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Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Allure of the Seas
Destination
Departure Port

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Excellent

52

Very Good

16

Average

8

Poor

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

426

Entertainment Cruises

353

Senior Cruises

182

First-Time Cruisers

81

81 Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


TravelBudgies avatar

TravelBudgies

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Salvageable Honeymoon

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As a first time cruiser, I cannot compare my experience to any other ship or company. That being said, I am not a first-time traveler. Here we go! Initially, we were extremely excited about this trip because upon ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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beckyboo1986

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

My first cruise and an incredible experience

This was my first ever cruise and I can honestly say, I'm hooked. I can't believe I haven't cruised before. I want to say thank you for all the help from cruise critic forum and reading these reviews. Prior to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Carvinal

1 Review Written

Allure of the Sea the shows were great

this was our first royal cruise our waitress were great we were on Table 444 in the Grand room they could not do enough for us food was good the only thing I did not like was we we to the Italy restaurant part of ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Angelod

1 Review Written

Frustrated

Supposedly the Allure is the largest cruise ship. Let me explain why that isn't great. 5200 passengers means over crowded and annoying. I have to wait in long lines from coffee, elevators , re boarding . Screaming ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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teriaggie95

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Delightful Staff and Immaculate Ship

My mom and I took the Allure of the Seas as our very first cruise and were awe-struck by its size! The service was impeccable and the staff were all just amazing and friendly. I read another review on here and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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brookdalemom

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing family vacation

We are just home from the June 9th sailing of the Allure of the Seas. We went on this cruise as part of a 28 person family reunion cruise, over 14 months in the planning. It was simply the best vacation we have ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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lesliequantie

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Good for a First Cruise; Best Tip, Bring Poo-Pourri

This was my first cruise. There were 14 in our group sailing together, with 3 of us sharing one stateroom. Definitely get a ocean balcony room. It made the room feel larger. We were on the 7th deck and we didn't ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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nasamonte

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Allure of the Seas - June 2016 Cruise

Exceptional service! Crew members seem to genuinely enjoy their job and make the passengers feel like family. I was very impressed with Royal Caribbean's approach to cleanliness. Handrails, counter tops, etc. ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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andersham

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Ship Too Big for Fantastic Service

We were very excited to cruise on Royal Caribbean for the first time on one of the biggest ships with friends. We had been on other cruise lines in the past, we had excellent service ad experience so we were very ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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AylaJ

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

No More Land Vacation For Us!

This was a family vacation of 10. The best 7 days we had and the first time we all did not want a vacation to end. We highly recommend this ship and cruise (Allure of the Sea). From the room attendants to the wait ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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nilsga

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Not Worth It

Where to start... Royalcaribbean promote their ship experience as "premium", and "all inclusive", but neither is true. The food in the complemtary restaurants is mediocre, at best. And to not have soda included in ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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bestgirl

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but disappointing overall

The Ship itself is well kept and beautiful. The Stateroom was nice and the State room attendant was very nice. The bartenders ...............some were snobs and others were nice ! However, you need to be ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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CristenC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Boardwalk Balcony Cabin (which rooms to pick)

The Allure of the Seas cruise ship was the very first cruise our family of three went on in 2012. We stayed in the Boardwalk balcony room and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Here's why: BOARDWALK BALCONY ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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rmemainv

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Fantastic Experience If You Plan Ahead

This was our first cruise and we had a great time. We booked a balcony cabin and ended up on the 14th floor, mid-ship on the port side. Our room attendant was a treasure, friendly and helpful and most of the staff ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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summergirlinWI

2 Reviews Written

It's not definite that we will rebook on this cruise line, as I had hoped.

This was to be a very special trip for us. A 25th celebration, 25 years in the making to travel to Europe and experience a great ship, which was our first cruise and I had hoped a start to several cruises in the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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HeinBloed

16 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great ship, but I need more than hardware.

The difference between RCI and others: Great ships - and you need to take what they offer. So out of 80 cruises only 4 were with RCI: Sorry - but their service level is just not ours. Once in a lifetime I ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Caz Flynn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing!

My husband has always wanted to go on a cruise but with myself, a non swimmer with a fear of deep water, have never fancied the idea. After years of thinking about it I reluctantly agreed and within eight weeks we ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Goose101

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Too big for the real ports

My wife, myself and our two teenage daughters (13 and 17) embarked on our first ever cruise on Allure of the Seas, The boat is amazing and as first time cruisers a little daunting at first. It probably took us a ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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igrsod

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers, had a wonderful time.

My 18 year old daughter and I just got back from our cruise on the Allure of the Seas. The ship is big, but it never felt overwhelming to us. We loved all the interactive signs to help you get around easily. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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mdfrance

1 Review Written

Wonderful Ship - Okay to Bad on Excursions

This was our family's first cruise. We went because we wanted to give our kids a sampling of Europe and a cruise was a good way to easily hit a lot of locations. Overall we were very happy with the trip and it was ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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cruiserpm5

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience for a First Time Cruiser

Having heard so much from family ad friends, we got a good deal and decided to have a shot at this cruising experience. The ship is huge! With 5000 people on board, its amazing how good the dining staff are and ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Coach78

1 Review Written

An Amazing First Experience

So...this was my first cruise...on any cruise ship...I normally sail on sail boats...so a bit of a change. I must say that this experience was for me so good that I have already booked my next cruise on the ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Gawtti

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best Cruise Ever!

This was our first cruise and the best. Boarding was good, the people on the boat working were so nice and friendly and the food was the best! This was during the world cup so you could imagine all the fun we had on ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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steph05257

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First cruise--ADA Champions

ALLURE OF THE SEAS 7 DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE PORTS: NASSAU, ST. THOMAS AND ST. MAARTEN ROYAL CARIBBEAN Wheelchair height—approx. 4’ Wheelchair width—approx. 26” My reach while ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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mhaywardsfu

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship.... not too sure about Shore Excursions!

Boarded Allure of the Sea on June 7th from Barcelona. The harbour and facilities are very well organized, this is a great gateway. Being our first cruise as a family of three, a tour of the western Med. seemed ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Allure of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.4
Dining5.04.1
Entertainment5.04.5
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.04.3
Family5.04.1
Enrichment4.04
Service5.04.4
Value For Money4.04
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