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We chose this cruise to treat our son and grand-daughters (12 and 15 years old). It was their first experience. Everything turned out perfectly! From embarkation (10 minutes!) to disembarkation (10 minutes!). We had done the check-in online in October and had printed out our Sea passes...that's why everything was so fast! The longest wait was in the car waiting to pass the check points before entering the port (35 minutes). Once through, we left our luggage with the porter (be sure to have your cabin tags on your luggage). Then, found a parking space and got on the dock. With passports and Sea passes in hand, it took about 5 minutes to get on the ship and in our staterooms. We had adjoining rooms 11682 and 11684. Small but clean and confortable. Not a lot of storage but you do not need many clothes. Every day, you wore your bathing suit with a cover up for breakfast and lunch. At night, if it was a casual night, you could wear jeans but no shorts. When it was formal night, for men, a nice shirt and nice pants, for women, nice top and nice pants or a little dress. Yes, you saw some tuxedos and sequins but that was about 1% only. The food was delicious. We had made reservations to the restaurants in advance in October: so glad we did! When you arrived at the restaurant, there were 2 lines: one with and one without reservation. You should have seen the lines waiting! Great service everywhere: room attendant, servers, bar tenders. Always with a smile! As for the ports, not very interesting to us or the girls: all they wanted to do was go to the pools or to the beach. We missed one port because of rough seas: did not feel a thing. The entertainment was fabulous! As good as any shows on Broadway or at Cirque du Soleil. For those also, we had reserved in October...a very good thing. Our son and grand-daughters loved every aspect of the cruise. We will do it again with our other grand-children when they are a little bit older. We were lucky: nobody was sea sick or sick (the ship was extremely clean and with Purell stations everywhere. They were always cleaning the banisters and the elevators). The weather was fabulous!

Great family cruise!

Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by sandkeymandy

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
We chose this cruise to treat our son and grand-daughters (12 and 15 years old).

It was their first experience. Everything turned out perfectly! From embarkation (10 minutes!) to disembarkation (10 minutes!). We had done the check-in online in October and had printed out our Sea passes...that's why everything was so fast!

The longest wait was in the car waiting to pass the check points before entering the port (35 minutes). Once through, we left our luggage with the porter (be sure to have your cabin tags on your luggage). Then, found a parking space and got on the dock. With passports and Sea passes in hand, it took about 5 minutes to get on the ship and in our staterooms. We had adjoining rooms 11682 and 11684. Small but clean and confortable. Not a lot of storage but you do not need many clothes. Every day, you wore your bathing suit with a cover up for breakfast and lunch. At night, if it was a casual night, you could wear jeans but no shorts. When it was formal night, for men, a nice shirt and nice pants, for women, nice top and nice pants or a little dress. Yes, you saw some tuxedos and sequins but that was about 1% only.

The food was delicious. We had made reservations to the restaurants in advance in October: so glad we did! When you arrived at the restaurant, there were 2 lines: one with and one without reservation. You should have seen the lines waiting!

Great service everywhere: room attendant, servers, bar tenders. Always with a smile!

As for the ports, not very interesting to us or the girls: all they wanted to do was go to the pools or to the beach. We missed one port because of rough seas: did not feel a thing.

The entertainment was fabulous! As good as any shows on Broadway or at Cirque du Soleil.

For those also, we had reserved in October...a very good thing.

Our son and grand-daughters loved every aspect of the cruise. We will do it again with our other grand-children when they are a little bit older.

We were lucky: nobody was sea sick or sick (the ship was extremely clean and with Purell stations everywhere. They were always cleaning the banisters and the elevators). The weather was fabulous!
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 4D
Not a lot of storage. Shower very, very small.
11682 for 3 people: twin beds and a sofa bed (futon) (not very confortable my son said)
11684 for 2 people: twin beds made out like a king
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins