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Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

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Passengers: 5,484   |   Crew: 2,200
Passengers to crew: 2.49:1
Passengers to space: 41:1
Launched: 2010   

Decks

  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
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Deck 3 layout
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Cabin size: 182 - 374 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 390
Accessible rooms: 24
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1796
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Chuck A wrote a review 10 Jul
Boylston, Massachusetts118 contributions
We went on the 4 day/3 night Allure of the Seas trip to Nassau and Coco Cay. Here is my review, broken down by category: ACTIVITIES: We booked the cruise so our 2 kids (18 and 16) could do as much or as little as they wanted. The pools were pretty small so at peak times, it was like a human soup. Hit them the moment you board the ship, early in the am, or on a port day. We shot some baskets on the basketball court, stood in line for pickleball but abandoned it, did the zip line (short, but the people were really helpful, especially David from Peru), and did one of the trivia half hours. There's more if you want it. SHOWS: This was a real strength of the cruise. Mamma Mia was a Broadway-level performance and is highly recommended. The Aquashow was just ok. A lot of people rave about it and the talent of the swimmers was undeniable, but it wasn't really a show as much as a series of dives strung together. Older daughter noted that they should have built to a finale. The underrated gem was Blades, the skating show. Not only were the skaters talented, but there was great music and more of a show. FOOD: The Park Cafe was the big winner for our family and the Kummelweck roast beef sandwich was very good. We did the Windjammer for breakfast two days and it's ok. Coco Cay's food was very disappointing, even the ribeye cheesesteak I'd been excited about. The Wipe out cafe Mexican food was average. The Main Dining was pretty good and our waitstaff (Jacob, Antonius, and Lalu) were all excellent. Our frustration was that my wife is gluten-free and that's not really an unusual thing in 2024. I had emailed RC as they suggest about her allergy and my daughter's nut allergy, but it was challenging for her to find options for dinner. The menu doesn't really tell you what's GF or what can be prepared GF, so the first night was really upsetting to her before Jacob (head waiter) intervened and was able to take care of her. But that's a systemic thing and shouldn't fall to a head waiter. RC is supposed to be very good with allergies, but I am not sure that was our experience. She ended up being able to eat something every night, but there weren't a lot of choices for her, and again, it's not like being gluten free is highly unusual these days. ROOM: It was small, but manageable with all the ingenious drawers and cubbies. Our cabin Steward Floriana was excellent. I highly suggest a balcony room if you can because it's nice to have real light and air, but it's also a great place to dry bathing suits. I like how the bed is high enough that you can put your luggage underneath. MEDICAL: My daughter got the dreaded cruise ship stomach virus (which she passed to me and my wife after we disembarked). The good news is RC said they'd give her a credit for the day, offered to send staff to help our family disembark, and told her room service would be free because she was quarantined for the rest of the trip. (We did have a room service charge on our final bill, but I did reach out to RC about correcting that). The bad news is my wife had a lot of trouble getting help on Coco Cay and even as she boarded the ship. My daughter was vomiting and getting dehydrated, and help was hard to find. The ship nurse and doctor were ok, although my wife has been a nurse for nearly 30 years, and she had some issues with their treatment options, especially their refusal to hang a bad of IV fluids for her. CRUISE TIPS: There are lots of tips and I can tell you some of them are gold. Definitely get lanyards. You look silly, but that Seapass is so important and so easy to lose you want to wear it around your neck. Get metal hooks to hang your passes right by the door. Towel clips are essential. You can save your lounger, know which one is yours, not worry about your towel blowing away, and dry your bathing suits on the room balcony with sturdy clips. A shoe organizer was helpful and so was a small air freshener for the tiny room bathroom.
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Pat F wrote a review 07 Jul
lakeland, United States93 contributions
Wonderful ship with plenty of options to keep you entertained. We really enjoyed the diving show and the play Mama Mia. The ice skating show was just so, so. The meals were great with good dining room choices. If you use the buffet, be prepared for the number of people and children left to wander about on their own. Housekeeping did an excellent job. I used the spa for a relaxing massage. I requested a 50 minute session, and ended up with a 90 minute massage. It felt so good, I didn’t realize how much time had passed. Unfortunately for me, I was charged for the 90 minutes also. Be prepared for a hard sales pitch for the products they use in the spa. The private island is a nice beach day, with chairs and umbrellas available. Anything else on the island is an additional cost. The interior had what they called Central Park. Great for walking out of the heat, people watching or shopping if you want.
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robert r wrote a review 04 Jul
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Food is terrible. Bring Pepto. Entertainment is very good. If you love being in a mall during Christmas season you will live this ship. If you like the feel of being out on the ocean you will dislike this ship. If you like hoards of people, this is for you. If you love going out to a good restaurant, do it before you board.
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Kevin B wrote a review Jun 2024
Salisbury, Maryland33 contributions
First I will say the staff were great and always attentive to any request. Our state room was dated with outdated electronics, chipped paint around the balcony door and the air conditioning never got cool except for in the bathroom. Upon entering the room we inspected it and found food and candy wrappers behind the sofa and a prescription narcotic in one of the cabinets so clearly the cabin wasn’t inspected property. The food on board I would rate a 6-7 out of ten and most of the alcoholic beverages were watered down with the exception of the bourbon bars. The cigarette smoke from the smoking sections and the smoking casino permeated other areas of the ship to include the outdoor pool area. One area we thought was amazing and would return if we could just go there was Cocoa Cay. That island was upscale, drinks were great, and the food was better than on the ship.
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HJTravel wrote a review Jun 2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom32 contributions
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1st Cruise for us all. 2 adults 2 children aged 8 and 11. An amazing cruise from start to finish. We had a balcony sea view room which was gorgeous to sit out early morning and watch the sunset in the evening. From when we stepped onto the ship everyone and everything was great. We were on the 10th deck and didn't feel any movement at all. It was a 5 day cruise from Port Canaveral, Day at sea, Nassau,and Perfect day at CoCo Bay. We had a the Key Package which gave us VIP check in, a welcome lunch Internet and drinks package. I would highly recommend this as the drinks are expensive from $6 a lemonade to $14 a glass of wine. We ate everynight in the Buffet Restaurant. But it was all served to us from a set menu. We didn't use the alcarte due to being with the children but heard they were very good. We had the same waiter each night and drink server. You could have a breakfast at the restaurant or cafes . There was a main buffet open of a day inside onto of the deck for lunch /early dinner. All the staff were helpful apart from the main manager of the activity Staff. My son's loved the climbing wall and crazy golf. There was a flowrider which was free of charge. Even though my son was the correct height and weight he still wasn't allowed to ride even though there was other children riding it who were smaller than him ?. I felt the Manager of the activities would pick and choose who he wanted to ride on it. This was not good customer service and I did express my concerns at the customer services. It was never addressed ! Our cabin was cleaned everyday by the lovely Sadi, they work so pardon board for everyone. The shows of a night were crazy busy so make sure you book and get there 20mins before for a seat. loved stopping off at each destination. Boarding on and off the boat was easy. would highly recommend a cruise for a family the food and drinks where 5 star, none of us got sick but where careful what we ate and drank. Over all an amazing 1st time cruise hoping to do many more.
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