Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Cruise Crazy Family
- Sail Date: August 2017
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
We did not book any excursions through the cruise line but we enjoyed walking around and using the free trolley in Old San Juan. We found a starbucks near the port and took advantage of the free wifi. While on the ship, we bought the wifi package and we were happy with the service. It was cheaper for us not to buy the entire week's worth since we just check in with family a few times during the duration of the cruise.
The beach in Labadee was nice. You have to pay for an umbrella, so be ready to sweat it. There is a trolley to help you get around but it was always full. We walked up to the next station so we could get on. The buffet was super busy with few options, so we decided to go back on the ship for lunch.
We always enjoyed the ship's pools in the morning or on port days when there are no crowds. No water slides on this ship, but our kids really enjoyed the current pool. There are so many pools and hot tubs for everyone to enjoy and find a deck chair. Our children enjoyed the 3 arcades on the ship. There were often issues with the machines but the staff credited us every time. Make sure that you keep track of how much is spent on your kids' room keys! If you don't want them to spend, deactivate their cards for spending!
We would gladly cruise with Royal Caribbean again, although Disney remains our first choice.
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LabadeeWe enjoyed being able to just walk off the ship, take a trolley and head to the beach. The beach was beautiful and the water wonderful. You have to pay for an umbrella. You may need to wait for the trolley as it was often full. The buffet did not offer a lot of variety so we decided to go back to the ship for lunch. We brought our own inflatable toys for the kids which we bought at the dollar store before our trip and fit easily in our luggage.View All 1,630 Labadee Cruise Port Reviews
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San JuanWe decided to tour Old San Juan on our own. We took the free trolley in front of the pier (it passes every 20-30 minutes). You get it at the post with a numbered banner. It will take you either around the interior of Old San Juan (covered trolley with windows) or to the fortifications (open trolley). Children were free to visit and we paid $5 for each adult to take a self-guided tour. The views were fantastic. I look forward to returning to San Juan to explore more next time.View All 3,346 San Juan Cruise Port Reviews
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