Allure of the Seas Reviews
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Allure of the Seas - Oasis Family
As one of the largest ships at sea, Allure of the Seas is the sister ship to Oasis of the Seas, and raises the bar again with 220,000 gross tons, a total of 16 decks, and 2,700 cabins. Following in the footsteps of her sister, Allure of the Seas continues to offer the unique ‘neighborhood concept’ that the Oasis-class is known for. From a taste of the ‘Big Apple’ in the Central Park neighborhood, a dazzling carousel in the Boardwalk, tons of shops in the Royal Promenade, and beyond, this incredible mega ship from Royal Caribbean has it all. Also complete with a zip-line, award-winning Broadway productions, groundbreaking DreamWorks Animation programming, and many more monumental features, Allure of the Seas will surely astonish its guests.
With live music at dinner and an exceptional wait staff, the main dining room provides the perfect atmosphere for both large and small groups. The menu will consist of a variety of fine dining options as well as selections for the kids. Guests can also find Vitality items, which are lower in calories, and plenty of vegetarian options. Travelers will discover an array of dining options onboard Allure of the Seas, including these specialty and casual dining restaurants.
Chops Grille – Chops Grille is the ideal environment to celebrate a special occasion or to simply experience an extraordinary night. Serving dishes ranging from filet mignon to mesquite-grilled salmon, Chops Grille offers an elegant atmosphere paired with a mouthwatering menu.
150 Central Park – At this trendy, upscale and intimate restaurant, guests will discover customized wine pairings created by Molly Brandt, winner of the Allure of the Seas Culinary Challenge.
Samba Grille – As the first Royal Caribbean ship to feature a Brazilian-style steakhouse, the Samba Grille is available exclusively onboard Allure of the Seas. Inspired by Brazilian steakhouses known as churrascaria, this restaurant will serve authentic grilled meats directly off skewers and other popular regional seafood dishes.
Izumi Asian Cuisine – Experience ‘hot-rock’ cooking at this Asian food venue, where guests can cook their own chicken, steak, or mixed seafood on hot rocks heated at 575 degrees Farenheit. This restaurant also features a Sushi bar with different types of Japanese favorites.
Windjammer Café – Enjoy spectacular buffets and incredible views. The casual convenience of the Windjammer Café and the wide variety on the menu make this restaurant a guest favorite.
Johnny Rockets – Get the family together for good old-fashioned burgers and fries. With its retro décor and classic all-American menu, Johnny Rockets is like the 1950s all over again.
Rita’s Cantina – A vibrant indoor and outdoor restaurant exclusively located on the Boardwalk. Rita’s Cantina caters to families by day and adults by night. Guests will enjoy traditional Mexican fare, a selection of margaritas, live guitar music, and dancing for evening entertainment.
Boardwalk Dog House – At the Boardwalk Dog House, guests can choose from traditional hot dogs, sausages, brats, and other delicious linked meats. Also featuring a wide range of toppings, travelers at this restaurant can create their own specialty hot dog.
Café Promenade – Grab a slice of pizza or a quick sandwich, or enjoy the popular favorites, including Seattle’s Best Coffee® and Ben & Jerry’s® ice cream. You’ll find Café Promenade in the middle of the action on the Royal Promenade.
Sorrento’s Pizzeria – Italian favorites including a variety of pizza selections.
Giovanni’s Table – An Italian trattoria with both indoor and alfresco seating featuring Italian classics served family-style.
Solarium Bistro – Casual grab-and-go dining during the day and transforms into a healthy dining restaurant in the evening.
Room Service – With so much to do all day, you may just forget to eat! Not a problem. Room service is complimentary for all guests and is available 24 hours a day.
With 37 categories, guests have plenty of options when choosing accommodations, including the spectacular multi-level lofts.
Most suites onboard Allure of the Seas provide multiple rooms perfect for families or groups. Nearly all suites include private balconies, and some even provide complimentary concierge service or a baby grand piano.
Open your private balcony door to view magnificent oceanviews, or look over at the lively ‘Boardwalk’ or peaceful ‘Central Park’. Balcony accommodations include two twin beds that can be converted into a queen, a private balcony, sitting area, television, hair dryer, and more.
Oceanview cabins allow guests to peer out their window and see beautiful ocean views, the Boardwalk, or Central Park. These cabins also include a television, telephone, private bath, shower, vanity, and hair dryer, as well as family accommodations.
Interior cabins include a television, telephone, private bath, shower, vanity, and hair dryer. Guests will also find interior cabins with a bay view window overlooking the Promenade, as well as family accommodations.
Allure of the Seas offers exclusive entertainment from DreamWorks Animation including 3-D movies and live performances by favorite DreamWorks characters from movies such as Shrek, Madagascar, and more! Onboard, guests can also enjoy a variety of shows ranging from contemporary musical stage productions to Las Vegas inspired floor shows. The ‘Opal Theatre’ presents lively acrobatic entertainment, while ‘Studio B’ features a range of themed ice-skating performances. Guests can also spend an evening at ‘Comedy Live’ where they can watch sidesplitting comedic acts or relax at the ‘On Air Club’ where 24 televisions provide surrounding entertainment.
Bars and lounges include the nightclub ‘Blaze’ for those who love dancing, ‘Dazzles’ with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Boardwalk and music ranging from 1970s disco to 1920s ballroom, and ‘Club 20’ for nighttime dancing on deck under the stars. In addition, Allure of the Seas joins Oasis of the Seas in providing the first at-sea levitating bar, called ‘The Rising Tide Bar’.
There’s nothing like the sound of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked, and slot machines paying off. Casino Royale is a little bit of Vegas and a lot of Royal Caribbean fun. Casino Royale will consist of 450 slot machines, a poker room, and table games including Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, and Roulette.
Fitness / Recreation
Services at the Fitness Center include a no-impact workout focusing on the total body, several fitness classes, and cardio equipment, as well as the new Vitality Café where guests can grab a healthy bite to eat after a vigorous workout.
The Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center is the perfect location to sustain a healthy lifestyle. With advanced anti-aging therapies and relaxing massages, the spa is the perfect setting to restore one’s mind and body. Additional services include relaxation, sauna, and steam rooms, as well as a youth spa that aims at providing children with the same support to a healthy lifestyle.
Allure of the Seas introduces the first-ever DreamWorks Animation programming and entertainment at sea for all kids and adults to enjoy! Guests’ imagination will come alive with a live ice show and Aqua Show inspired by top DreamWorks movies such as How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar. Allure of the Seas also features groundbreaking 3-D movies with favorite DreamWorks films such as Shrek and Monsters vs. Aliens, and up-close and personal character parades, youth activities, lunches, and more!
Also, the Youth Zone onboard includes several devoted areas tailored for each distinct age group. The Youth Zone offers an area dedicated to science and art with classes such as scrapbooking. In addition, the Adventure Ocean Theatre presents ‘Camp Broadway’, the first theatre program for children at sea, where kids have the opportunity to take drama classes, put on a talent show, and create other performances for cruise guests.
A wide selection of shops are available in the Royal Promenade including fine jewelry, cosmetics, gifts, and more!
Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women
3 to 4-night cruises include one formal night and two or three casual nights.
5 to 7-night cruises include two formal, one smart casual, and three or four casual nights.
8 to 10-night cruises include two formal nights, two smart casual nights, and four or six casual nights.
11 to 13-night cruises include two formal nights, two smart casual nights, and seven or nine casual nights.
14+ -night cruises include three formal nights and three smart casual nights. All other nights are casual.