Sail Date: April 2018
I have always cruised with Royal Caribbean due to my positive experiences with them. The overall experience was amazing and the ship was beautiful. The wait staff from bottom to top were absolutely great. The bar staff and quality of ... Read More
I have always cruised with Royal Caribbean due to my positive experiences with them. The overall experience was amazing and the ship was beautiful. The wait staff from bottom to top were absolutely great. The bar staff and quality of drinks were equally as good. We only made it to a couple of shows, but what we went to were great. The kids activities were great. My 5 year old never wanted to leave. The teen club was also great, I rarely even saw my daughter, she had a blast. I probably spent the majority of my time in the casino. The quality of the games and machines were amazing. The wait staff was also around very frequently. The only negative thing I can say about the casino is the cigarettes and coming back smelling of smoke. I played bingo twice and it was very good, but felt like it was quite expensive for only playing 3 games. My overall experience with Royal Caribbean, Allure of the Seas was outstanding. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
We chose this cruise because we have wanted to go on one of the Oasis class ships for quite some time.Let me tell you... it did not disappoint!! This ship is amazing in every way imaginable. There is so much to do! The shows were ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we have wanted to go on one of the Oasis class ships for quite some time.Let me tell you... it did not disappoint!! This ship is amazing in every way imaginable. There is so much to do! The shows were fantastic!! Blue Planet was unbelievable... better than Cirque de Soleil!! The Oceanaria diving show was fabulous and the divers were extremely impressive. The broadway play Mama Mia was excellent as well. The sevice is impeccable throughout the entire ship. We were very impressed. The ports of call were also great and we really enjoyed our excursions booked through Royal Caribbean. They consisted of the sea lion encounter in Nassau, flyboarding in St Thomas and the 4x4 jeep tour in St Maarten was our favorite. I highly recommend the Eastern Caribbean itinerary. We will definitely be booking with Royal Caribbean again down the road. Laura and Greg Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
We at first chose this cruise due to the fact that we had only been on carnival and wanted to go on one of the bigger ships. Although when I walked on the ship I was awed I found myself extremely bored quickly. Although everything was said ... Read More
We at first chose this cruise due to the fact that we had only been on carnival and wanted to go on one of the bigger ships. Although when I walked on the ship I was awed I found myself extremely bored quickly. Although everything was said to be opened till at least 11pm when my friend and I walked around the ship at 9pm everything seemed closed expect the pizza place and maybe a club or two. There were no hotubs even available. They all had nets on top saying closed. The food was descent though I wouldn’t recommend unless you were starving the windjammer cafe. The cafe was average and not somewhere that I wanted to eat at. The pizza place named Sorrentos was amazing. I think I may have went there too many times. The one thing that was constantly good at dinner was the royal chocolate cake. We also loved the movies that were played since they passed the time. The water show was also entertaining. But it seemed that everything just passed the Rhine until we felt like going to bed which was earlier then normal due to the lack of activities. I also felt that the ship was crowded at all times. There were too many people for the amount of space that was there. I always felt like I was in a line or was being shoved somewhere. The ship was beautiful but the experiences on the ship were somewhat lacking Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
The allure of the seas is an amazingly beautiful ship that is spacious, easy to navigate, and full of fun venues and activities. Although our ship was almost completely sold our for spring break, we had no issues with lines or ... Read More
The allure of the seas is an amazingly beautiful ship that is spacious, easy to navigate, and full of fun venues and activities. Although our ship was almost completely sold our for spring break, we had no issues with lines or overcrowding. We did not do any specialty dining and were trilled with all the complementary dining options on board. The main dining room featured a diverse menu every night including one night of lobster. The windjammer buffet staff did an amazing job each morning during breakfast turning tables over quickly and escorting parties to open tables. We also loved that Promenade Cafe and Sorrento's Pizza had extended hours for a late night bite. The entertainment on board was world class. I highly encourage everyone to select and book their shows before boarding. This can be done right on the Royal Caribbean website, don't forget to schedule shows around your selected dining time. The production of Mama Mia featured an amazingly talented group of singers, dancers, and actors and is a must see! We also really enjoyed the Oceanaria show at the Aqua theater. This show reminded me of a Cirque Du Soleil production and had divers and acrobats doing amazing stunts. This show kept the audience at the edge of their seats and was immensely entertaining. The Ice Games show in Studio B was fun and entertaining, I loved the bright costumes and energetic music selections. Blue Planet was a stage production featuring the performers from Mama Mia. It was a great mix of singing, dance numbers, and acrobatics. Our cruise also included a show with 2 amazing jugglers from America's Got Talent and a nightly show with 2 comedians. We participated in many of the activities on board. The entertainment staff was fun, energetic, and friendly. The belly flop competition, sexiest man competition, the love and marriage show, and Quest game show are classic Royal Caribbean shows that you should definitely make time for! We also enjoyed the zip line that soared over the Boardwalk neighborhood, rock climbing wall, the flow rider, and the numerous pools and hot tubs. The solarium at the front of the ship was a peaceful and beautiful adult only place to sun bathe, grab a drink, and enjoy the hot tub. Our ports were Labadee Haiti, Falmouth Jamaica, and Cozumel Mexico. Labadee is the private area of Haiti that is owned by Royal Caribbean. I'd suggest getting off the ship as soon as you can to grab a good set of beach chairs. We opted to hop on the complementary tram and park ourselves at the beach on the right just past the private beach. This beach was quieter and smaller than the main beach right when you exit the ship and not as crazy as the beach farther up with all the kid blow up toys in the water. This beach had a great view of the ship as well! BBQ provided by the ship for lunch was great! In Falmouth we opted to book the river tubing excursion through Royal. I would recommend this excursion for adults and kids alike. The rapids were sporadic in between leisurely floats down the river with your guide. They also had larger rafts for multiple people if you wanted to paddle the river. At the end of the river, a boat came and took us to a nice beach on the ocean. The beach had beer, soda, food, and souvenirs for sale. The whole trip took about 4 hours and we had plenty of time to explore the shopping at the port afterwards. I would defiantly suggest booking an excursion through Royal at this port. There were very few vendors selling excursions upon arrival and there is nothing in the immediate area outside of the port. The port itself was built up and had lots of shopping. There was also a large Margaritaville with a pool and margarita shaped hot tub where many people seemed to choose to spend their day. In Cozumel we opted to find a beach day pass ourselves and ended up taking a taxi to the Ocean VIP Beach Club. It was $20 per taxi each way and $17 per person for the day. The beach was pleasant with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. There was a bar and grill, pool, changing and restroom facilities, and floating activities in the water for kids and adults alike. Overall our cruise on the Allure was amazing and I would definitely recommend the Oasis class ships! Can't wait to sail again! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We sailed with RCC previously and found them to be top class, this is our second cruise and we have already booked the third. The allure of the seas is huge, its so big. It takes a couple fo days to find your bearings on it. The staff ... Read More
We sailed with RCC previously and found them to be top class, this is our second cruise and we have already booked the third. The allure of the seas is huge, its so big. It takes a couple fo days to find your bearings on it. The staff are super friendly and can’t do enough for you. The bars are lovely, bolero was our favorite. The shows are spectacular especially the blue planet. Mama Mia was like a west end production. Overall we were very satisfied with the cruise although with 6500 people on bard at times if felt a little crowed and this was reflected in the dining rooms also. The queues aren’t bad just the food quality tends to suffer a little as a result. But having said that it was still top class. The excursions are good and we did the Jamaica river tubing and Dune waterfall walk. These were great but be weary on the way out with the demand for tips. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
Food quality drops the rating! The food was so disappointing that it did influence the overall experience... you are not looking forward to eating. At the dining room, food was really not great. A dry skin on mashed potatoes, a steak ... Read More
Food quality drops the rating! The food was so disappointing that it did influence the overall experience... you are not looking forward to eating. At the dining room, food was really not great. A dry skin on mashed potatoes, a steak you cannot cut and tough, very bland fish with it's sauce (and I usually do not salt but I was surprised how no taste it had...). At evening, you only have the buffet or the dining room to go to if you do not want to pay extra, which is not enough choice in a week, especially went food is not great. Imagine having to pay $2.50 for a very small bag of popcorn... come on, they have enough money to give us free popcorn!!! Internet at $22 US/day (no place where you could connect for free), beer at $8-9 and drink at $11-13), bingo at $39 to play... all is very expensive and all extras. It ads up quick! On the positive side, shows were great, you have to have the pizza at Sorrento's, and the solarium for +16 y.o is great. Room was very comfortable and good size (inside balcony on boardwalk). Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We chose this ship for our family cruise with our daughter, son n law, and two teen grandkids ( boy 13 and girl almost 15 yrs.) The embarkation was fairly smooth. We waited quite awhile for the wheelchair assistance to arrive, but once ... Read More
We chose this ship for our family cruise with our daughter, son n law, and two teen grandkids ( boy 13 and girl almost 15 yrs.) The embarkation was fairly smooth. We waited quite awhile for the wheelchair assistance to arrive, but once they did it went very well. They allowed our family to sign in with us. SHIP For a ship the size of the Allure it was manintained perfectly. Very clean! Always someone asking if we needed anything or if they could be of help. Our kids and grandkids were totally amazed with the size and beauty of the ship. None of us were ever board as there is so much to do and see. FOOD I can't say enough about the food and sevice on the ship. The Windjammer has such a wide variity of food to choose from. The Main Dining Room food was excellent and our wait staff Michelle and Arnold were fantastic, The kids enjoyed the dining room because they made it special with doing magic tricks for them or telling a joke. We ate at Johhny Rockets free Breakfast a couple times and the sabor room for Breakfast once, both very good. We also had lunch a couple times at Johhny Rockets with the family and it was very good and more then we could eat. The Boardwalk had a free hot dog stand that the kids said was good. By the way.. my daughter is Gluten Free due to Celiec disease. Every place we ate they went out of their way to prepare her gluten free meal. ENTERTAINMENT There is something going on at all times from game shows to production shows. We went to Ice Games, Aqua show, Headliners show, and every night at the ON Air Game shows. All were very intertaining. Even the kids enjoyed it. Excursions The family went to Blue Hole and River tubing in Jamaica and loved it. We all went to Labadee but my husband and I didn't stay because of the weather being rainy. The family couldn't zip line due to the wind but they did enjoy the coaster ride. Cozumel we all went to Chankanaab Park. It is a beautiful and fun park. The kids and grandkids did the Dolphin Ride and some snorkeling. We all went on the ship excursion. The family loved our Allure cruise and so did we. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
The itinerary was great, Haiti, Jamaica, Cazumel. All stops had plenty of things to do, we chose private transfers to the local beaches and were not disappointing. Did not take excursions as there were pricey and would take a long time ... Read More
The itinerary was great, Haiti, Jamaica, Cazumel. All stops had plenty of things to do, we chose private transfers to the local beaches and were not disappointing. Did not take excursions as there were pricey and would take a long time sometimes to get to a destination. Traveled with kids under 12 and they were never bored. Kids club was somewhat small but kids stayed there for a hour or two every day. Clean room with nice amenities, we had a balcony which was great as we enjoyed fresh air every day, sunsets and sunrises were spectacular. Food was good, we ended up eating at Windjammer all the time as it was more convenient with kids. Main dining room food exactly the same and the service was somewhat slow. Long wait for ping pong tables (there were 6) as many teens would hold them for more than an hour, but there were plenty of other things to do. We would do it again! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
This has been a great experience for our family. A great way to spend time with the family and explore the world. Not so often we are able to spend so much time together, and have so much fun!! The ship is your home for the week, and ... Read More
This has been a great experience for our family. A great way to spend time with the family and explore the world. Not so often we are able to spend so much time together, and have so much fun!! The ship is your home for the week, and you don’t have the hassle with packing up bags everyday, as otherwise is necessary when living in hotels and exploring so many different parts of the world in a week! The crew onboard is amazing. So service minded, so happy and so keen on doing their best for all the guests! Lots to do onboard, and we will need more days to be able to dine at all the restaurants and to explore more of the ship and all the great activities that are available! Lots of things to do all day long:-) All the destinations where great, and there were lots of things to choose to do - either you would like to do short or longer excursions. I’m looking forward to our next cruise! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We were curious about the Oasis class of RCCL and wanted to live the experience. A lot of positive about the Allure of the Sea like outstanding entertainment, excellent service, good food and lots of activities. We are seniors and this ... Read More
We were curious about the Oasis class of RCCL and wanted to live the experience. A lot of positive about the Allure of the Sea like outstanding entertainment, excellent service, good food and lots of activities. We are seniors and this is our 27th cruise with various cruise lines. We would recommend this cruise to a younger crowd and families with children. Personally, we found the ship too crowded and noisy even with all the avenues offered to us. On sea days, it is difficult to find a chair after 10 AM and the public areas and elevators are often crowded . The little perks like a bottle of water in your cabin upon arrival , chocolates on your pillow in the evening, toiletries (we even had to ask for a small bar of soap for the soap dish near the sink), bath robes, even a cheap beach bag are things of the past. Perhaps these are available in suites but our balcony cabin did not get any of these. You also don't get any pretzels or anything else when you order a drink in a bar. Our cabin was on Central Park with a small balcony and during the day, the music was very loud and we heard it even with our door closed so if you want to read on your balcony, forget it and go the library. At night, however, it was more quiet and pleasant. We still had a good time but we definitely prefer smaller ships. Read Less
Allure of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 5.0 4.1
Entertainment 5.0 4.5
Public Rooms 5.0 4.6
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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