11 Sep 2019
Loved every minute of it staff just wonderful our first cruise but not our last
Allure of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean's largest and most innovative ships, is the sister ship of the cruise lines flagship, Oasis of the Seas. At a staggering 222,000 tonnes, and carrying 5,400 guests, she is more than just a cruise ship - Allure of the Seas offers the ultimate resort at sea.
The Oasis class ship offers an incredible experience and from May 2020 her $165-million-dollar renovation will ensure that it is one of the most technologically advanced ships in existence. Royal Caribbean have claimed that this will be a ship renovation like no other: it will be Amplified. This Amplified transformation will boast the fastest internet at sea as well as an impressive line-up of new features which include the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, as well as a glow in the dark laser tag and a lunar landing themed Escape Room. If that’s not enough there’s 4 new restaurants, 5 entertainment venues and 6 new activities for the family to enjoy. It is the second of the Oasis class that has been amplified and it is sure not to disappoint. Along with a range of mouth-watering restaurants and bars and so much more to explore, from the Atlantic City-esque Royal Promenade - complete with carousel - to the zip lines and rock climbing walls. The ship hosts more entertainment then you can imagine possible on a cruise ship.
150 Central Park combines cutting edge cuisine with innovative design. An observation window into the kitchen of this stylish restaurant will give Central Park passers- by the opportunity to watch the executive chef in action. Continuing the tradition, Royal Caribbean’s popular signature steakhouse will offer premium cut, quality meats in an upscale, contemporary setting.
Influenced by the Tuscan countryside, Giovanni’s is a casual new Italian restaurant concept offering toasted herbal breads, pizzas, salads, pastas, Italian sandwiches, braised meat dishes and stews. Rustic with a contemporary flair, dishes are served family style in an indoor and outdoor setting to provide an alfresco experience in Central Park.
Central Park Café is an indoor/outdoor gourmet market with walk-up counters, offering a casual dining choice and providing a high level of variety and flexibility.
Portside BBQ offers the perfect place to rock up and tuck into a menu inspired by barbeque styles including pulled pork, tender slices of brisket and succulent turkey legs.
Sugar Beach will offer more than 220 different types of ice cream and sweets.
El Loco Fresh has all the Mexican favourites like burritos and tacos. Freshly made, fast and wonderfully authentic.
Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade is where you can go to cheer on your home team whilst they play on the big screens and tuck into bar snacks.
Allure of the Seas has the most amazing level of entertainment at sea.
The AquaTheatre Pool largest and deepest freshwater pool at sea at 6.6 metres by 15.7 metres and 5.4 metres deep. The AquaTheatre pool isn't just a pool, it's also home to some of the ship's most impressive shows. Underwater cameras film performers and project images onto two giant LED screens that flank the stage.
Throughout the evening, the AquaTheatre pool comes alive with beautiful choreographed fountain shows, amid hundreds of water nozzles - some with capabilities of shooting water 20 meters high - programmed to music and lights. There are also diving boards and a trapeze, offering a variety of spectacles throughout the week. Allure of the Seas also has a fantastic array of bars and nightlife hotspots which will keep the vibe fresh and as distinct as the cocktails that they serve up. It’s safe to say that there are enough venues to suit every mood or need. Whether you fancy going to an elegant cocktail bar, a karaoke booth, a sports bar or trying out the iconic Bionic Bar: you will never be bored.
The Vitality at Sea Spa offers everything you would expect from a world class cruise line. There is a fantastic array of treatments to enjoy, fabulous facilities and tranquil, child-free surroundings. Enjoy the pool, hot tub and steam rooms, head to the fully functioning gym, or take one of the many classes available onboard.
The breath-taking space of the Boardwalk was inspired by both the seaside piers that dot the coast of England and the nostalgic boardwalks of yesteryear such as Atlantic City. The Boardwalk is a dynamic way to engage in classic fun with a colourful original carousel as well as eateries, retail outlets and carnival games. A one-of-a-kind and first-ever at sea carousel, the centrepiece of Boardwalk, was especially hand-crafted for Royal Caribbean.
To compliment Royal Caribbean's well known climbing walls and WaveRider surf machine, the Oasis class ships has a zip line, the longest slide at sea, Escape Rooms, laser tag and so much more.
The ‘Amped-Up’ hotspots include the Music Hall which takes live music to the next level with its ever changing set lists and cover bands. Make sure to check out the Spotlight Karaoke which has both main stage and private room experiences.
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11 Sep 2019
Loved every minute of it staff just wonderful our first cruise but not our last
01 Sep 2019
Really enjoyed this ship, lots of activities and so well kitted out. Never short of anything, everything in plenty supply. Customer service very good. Only wished they had the water slide on board..but that's another cruise!
10 Nov 2018
Loved every minute of this cruise. The children enjoyed themselves and the ports were great
03 Nov 2018
Excellent ship. Great food. Tours not that good. First and second were both a complete and utter waste of time and money 2nd one was advertised as 4.5 hours with a beach visit only lasted 3hrs with no beach. 3rd tour was however fantastic: "guide" was exceptional and could not do enough to ensure we had a terrific day "GREAT"
11 Oct 2018
Have to keep booking everything, Drinks package too expensive, too much going on, have to be on the ship for at least 2 weeks to enjoy everything without rushing Every night !
27 Sep 2018
Many thanks to iglu for organising our 3 night stay in Miami and cruise around the Caribbean. Excellent service including all the transfers flights hotel and magnificent cruise on the Allure of the seas, all at a reasonable price. Thank you Alan McIntyre Fife, Scotland
09 Sep 2018
Great cruise ! Ship was busy but everything seemed well organised especially the lines for breakfast in the self service area which is often chaotic! The staff were friendly and helpful and must areas clean though some areas were looking a little tired Good itinerary
27 Aug 2018
Probably the best holiday of our lives, everything was so well organised every transfer and excursion was perfect we never waited around once. The Hotel in Ft Lauderdale was fantastic in a great location with rooms over looking the marina. Then when we boarded the ship it just kept getting better. We will definitely be booking another holiday with I glue , 2nd one this year and both were excellent.
30 Nov 2014
Our recent experience with Iglu Cruise was fantastic. Our package consisted of 3 days New York then 7 days cruise on Allure of the seas around Western caribbean. Everything was planned out perfectly. As we left our house all the rest was organised from parking flights transfers hotel and the cruise. Tips and drinks had even been taken care of. We will definitely use iglu cruise again in the future and would love to been kept updated with future deals on Royal Caribbean package cruises.
19 Oct 2013
The bottom line up front, the ship, food, entertainment were great and it was well worth the cost. The ship is every bit as amazing that has been written by others. If however you want a cruise where the attraction is the view of the sea then stay away from any large ship. If you expect or desire to spend a lot of time in your room don't take a cruise because unless you have serious deep pockets, cruise ship rooms are smaller than your typical hotel room. The Allure of the Seas is truly unique with quality and a variety of entertainment. The food is very good and frankly I don't want to know anyone who report to the contrary. You have to be hard to please or a pain in the butt to find the food and service to be anything but very good. The speciality resturants are their if you are so inclined (as they are on many ships) but we always found the main dining room and buffet to be more than acceptable and never saw the need or had the desire to spend the extra money on ship. I do not know how to articulate the features and design of the allure, it is every bit as great as you will read. Regarding the amount of passengers, never once did we feel that was an issue and problem. We had cruised on Adventure of the Seas before the Allure the other mega class ship and again we never found the number on board to be a problem and neither was it on the Allure. The Allure is an all in one resort on sea with food, entertainment, bars, music and everything else to keep you as busy or not as you like. If you are going on a cruise for the islands, go on a smaller ship.Show more
14 Oct 2013
If you have taken a cruise before you know what to expect in a cabin and Royal Caribbean ships, including the Allure are no different with the exception of the bathroom that has a unique circle shower design and door. The diversity and quality of the entertainment is high and the Promenade is fun and unique. The ship is by itself an attraction and worth the price of admission to include the large number of special shops and places to eat (some at your option and expense). I would discount any opinions that complain about the food. While it is possible (I guess) to get one bad meal it is highly unlikely that the food will be anything other than very good. On the mega ship it is all about the ship and not the ports so don't expect to be island hopping. Yes the ship has a lot of passengers but it was never crowded but I guess that is personal opinion. We have been on smaller ships where getting an elevator took some time and on the Allure that will happen after a major show but face it, it's not like you are going anywhere where time is a issue. The entertainment is diverse and superb (and I mean that) and the service is overall commendable. You can spend a lot less money on a cruise and there are other less costly ships and lines out there, if cost is an issue. We could have spent 1/2 as much on another line and did so years ago but we have been thrilled with the service and quality on Royal Caribbean and right now their Oasis class ships are unique and offer high value. Sorry for the length but I am a professional analyst and value objectivity and details.Show more
07 Mar 2013
A very clean and happy ship. Crew exceptional. 8 adults and 2 children had a great time in February 2013. Super holiday.