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Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe
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Floating Mall
"This ship is way too big and carries too many people. We did the western European cruise so every day there were five to six thousand people attempting to have breakfast at 7 am in order to make their tours. The..."Read More
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kilkenny

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Very Disappointed - Shocked, Really

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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davidjeffrey08

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my second cruise. The first cruise was on the Navigator of the Seas. No comparison - Navigator is such a classy ship in comparison, and the experience on Navigator of the Seas wins over Allure of the Seas hands down. The ship is big all right, but lacks the luster and grandiosity of smaller ships like the Navigator. Staff (with a few exceptions) were not rude, but not outgoing, and ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


RC Completely unprepared to cope with 3000 person "Group"

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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AFV

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I consider myself a fairly seasoned traveller who is not "high maintenance", but this experience prompted me to alert others to proceed with caution when booking on Allure of the Seas. Before you book, especially if the cruise seems quite full even though you are booking far in advance, INSIST on knowing if there is a big group on the cruise because it can ruin your experience. In our case, ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Junior Suite with Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Floating Mall

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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kilkenny

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This ship is way too big and carries too many people. We did the western European cruise so every day there were five to six thousand people attempting to have breakfast at 7 am in order to make their tours. The line for the main dining room was huge. We had to settle for the fare of the Park Cafe which was rubber eggs on cardboard muffins. The coffee was good. We did order room service for ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

4 Helpful Votes


Overrun by purple shirts.

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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lizmit

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Shame on Royal Caribbean! This was my 3rd time on Allure, I'd done a back to back 4 years ago during spring break with a sold out ship and it was nowhere near as messed up as this cruise was. A company chartered this cruise for over 3000 of their sales people. These people totally overwhelmed the ships crew, the ship, the open spaces - in other words EVERYTHING! It began at the port ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person

4 Helpful Votes


Add on taxes, charges; bigger may not be better.

Review for Allure of the Seas to Mediterranean

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Msurfdog

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Apart from the seated dining room service which I would rate among the best I have come across. Room was ample and maintained to standard. General dining (windjammer) I found wanting a few times no coffee too full just overloaded. Tried other food places in peak times the same. Most annoying was the blatant rip off with the taxes on drinks and the hidden Vat. Taxes on the internet. ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez


Not Too Alluring

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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frekwent trvlr

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Spending longer than normal on this ship I got a good look and feel for this particular cruise. First, the ship is so large that it docks at industrial docks. Lots of cranes, truck noise and very ugly views. The port buses at Marseille's & Civitavecchia drop you no where near anything and there may not be cabs available. The first 2 ports are short days and not much to see. The last 3 ports are ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom


Well, that was interesting.

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kessepha

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Now that I'm back home I can describe this as a comedy of errors, but at the time it felt like an utter fiasco. Our adventures begin at the Port of Barcelona, which really was about the worst port experience imaginable. We were met at the airport by delightful (truly, they were cool) representatives of Royal Caribbean (RCI) who conveyed us to the port. From there, God help us. We were ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children

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Disappointed

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - All

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Kalpesh

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This has only been my second cruise and I feel completely disappointed. The food was average and the staff seem overworked and most places understaffed. I know the allure is the largest boat in the world and that was part of the problem. Too many people. Elevators packed. Toilets stopped working several times and there is a up charge for everything. I suggest looking at the beverage packages ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony


Cruise not for the disabled

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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aiglemont

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We tool a cab to the port as we were to tired (after an overnight flight) to go sightseeing. We had requested assistance for embarkation. There were no signs for disabled patrons. The embarkation took several hours and no assistance was provided. The wheelchairs and the aids are on availability basis which we were not informed about. There was no place to sit and there was no priority boarding ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Family Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Very Disappointing

Review for Allure of the Seas to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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kennyf

10+ Cruises

My wife and I just returned from the Western Mediterranean route starting and ending in Rome. We were very much looking forward to being on the Allure since we had heard so much about it. We came away very disappointed in the ship. The food in the dining room was horrible. One of our waiters actually suggested that RCCL may be doing it intentionally to force people to book the special dining ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Saint-Tropez


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