Sail Date: January 2018
Went on this cruise with son, his wife and her parents. We have been on the Allure twice before and still find the Wind Jammer Restaurant very difficult to maneuver through. Over 30 cruises and have never seen a ship where there is ... Read More
Went on this cruise with son, his wife and her parents. We have been on the Allure twice before and still find the Wind Jammer Restaurant very difficult to maneuver through. Over 30 cruises and have never seen a ship where there is constantly waiting lines to even get into the facilities. It is laid out so that everyone bumps into each other. It was a DreamWorks cruise and it added to the enjoyment. Overall the entertainment was very good and food was average. They now charge for room service if you want anything more than a simple continental breakfast. Having breakfast on the balcony used to be one of the perks of have the balcony but now it will cost about $10, with gratuity, to have room service with a real breakfast. To many people for the ship. We had a great time as always but this is our last time on Oasis class. Looking forward to the other three we have booked this year on smaller ships. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This is our second cruise with the Allure of the Seas! Now we completed both Eastern Caribbean Cruise in 2016 and just finished the Western Caribbean Cruise in Feb 2018 with the Allure of the Seas. We thank our head weiter Mr. Marian for ... Read More
This is our second cruise with the Allure of the Seas! Now we completed both Eastern Caribbean Cruise in 2016 and just finished the Western Caribbean Cruise in Feb 2018 with the Allure of the Seas. We thank our head weiter Mr. Marian for taking care of us for both cruises! Great main dining. We also tried the IZUMI the Japanese Hibachi restaurant for special dining and had a great time! The chef was so funny! Stake was super delicious! We took 3 shore excursions. The Monster Jeep to Hidden Mayan Ruin in Cozumel, Bamboo Beach Club and Dunns River in Jamaica, and A Private Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience in Labadee! We enjoyed the Dunns River the best! Services at the ship was excellent! The stateroom attendant, Marianne was so sweet and professional. She was always asking for if we need anything... We enjoyed the Ice Skating, and the water shows!!! Those were amazing!!! We enjoyed the cruise very much! We also thank you for the gluten free hamburger buns! Thank you!!! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
I thought the ship was beautiful, I enjoyed the lounge areas on Norweigan Getaway better. We like to party and the ship wasn't laid out as well for that atmosphere, but it was still a great cruise. I like the pools, but they were cold ... Read More
I thought the ship was beautiful, I enjoyed the lounge areas on Norweigan Getaway better. We like to party and the ship wasn't laid out as well for that atmosphere, but it was still a great cruise. I like the pools, but they were cold and spilt up into 4 different areas, which is good in a sense, but no main area for the partygoers. I love when the ship has a band centrally located and the party people can gather together, The 2 small bars on the pool deck were kinda boring. Entertainment was amazing especially Oceanaria. Food was not nearly as good as I had on Norweigan, especially the specialty dining. Did not think it was worth the additional expense as the main dining room was just as good. Hibachi was awesome! Gerry our Chef was hilarious! We laughed harder than at the comedy shows. Spa was very nice. Our room was near it and loved the smell every day. We liked our room location on deck 6, so close to 5 where everything is on the Royal Promenade. We used the stairs to help keep active. The elevators can get crowded of course. You have to be 75 lbs to ride zip line, we had to weigh my 72 lb boy with some items to make weight. But he got to do it, it's a very short ride, go when theres no line. Park Café and Solarium were great for breakfast. I stayed away from Windjammer, so much buffet food and crowded, although my daughter loved having the options of the buffet and the food I tried was good. Just too many people hovering over the food stations. Cabin was typical, but bring your own shampoo and conditioner. We did western and loved all the ports of call. Food and drinks are included at Labadee. We did a resort for the day in Jamaica, Hyatt Ziva, we loved it, was all inclusive. We rode ATV's with our kids in Cozumel and got to jump into a cave with bats and crystal clear water, we all loved it. Overall, it was an amazing cruise, but I think I will go back to Norweigan forfor our taste, we liked the layout for evening partying better. Maybe we just had a lot of international and older people for our taste, it was January 28th sailing. I would go again though. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose the Allure of the Seas because we wanted to try a newer and the largest cruise ship. My husband and I were extremely satisfied with our 4th cruise experience. We had outside balcony cabin on the 11th deck. We loved our cabin ... Read More
We chose the Allure of the Seas because we wanted to try a newer and the largest cruise ship. My husband and I were extremely satisfied with our 4th cruise experience. We had outside balcony cabin on the 11th deck. We loved our cabin and our cabin steward David! The ship's overall service staff was excellent. The food was excellent in the windjammer cafe and the My Time Dining during the evenings in American Icon Grill. The theater productions, ice shows, Aria water shows, the Beatles, and the comedy club, were all excellent. The level of entertainment was phenomenal throughout the ship and the entire cruise. Shore excursions for everyone's ability and tastes. Getting on and off the ship was easy. Even though we had 6000+ passengers on board with us, we never felt crowded. The ship is BEAUTIFUL! The staff was top notch. We will definitely book with Royal Caribbean in the future! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise specifically for the ship itself. The ship is beautiful, the staff was great except for one particular individual, MDR food was excellent, and the entertainment was awesome. The one crew member we observed that ... Read More
We chose this cruise specifically for the ship itself. The ship is beautiful, the staff was great except for one particular individual, MDR food was excellent, and the entertainment was awesome. The one crew member we observed that wasn't very friendly was some guy scanning seapasses at the Aqua Show. He was very rude and obnoxious ... barking orders very loudly to stay in line "single file" and actually said "If you don't have your seapass out I will pull you out of line until you're ready and then put you in the back of the line." I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Anyway, the rest of the staff was fabulous. (It's a shame this one crew member stuck out the way he did.) Embarkation was very easy and well organized. They boarded by C&A status (Suite Guests boarded with Pinnacles). We were on the ship at 11:00am and we are lowly Emerald. Debarkation was the easiest I've ever seen. We had Mobile Passport and was able to bypass the very long lines at customs. We also used Luggage Valet and it worked perfectly. With 6500 guests and 2500 crew members on-board, it never really felt crowded. The only times we knew there were tons of people on the ship was immediately after the shows. After our first show we just stayed in our seats until the crowd thinned out (usually 10-15 minutes after the show). Tip: If you want to go to the promenade parade on the last night, get there 45 minutes early ... it was packed and I mean very packed! In my opinion, the ship is just too big. The Freedom and Voyager classes are just right for us and I think we'll stick with those. Recommend booking as many things prior to the cruise as possible ... especially the entertainment. It was SRO for every show we went to. Again, every show was awesome! RCI did not spare any expense in this area. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
We spent a week aboard with 16 of us. We had interior rooms and the ship was so big, it really just felt like a convention center. The promenade was really just high end expensive shops and reminded me of a mall. Malls are dead! I felt it ... Read More
We spent a week aboard with 16 of us. We had interior rooms and the ship was so big, it really just felt like a convention center. The promenade was really just high end expensive shops and reminded me of a mall. Malls are dead! I felt it hard to feel "connected" with the fact we were on a ship. Overall, the smaller ships (and yes, I mean Freedom;Liberty class even) are more for us. I was very dissapointed with the pack and play cribs we had for our twins. We just rolled with it but they were dirty and stained, and didnt have the appropriate safety features they should require. As our kids are "about done" with them we monitored them for further issues and continued not letting it mess up our experience. We enjoyed the mytime dining, however I noticed a significant deline in the quality and "feeling" of fanciness at dinner. Menus stained, tattered, and being butt to butt with other tables it was like a maze to get to our tables. Overall, yes, we loved the cruise but there were several parts we were dissapointed with but thats probably because the situation we were in with our kids. Your mileage may vary! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Royal Caribbean goes out of their way to be sure you comfortable and happy. The room attendant"s" (even in other areas than your room) go out of their way to be friendly, helpful and accommodating. It isn't just a dining room - ... Read More
Royal Caribbean goes out of their way to be sure you comfortable and happy. The room attendant"s" (even in other areas than your room) go out of their way to be friendly, helpful and accommodating. It isn't just a dining room - it's a cater to you and your kids and refills and help carrying plates and attention to cleanliness. Even the 2 yr old was mesmerized by the shows and all the attention. The 4 yr old was treated like a star! Leaving the ship, purchases, etc is made so easy with your sea pass in your pocket and no purse, wallet, etc. The "freebies" are too many to mention. The entertainment is outstanding with lots of variety and choices in scheduling. It is more like visiting a small town rather than being on a ship. Most important is the environment of friends and family that the staff promotes. Everyone is happy and enjoying themselves because of the excellent treatment you are given by all the staff. It's fun to look forward to the many daily specials they have throughout the ship (but especially in the spa) I have gone in the past - and are already booked for our next cruise with Royal Caribbean of course!!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
The ship was very nice. It was a beautiful ship.the cabins were also. Dry nice although it was hard to find room for empty suitcases. Plenty of room to move around. The outside balcony was very relaxing for the days you were sailing. There ... Read More
The ship was very nice. It was a beautiful ship.the cabins were also. Dry nice although it was hard to find room for empty suitcases. Plenty of room to move around. The outside balcony was very relaxing for the days you were sailing. There are many venues to choose from when it comes to dining. And the selections were usually very varied in the main dining rooms. We enjoyed the solarium ace because it was a very relaxing place to eat. Entertainment was also very widely varied. Something for everyone. The service on the ship was excellent. Everyone was very he.pful, fromwziters to the medical staff. We went ashore at all three ports of call and enjoyed labadee and Cozumel. Our tourin Falmouth Jamaica was very disappointing. We thought we were signing up to do a sightseeing tour but were instead taken to a beach and dropped off for three hours. Not a fun day sitting where you have no desire to be for 3 hours. I would definitely do another cruise on royal Caribbean 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 4.6
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

Find an Allure of the Seas Cruise