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Allure of the Seas Review

5.0 / 5.0
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A Little Something for the Whole Family

Review for Allure of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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Redee2cruz
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2016
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Large Balcony

Family of four, including 2-11 yr olds Spring break. 4th cruise with previous experience being Celebrity and Norwegian. To start off our family enjoyed this experience. Now I'll share the highlights.....

Embarkation was hassle free. We arrived about 11:30 and was on the ship within 45 minutes. Our rooms were ready around 1:00. The ship staff was consistently pleasant and helpful.

I will start with the one and only negative. The food in the buffet is horrible. The same offerings were provided daily, the buffets design leads to long lines and insufficient seating spaces for the large number of passengers. There is a gluten free section. While complimentary food offerings are provided thoughout the ship, it's typically mini versions of the bad buffet. If you want an omelette, the MDR or the restaurant offers this. Johnny Rockets also provides free breakfast. The main dining room did well, as well as Giovanni's the specialty restaurant. We did have free lobster in the MDR one night. As a norm Lobster, surf and turf as well as Filet Mignon are offered for an additional fee daily. Now to the good stuff...

Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Large Balcony

Cabin D1

I'm writing this review as a comparison to my previous rooms on Celebrity and Norwegian. The positives are that this rooms balcony was spacious enough to accommodate my family of four with chairs. Sufficient storage, drawer and closet space is provided. The room offers a 3 outlet plug which is convienent. Several hooks are anchored into the walls to hang various items. The bathroom however seemed extremely cramped. It affords the typical cruise shower (I'm a tall girl). Shelves are provided for storage. The sofa bed opens into a queen or full size bed which was spacious enough for my 11 yr old twins. The offerings for tv (yes, we watch a bit when we need a break) are limited to the Dreamwork movies for kids, some news channels and I believe 1 normal channel for regular tv. ESPN is included. Movies are 11.99 to view. Overall the room was average and for the price paid I expected more...

This was a port forward room. If there are mobility issues please be mindful of the room location in relation to the elevator banks.

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

We did the Everglades tour and it was great and reasonably priced.

Labadee

I refused to give anymore money to RCI due to the cost paid for the cruise. All of the excursions were extremely expensive so we opted for a beach day and the bbq. The actual water looks disgusting and the beach is rocky. There are several beach chairs under trees. If you want a good spot get off early. The lunch was nice.

Falmouth

We did the Dunn River Falls. Took a taxi over (about a 50 minute ride). 120 for 4 hrs. Climbed the falls without waiting for the guide and holding hands. The guide is offered for free and spends time chanting and taking pictures and videos to sell you later. As you walk towards the line you can bypass it and start climbing if you do it without the guide...It's your decision just depends on your comfort level. You need waters how's. If you don't have them they sell for 10.00. Because we saved time without the guide we went twice...

Cozumel

This was the best island ever.....we did not have a plan and through some inquiring we found a space called the Aquarium. It was 15.00 for the taxi ride, 15.00 entry fee and it was like entering what looked like someone's home and there was beer, a boat to take you out to snorkel for 15.00 food, beach chairs, umbrellas, food and music...so while it was not fancy pants it was a hidden comfortable gem without the crowd. They also offer free kayaks, paddle boards, inflatables and snorkel gear included in the 15.00... For a family of 4 we spent less than 100.00 for some solititude on the beach.

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