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This ship does not live-up to the hype. Fool me once, shame on you..etc.. Too crowded, no one goes there anymore..as Yogi might say. Rub a dub...shoulder to shoulder, elbow to elbow in the pools. Never, in all our years of crusing (i.e. living in So. FL) like the Army have we hurried up and wait(ed) on line to get into the Windjammer buffet. Never before have we experienced a main cruise cafe to find it closed. Ah yes, the food, mediocre at best. Sorry as hell to write this, but too many fails. Casino and arcade, a joke, machines that don't work, except to take your money. Happily we had a wonderful dinner wait staff..waiter, pleasant, amiable man from India, head waiter from DR was friendly and gracious, assistant waiter as well...helped to save the day. Then again, the bar menu on our table listed a cocktail (Viking Crown) at one price but we were charged double the price because "It was an old menu." Of all the cruises we have taken, I'm sorry to say that this one is at the bottom of the list. I can list many more fails but at the risk of sounding like an old biddy, I'll stop here. Great ship for rock climbing, zip lining and Flow Rider surfing.

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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by Hortense_Oliver

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This ship does not live-up to the hype. Fool me once, shame on you..etc.. Too crowded, no one goes there anymore..as Yogi might say. Rub a dub...shoulder to shoulder, elbow to elbow in the pools. Never, in all our years of crusing (i.e. living in So. FL) like the Army have we hurried up and wait(ed) on line to get into the Windjammer buffet. Never before have we experienced a main cruise cafe to find it closed. Ah yes, the food, mediocre at best. Sorry as hell to write this, but too many fails. Casino and arcade, a joke, machines that don't work, except to take your money.

Happily we had a wonderful dinner wait staff..waiter, pleasant, amiable man from India, head waiter from DR was friendly and gracious, assistant waiter as well...helped to save the day. Then again, the bar menu on our table listed a cocktail (Viking Crown) at one price but we were charged double the price because "It was an old menu." Of all the cruises we have taken, I'm sorry to say that this one is at the bottom of the list. I can list many more fails but at the risk of sounding like an old biddy, I'll stop here.

Great ship for rock climbing, zip lining and Flow Rider surfing.
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