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Allure pretty much exceeds all expectations. This ship is so large that you don't really mind those sea days and doesn't usually feel crowded even with so many people on board. Embarkation: 5/5 Embarkation was the quickest we've ever experienced. They really have it down to a science. We arrived at 2 and were in the ship within 20 minutes. Cabin: 4/5 Pretty standard cruise cabin. Typical size. Nicely decorated. A few complaints: the outlets on the desk were worn out and our chargers wouldn't stay in without being propped up. The beds were very hard. The sofa bed is terrible. Cabin Bathroom: 4/5 Surprisingly larger than most. The sink/counter was very low for a tall person like me. The shower was a bit larger than normal as well. The light blue/green tile is very pretty. It also had a dim nightlight that was a nice touch as well. Dining: 4/5 The windjammer does a decent job managing the crowds, but it gets strained to capacity during peak times. The wipeout cafe is a nice alternative but has a limited selection. Other venues like the park cafe are underwhelming. The main dining room food and service were great. Service was a bit slow the first two nights, but things started to click after that. Breakfast and lunch in the Dining Room (only deck 3) offers a more relaxed experience and some unique items you won't find in the windjammer. Entertainment: 5/5 Allure really shines on entertainment. The OceanAria show was the best. It's amazing what they can do with such a small diving pool. Mamma Mia was also surprisingly good. I didn't really to expect to like it as much as I did. They have some really talented people on the staff. Ship Public Areas: 4.5/5 The Royal Promenade is one of my favorite features on RC ships, but this is one area where the ship feels its 6000 passengers onboard. It can get really crowded. The casino technically has a nonsmoking side, but it really smells terrible. Everything else seemed really nice and very clean. Outdoor Areas: 4.5/5 Central park and the boardwalk are really nice additions. They make the ship feel so much larger. Central park is a nice relaxing space. The pool deck is really large and there are so many pools and hot tubs scattered around. Chair hogging is a big problem. It can be hard to find places to sit. especially in the shade, on sea days. Although most the seats were "occupied", only about ~40% actually had butts in seats. Ports: 4/5 Our itinerary was changed by RC a month or so before departure due to "propulsion issues". Apparently they changed all of the ship's remaining cruises until it goes into drydock in December. We did not mind the change since we like Puerto Rico better than St. Thomas anyway. St. Kitts: There's really nothing there unless you book an excursion and there isn't much to choose from. We went ashore to shop for a couple hours and then came back to enjoy the uncrowded pools on the ship. Puerto Rico: If you've never been, go to the Castle del Morro. We have been before and elected to go to the beach. There is a public beach called Ocean Park which is a 10-15 minute cab ride ($14 each way). You can find umbrellas and chairs for rent. It was not crowded at all when we were there. The Carnival Magic was also in port that day. Nassau: There were five ships in port that day. If you are wanting to go to Atlantis, it is worth it to book with the cruise line because the bus picks you up at the pier and drops you at the casino entrance. We heard that the line to get into Atlantis if you didn't book with the cruise line was over an hour and half.

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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by atlcruizr

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Allure pretty much exceeds all expectations. This ship is so large that you don't really mind those sea days and doesn't usually feel crowded even with so many people on board.

Embarkation: 5/5

Embarkation was the quickest we've ever experienced. They really have it down to a science. We arrived at 2 and were in the ship within 20 minutes.

Cabin: 4/5

Pretty standard cruise cabin. Typical size. Nicely decorated. A few complaints: the outlets on the desk were worn out and our chargers wouldn't stay in without being propped up. The beds were very hard. The sofa bed is terrible.

Cabin Bathroom: 4/5

Surprisingly larger than most. The sink/counter was very low for a tall person like me. The shower was a bit larger than normal as well. The light blue/green tile is very pretty. It also had a dim nightlight that was a nice touch as well.

Dining: 4/5

The windjammer does a decent job managing the crowds, but it gets strained to capacity during peak times. The wipeout cafe is a nice alternative but has a limited selection. Other venues like the park cafe are underwhelming. The main dining room food and service were great. Service was a bit slow the first two nights, but things started to click after that. Breakfast and lunch in the Dining Room (only deck 3) offers a more relaxed experience and some unique items you won't find in the windjammer.

Entertainment: 5/5

Allure really shines on entertainment. The OceanAria show was the best. It's amazing what they can do with such a small diving pool. Mamma Mia was also surprisingly good. I didn't really to expect to like it as much as I did. They have some really talented people on the staff.

Ship Public Areas: 4.5/5

The Royal Promenade is one of my favorite features on RC ships, but this is one area where the ship feels its 6000 passengers onboard. It can get really crowded. The casino technically has a nonsmoking side, but it really smells terrible. Everything else seemed really nice and very clean.

Outdoor Areas: 4.5/5

Central park and the boardwalk are really nice additions. They make the ship feel so much larger. Central park is a nice relaxing space. The pool deck is really large and there are so many pools and hot tubs scattered around. Chair hogging is a big problem. It can be hard to find places to sit. especially in the shade, on sea days. Although most the seats were "occupied", only about ~40% actually had butts in seats.

Ports: 4/5

Our itinerary was changed by RC a month or so before departure due to "propulsion issues". Apparently they changed all of the ship's remaining cruises until it goes into drydock in December. We did not mind the change since we like Puerto Rico better than St. Thomas anyway.

St. Kitts: There's really nothing there unless you book an excursion and there isn't much to choose from. We went ashore to shop for a couple hours and then came back to enjoy the uncrowded pools on the ship.

Puerto Rico: If you've never been, go to the Castle del Morro. We have been before and elected to go to the beach. There is a public beach called Ocean Park which is a 10-15 minute cab ride ($14 each way). You can find umbrellas and chairs for rent. It was not crowded at all when we were there. The Carnival Magic was also in port that day.

Nassau: There were five ships in port that day. If you are wanting to go to Atlantis, it is worth it to book with the cruise line because the bus picks you up at the pier and drops you at the casino entrance. We heard that the line to get into Atlantis if you didn't book with the cruise line was over an hour and half.
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Cabin 1V 3805
The cabin was pretty standard. Typical inside. Nice decor and everything seemed to be in working order except the outlets on the desk were definitely worn out and loose.
The beds were hard. The sofa bed is terrible.
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