3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
This cruise was amazing, so beautiful and the staff was amazing. The children had many activities to do while older people had there own activities also. I would recommend it every time. The islands were great and the drink package ... Read More
This cruise was amazing, so beautiful and the staff was amazing. The children had many activities to do while older people had there own activities also. I would recommend it every time. The islands were great and the drink package oooooohhh don’t get me started on the drink package it was cheap and usfull unlimeted drink. The WiFi was good not the best but it did it’s purpose. The 4 different pools were all great and the hot tubs were great at sunset with a nice cold drink in my hand just relaxed. If you don’t try this cruise your missing out. I do wish there was a slide but that’s fine. Also with such a big ship u really don’t feel packed on the cruise. I could live on that cruise if I could. So yes try out the allure of the seas it’s worth every penny lol see ya on the flip side. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
This ship has plenty to offer. There are lots of activities and nightly entertainment that will keep you busy. There is actually so much to do onboard that we wished that we had more than 2 sea days. Our kids, who are 22 and 19 enjoyed ... Read More
This ship has plenty to offer. There are lots of activities and nightly entertainment that will keep you busy. There is actually so much to do onboard that we wished that we had more than 2 sea days. Our kids, who are 22 and 19 enjoyed this cruse much more than the one we took on another cruise line last year. Honestly, there are things to do for those of all ages! The food onboard was good and we particularly enjoyed Chops. The staff on the ship was very attentive and the cabin staff went our of the way to be helpful, particularly Marijana. The only negative that I have about RCL has nothing to do with the ship or crew, rather it has to do with their reservation staff. I called 3 times prior to our sailing. Out of 3 different agents, I got only 1 who seemed to know what each ship offered and who could answer my questions. RCL needs to do a better job training these people. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2019
We were a group of five travelers. My husband and I and adult children. The Ship: Beautiful but starting to need some updating. Furniture in common areas is starting to age. Cabin: We had a Central Park Balcony. The location was ... Read More
We were a group of five travelers. My husband and I and adult children. The Ship: Beautiful but starting to need some updating. Furniture in common areas is starting to age. Cabin: We had a Central Park Balcony. The location was great. Our A/C didn't work very well. We called and it was fixed and then worked fine. Excursions: Four of us signed up for an excursion with RCCL. The excursion was described as eight hours with six hours of travel time. I figured that meant two hours at our destination. We received notice that we would only have 30-45 minutes at our destination in a note attached to our excursion tickets. One of our group that stayed back told us that RCCL put our group on the last ferry to leave headed for Playa Del Carmen. RCCL needs to take a look at logistics and prioritize to accommodate participants of lengthy excursions. We ended up with about an hour at our destination because the tour company did a great job, but RCCL dropped the ball on this. I'm glad the ship went to Costa Maya, which we love. Get away from the port (tourist trap) and take a taxi to town. It is my happy place. We took a private tour to a resort/beach in Roatan and didn't leave the ship in Nassau. Food/Drinks: The food is fine, but not as good as in years past. Gone are the free tastings before heading to dinner. I also wish there were more venues included, I'm tired of having to pay extra for every little thing. We did have one specialty lunch at Sabor and it was fabulous. We bought the premium drink package and I wouldn't buy it again. I felt obligated to drink a lot more than I normally do to take advantage of the unlimited drinks. Also, with four port days (although we stayed on the ship during one) and having a lot of activities planned, it was hard to get our money's worth. Entertainment: Excellent!!!! We saw all of the shows and they were very good with one exception being one of the Headliners, however, that is personal preference as I overheard many people had liked it so I won't mention the entertainer. Service: We had excellent service from all staff members we encountered. Internet: We didn't buy internet service. Using the internet cafe to check in for our flight cost us $10.00 for one hour of use. There are no more pay by the minute options. Overall: In an attempt to making cruising for everyone and create bigger ships with more activities, some of us long time cruisers are left behind. I miss the ShipShape program (I think that was the name) events where you collected bucks by doing activities and earned RCCL swag. I miss getting a gift when I cruise as a thanks for being loyal, but overall, cruising is still a great way to travel. We didn't use the gym or the spa. I noticed many of the group exercises classes in the gym have a fee. We picked this cruise mostly for the great itinerary. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
This was our 1st Oasis Class Ship and it was just "OK". We were in a Balcony Room on the 14th floor in the front of the ship. My wife and I have now gone on 5 Royal cruises in the past 10 years and have been on Freedom and ... Read More
This was our 1st Oasis Class Ship and it was just "OK". We were in a Balcony Room on the 14th floor in the front of the ship. My wife and I have now gone on 5 Royal cruises in the past 10 years and have been on Freedom and Adventure of the Seas previously. We've also been on Norwegian and Celebrity. We really looked forward to going on this cruise but left feeling... "eh". Pluses. Getting on and off in Miami is a breeze. The on-line check-in process has improved so no more lines at the terminal. The entertainment. We were split on this. On the smaller ships the Main Theater shows were no reservations needed. Due to the amount of people on Allure EVERYTHING needed reservations. Momma Mia was good as well as the Headliner show. The rest were only "ok". This includes the Aqua show, The food was good in the main dining room. We don't do the specialty dining rooms for dinner. We did do "Johnny Rockets" for lunch which was good. Rooms service and dining room service were good as usual. The promenade shows were fun. We also went to the "Sushi Class" in the Japanese Restaurant and enjoyed that. Cons. The big ship was like sleeping at the Mall. Not the "WOW" factor of the promenade of Freedom or Adventure of the Seas. The ship is just too big and crowded. We're used to the up-sell so it was pretty much the same. Our dinner and housekeeping staff made it a point to ask us to give them "10's" in the after cruise review. This was a first. We've never had staff tell us this before but there must be competition for these jobs. Our biggest con was men were allowed to wear shorts and flip-flops in the main dining room on Formal nights. Dress Code? What dress code! I heard that Royal has recently allowed shorts as part of the Casual Dining nights. On past trips men were stopped at the door. We asked our waiter about this and he said they recently never say anything. Also, we saw less of the cruise director on this ship than the other trips. We didn't even see him until Wednesday. The activities manager should be promoted to a cruise director on one of the ships. She was fun and EVERYWHERE. Lastly, This was a big ship so getting from point "A" to point "B" was a trek. Overall - We can say we experienced the bigger ship but we will go back to the Freedom and Voyager class ships. They are just nicer. We still like Royal better than the others (even though the entertainment on Norwegian is much better). Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I wanted to try the big ship versus the smaller ones and see what it was like. There were no lines and they move people about efficentaly when getting on and off. The commercials make it look like there is so much to do. There was! We are ... Read More
I wanted to try the big ship versus the smaller ones and see what it was like. There were no lines and they move people about efficentaly when getting on and off. The commercials make it look like there is so much to do. There was! We are 65 and 71 and did not do the rockwall climbing or slides. We saw other seniors doing the zip line.There are 4 big pools and we swam in the afternoon at 4 when the masses of sunbathers cleared out. There are lots of family’s on this ship. The park on the ship was beautiful and we sat up there every day and ate and/or read. There are many places on this ship to get away from everyone. The running/walking track on deck 5 is covered and goes around the outside of the whole ship. You are in the shade the whole time. All the shows we went to were EXCELLENT! Mama Mia, the aqua show, the comedy club, escape room, quest show, karaoke, Ocean AriaAqua show were all very entertaining. We wanted a balcony cabin for privacy and views. Royal Carribeans price was lower than Norwegians. They get a 10 for disembarking and visual recognition when going thru customs. No lines and we were done in 1 minute! Overall, a great time and would do it again. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
BIG ship for sure but only feels crowded at times. Upon entering the ship we were met with....nothing. No welcome drink. No information about cabin availability. No information on the available open restaurants. We were just assailed by ... Read More
BIG ship for sure but only feels crowded at times. Upon entering the ship we were met with....nothing. No welcome drink. No information about cabin availability. No information on the available open restaurants. We were just assailed by crew trying to sell us stuff. I suggest going to the main desk to get a copy of the Cruise Compass and escape the embarkation madness as soon as possible. I do not recommend going to the Windjammer at any time. I tried three times during the cruise and it was insanity mixed with a heaping dose of chaos. One time we were turned away because it was too busy! There are lots of better food options on the ship. We liked the Park Cafe on 8, the Solarium Cafe and the hot dog place. For breakfast Johnny Rockets is free and good as well as the American Icon. We ate a several specialty restaurants but the food in the Main Dining Room was excellent and we'll stick with that in the future. The Balcony cabin was as expected. Nothing special. The shows were all good but we didn't see Blue Planet. The comedians were very good too and we really enjoyed the Jazz band on Jazz on 4. Service at the bars were practically nonexistent. You have to go to the bar, wait your turn and schlep drinks for yourself in most cases. Wait! I thought I was on vacation. Am I getting the tip? Royal could care less about drink service since most buy the drink package. It's actually in their financial best interest to slow bar service down and provide less drinks. Our cabin steward and dining servers provided very good service as did most of the staff. The library is a complete joke. I have a better assortment of literature stuffed under my seats in the Jeep. It also seems that they are reducing the hours of operation in many areas. Everytime I wanted a Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I heard so many good reports about this cruiseline i had to explore for myself and it was more amazing than i had expected, excellent resturants and dinning, waiters were very friendly and courteous. I loved all of the activites on board ... Read More
I heard so many good reports about this cruiseline i had to explore for myself and it was more amazing than i had expected, excellent resturants and dinning, waiters were very friendly and courteous. I loved all of the activites on board the ship and especially the shows and performances were fantastic. Great resturants and the food was perfect and met all of my expectations as well. This ship is amazing 7,000 plus people onboard and didn't feel like it was over crowded i enjoyed it so much i'm looking forward to the next trip. I would recommend Allure Of The Seas to anyone that is looking for an exciting and adventurous cruising experience that will leave them with amazing memories to last them for a life time to come. My hat goes off to the all of the crew and capton of this marvelous beautiful cruiseship, Allure Of The Seas Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
SHIP Layout is interesting and fun atmosphere. Feels like a small city on the seas. ROOM Interior stateroom was small but still comfortable. MAIN DINING Service is great. Everything you could expect. FOOD Not ... Read More
SHIP Layout is interesting and fun atmosphere. Feels like a small city on the seas. ROOM Interior stateroom was small but still comfortable. MAIN DINING Service is great. Everything you could expect. FOOD Not impressive at all. Maybe you should consider specialty restaurants because there isn’t anything special happening at the buffet or main dining. But if you have to add specialty restaurants to get good food it limits the value of the cruise line. WALKING TRACK Loved the space to walk/run while having decent views. ENTERTAINMENT Shows were decent but not impressive. Comedy club was worth the time. Skip the big shows in Amber Theater and go to any live music venues at night which are very good. Ice rink on cruise ship is unexpected and crazy! Ice Games was worth seeing. SOLARIUM This was beautiful but is not peaceful or quiet. Very noisy with talking and people brining their own battery powered speakers into space to play music. EMBARKATION Went pretty quickly. Watch out if you aren’t a RCL member already, you won’t board until shortly before noon. DISEMBARKATION Face recognition was a huge time saver. Express checkout was a little slow but still acceptable. Off the ship by 7:30ish. PORTS OF CALL St. Maartin - first time there. Will definitely go back. Check out Kay’s Jewelers. Can easily walk from cruise port to downtown. San Juan - love shopping in this town. Low pressure and you can walk to shops easily. Labadee - beautiful location. Unfortunately Artisan Village isn’t thought out well. Food is mediocre. Pressure for tipping and up sell for everything - have mindset of Jamaica or Nassau even though it’s RCLs port. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
My husband & I wanted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary by going on a cruise with some friends!! And we could not have chosen a better one than Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas!! From minute 1, we were overwhelmed at ... Read More
My husband & I wanted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary by going on a cruise with some friends!! And we could not have chosen a better one than Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas!! From minute 1, we were overwhelmed at the vastness of this ship!! It is truly unbelievable!! Throughout the week, we would say to each other that we cannot believe what we are doing is on a boat! We went to the Mama Mia show, whose performers are excellent! We went to the Aqua Water show, and we were all sitting on the edge of our seats!! The ice skating show was good as well. We also saw the 3 Tenors from Las Vegas and they were incredible! There was always things to do, but we were always able to always find a lounge chair to soak up the beautiful, tropical sun. Just wear your sunscreen!! 2 of us did the zip line at Labadee and it was SO fun!! I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone taking a cruise with Royal Caribbean. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
I was disappointed on this cruise. My bag never made it to my room. I had to find it myself - at 5pm. That is unacceptable! The food was good and I like having the same table every night that was a plus. My cabin mate felt the rug was ... Read More
I was disappointed on this cruise. My bag never made it to my room. I had to find it myself - at 5pm. That is unacceptable! The food was good and I like having the same table every night that was a plus. My cabin mate felt the rug was very dirty in our room. In the Windjammer they have the cruisers serve themselves - that is not good because that can spread disease very quickly. That is why I prefer ships that don't allow that- like Holland America. The ports were good on this cruise - Puerto Rico, Saint Maarten and Labadee Haiti - where I ziplined which I really enjoyed. The biggest positive comment I have about this ship was the entertainment - it was AMAZING. Mama Mia was just as good as on Broadway in NYC! Ocean Aria was very different - like a Cirque Show! The comedians were awesome!!! Royal Caribbean's entertainment has improved and I have always love their entertainment but it actually got better! So all in all there were positives and the bags not arriving till 5pm was a definitive negative! Read Less
Allure of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 0.0
Dining 5.0 0.0
Entertainment 5.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 4.0 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 5.0 0.0

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