Sail Date: July 2018
My husband and I wanted a 7 day cruise that we could celebrate our 5th year anniversary on. My brother and his wife joined us to also celebrate their anniversary and my sister-in-law’s birthday. It was very convenient for us to leave ... Read More
My husband and I wanted a 7 day cruise that we could celebrate our 5th year anniversary on. My brother and his wife joined us to also celebrate their anniversary and my sister-in-law’s birthday. It was very convenient for us to leave from Fort Lauderdale because we live in Miami. The process of embarking on the ship was very smooth and the staff was welcoming and accommodating from the time we stepped on the ship. We are until our hearts were content. We enjoyed speciality dining at Chops Grille and Giovanni’s table. Both restaurants were delectable! They even sang happy birthday to my sister-in-law and happy anniversary to my husband and I! We also needed to change one of our reservations and they did it without a problem! Our shore excursions were full of excitement and thrill! We did ziplining in Honduras and ATV riodong in Costa Maya. We booked our excursions through Royal Caribbean and it was great! We had soooo much fun! In Cozumel we did a tour of some Mayan Ruins and a beach day. The tour was ok but we made up for it at the beach where we went kayaking and ate local Mexican food and drank Margaritas! On board we enjoyed the clubs during the late night hours and the various activities such as rock climbing, ice skating and ziplining. We also attended the aqua show and Mama Mia! We tried our luck in the casino and I treated my sister-in-law to a spa experience! I tried not to stray too far off of my diet by using the wonderful gym facilities that was on board as well! To say that we had a good time is truly an understatement! I did not want to get off of the ship but as the old cliche says “all good things must come to an end.” I can’t wait to go on my next Royal Caribbean cruise! Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We went on this cruise with family and friends. The staff and greeters were all fantastic. Cabin was small and the couch could’ve been newer or cleaner. Overall, the food was a 4 out of 5. We had a lot of good and great meals. ... Read More
We went on this cruise with family and friends. The staff and greeters were all fantastic. Cabin was small and the couch could’ve been newer or cleaner. Overall, the food was a 4 out of 5. We had a lot of good and great meals. We also had a few below average meals. Bar drinks also get 4 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately, we had quite of few weak and unsatisfactory drinks. Fantastic shows and entertainment. Mama Mia, Blue Planet, Ocean Aria. The Young lady that sang and played the piano at Scooner Bar. Superb entertainment. Only issue was all the additional costs. Who charges for popcorn?!!!! (Popcorn and peanuts keeps them drinking). :). What Boardwalk is absent of cotton candy?!!! Ugh!! The routine maintenance and cleaning of the magnificent floating city was impressive. From the window and handrails cleaning to the replacement of the air filters all tremendous exhibitions of attentiveness. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We had a wonderful time. The ship is huge and I quickly grew tired of the large crowds. This wasn’t my favorite Caribbean route, but the kids enjoyed it. We booked excursions at every stop. Please do research on them. Some of the ... Read More
We had a wonderful time. The ship is huge and I quickly grew tired of the large crowds. This wasn’t my favorite Caribbean route, but the kids enjoyed it. We booked excursions at every stop. Please do research on them. Some of the descriptions really weren’t accurate through Royal Caribbean. And some were better than others. I wish more things were included in the price. I felt like there was more nickel and diming than in prior cruises. So many things you want are now not included in the cruise price. I think they have gone to so many specialty restaurants that the included food is very average. Also, you would ask one person a question, go there and then they would tell you something else. I think the communication about options on the cruise was missing. We definitely had fun with the family but I miss he days where you had robes in your cabins and chocolates on your pillows at night. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
The system for embarking and disembarking was very organized and efficient. They even have a playground in the waiting area. Equally efficient in leaving the gangway during port/ shore days. Kudos to the cooks. The selection and taste of ... Read More
The system for embarking and disembarking was very organized and efficient. They even have a playground in the waiting area. Equally efficient in leaving the gangway during port/ shore days. Kudos to the cooks. The selection and taste of the foods were great. Many specialty restaurants to choose from. People were properly assisted to the buffet area. So it didn’t feel chaotic and madhouse in getting a table. Stateroom was maintained clean by the attendant twice a day. All places in the ship was also maintained clean. The amenities of the ship is also great ( Allure of the sea). The lay out of the elevators in the ship are also good. Never had to wait for more than 2 minutes. They have many pools. We preferred the salt water pool. Staff were really friendly and attentive. They have great performers in every show. Highly recommended for families with children. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We decided to go on this cruise because family members chose it to clebrate the 90th birthday of our aunt. I don't think I would have chosen such a large ship (6000 passengers) though there was plenty to do.The shows were very good, ... Read More
We decided to go on this cruise because family members chose it to clebrate the 90th birthday of our aunt. I don't think I would have chosen such a large ship (6000 passengers) though there was plenty to do.The shows were very good, especially Mama Mia which was as good as any Broadway production. I am 67 yrs old and though I love kids, my idea of a vacation is not being around alot of kids, especially in the pool area. The pools were very small to accomodate that many people. I would have preferred a nice pool for adults only. If you are traveling with young children this may be the cruise for you. Also, I don't like loud music in the pool area but I guess that is what you get on a Caribbean cruise. I had read reviews before the cruise that the food was not good but we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and selection, especially in the dining room for dinner. I did like the options of the Park Cafe for lunch. In spite of the ship being very large, the process of getting on & off the ship was smooth. All in all we had a nice trip. The time in San Juan P.R. was too brief. We had to board the ship at 1:30 pm. Really, it was a half day and we would have liked to spend more time exploring Old San Juan. Lastly, I had a GREAT massage in the spa but I did not appreciate the 5 minutes after my massage trying to be sold products. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We cruised on this ship in Feb with 3 other couples. It makes the perfect boat for large groups. Plenty to do to entertain multiple generations and personalities. We enjoyed it both times we sailed on it this year. Our toddlers love ... Read More
We cruised on this ship in Feb with 3 other couples. It makes the perfect boat for large groups. Plenty to do to entertain multiple generations and personalities. We enjoyed it both times we sailed on it this year. Our toddlers love the play room. The meals have a good variety for the toddlers and the young adults. My parents enjoyed the shows and meals. The ship is large so my parents had to walk a lot more than they are use to at home. But for the toddlers each outing was an adventure. There is always something to do. You have to sail on this ship at least twice to sample everything. My husband and I had a balcony room but we did not stay in our room long enough to enjoy it. We found so much to do around the ship that it was not worth the additional money. My parents had a window facing the Promenade mall. There is a party going on there most nights so be warned. They liked looking down at the action instead of having to be in the middle of it. Our dining room staff was exceptional. We enjoyed a night at Giovonni's Table. John Rockets was a great treat also. We kept missing the ice skating rink hours but maybe next trip. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Ship: The Allure is an incredible ship. So many things to do and so little time to see and do everything. The staff was great. Chopps, Giovanni's and Johnny Rockets were all very good. The Windjammer is the same as always (half of ... Read More
Ship: The Allure is an incredible ship. So many things to do and so little time to see and do everything. The staff was great. Chopps, Giovanni's and Johnny Rockets were all very good. The Windjammer is the same as always (half of it closed at times, crowded, and food is mediocre and pretty much the same thing everyday). We were on Deck 6, mid-ship, oceanview balcony. I would love to do this cruise again in the future. Ports of Call: There were 3 sea days on the cruise. They were needed to explore the ship. The Allure is so big and has so much to do, if you were at a port each day, you would have trouble enjoying all that the ship has to offer. I was surprised that the times in port were somewhat short (in St Maarten and San Juan). Arrive late morning and leave early to mid-afternoon. Staff: I found the staff and service to be great. No complaints here. Entertainment: All of the entertainment that I saw was great. This was the first cruise that I have been on where reservations for shows were needed. I was not a big fan of this, because I was not made aware of this fact until shortly before the cruise, and a lot of the show times were taken. The standby lines could get really long. I now know though, on the larger ships, I just need to make reservations for shows not long after booking the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Forth family cruise vacation and the second Family vacation with Royal Caribbean. Our family ranged in ages from 2 to 74, which included grand parents, parents and children. There was entertainment and activities for all of the ages and ... Read More
Forth family cruise vacation and the second Family vacation with Royal Caribbean. Our family ranged in ages from 2 to 74, which included grand parents, parents and children. There was entertainment and activities for all of the ages and I being one of the grand parents got really spoiled with our aqua suite cabin. The suite was spacious and we were able to entertain all fourteen of us in the suite without being crowded. We also had a large balcony which allowed all of us to watch shows in the Aqua Theater without leaving the room. The room also comes with several amenities, including use of the SUITE LOUNGE (for those staying in the suite). The Suite Lounge has a select menu of beverages and hors d'oeuvres between the hours of 4:30 PM till 8;00 PM. They served breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dinning area during specific hours and from the hours of 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM they serve wine, champagne, beer and soda in the bar area. A Concierge desk is also in the Suite Lounge for the use of Suite Guests. The ship is kept clean, service in all areas was great and the staff was very friendly. Our children and grand children thank us several times for taking them on another family cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Everything was awesome. The ship is beautiful, the crew very friendly and helpful. Couldn't have had a better honeymoon! Haiti was beautiful. The embarkation and disembarkation was easy, and perfect. I can see taking many ... Read More
Everything was awesome. The ship is beautiful, the crew very friendly and helpful. Couldn't have had a better honeymoon! Haiti was beautiful. The embarkation and disembarkation was easy, and perfect. I can see taking many more cruises with Royal Caribbean and also bringing family and extended family, and maybe making a contest for our agents to get on this trip. We really enjoyed both the dinner hall and the special restaurants. We bought a few things on the ship, and the quality was excellent. We played a little in the casino, and it was very good, although we lost overall, it was fun. Because so many like doing Karaoke, perhaps two of the bars could open to it a few nights. It was our honeymoon, and the staff helped us celebrate it, especially with the honeymoon champagne get together. We got to meet the other honeymooning couples. We enjoyed the private island at Haiti, and the sailboat to sand island on the Balanc'e was a beautiful little adventure and the cruise and the captain were excellent too. Overall, a great trip and the price was good too. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Love everything about this cruise, great camp for the kids , we had a great time especially in the dining time with Leo and Michael deck number 3 table number 101.The cruise have great activities for all ages. My cabin is always clean i ... Read More
Love everything about this cruise, great camp for the kids , we had a great time especially in the dining time with Leo and Michael deck number 3 table number 101.The cruise have great activities for all ages. My cabin is always clean i don't even have to ask for anything. The simplest thing is ice for my room , i don't even have to ask , he already bring it. I would recommend this cruise ship to all family who love to have fun , Allure of the Seas, free movie night , comedy club for all ages, Ice skating, shows like Mamma mia , blue planet, Aqua shows and parades every time. I have no words to describe this cruise ship. My kids didn't want to come home. They wanted to stay for another week. We plan on taking another cruise , not now but pretty soon . Read Less
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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