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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Christmas cruise on Allure

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Finncruiser too

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

We chose this ship because we wanted to experience ship this big. But mainly it has been dissapointment. Stateroom was Ok, we had an oceanview balcony.

We ate our breakfast and lunch mainly in Windjammer, and the service was not good, tables were not cleaned very fast. There was enough people doing that but to me it seemed that they did not know what they were supposed to do. Dinner we ate at Amerikan Icon Grill and service varied a lot. For example having coffee were asked 2-3 times but no-one actually brought the coffee.

Worst things in the ship were the constant selling of something and music at the pool area. I hate the selling, selling, selling... even in the dinner table the head waiter came to sell the tour to the kitchen. The promenade was like cheap market place. Then the music at the pool. Why does it have to be so loud that you can’t hear your own thougts let alone concentrate reading a book. I know there are areas that are more quiet but my kids were at the pool too and I wanted to be available to them. People were also holding the pool chairs by placing their bags or huge Coke mugs to the chair next to them as if it would be taken. These were mostly Americans.

We took western Carribean cruise and most excursions were poorly organized. For example the excursion to Chizhen Itza. When we booked that, it said that it takes 6h but in reality the travelling time was 6h and then 1hour in the ruins. Furthermore the gathering at the pier was a mess so the whole trip took us 9h without food, just a small packed lunch. Also the other excursion in Mexico, beach break was huge dissapointment. Small, small beach where you could not swim because the water was so dirty. Toilets were in seacontainers, drinks available for free but no food. We did not participate the dolphin swim excursions but serioiusly, who does that and why they are still available. For example in Costa Maya the dolphins were in small pool and people actually wanted to go swim with them... to the same place where the cruise ships were docked. In all other parts of the world keeping dolphins in a pools is considered unethical but cruiselines supports this kind of action. All and all this Christmas cruise was dissapointment.

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