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Alan H wrote a review Sep 2022
Jacksonville, Florida18 contributions3 helpful votes
Super large ship, very smooth ride, had to go on deck to know you were moving. Food in every day dinning was always good and fresh and the only dinning facility that required you to wash your hands. Ate at Chops specialty dinning and the steak was very tough and hard to cut. The table next to us also had the same experience so not a one off meal. We did learn that once you book your trip, download the app and review every tab and sub tab to learn what is available on your cruise. You have to make a reservation for just about every show, very few you could walk up and enjoy. There are a small number of shops and have very odd hours they are open and had limited selection which maybe by design. We found the casino was very smoky and needs more ventilation to cycle the air which stopped us from spending any time or money. Again, nice ship, enjoyed the ports of call.
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Sail Date: September 2022
Cabin Type: Balcony
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Destination: Caribbean
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Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

198 reviews
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About
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
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
Cabins
  Interior (1V)  
  Ocean View (2N)  
  Ocean View Accessible (1N)  
  Interior (2V)  
 
Amenities
American Icon Grill
Amber Theater
Studio B
Conference Center

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Balcony
Cabin size: 182 - 374 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 390
Accessible rooms: 24
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1796
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deanripley wrote a review 6 Dec
Norman, Oklahoma7 contributions
Our suite was great, the food selection in the Windjammer was poor and tasteless. There were never any tables available. The MDR food was ok but the service was not good. Guest services was unable to resolve a problem we had with our safe, but problem was resolved by the concierge at the suite lounge. The majority of the crew I came in contact were not motivated and seemed to be just trying to get through this contact. To me the crew gave off a bad vibe. I have sailed with Royal before and have sailed on the Allure before. This has been the most disappointing cruise I have been on with Royal
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Vicki Vaughan Alford wrote a review 5 Dec
Blue Ridge, Texas34 contributions1 helpful vote
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We met up with friends in Galveston, and boarded the Allure of the Seas. This is a beautiful ship. The staff is well trained and organized to meet your every need. There’s something there for everyone from the food to the service, and this beautiful ship cannot be beat for an adventure for seven glorious days on the Caribbean! We chose an inside cabin for the first time. This inside cabin was amazing. We had a balcony that overlooked a beautiful green oasis called Central Park. Perfect for the early morning room, service, coffee, that’s free and a midnight sip of wine before turning into a soft, soft bed. Our friends had an inside room also and theirs overlooked the beautiful carousel, the rock, climbing wall, and the big screens that were forever showing fantastic stuff . We highly recommend it.
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Bruce S wrote a review 4 Dec
Georgetown, United States3 contributions
We had sailed on the Allure of the Seas in 2012 when she was new with multiple family members. We had such a magnificent experience , probably because of the family factor, that we wanted to see if a repeat cruise without family would be as memorable. Galveston is our cruise port of choice since it is a short drive from our home, and we were very happy when the Allure was reallocated to our port. She (the ship) seems to have held up very well over the years even though she is not due now for upgrading until 2025. In essence, everything we loved about this vessel in 2012 is still evident in 2022. The multiple neighborhoods, as before, makes the overall experience seem less crowded, (except for the elevators and the Promenade) . Overall it does not seem like there are 5-7 thousand patrons as well as an additional 2 thousand plus staff on board. This ship is HUGE. Enjoy your journey.
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Scott G wrote a review 4 Dec
The Woodlands, Texas38 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a beautiful oasis class ship (although it has been yet to be "amplified" to match other oasis class ships. in our sailing this boat loaded 6200 passengers, which was just too many to support the common areas where events /shows were held. To get a seat for events you often had to arrive 1-1.5 hours ahead of time, otherwise you were shut out, unless you wanted to stand throughout the event. The dining room was excellent in the quality of food, some of the best we have experienced. Maria, Bryan and Biswas were an excellent team that met all of dining needs daily. Because of the pool and outside activities being up on deck 15/16, many of the common event areas were on decks 4-8. Because these outer walls were lined with shopping stores, eating establishments, pubs and event theaters the ship felt more like a shopping mall in these areas, than a cruise ship. I won't say never, but it certainly would not be our first ship of choice for future sailings just due to the fact they are more interested in putting more people on board than they are concerned about your experience. By the way, to get more people on board, I had the smallest room that I have ever had on any cruise ship, no more wide than the bed, which could only be entered and exited from the foot of the bed. There was literally no room to even inch up the side of the bed.
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Ann S wrote a review 2 Dec
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Cabin seemed small at first, but come to find out, it is larger than most other cruise lines. In room there is a sofa, pull down bunk , if needed, dressing table/ desk, tv, mini-fridge, large closet with needed shelving. Bathroom tight but has shower w great water pressure. .Lots to do and great shows! We saw Mamma Mia, Singer from Jersey Boys, Diving show and stopped in to hear bands, karaoke.. missed comedy shows. I won a poker tournament-yahoo! I loved the park area on deck 8 with fine dining, shops, bar and then a cafe that’s all inclusive. Families can find hang out area in game room, computer lab, and there is a library. The new port is so wonderful easiest boarding and deembarking ever!
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