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Not recommended for anyone over 55 yrs old.
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2013
Where do I start? Suite beautiful & loved. the comp food & drinks in the lounge. Most employees were very nice , except our cabin stewardess. Food in main dining room uneatable, ship too large dollared & dimed you to death. Too much to list.
Attention to Detail
Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2013
Stephanie was so professional, thoughtful and had an acute attention to detail. Her desire for my trip to be the best was very obvious. I felt like she gave my trip the same attention she would have given a trip she planned for herself or her own family. She took time asking us very important questions and even found a nice treat from her when we entered our cabin on the Allure of the Seas.
Travel Advisor: Stephanie Miller Murphy
Total trip with one bad incident
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
Rating our experience on the Allure of the Seas leaving out our one bad incident is a 10 out of 10. Other than the security department and some of its personnel all our other experiences, with this our first experience on a cruise, was fantastic including ambience, food, things to do, shows, personnel etc. Regarding their security department we were humiliated, treated like criminals and our rights were extremely violated.
Travel Advisor: Hellen Hoffman
Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2013
Our experience on the Allure of the Seas was excellent, what we have come to experience with Royal Caribbean International. The cabin staff were friendly and efficient. The food was excellent, The entertainment was great, with quite a variety of shows.. We have cruised on the Oasis of the Sea which is the Allure's sister ship, we had a great time on that also, but I think the Allure was just that little bit more special.
Travel Advisor: Darrin Cancellieri
Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014
Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2014
Tipping mandatory results on not as great service as Disney, but the shows were fabulous. The food was just ok compared to Disney, still a 9. Brodie was great with our kids.
Reviewed on: 27 May 2014
This was our first cruise on Royal Caribbean, after 3 previous one on Carnival, it was a Royal Best, enjoyed ever moment of it from start to finish, everything and we mean everything.Thanks a million
Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2014
Shows were fabulous. Too bad we had to rush after dinner to get a seat. No coffee or dessert.Dinner in dining room was like cafeteria food. Formal night I got prime ribs. Less than 1/2 inch thick ,brown gravy , no au jus. Spent money going to private restaurants.The room was nice. Were told we could request snacks for room. Our travel agent, put in request to Laura , the ship' rep. Never heard back ,never got the snacks.We had a suite and were nickel and dimed for everything. There should not be charge for water in room. Needed so that people don't get dehydrated. This is the first cruise I have been on that didn't offer bottled water as you left the ship for excursion. Extra charge for internet in suite ?Employees were helpful. Romeo, our house keeper , Phillip in concierge worked hard to help with our needs. John Block and 'One' were nice. Brysen works for your company and he was great. I was disappointed that I wasted so much money on this trip.
First Timers Loved It
Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2014
<p> Family of 5 enjoyed Eastern Caribbean 7-day on Allure of the Seas. Friendly staff, much to do (and eat), nice all around experience for rookies! </p>
Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2014
The ship was great and so was all the service.
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2014
The best ship ever created.
Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2014
Ship was easy to get around and lots of amenities
Large, georgeous floating 5 star hotel
Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2014
Everything about the Allure, from facilities to decorations was spectacular
Expert friendly service
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2014
Wonderful professional service!!! The specialty Resturant are excellent, especially 150 central !!!! Love the food and the service!!! Room attendant is nice and professional!!!!
Travel Advisor: Teresa Ho
By: Melissa J
Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2015
Allure is a wonderful ship with plenty to do. However, I like Freedom class more. We travel during the Holiday season and the Allure was too big during this time of year.
Travel Advisor: Kym Harrell
Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2015
We had a wonderful week on the ship. The stateroom was very comfortable and our attendant was excellent.. The restaurant and especially our waiter and his assistant were also excellent. I have been on many cruises but this ship was the easiest to get around. Everything was great. Of the shore excursions we took, the one in Cozumel that brought us to the Mayan village and the seaside with Alan as our guide was the best.
Perfection in every way
Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2015
She was a pleasure to work with and exceeded are expectations in every way. I would use her again in a heart beat
Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2015
Ship is beautiful, shows were great, food was not great.
A full family experience
By: Goldy girl
Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2015
Kids will go crazy with excitement, they won't know what to do first, sorry parents but they'll want to be with the other children at their special "club" giving you time to enjoy the pool, the bars and the shows. Deck 4 is filled with different veues for each of the shows so board , some include children some do not. The Agua show at the "Boardwalk"is fun for all. The parade s in the Promanade is greatl fun for all. The casino is for those not faint of heart as is the zip line. The staff is great and seem truley happy to be there and serve you. The only warning I have is if you are a couple be aware of vacation weeks as the shipped is mostly filled to capacity with lots and lots of family's with younger children
Travel Advisor: Michelle Bemis
Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2015
Had a great time. When we got on the ship it was like going to the mall. It was amazing. The service, the crew , especially in My Time dinning, was the best 10+.
Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2015
Thanks a lot for the recommendation of this cruise and the corresponding excursions! We enjoyed that trip very much and we had a great time in the caribbean sea. It was perfectly organized and planned!
Travel Advisor: Craig Mungary
Great ship, friendly service, so much fun!
Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2015
This ship has so much! Great dining options, lots of activities, amazing staff everywhere to help. Excellent shows, amazing staterooms, fun excursions, dancing. Great gym, massage/spa clinic, the list goes on and on. Our first cruise, and definitely great memories!
Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015
We loved the ship and the food was great.
Travel Advisor: KC Baldadian
Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2015
This was my second time out on the Allure, and I have also been out on the Oasis. The food was by far very much improved over my family's 2012 trip on the Oasis. My only comment is that breakfast in the windjammer is a little too repetitive--and would have loved a few different choices (breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, etc.). The ship was clean and all service personnel were fantastic!!! Really an excellent cruise experience.
Had a Great Trip
Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2015
We had a fantastic time on the Allure of the Seas. We never wondered what to do or where to eat. All of the food was amazing and there was always something fun happening. We brought our 19 year old daughter and her friend with us and they also had a great time. By the end of the trip, they had met about 20 new friends from all over the world. I think that this ship would be fun for anyone with or without children of any age.
Travel Advisor: Cheryl Everhart
Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2015
The Allure was a fantastic ship. So much to offer. Excellent food and service. Would do it all over again.
Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015
We love cruising with Royal Cariibbean, and especially loved the Allure. Every experience was positive.
Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2015
Second time on the Allure of the Seas and love all what the ship has to offer. Everyone friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor: North Munro
By: Dale and Theresa
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015
We had never taken a cruise before and were so impressed with the ship and its employees. Everyone was so friendly and nice. Our rooms were great, beds were comfortable and there was plenty to do on the ship. I can't imagine a better way to visit three countries in 7 days! We were worried about getting off and on the ship everyday with 5,000 other people, but Royal Caribbean made the entire process very easy.
Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2015
Overall a very enjoyable cruise. The facilities onboard were excellent. The crew were very friendly and efficient. One negative was Royal's policy to charge for every small item. This included popcorn for the kids, and soft drinks, etc. I thought the charge for bottles of water were excessive ($2.95 for 500ml) The beverage package prices were also excessive.
Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2015
Great ship with all of its amenities.
Travel Advisor: Christine Kennedy
Pleased every generation!
Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2015
These two ships (the Oasis is the sister ship) are the ultimate in catering to almost every sort of traveler (except for the ones looking for total quiet). There is so much to do that you need to skip port days and just stay on the ship to sample everything they have. We had a great time, loved the food, the shows, the service.
Travel Advisor: Linda Allen-Speer
They forgot about Family and discriminated against Diamond Loyalty member
By: Not happy with RCCL
Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2015
RCCL has abandoned common sense and discriminates against families that are diamond selectively but breaks the same rules for their new suit guests. Not nice guys
Wonderful service all around.
Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2016
Everyone was gracious and helpful during our cruise. Couldn't ask for anything better!
Very friendly service
Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2016
We have cruised on the Allure of the Seas two and three times respectively. Each experience has been different. The service on our latest cruise was great. Our stateroom attendant, Mariela was very attentive and extremely personable. The food on some nights was very good, but some nights just so so. One thing to add, we were disappointed with the lack of nights you could see Mama Mia, three to be exact and that included one showing at 5pm on a port day. There was a large group of people involved in Kosherica, which we were unaware of until we boarded the ship. I give a lot of credit to the employees in all departments for their effort to accommodate any special request/needs by those involved in Kosherica. Additionally, I was somewhat bewildered by some people participating in Kosherica complaining about service.. There was an extended delay with disembarkation, to which we were only told there was an issue in the terminal.
By: Bill & Mary Beth
Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016
We had a wonderful time. Mama Mia was outstanding. We went to see it twice. Already booked another cruise for next year. Will stop in to get you caught up with the info.
Travel Advisor: Carlo Hilliard
Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2016
Food service was poor, service in dining room Was very slow. Buffet was always running out of Food, taking as long as 30 mins to get replacement. Shows and entertainment was great.
Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2016
The Allure was fantastic!!!
Travel Advisor: Bridgett Quinn
Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2016
Very pleasantly surprised by how great the ship was!
Travel Advisor: Ann Caraway
Reviewed on: 22 May 2016
A beautiful ship and a great adventure. Our group of thirteen had a great time and found something to do every minute.
By: Ms. B
Reviewed on: 25 May 2016
This boat is Huge!!! So much to do and so many people willing to help. Our stateroom attendant was amazing!!! Boris knew our names right away and always greeted us by them. He was friendly and always asked us if we needed anything. He seemed to really enjoy his job and did it well. Our food service during dinner was great as well. They were always asking how we were. They were all very friendly and were always checking on us. Overall the staff were great. We only found two people on the ship who were not very friendly an didn't seem happy working there by the comments they made but you can't expect everyone to be happy I guess. I do have to say that they had a prohibition night event that you had to pay for to attend. DON'T do it. It was not a good experience and defiantly not worth you paying for.
Reviewed on: 22 May 2016
Everything was arranged satisfactorily. We appreciate your people's great help.
Travel Advisor: Jay Johnson
Reviewed on: 21 May 2016
On the last day of disembarkation, it was hard for the person over 80 years old to stand in the line for over one hour to go through the immigration.
Travel Advisor: Leah Bergner
A great time!
By: CAJ and MBJ
Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2016
Highly recommended for families with multi-generational needs.
Travel Advisor: Malaka Hilton
Nice ship but too big for us
Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2016
This ship has all the amenities you could want, only we found it too big with too many people on board. Not that I don't recommend it, but I wouldn't recommend it for people who don't like crowds.
Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2016
We loved Royal Caribbean! First time on a family cruise and it couldn't have been more enjoyable! Well done Royal Caribbean! Clean, friendly, fun, professional and upscale! Special memories made as a family! Fun times with so many activities included in the price of the cruise. We went ice skating, rock climbing, surfing, zip lining and played soccer, volleyball and basketball. The shows were outstanding too!
Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2016
Ship was in poor condition. Food was good. Service was good. Not enough Cigar smoking area, smokers could smoke in the casinos but cigar smokers could not. Cigars smokers could only smoke on deck 15 by the pool area, which was always full. Bar at this location may or may not be open. Wait staff at this location was spotty at best after 5 p.m none after 7. Reservations for shows were good but too many were able to save large number of seats. A need for the no saving of seats need to be played multiple times during the first 30 minutes of reserved seating. To many extra pay restaurants and activities (after 12 p.m. room service). NO LAUNDROMAT HOW STUPID IS THIS.
Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2016
All crew members we interacted with do their jobs very well. Happy with ship and crew. So happy with Royal I am going on the Oasis again Oct. 22th.
The best service
Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2016
Staying in the crown loft suite was the best decision we made especially since we were traveling with small children and needed room to relax while the kids were alseep. The suite was fabulous. Two floors, two bathrooms and the best suite attendants we have had while on vacation. The attendants modified their cleaning scheduled to fit our family schedule. They also got to know our children and left special treasures for them to find before bedtime. They even gifted my son with a birthday cupcake and sang happy birthday to him on our last night. Our suite attendants also gave the best advise about what activities were good for our family and which ones we probably wouldn't enjoy with kids. The suite lounge and costal kitchen were great. The staff also accommodated our family needs. They quickly learned our names and that we liked to have appetizers brought to keep the kids busy at the table. I personally loved the atmosphere of the Costal Kitchen and the wonderful view.
Travel Advisor: Candace Dupps
Excellent, friendly service
By: Fay N
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2016
Jennifer was the BEST. She did an excellent job as arranging our Royal Caribbean International - Eastern Caribbean Cruise. We were a group of 18, celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you Jennifer.
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Kozlow
Our first cruise
By: B & D
Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2016
Travel Advisor: Rhonda Tobiasz
By: RC Cruiser
Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2017
Food, service, shows, activities were amazing. The entertainment catered to everyone's taste. The ship is unbelievable with lots to see and different things to do every night, the only negative was the weather in the Western Carribean - which Royal Carribean had no control over. Well done Allure of the Seas - we will be back.
Allure Cruise 2017
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017
Great. We have sailed on the Oasis before so know what sort of features and amenities the Allure would offer. The service on the ship was efficient and well run, the staff were for the most part friendly and some attendents even went above and beyond. One of the negatives we experienced were dirty (salty) windows and balcony glass when we started the cruise, which spoiled the view somewhat. Everyone was told that these would be cleaned at one of the stops on the cruise, but this never happened. Another negative we experienced was poor communication regarding Royal Carribbean transfers from the ship to the airport at the end of the cruise. We were given different times by different guest services staff, and spent a lot of time sitting on the bus waiting to go. The Air Transat transfer service, which we used on the previous occassion, was much better.
Travel Advisor: Lori Joksimovic
Crowds yes, comfort no
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017
Experts would no doubt call the Allure of the Seas an engineering marvel - truly it makes a favorable first impression. But once the traveler sets sail the cruise becomes a test of patience in crowd management. Lines are too long. Staff are focused on their rules (a party of three is only allowed three towels in the poolside area - not four); the receptionists in the high end optional restaurant unwilling to seat a party of three...in an otherwise empty restaurant...and very snippy about it...examples go on and on for this mass market vanilla experience. On the other hand the private dining room for suite passengers was outstanding in every way - the staff warm, creative and courteous - the food excellent. Royal Caribbean is not for passengers who have gotten used to a higher standard of service on other lines, nor is it for people who don't enjoy long lines and snappy staff.
The Allure is a great ship for families.
Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017
Lots to do for families with children or grandchildren!
Travel Advisor: Gae Kravit
Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2017
It was hectic becase they did not put my group of rooms together.
Allure of Seas
Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2017
Activities were great. Food was not great but the specialty restaurants were very good Camp for kids was superb and staff was highly qualified.
Travel Advisor: Meredith Broder
By: julie kutsner
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017
Ship was huge and we had a great time onboard. Lots to do.
Travel Advisor: Debbie Aras
Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017
The ship was beautiful, lots to do and it did not feel crowded at all. We didn't wait for very many activities and if we did wait it wasn't long at all. The rooms were smaller than most others we have been on. The kids program was not very good, my son usually loves the kids program and can't wait to go but this time he didn't want to go. Food was ok not a lot of different selections in the main buffet area same food every day mostly.
Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2017
Wonderful and relaxing. Great service. The kids had plenty to keep them busy. A great family vacation.
Travel Advisor: Cindy Turner
Allure of the Sea
Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017
Allure of the Sea is a massive boat with lots of people. Once we figured out our families routine, we did not want the trip to end. The seven boys with us from ages 7 - 13 found plenty to keep them occupied. I think the next cruise we will do will have more slides for the boys. All the shows were amazing.
Travel Advisor: Martha King and Susan Whitson - King and Whitson Travel
Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2017
Love RC. Clean and lots of amenities. They really pack the people in so crowds and lines can be an issue.
Travel Advisor: Dyane Shanahan
Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017
Fabulous! It was amazing
Travel Advisor: Marianne Kochanek
Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017
unbelievable, a dream voyage
Travel Advisor: Anna Chernin
Big ship, big fun
Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017
It can be a little overwhelming for old folks like us. However, this was a trip with family, including kids. There is something to do for everyone. The various shows were all very good. Food was good and crew very attentive. It can get a little crowded, but we expected that.
Travel Advisor: Sharon Whiting
Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017
This ship is amazing! Every amenity you can think of is available. We enjoyed many of the restaurants on board the ship. A special thanks to the staff at Vintages...you guys are the best!!! Also, Giovanni's and Chops were both excellent. Good job Royal Caribbean!
By: Dan and Mary Rita Bisig
Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2017
Fantastic. All that we were told and even more. The staff was friendly and courteous. there was a variety of food in the Windjammer. However, several people in our group commented that the food was cold. The warmers did not keep the food warm. Food elsewhere on the ship was great and warm. The ship was spotless and you always saw crewmembers working to keep it that way.
Travel Advisor: Sandy Walt
Allure of the seas
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017
Great ship! 12 and 14 yr old kids loved it as well
Travel Advisor: Bill Beckett
Rough start but it got better
Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017
It had been a while since we cruised and we don't remember having such long lines in the past. Once we made it through the lines, we were excited once we were onboard the ship; however, when we got to our room, it was dirty! We called housekeeping and they sent the housekeeping supervisor right away. She sincerely apologized and sent a cleaning crew right away to detail our room. She made sure our room received the attention it needed throughout our cruise. The couch and carpet could have been a little cleaner; however, I did not walk on the carpet the entire time I was there unless I had my slippers on. Overall, my family enjoyed the entertainment and the food was good. My 8 year old daughter had a blast!
Travel Advisor: Annette Early
review of rcl's allure of the sea
Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017
there was something for everyone--the food was much improved--the staff more than willing to help you in every way. The shows were firsy class--we were very pleased.
Travel Advisor: Amy Paderewski
Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017
If you are looking for a big ship this could be the one for you. Considering there were 6300 passengers, I was amazed at how well RCCL moved them around the ship. It was never that crowded except in the Windjammer or the buffet dining. It was constantly packed with a long waiting line to get in. Throughout the ship, the crew was very friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor: Carol Terhune
One in a million!
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017
We were blown away by this ship and the service we received
Travel Advisor: Amy Metzger
Terrible customer service
Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017
We didn't go. Cruise line changed every port due to hurricanes and would not give us a credit. We will never take a royal Caribbean cruise again.
Cruising with Allure
Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017
Large ship with lots of activities
Travel Advisor: Jeremy Hall
Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017
excellent glad we were in a suite
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017
The shows were wonderful not the first time on this ship. Crew and staff were friendly and polite. Ports were also nice. Ship was clean. Specialty dining had great food. The negative aspect was the my time dining room when seated rolls came to dinner table cold and had to ask each time to heat. Most of foods that should have been hot were warm or room temperature. Breakfast buffet also had items that were room temp and not hot.
Just a little too big
Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017
We love Royal Caribbean however the Allure was just a bit too big. There was about 6000 guests and 2800 staff. We had to wait in line a lot more than just one class smaller. Plus it appeared the staff were over worked. We have more cruises booked and can't wait for our next one on adventure of the seas.
Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2017
We had a fantastic time!
Travel Advisor: Eve Kilpatrick
Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017
Very nice. The ship was wonderful and the shows were very good. The Solarium area was perfect for relaxing and enjoying the days at sea. Some of the common areas need a redo but overall we enjoyed it.
Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017
The cruise was like being on a floating city. Very smooth too. Our rooms were spacious and clean. The service was good and the food was also good.
Travel Advisor: Wanda Pedersen
Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2017
Suite was great. Staff A++++
Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2017
Allure of the seas ratings (16th cruise me/14 Cindy) Most important thing of all: Be sure to tell your guests that each room has a switch marked MASTER – that cuts all the lights off with a single switch. Do NOT USE this switch lightly – it also cuts off your air conditioning!@! OMG I almost died of heat the final night – I was pissed. Positives: • Had the inexpensive inside room package and the room was MUCH bigger than even balcony rooms on the same cruise line but older boats. o Room even had a couch that would comfortably seat 2 and I weigh 365 o Couch was comfortable to nap on (albeit vertically – lol) o Tons of storage for 2 people o Bed high enough off ground to store suitcases under bed • OMG the ZOOM internet is MUCH MUCH better than previous boats o Cost nearly 400 for week (for 3 devices) but well worth the price – especially if you have business to attend to – you can get the computer on, emails handled, and off and back to cruise fast
Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018
we had a great time
Travel Advisor: Cristina Buaas
Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2018
Definitely would recommend for families. There was so much to do for the children that they were not bored. The ship is definitely geared for children.
Travel Advisor: Ellen Cohen
Something for Everyone on This Giant Ship!
By: Travel Happy
Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018
My husband and I had previously traveled on the Allure...and we knew we needed to return with our entire family! Our 4 young-adult children loved all there was to do, see, eat, and drink! Plus, we went to places they had not traveled to before...such as Haiti. A great ship and a great trip!
Travel Advisor: Lena Brown
New Years cruise
Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018
Great great ship for families. Large ship, but did not feel crowded and did not experience many large cues. Food and service was good.
Amazing Mega Ship
By: Amos Tin
Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018
A ship provides fun and events for family and people of all ages. Though there are over 6,000 guests on board, you still can find space for anyone, activities suit your preference, foods to your liking and destinations of interest. Services on board were amazing.
Beautiful ship for families
Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018
Too many kids. Excellent for families Not so much for mature couples Will stick with smaller ships in future
Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2018
Nice ship and a lot of activities. To many activities that require extra fees
Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018
week long senen day trip
Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018
Wonderful ,ship was clean, everyone was helpful and friendly.
Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018
I enjoyed being on the Allure. I like the big ships because there is more to do on board than on the smaller ships.
Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018
The ship was a bit too big for me and there were too many people to deal with. however, the ship is beautiful and has something for everyone.
Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2018
Ship was beautiful and very clean. Staff was excellent. Shows were first rate. There's something to do for everyone.
Allure of The Seas
Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018
As I first time cruiser, I enjoyed my time on the Allure of the Seas. There is definitely plenty to do on board. We ate at the Wind Jammer restaurant only once as it was too much like a high school cafeteria for my liking. The rest of our meals were at the American Icon Grill. There was a good selection of food and it was always fresh and delicious. I did find all the 'money grabs' on board a bit much and they are definitely using some hard sales tactics. For example, they will tell you you are getting a great deal on a watch at 75% off the retail price, but a quick internet search will tell you that there is no deal to be had. The other issue, is the same as at any resort and it's the issue of people saving lounge chairs and never sitting on them. Everyone would always have a seat if people wouldn't save chairs. They should have staff remove things from chairs after 1/2 hour. People will be mad the first time this happens, but once they know the rules it will be better for everyone.
Travel Advisor: Jane Hart
Truly amazing experience
By: Arbore Family
Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018
This was our 1st family cruise and will not be our last!! The ship was Extremely clean, updated and family friendly!! Our waiters Provesh & Darrin we’re not only accommodating but so professional and made something as simple as dinner a truly exceptional and memorable experience!!!
Travel Advisor: Trisha Iannazzi
Trip on April 15
Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2018
All was very good accept experience playing Bingo for a Cruise. In short had all the correct numbers and had to play a "Bingo Off" as another passenger also had the correct numbers. After to extra numbers were drawn the other passenger had the second number. At that time all attention went to the winner and I was treated as though was not there. There was no offer of a hat, tee shirt, nothing. Just get out of the way. How can they treat someone as though they were not there but take their money to play the game, have met the first requirement to win and then ignore them.
Travel Advisor: Kim Schneider
Reviewed on: 14 May 2018
This was our second time on this ship. This time the food was so much better. But even more important the service and crew were exceptional. More than friendly and helpful but so very excellent .
Travel Advisor: Susan Salk
If you like big ships and lots of choices, this is the cruise for you
By: Pat D
Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018
Just the way I envisioned and hoped. Service, food and variety of activities and restaurants were plentiful. Room attendant, dining room staff, and all service employees could have been more attentive. Especially like Diamond Lounge prior to dinner each night. Could not have been more accommodating and attentive.
Happy Anniversary Cruise #7
Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2018
Not long enough! Love this ship … our favorite of this class.
Travel Advisor: Bea Clagg
a well planned trip
Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018
we were amazed at the size of the ship and the number of passengers, which really wasn't a factor except for the first day when everyone was boarding at the same time.
Travel Advisor: Liz Nixon
Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2018
Es mi cuarta ves es Allure of the seas , y no cambio este tipo de barco ....
Travel Advisor: Susana Di Catarina
Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2018
I would recommend the ship. Our room attendant & dining room staff did a great job. One thing not really happy with, was that our party of 9 had reserved dining and were put in a round table for 8. We added a chair, so although a little crowded, it worked. It had a lot of activities and it was very easy to find our way to everything we wanted. (&back "home" to our cabin). We have gone on another cruise line that was very confusing to find our cabin, so this was a nice difference. We were a little disappointed in the whole Dreamworks part of the cruise. Most of our party did not feel it was as kid friendly as we expected. Of course, our grandkids were a little younger (ages 7-11). They were not able to do the wave rider, zip line, etc. Also, I was a little taken aback by how rude people were when we were playing miniature golf. The kid zone was Ok for 2 of the kids, but the other 2 refused to go back after the first time there. They all loved the Trolls party after the photo safari
Travel Advisor: Kim Staker
Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2018
Great enjoyed every moment especially the shows and the ambiance. All employees ensured that the ship was clean I admired that people were generally friendly felt safe at all times. Also enjoyed the daytime activities in the different areas. Kudos to the cruise director and everyone who made my stay enjoyable even the room attendant who was super friendly and always had a smile. Thanks.
Royal Caribbean the Best cruise line ever
Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018
Service, Staff, Food, Ports of calls, Cruise ship decor and cleanliness, ALL excellent
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018
This ship was the second largest in the world at the time of cruising, and bigger was definitely better. The staff, food, and overall experience was amazing. My 5 year old daughter LOVED the Kid's Club - she preferred to be with them when given the option vs. her family! The science experiments, the dinner experience, the arts and crafts, and kids movies - She LOVED IT! Thank you!
Travel Advisor: Josh King
Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018
We enjoyed good service from always pleasant crew.
Travel Advisor: Patti Olshen
Would do it all over again...
Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2018
This is my third time traveling on the Allure but not my last. Everyone was so attentive to our needs it made the vacation a great one. The best person on the cruise was the wait staff for My Time Dining. Raj and Ajay were very professional and absolutely the best I have seen so far (and I am a Diamond member).
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2018
Allure of the Seas is such a large ship with so many activities and interests for all ages. The ship was so clean and the staff very attentive.
My First Cruise
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018
Allure of the Seas was nothing short of amazing!! Great food and so many places to choose from. The staff was phenomenal and very helpful. Top notch shows every night and always something to do. I will definitely be cruising on Royal Caribbean again!
By: Mrs. D.
Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019
staff was very friendly and helpful everything was very clean food was fantastic and plentiful
Travel Advisor: Lorrie Dirksen
Allure of the Seas March Break
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2019
We had a great time on the Allure of the Seas. We loved all the variety of activities available for all family members. The food was excellent in the Windjammer, American Icon and Chops Grille. Our only regret eating in the American Icon and with not having reservations we did not get the same waitress each night. The evening shows were top quality entertainment but make sure you try to book before you go aboard as you don't want to miss out. I would definately book this ship again.
Travel Advisor: Corry Ticknor
Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2019
We love the large ships and all it has to offer
Travel Advisor: Mark Sherman
Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019
As always it was exciting, Except for all the children, The noise level was bad especially in the dinning room at dinner time. , we shall try to schedule our next cruse for seniors.
Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019
Very good. Staff was excellent, as was food & overall ship appearance.
Travel Advisor: Paula Iwanski
Pluses and Minuses
Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2019
Food and service was great. Not happy with on board communication systems
Travel Advisor: Meg Harrison
Reviewed on: 02 May 2019
Relaxing and a great get away for our vacation The Oasis Class was a nice ship
Travel Advisor: Kim Holland
Royal Caribbean Spring Break
By: Monique Tinnell
Reviewed on: 19 May 2019
We traveled on Royal’s Allure of the Seas for a 7 day 7 night cruise to the Western Caribbean. This was our first cruise experience and we were unsure if we would like the cruIse experience. Boy did we! What a no-brained easy vacation. This ship was amazing! Clean and fresh- not overcrowded despite the large capacity. Our room was a top floor mid-ship outward facing balcony (smaller stateroom) and we couldn’t be more pleased. My husband and two daughters (8 & 11) loved it! The food was delicious , our excursions were well planned, and our memories are amazing. I highly recommend having Judy Miron at Martin Travel book your next vacation.
Travel Advisor: Judy Miron
Allure of the Seas
Reviewed on: 19 May 2019
My family's second time on Allure and it was another amazing vacation! We would do it again!
Reviewed on: 23 May 2019
Not recommended for seniors or handicapped
Reviewed on: 19 May 2019
Allure of the sea was a nice ship as it was my 1st time on a cruise! They had a lot of activities for children and adults which was nice! They had multiple pools so it never felt over crowed. The only thing I wish they had were water slides. There is just so much pool time a person can take on a 7 day cruise and 3 days at sea! The specialty restaurants were the absolute best!!!! I would definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again but not with Allure. I felt it was more suited for older people, and families with younger children.
Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019
Very nice ship, considering the number of people on the ship it did not fell to crowded. Service was exceptional, and everyone was very attentive and helpful The only, not so pleasant experience, was my spa visit. I felt it was more about selling me something more that a treatment itself
Travel Advisor: Natalia Weidner
Wheels and Waves 2019
Reviewed on: 26 May 2019
Our group of 14 had a wonderful time on the Allure of the Seas. The group had 4 wheelchair users and we found the ship to be accessible and the staff to be accommodating and helpful. The Allure of Seas is a large ship with a lot of cruisers but most of the time you couldn't tell that there were so many people on the ship. The adults only section is always a nice perk as it is a little calmer. Additionally, the balcony views are amazing on the 6th floor!
Travel Advisor: James Abel
Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019
The Allure is really like a wonderland. The ship fulfills your every fantasy. The entertainment is the best we have encountered afloat. The food is good in the main dinning rooms and available at other locations. Staff is well trained,helpful, and very friendly. Be aware that the ship is LARGE. You will have to walk long halls to go anywear at all.
Travel Advisor: Joann Mason
By: Linda Gilgren
Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2019
We were a group of 9, ages from 3 to 72. Everyone had a fabulous time! The kids programs for ages 3, 6 and 12 were really wonderful. The food was some of best we've had (we've sailed on Norwegian, Princess, Carnival, Disney, and Royal Caribbean). The entertainment was amazing and we went to all the shows! We had a balcony cabin and the cabin steward was great. We didn't do any excursions through Royal Caribbean and did our own thing in ports. Really the only thing I can criticize is all the upselling and charges on this ship. Charging for popcorn, really?? Also, the drinks were crazy expensive.
Travel Advisor: Rachelle Sherman
By: Billy B
Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2019
The ship is very large but is layed out well for traveling with children an grand children. Get a scooter and you will enjoy the ship. Handicap room was good, with plenty of space. Hospital style bed would have been a nice add.
Travel Advisor: Krista Wissinger
Honeymoon / Years of Service Trip.
Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2019
The cruise was amazing. My wife and I had a blast. there was so much too do and we were never bored. The staff was amazing. Our dining room staff Sing and Rodrigo were phenomenal. As soon as we sat down they were right with us and making sure we satisfied. The food was amazing. I was never disappointed. Our room attendant was fantastic. Darion always took care of our room and we never had to worry about anything. We had a couple issues with our room and he took care of them right away. Only down side was they stated the hot tubs were open 24/7 but after 7pm there were only 4 hot tubs that weren't closed off and they were always packed. All in all the cruise was amazing. Would definitely do the cruise again and would recommend it to friends and family.
Excellent Boat with lots to do
Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2019
Excellent service, but I'd expect that from RC. They are a premier cruise line. The boat was clean, food and service was exceptional. The shows were even better than I remember from 10 years ago when I last cruised.
Travel Advisor: Carrie Biro
By: Jackie G
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019
This was one of the nicest ships we have been on. Despite its size, it never felt crowded; we could always find lounge chairs at or near the pools: never had to wait for a drink at the bars and always found something new every time we turned th corner. We did My Time Dining and had the most excellent waitstaff. Would highly recommend this ship to anyone.
Travel Advisor: Cindy Myers
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2019
We booked our 1st family cruise with Kara and it was awesome! Kara took the time to answer our questions and concerns. I also love that she was in contact with us several times before we set to sale. I can't wait to book my next vacation with Kara.
Travel Advisor: Kara Duncan
Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2019
Beautiful ship, Great service and food. There were way too many people. We couldn't get in the pools on sea days. The lines at the Windjammer for a table were long. Long waits for elevators. I booked 2 interior cabins at the same price. Cabin #10679 was very tiny...much smaller than the other one. Don't understand that. I will be looking for a different ship in the next 6 months.
Too big for crew to keep up during peak season
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019
Overall, this was a good cruise. The staff is beyond compare. Unfortunately, there were enough little things that didn't work or were constantly breaking, that we experience daily frustrations over things we should have been able to count on. There were constantly lines for everything, no matter when we went. It just seemed like there were too many people for the crew to keep up with keeping things full and in service. We would not cruise on this ship again, and will probably not cruise RC during peak season again either, though we'd concider a shorter off-season cruise with RC for an adults-only trip.
Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2019
We live this ship. Our third time on it Staff was super friendly this trip. Sorry our labadee trip was cancelled due to a medical emergency and had to go back to San Juan We had been before so not a very big deal. Maybe be the large cruise ships need a mini hospital on board as we heard the cruise before us had two medic vacs and three that had to go to key west.
Travel Advisor: Diana Traficante
Fathers day and birthday cruise
Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2019
We love this ship this is our second time on it. May do it one more time before we do another RCCL ship
Travel Advisor: Andrea Kurschinski
Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019
The Allure was truly very impressive, food was incredible, entertainment was above our expectations and overall we had a great week on the Allure.
Travel Advisor: Tammy Jones-Deem
By: Brian C
Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019
There is only one way to do this cruise ship... staying in Royal Suite Class! We stayed in a Crown Loft Suite on the 17th deck. It's located in a quiet, private area only for suite guests. There is a private dining area (The Coastal Kitchen), and a concierge lounge open 24/7, and 11:00 am - 11:00 pm with a (limited) open bar and all sorts of snacks. Along with this class of suites comes assistance from the concierge, stellar room attendants, free room service, reserved seating for all the shows (so you don't have to wait in line), and so many other things. Again, for the money, there is NO other way to sail! The ship is GRAND! So much to do! Specialty dining is exquisite, in particular 150 Central Park! So many activities! If you are a couple, you will love it. If you are a family, you will love it! If you are single, you will love it! Sail this ship, or any of the Oasis Class Ships!
Travel Advisor: Tara Hyland
Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2019
It was nice , wish there were a little more for 10 to 12 years old .
Travel Advisor: Isabelle Toulouse
Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2019
The cruise was wonderful and relaxing!
Travel Advisor: Jamal Guiden
Robinson Cruise 2019
Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2019
The ship was amazing. We had a great time!
Travel Advisor: Spencer Shumaker
Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2019
One of the best ships around. Our family had an amazing experience.
A little slice of heaven...
Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019
From the moment we set foot on the Allure we were treated like royalty. The quality of the service, food and entertainment was exceptional.
luv to cruise
By: luv to cruise
Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019
THis was my first cruise on the Allure. I cruised on the Oasis in 2012 and had an amazing vacation. The Allure was even better. The staff is super friendly tending to your every need. The ship is clean and beautiful.
Allure of the Seas
Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019
We enjoyed the ship, Allure of the Seas, Our balcony stateroom was nicely furnished and planned. The crew was very pleasant and polite. The shows were excellent and shipboard activities were almost unlimited. We wish dance venues and events were available a little earlier in the evening. Also, we missed entertainment by classical musicians, which we have found on other RCL and Celebrity cruises.
Repeat Allure cruise.
Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019
We picked Allure because we had sailed on her before. Also she had the itinerary we liked. There is so much to do or not do depending on your mood. Will definitely pick Allure in the future.
Allure is the best
Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019
I have cruised on the Allure 3 times now. I went back to it after cruising on the Harmony. I liked the customer service all over the ship.
Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019
The ship had activities for everyone young and old , loved all the shows & the service was top notch
Travel Advisor: Andrea Samson
Allure of the Seas
By: Lynn Jones
Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2019
The ship is amazing! The food was wonderful and all the shows we thoroughly enjoyed. Our cabin steward and staff in the Main Dining room were all fantastic. We had an outside room with a balcony and it was spacious and comfortable! Midweek we even booked another cruise with them for next year!
By: Ronnie group
Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2019
This was a very nice trip. We had a few adjustments due to the weather, but all in all the trip was very nice. The cruise entertainment staff was great and kept us all busy. Jimmy and Kim was great.
Travel Advisor: Stephanie Petros
By: MN Millers
Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2019
What can I say, the Cruise ship was beautiful with a lot of luxuries. The food was awesome and the staff on board were always polite and helpful. It was great to be able to relax and not worry about anything other than which restaurant out of many to get our next meal!!
Travel Advisor: Lexi Yost
Great for families
Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2020
It is a super ship for families. There are activities for all ages & that is great. We had a wonderful celebration. Good food, great staff & nice amenities.
Travel Advisor: Robert Merlin
Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2020
Perfect ship for those cruising with children/teens.
Travel Advisor: Celia Nishimura
Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020
Loved my time on this ship - Allure of the Seas. Our vacation was over the 2019 Holidays. The ship was decorated beautifully! The shows were amazing. We even sang Christmas carols with the cast of Mama Mia on Christmas Eve, Santa came with a gift to all kids under the age of 17, Xmas day beautiful! Food was superb, wait staff can’t be topped, and the ship was super clean! Just had so much fun! I’ll be back!
By: Cruising girl
Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020
The Allure is a great ship with something for everyone. It is having a multi-million dollar makeover in March 2020 so I expect it will be even more amazing with slides and other additions. From Star Bucks to full-size basketball, volleyball courts, and pickle ball courts; from water shows to an ice rink to broadway shows, bars and excellent restaurants and staff, it was a great week.
Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2020
An extraordinary experience on the largest ship in the world. Never felt crowded with 5500 passengers. On departure from the ship, it took 9 MINUTES!!! Incredible logistics. Highly recommend it.