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Allure of the Seas - A Royal Caribbean Deal!


Allure of the Seas is an Oasis class ship by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.  She was due for a amplification in 2020, but that year was full of surprises so she was never fully updated.  However, we found ourselves still very satisfied without all the shiny new bells and whistles on the ship, and because she is missing some of those newer options, you can often find great deals on sailings on this ship. Let’s walk through what Allure of the Seas has to offer. 

Staterooms 

Your stateroom is your home base for your cruise vacation, so of course you want to make sure it's comfortable for your stay.  While there could have been a few more outlets in our cabin, everything else was just fine and met our needs.  Beds on Royal Caribbean are notoriously hard, but we didn't find them any less comfortable than on the newer ships.  Everything was clean and comfortable and there was plenty of storage for our needs.

Dining

One of my favorite cruise activities is eating of course!  We never found ourselves wanting for food onboard and we were very satisfied with our meals in the buffets, Main Dining Room and specialty restaurants.  We found plenty of variety and couldn't even get to all of the options on our seven night adventure!  For breakfast we liked the atmosphere of the Solarium Bistro or for a quicker breakfast we loved the Park Café selection. Windjammer or Sorrento's were perfect lunch spots depending on the mood we were in.  And the Main Dining Room always had selections that pleased everyone and the specialty dining we enjoyed on this trip wowed us!  Since it is an Oasis Class ship, there are plenty of options to suit every taste, with Sabor and Samba Grill being the more unique specialty restaurants available compared to other ships. Winjammer had great options for vegetarians and vegans as well, and the Main Dining Room had vegetarian and vegan options on the menu every night which were delicious.

On Allure of the Seas you will find the following for complimentary dining:

  • Windjammer Buffet
  • Solarium Bistro
  • Boardwalk Dog House
  • Boardwalk Donuts
  • Main Dining Room (3 levels)
  • Park Cafe
  • Cafe Promenade
  • Sorrento's
  • Wipeout Cafe
  • Exclusive for Suites Guests and Pinnacle Members: Costal Kitchen
Additionally, there are several specialty restaurants available to suit your needs:
  • Giovanni's Table
  • 150 Central Park
  • Chop's Grille
  • Sabor
  • Izumi Hibachi
  • Samba Grill
  • Chef's Table
  • Johnny Rockets
There is also a Starbucks on the Promenade (not included in drink packages) and Vintages Wine Bar in Central Park serves up snacks and apps for a fee. 
Windjammer lunch selections

150 Central Park Dinner
Wipeout Café Lunch

Giovanni's Table Dinner

Solarium Bistro Breakfast

Main Dining Room Lobster

Starbucks
Sorrento's

Bars & Lounges

Grabbing a beverage and relaxing is also a big part of cruising for many, and you won't be left wanting for places to grab a drink on Allure of the Seas.  While there are 19 total bars and lounges here's a list of some of the bars available to everyone while there are a few reserved for suite or loyalty guests.

  • Vintages Wine Bar
  • Blaze
  • Schooners (Piano Bar)
  • Trellis Bar
  • Boleros
  • Rising Tide Bar (rises between decks 5 and 8)
  • Bow And Stern (English Pub)
  • Dazzles
  • Champagne Bar
  • Wipe Out Bar
  • Casino Royale Bar
  • Multiple Outdoor Pool Bars
Activities like trivia or name that tune are often hosted in Schooners or Dazzles, or if you want to dance check out Boleros or Blaze for some music and a dance floor.  Of course, you can hang out on the pool deck and enjoy a frozen beverage from the bar or servers that will come find you!

Cocktails at Schooner

Rising Tide Bar

Pina Colada for the pool
Trivia at Dazzles

Vintages in Central Park

Entertainment

There is so much to see and do on an Oasis Class ship, it's unlikely you'll be able to do it all.  From Broadway-caliber live entertainment, to talented performers on stages big and small, and of course activities like trivia, games and napkin folding, you can do as much or as little as you'd like on this ship!

Live Music in Dazzles
On Air

Headline Performer - Hector is Magic

Ice Games

Mamma Mia

Ocean Aria Water Show

Recreation & Activities

If you like to be active on vacation there is plenty for you to do on this ship!  You can rock climb or ride a carousel at the Boardwalk or even catch a wave on the Flowrider up on the sports deck.  Sports courts are also available and rotate through free play and organized tournaments.  Families can have fun playing some mini golf together or check out the free skate time at the ice rink.  There is also a fantastic gym and a full ship walking and jogging track.  

If you want a little more R&R, check out the Vitality Spa or hang out by the pool.  In addition to hosted activities, there is also a card room and a library for your enjoyment.  

If you're still looking for more to do, why not check out the Casino Royale or the Park West art auctions?

For tots, kids and teens, there are kids clubs where they can hang out and have time to themselves with hosted activities or just private space to hang out with people their own age.  The activities vary by age group but are all organized and supervised by the fantastic Royal Caribbean team.

Rock Climbing Wall

One of the pools

Kid's splash area

Zip Line over Central Park
Card Room

Library

Spa and Fitness Center

Carousel
Slots at the Casino

Art Gallery

Finding small wonders
Here's a few snips of the activities that were available throughout our cruise if you want to see more of what you can expect!
Overall, Allure of the Seas had so much to offer and we had an amazing time as a family on this ship.  Having cruised on several other Royal Caribbean ships, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything by not having an "amplified" ship, there was still plenty to do and we couldn't do it all!  The food was fantastic and the entertainment was top notch.  Our staterooms were comfortable and our stateroom attendant was incredible!  I wouldn't hesitate to book on this ship again and have found some great deals.

Working with your Kingdom Konsultant agent will help ensure you not only get the ship and itinerary that is right for your vacation, but we make sure you get the best prices possible as well!  Contact us today at vacations@kingdomkonsultant.com to learn more.


Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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