Allure 3/25/2012 wonderful family trip: Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by boxgirl3
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Allure 3/25/2012 wonderful family trip
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
A few points:Dining- we dined with another family of 4 and pre-booked our reservations, the time was later than we would have like but they accommodated us very well. The magic by one of the wait staff was a riot! Shows: book in advance, they are crowded and do "sellout". Don't miss the OceanAria, and the belly flop contest was painfully funny. Avoid the pool area with the sexiest man contest with the young kids or have the dads take them for ice cream.....and Adults, the Quest and love and marriage show made for great laughs. Private beach at Haiti: get there EARLY. we booked the first water park opening after tipping to secure 4 chairs for the adults on the edge of the cay facing the ship. No waves, other beach under zip line is VERY rocky. Stay out of the market, too intense and we could see locals on other side of the barbed wire during lunch banging plates for food. Service: The service, especially hanging monkey towel animals for kids, was very good, drinks were pricey. Do not miss sunset from Viking Crown Lounge. Best view and drinks on the ship. Overall, yes it can be crowded after bingo, parades and shows. But this is the best value, safest, floating resort in the world. Where else can you swim with dolphins in Cozumel, (Dolphinarius, book direct and take a cab for first time available. It gets crowded with ships!) then ice skate the next day. Great shows, great food selection, and who doesn't love Ken Rush as cruise director. Oh, and we won playing bingo :) Less
Cabin review: B214325 Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony
Closet space is ok, but have to store under bed. It is noisy during day over boardwalk, not obnoxious but you will hear same music from rehearsal of shows, but we could see everything including the ocean. Also, at the end of the hallway was a hidden gem of a balcony off the back of the shop overlooking theater and ocean! Rooms have iPod docking stations, fridge is narrow, plenty of plugs.Read All Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony (B2) Reviews >>
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