and dinning room staff was amazing. There was lots to do on the boat and in the shore excursions. The cabons were nice and clean, and the room attendant was very friendly with me and my son. For my next cruise, if my childrens come with me, I will make sure to take a boat that has water slides . The shows were amazing, including the ice shows. Incredible what they can do in a small ice rink. Always take the shore excursions with the boat to be sure of the service. They had to cancel some shore excursions in Cozumel due to recent issues with the local boats but no issues with anything else onboard. Great app and easy to follow the cost with the onboard TV. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
First, I chose the cruise based on the feedback from colleagues. Based on my family's experience on this cruise last week, I can only say "stupendous and glamorous". From the embarkation port at Fort Lauderdale to the ... Read More
First, I chose the cruise based on the feedback from colleagues. Based on my family's experience on this cruise last week, I can only say "stupendous and glamorous". From the embarkation port at Fort Lauderdale to the stateroom (Central Park Balcony) was smooth, fast and orderly. The dining rooms were just breathtaking with variety food from diet to gain weight gourmet (just kidding). Entertainment is first class Broad Way and the New Year's Eve was Times Square on the Ocean. Guys it is expensive but it worth every dime that we spent with our two teen boys. The teen lounge is paradise. Safety is top notch. Go and discover the beauty of your home on this classy Allure of the Seas on the ocean. I have cruised many times, but this is the master of them all! Ready to cruise Symphony of the Seas!!!! Our two teenage boys couldn't stop texting their friends of the fun they had with other teens at the teen lounge. Kids were disciplined and well informed with security 24/7 unlike other cruise line that will abandon the kids to roam around and engage in foolishness. Allure of the Seas is classy ! Ido family Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
So being an Avid cruiser, my gf and I decided that we needed to take our chances and try out a larger ship. Upon arrival we found checking in at the port a much longer process (of course) then the smaller ships. Once on board we noticed ... Read More
So being an Avid cruiser, my gf and I decided that we needed to take our chances and try out a larger ship. Upon arrival we found checking in at the port a much longer process (of course) then the smaller ships. Once on board we noticed that the rooms were not ready for another 45 minutes. We went to the Park Café and had a light lunch. Food was good but did not WoW us. Got into our outside balcony room and thought it was OK. We were on board with 2 other couples so we had specialty restaurants for 2 nights. First night was the Samba Grill, It was simply amazing. Great service, food was beyond delicious and plentiful to say the least. Staff recognized it was my girlfriends birthday so they sang to her and brought her a nice dessert. Second Night was formal night and we went to Chops Steakhouse. From the time we sat down , I just didn't get the feel of the personal service that I had received at other Chops restaurants on other ships. We waited almost 25 minutes to place a drink order and receive our drinks. Then after placing our order Appetizers came out quickly. From Appetizer to Main Entrée was almost an hour wait. we started given our server Ivan, looks of disappointment at which point we finally received our food. My personal thought is the food was nowhere near worth the cost of admission. I could have gone to the dining room and gotten better service and food. Our experience over the next few nights was with the Main dining room. Our server and assistant were very attentive. Food was good but not Amazing. One thing I noticed also about the Windjammer Cafe was the fact that they didnt have any omellette station and everything seemed very rushed. There were several overhead pages about "if you are done eating, please go enjoy other aspects of the ship so that others can get the same service eating that you did" As far as the Entertainment goes, we saw Momma Mia , the Aqua theater show, and the other show that was done in the main Theater. All the shows were good, but seemed so overcrowded. The reservations that we had made were pretty much useless. Lots of activities on board, but all were very crowded. Room attendant never brought us our beverage package cups, never brought us ice as requested and woke us up in order to clean our room (even with DND sign in door). one towel animal made its way to our bed during the 7 day cruise. I enjoyed the cruise, but was not convinced that I'd ever go on that particular class of ship every again. I am a loyal Royal Caribbean cruiser. I've been on several different class ships and just realized bigger ships are for other people, not us. We enjoy more personalized service. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
I enjoy going on new ships or ships that have an array of activities. This ship easily meet my needs. It was also great to have a variety of room types on the same floor so my group could get what they liked and be near each other. I ... Read More
I enjoy going on new ships or ships that have an array of activities. This ship easily meet my needs. It was also great to have a variety of room types on the same floor so my group could get what they liked and be near each other. I would tell people to make sure to do the activities on board in the start of your cruise. Also, be sure to sign the waives online before you go. This will make it a breeze to get your wrist band done. We waited until the final days and rain came so we weren't able to do the FlowRider, Zip Line, and Rock climbing wall. PROS: Ability to pick my own dining Room Size Days at sea Entertainment Staff CONS: TV programs (no movie stations at night to fall asleep to) Royal Caribbean APP Self Service Soda machines broken most the cruise Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Royal Caribbean cruise line treats you like royalty, its like they cater to each individual personally. I love cruising Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The design of the ship, the variety of entertainment and the food is top of the line. It ... Read More
Royal Caribbean cruise line treats you like royalty, its like they cater to each individual personally. I love cruising Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The design of the ship, the variety of entertainment and the food is top of the line. It does not matter what time of the day you leave your cabin, there was always something to do. You have a chance to network and socialize with a variety of different cultures on the ship. Everyone is so friendly and make you feel like part of their family. This is my second cruise, I plan to continue cruising in the future and so far I really don't want to cruise a different cruise ship because I have come accustomed to Royal Caribbean and the quality of the cruise destinations, the design of the ship, the friendliness of the staff, and not to mention the $10 sales, and great prices on the jewelry on the last evening. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
I am now spoiled. The Oasis class cruise ships are incredible. Every future cruise ship will be judged against this ship. My only criticism is that the pizza from sorrento's is not very good. I am a bit of a tech weenie. and ... Read More
I am now spoiled. The Oasis class cruise ships are incredible. Every future cruise ship will be judged against this ship. My only criticism is that the pizza from sorrento's is not very good. I am a bit of a tech weenie. and this ship had the best internet service of any ship. definitely get the internet service(VOOM). Turn on WIFI calling, put your phone in airplane mode, turn on WIFI and connect to VOOM. You will now have the ability to call and text anywhere on the ship. We had a party of 13 and this proved invaluable keeping in touch with everyone. This ship is excellent for families. The family facilities(daycare and activities) are the best of any ship that I have been on. Central Park, boardwalk, and the royal promenade are incredibly spacious and airy. Although there is plenty to eat, there seems to be a trend of more and more things costing additional on cruise ships. On the boardwalk, both Johnny Rockets and the mexican restaurant cost additional. Hamburgers and Tacos should not cost more. Central Park is almost all specialty restaurants. Room service(except continental breakfast) now has a 7.95 per order fee. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
My experience on the Allure of the Sea ,is a must go and see the beauty of this ship.i only ate at one restaurant that was the Samba Brazilian restaurant,food was Very Good.The balcony room was a bit small will do a suite next time , The ... Read More
My experience on the Allure of the Sea ,is a must go and see the beauty of this ship.i only ate at one restaurant that was the Samba Brazilian restaurant,food was Very Good.The balcony room was a bit small will do a suite next time , The Main Dining food was a hit or Miss for me,the attendant were nice the food was good but not enough selections, plenty to do and very nice Shops .i really enjoy the entertainment and the gathering on the Fifth floor it really nice . Overall it's a big ship and to me it just doesn't have a connection with others because you are all over the place and if you meet someone or people you may not see them again because it's big. Smaller ship bring you more together while dining ,during activity and just hanging around ship.you get a chance to enter act with one other and meet people from other countries, but once again it's a beautiful ship and a Must See..and go an enjoy uYourself and compare the difference..thank you Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
We loved the entertainment options offered on this ship. I think we changed activities every 30 minutes from 8 am to 4 am every day! My only regret was that it was impossible to do everything on this ship in a week. I would have honestly ... Read More
We loved the entertainment options offered on this ship. I think we changed activities every 30 minutes from 8 am to 4 am every day! My only regret was that it was impossible to do everything on this ship in a week. I would have honestly done two weeks in a row if we could. The Royal Caribbean website does not do this ship justice as it leaves out all of the fun ship sponsored activities and contests that we really enjoyed. The passengers have so many activities that vary in age level at all times! I loved the contests, shows and game shows! This was my third cruise and I thought I knew what to expect. This ship was a totally new and exciting experience. I don't think I could go back to any ship that was not a Royal Caribbean Quantum experience after this. It was truly paradise! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Cousins reunion was the theme and we had a very rewarding experience. We exchanged stories from years ago, showed photos of our children and grandchildren and observed the resemblances of the children and grandchildren . The meals were all ... Read More
Cousins reunion was the theme and we had a very rewarding experience. We exchanged stories from years ago, showed photos of our children and grandchildren and observed the resemblances of the children and grandchildren . The meals were all shared together and a meeting place before dinner for cocktails . The group went to the ports in several groups and compared their purchases when they were back onboard. Family photos were taken by professional photographers and we were able to pick from a number of group shots. The cruise line provided photographers at different locations that were able to take group photos along with couple shots, brothers, sisters etc. The food is outstanding, the gym is also a very good way to work off the calories along with the jogging/walking track. The shows and activities are never ending, I highly recommend a cruise for a vacation, your choice to be active or read a book on a deck chair. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
My husband and I were invited to join a group of friends on this cruise and it was our first cruise with a group and our first on RC. We had a great time from the ease of boarding to the breeze of self departure. The ship was amazing and I ... Read More
My husband and I were invited to join a group of friends on this cruise and it was our first cruise with a group and our first on RC. We had a great time from the ease of boarding to the breeze of self departure. The ship was amazing and I think there were places we left unexplored-(next time we will). Our cabin and room steward were awesome! Clean, roomy, great view of the Boardwalk and the ocean. As for the food, well there is a reason people gain weight on a cruise! It was perfect every night! We took the All Access Tour and saw the kitchens and prep rooms and they are immaculate!! A well run operation for sure. We enjoyed the ports, I mean it the Caribbean after all! The shows were top notch too! I can't say enough about how great everything was. We booked our cruise for next year while we were there! Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Chose this cruise because of the Estonian connection and also wanted to get a feel for a much larger ship than the ones we have been on before. The embarkation was terrible because of computer malfunction and to get over 6000 people on ... Read More
Chose this cruise because of the Estonian connection and also wanted to get a feel for a much larger ship than the ones we have been on before. The embarkation was terrible because of computer malfunction and to get over 6000 people on board was slow, 3hour stand in line, process. Must have a back-up system to prevent something like this! Once on board, the friendly staff improved my attitude. To get to our cabin, mid-ship, was quite a long walk and I would recommend for older people without wheelchairs to request a cabin closer to the elevators. The cabin was satisfactory as was the balcony. We were traveling with adult children and their spouses, so were able to dine together as a group of 8. Had the same table most nights and great waiters. Food was satisfactory and ample. No need to go to specialty venues and pay extra. Nightly entertainment was super! The aqua show was unique and the Blue Planet show also amazing. There was a group of about 450 Estonians on this cruise and special concerts and lectures were with guest performers. Thus we had a busy schedule and did not have time to partake in the many activities offered by the ship. And there were many and varied activities for all ages! The younger kids were constantly busy. Some older "kids" even ventured to try rock-climbing. The port days were OK but not particularly memorable. We toured on our own except took a catamaran in Cozumel. Overall - the service was very good, the ship itself amazing to think this 16 storey "building" would float and not topple over! During the week, we did not get to feel crowded or endure long lineups for meals or elevators. The unpleasant embarkation memory faded away..... but the disembarkation could be improved as well. They need more customs staff to process the 6500 people getting off! The staff could have arranged the lines better as well. Our younger people were very satisfied with the cruise - for some it was first time cruising, others had been on other ships. For the two "oldies" with about 20 cruises to compare to, but none as large a ship as the Allure, we pass on going again. We just prefer somewhat smaller ships. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
The choice of this cruise was made by a quilting shop - we made quilts and had classes on sea days. That said, this was my first cruise (I'm 75 years old); my friend has been on quite a few cruises, but never one on a ship this big. ... Read More
The choice of this cruise was made by a quilting shop - we made quilts and had classes on sea days. That said, this was my first cruise (I'm 75 years old); my friend has been on quite a few cruises, but never one on a ship this big. Coulda been disastrous, but turned out to be quite wonderful. Getting on and off is tedious, but every part of that which involved Royal Caribbean staff was much better than it might have been. The ship is mostly 100% clean and maintained. The cabin is compact, but there are so many shelves and drawers, it was plenty for the 2 of us. I loved sitting on the balcony watching the ocean flow by. The food is excellent in every venue where it's served. There are plenty of entertainment and activities to keep everyone happy. The service was impeccable - all of it, from whomever. Two of the excursions were wonderful; one was beyond awful. All in all, I would do this again! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We wanted to try a larger ship than in the past. So why not try one of the largest in the world?! The food was fantastic. They still have lobster night! The service was top-notch. The ports were fun. The entertainment was great. We ... Read More
We wanted to try a larger ship than in the past. So why not try one of the largest in the world?! The food was fantastic. They still have lobster night! The service was top-notch. The ports were fun. The entertainment was great. We were never bored with either the entertainment or the activities offered on the ship. Heck, they have a zip-line right on the ship! Embarkation went very smoothly. We didn't have to wait in a line at all. We were checked in and seated to wait our turn to bored. It went very orderly and smoothly. Disembarkation was the same. Customs was long (as I'm sure it always is). But this shouldn't reflect negatively on the cruise. Our friend has a food allergy (gluten). The wait staff went above and beyond to make sure she was taken care of. We didn't reserve a "My-Time" dining time every evening. But they made sure our party of 12 had a table every evening and we felt well taken care of! I may not take this exact cruise again (because I like variety), but I would definitely recommend it to others! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We took a group of seventy and we all had a fabulous time. Our conference room gal was very accommodating to our needs and helped out any time she could. She even gave me some paper when we needed to make some notes for the classes we ... Read More
We took a group of seventy and we all had a fabulous time. Our conference room gal was very accommodating to our needs and helped out any time she could. She even gave me some paper when we needed to make some notes for the classes we took. We had a great time on our excursion making paper beads with the girls in Haiti and would do that again. Our dining experience was excellent and the staff provided us with tables all together so we could all eat at the same time. We would cruise with this line again. The show Mama Mia was amazing, better than broadway... Haiti was my favorite Island. So beautiful and amazing water and beaches.... The staff was wonderful and also very accommodating for us. I wish we could of stayed there for a few days. The room was kept clean and fresh and the beds were also very comfortable. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We happen to choose RCL Allure of the seas as the date of the Cruise & the destinations suited our requirement. The embarkation was much smoother than one of our previous experiences from another cruise line from Baltimore MD where ... Read More
We happen to choose RCL Allure of the seas as the date of the Cruise & the destinations suited our requirement. The embarkation was much smoother than one of our previous experiences from another cruise line from Baltimore MD where we had to stand in lines for hours with kids amidst the cold. We had a quick check in and waiting area was much comfortable with chairs & resting facilities. The Ship itself was breathtaking the different ways the decks had been planned and decorated to give the guests the feeling of being in different environments is truly Amazing. The Central Park, The promenade and the Boardwalk were my most favorite places. The Food and the options available to guests for dining at different locations to suite the palate of each individual is Awesome. The line up of entertainment is out of this world with Broadway shows, Ice Shows, Aqua Shows, comedy & family entertainment shows that did not repeat daily giving variety to guests was truly out of this world. We enjoyed each & every show including the parades by the dream works teams. The service level of all staff at every location/venue was of very high standard & equal in every manner in spite of their diversity. It was only the size of the cabin that was an issue for us as we were a family of 4 the room with a Sofa convertible bed for kids was almost like a cell. The Kids clubs were also extremely entertaining for the kids and they loved being in them and really enjoyed the activity and performances done with the other kids. I would most certainly book my future cruises with RCL considering the high standard of service at every level and also the Entertainment options available for the whole family to ensure that every member is entertained at every hour of the cruise every day. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We booked this cruise as a 60th birthday celebration for two of us and for our friends 51st wedding anniversary celebration. The Allure of the Sea, is a beautiful upper end cruise ship, with lots of variety in shops like that of Michael ... Read More
We booked this cruise as a 60th birthday celebration for two of us and for our friends 51st wedding anniversary celebration. The Allure of the Sea, is a beautiful upper end cruise ship, with lots of variety in shops like that of Michael Kors,Prince Green and other more sophisticated taste in shops. A floor level with a variety in casino's and poker championships with smoking allowed. Cabins were spacious and well attended. Our cabin had a lavender scent which was soothing after being on-shore for exciting excursions Dining rooms and servers were first rate and entertaining, Kershan and Imade were funny and did magic tricks to entertain us while we waited on our dinner to be ready. Ports and Shore excursions were easily accessible, lots of Royal Caribbean stores on port. On board entertainment was great from the jazz bands to the comedy of Jeff McGraff. A very relaxing and enjoyable cruise to unwind and de-stress from life's normalcy. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
My husband and had a great time on Allure! We stayed at the Embassy Suites the day before the cruise. Very convenient, shopping near by. Was able to pick up wine for cruise. Arrived at cruise port by 10:15 on Sunday. Stared to board ... Read More
My husband and had a great time on Allure! We stayed at the Embassy Suites the day before the cruise. Very convenient, shopping near by. Was able to pick up wine for cruise. Arrived at cruise port by 10:15 on Sunday. Stared to board at 11:15. Went straight to Windjammer for lunch before it got too crowded. Cabin was available at 1PM to drop off carry on. Toured ship and made reservations for dinner at Giavanni's. Should have made them at home since all the good time slots were taken. We had my time dining. I had made my reservations from home, we chose 7PM every night. Glad we made them ahead of time. Never had to wait, we were seated right away. Those who just showed up would have a 15 or 20 minute wait. Booked all the shows ahead of time. Glad we did, had no problem getting the show times we wanted. The shows were fantastic, especially Mama Mia and Blue Planet. Don't miss either. We also went to The Quest, Love & Marriage, Battle of the Sexes, and the 70's Disco Show. All were excellent. The ship is so beautiful! We loved walking the Royal Promenade and Central Park. Casino was good too. Won money first night, but ended up giving it all back by the end of the cruise. We did the Western Caribbean. Very happy with the ports. Labadee you have a choice of many beaches to go on. Also, there is a barbecue provided by Allure. Jamaica we did a shore excursion to Red Stripe Beach. Great small beach, quiet, with calm warm water. Cozumel we did a shore excursion to Playa Mia Beach & Water Park. Nice beach with lots of activities. We had an excellent cruise experience and we plan to come back next year and do the Eastern Caribbean. Few recommendations: 1 - Book shows & dinner ahead of time. 2 a if you want to face the dock in port the ship docked all three islands on the starboard side. 3 a Try to see as many shows as you can they are all wonderful! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Allure of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 5.0 4.1
Entertainment 5.0 4.5
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.3
Family 5.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 4.0 4.0
Service 5.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 5.0 3.9

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