In comparrison to other cruise lines in different parts of the world, here is how we found "Allure of the seas".
The check- in was chaotic with masses of people. The check-in staff were generally stern and impatient as much as we tried to make things a little easier for them by being organised with our documents. After wards, checking in to the room onboard was easy.
The ship is colossal and by far the largest we have been on-board. Overwhelming at first as this is the time you see the main deck packed full...upon check-in.
The bedrooms are well presented and are clean and fresh. Room staff are efficient and friendly.
Dinner in the Grande restaurant on the first evening was satisfying. It was a chaotic push in to the restaurant with no organisation. Dress code was never observed and we were shocked at how people behaved. The Grande restaurant was only reasonably "grand" on our first night. After that, the repetitive menu, the unorganised staff and the average food quality of the Grande, ....we chose to eat in Windjammer. Although it was free for all / canteen style, it generally had a nice selection of foods.
Entertainment was magical, professionally performed and great to see. A lot of hard work goes in to this area. The highlight and a credit to the ship.
Destination ports of call actually amounted to very little time. We were on board 7 nights and our actually port of call time amounted to around only 20 hours. We do not include Royal Caribbean's privately owned "perfect day" water park located on a sand bank on the edge of a Caribbean island. You can make your own mind up about that.
The ship is an engineering marvel manufactured in Europe. However, it's very clear that it is purely a hard sell, money making machine. The cost of boarding this ship is expensive and as you speak to fellow passengers, it soon becomes obvious the wide variety of deals people have bought. RC must have a huge statistician office as some deals are reasonable. Ours was not. We paid a lot of money to be on-board the mass of , the Allure of the seas. I doubt we could be tempted again. Thanks for the "huge" experience, we learned so much.