These are a few of our favorite things...(about the Allure of the Seas)
It is certainly a megaship, but the activities available to passengers are fantastic - you can easily mix relaxation and fun. It was the perfect ship for Rick and our friend who traveled with us...they can't sit still except to eat dinner!
The service was great, and the food was exceptionally delicious. We tried the four speciality dinner package ($100 per person) and it was so worth the money. One of the restaurants in the package, 150 Central Park (which was sooooo good) is normally $45 per person, so the value is there.
Our favorite activities while on this vacation...
We enjoyed EVERYTHING on this ship! We did a little relaxing. Everyone thought the nightly entertainment was spectacular. The Broadway show Mama Mia! was really well-done. The water show, OceanAria was great. One of the headliners for the cruise was an acapella group called NotABoyBand.com and their performance was incredible. The ship is spectacular - there is no other word to describe it.
Our friends who sailed with us were in awe of everything around each corner.
We have been to the Eastern Caribbean numerous times - we just wanted to experience ths ship and all of her wonder. The SHIP was our favorite port!
Most memorable moment / adventure:
We watched our husbands, both in their 60s, take on the challenge of the FlowRider and do well. Seeing the ship through our friends' eyes was very memorable too - they were just so amazed at the Allure of the Seas!
Our tips for travelers...
We really love the Boardwalk Balcony staterooms - you can see the activity on the Boardwalk below (including the show in the Aquatheater if your stateroom is towards the aft) see the sea behind you, and it was still quiet when you closed your sliding door.
Lunch time at the Windjammer Buffet is a mad house. We decided to try the other lunch alternatives such as the Park Cafe located in Central Park. Salads are made to order, panini sandwiches are served, and there is no extra charge unless you order a speciality coffee. The Wipeout Cafe is located on deck 15 by the sports courts and is a good option if you're up enjoying this part of the ship - it serves hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, nachos, and soft servce ice cream. A smaller, healthier buffet is located in the Solarium adults-only area. In the Boardwalk area, there is a kiosk that serves hot dogs, brats, and chicken sausage. These are all at no extra charge.