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I wanted to take my mother on an amazing vacation because she has never been anywhere further than 12-14 hours from home. My oldest daughter also came so this was a 3 generation vacation. The ship was full of anything anyone could want. My daughter enjoyed the shops, purses, clothes. My mother enjoyed the scenery on the ship and absolutely loved the balcony in our room. I enjoyed everything, especially watching my mother enjoy herself. Dining was as expected where the food was concerned as this is my and my daughters 3rd year in a row on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Our waiter Jesus and assistant waiter Jing Jing were amazing, entertaining, prompt, courteous and a joy to have serve us. The Aqua show was amazing. Wonderful performance and skill by all. A must see. Momma Mia was good but extremely long, I would suggest catching it earlier in the day rather than late. The Blue Planet show was another wonderful show, also a must see. Excellent choreography. As far as the service, guest services was helpful as always. Had a little issue with a cake I ordered to be delivered to my mother in the dining room the night of her birthday. It did not show up. I went to Guest Services to have the charge removed, which was done but they also called a manager to speak to us and promised to make it up to us. They kept offering us wine, we do not drink. The following night at dinner the manager asked if we had received the cake in our room, that he had it sent down, we did not. The following night they brought it to our table and serenaded my mother. I was a little disappointed in our meet and mingle. Apparently they took a poll and it was voted that the main thing everyone wanted to win was alcohol, so that is all they had to give away. Again, we do not drink. The last cruise I took, a year ago, had a lot more prizes and a lot more attendees. The saving grace of the meet and mingle was Flavio who hosted the meeting. He was a doll. He was super sweet, energetic and entertaining. It's a shame that someone recently posted that he needed to scale it down and not talk so much. I say, Flavio, don't take too much stake in what a few others say. Let your light shine and always be you, you're a much better you than trying to be what others want you to be, so continue being just the way you are, we love you that way. He was a true joy, not only hosting but getting to know everyone on a personal level as well. I felt he genuinely cared and wanted to get to know you. He felt more like a friend than anything else, enjoyed him immensley. All ports were very quick and efficient. I also very much appreciated the kindness and attention Danel and Ashkyr during the sales on the Promenade showed to my mother. They made her feel so special. Two great young men there.

Allure of the Seas my mother's first cruise

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by EffieJean

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I wanted to take my mother on an amazing vacation because she has never been anywhere further than 12-14 hours from home. My oldest daughter also came so this was a 3 generation vacation. The ship was full of anything anyone could want. My daughter enjoyed the shops, purses, clothes. My mother enjoyed the scenery on the ship and absolutely loved the balcony in our room. I enjoyed everything, especially watching my mother enjoy herself. Dining was as expected where the food was concerned as this is my and my daughters 3rd year in a row on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Our waiter Jesus and assistant waiter Jing Jing were amazing, entertaining, prompt, courteous and a joy to have serve us. The Aqua show was amazing. Wonderful performance and skill by all. A must see. Momma Mia was good but extremely long, I would suggest catching it earlier in the day rather than late. The Blue Planet show was another wonderful show, also a must see. Excellent choreography. As far as the service, guest services was helpful as always. Had a little issue with a cake I ordered to be delivered to my mother in the dining room the night of her birthday. It did not show up. I went to Guest Services to have the charge removed, which was done but they also called a manager to speak to us and promised to make it up to us. They kept offering us wine, we do not drink. The following night at dinner the manager asked if we had received the cake in our room, that he had it sent down, we did not. The following night they brought it to our table and serenaded my mother. I was a little disappointed in our meet and mingle. Apparently they took a poll and it was voted that the main thing everyone wanted to win was alcohol, so that is all they had to give away. Again, we do not drink. The last cruise I took, a year ago, had a lot more prizes and a lot more attendees. The saving grace of the meet and mingle was Flavio who hosted the meeting. He was a doll. He was super sweet, energetic and entertaining. It's a shame that someone recently posted that he needed to scale it down and not talk so much. I say, Flavio, don't take too much stake in what a few others say. Let your light shine and always be you, you're a much better you than trying to be what others want you to be, so continue being just the way you are, we love you that way. He was a true joy, not only hosting but getting to know everyone on a personal level as well. I felt he genuinely cared and wanted to get to know you. He felt more like a friend than anything else, enjoyed him immensley. All ports were very quick and efficient. I also very much appreciated the kindness and attention Danel and Ashkyr during the sales on the Promenade showed to my mother. They made her feel so special. Two great young men there.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 2D 8614
As expected, not much room between wall and bed, but efficient and effective for the 3 of us. My mother enjoyed the balcony most of all.
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Island tour
    Our driver/guide Stephen was a lovely guide, entertaining, informative and sweet. Beautiful scenery and loved getting to see where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. The visit to Palm Court Gardens was beautiful and very picturesque.
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