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Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

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Passengers: 5,484   |   Crew: 2,200
Passengers to crew: 2.49:1
Passengers to space: 41:1
Launched: 2010   


  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
  Interior (1V)  
  Ocean View (2N)  
  Ocean View Accessible (1N)  
  Interior (2V)  
American Icon Grill
Amber Theater
Studio B
Conference Center


Cabin size: 182 - 374 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 390
Accessible rooms: 24
Maximum passengers: 6
Number of cabins: 1796
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Rob A wrote a review Aug 2021
Northampton, United Kingdom33 contributions34 helpful votes
We were a little apprehensive about this cruise ship having previously been on the Oasis and concluded that these ships are just too large and the ratios of staff to passengers is poor generally resulting in a somewhat underwhelming overall experience. However it was a celebration cruise and the itinerary was the reason for joining this particular cruise. We only started cruising 8 years ago, with this being our 5th cruise, all of which have been with RC, and whilst we have overall been reasonably satisfied with the cruises, the standards and quality have certainly deteriorated over the years particularly in the dining room. The dining room experience on this cruise was certainly the standout disappointment. In comparison to our first RCI cruise on Independence it was now far from a fine dining experience and could only be considered no better than the average type of fayre received at any mass catered hotel type event. Basically very bland and basic food, certainly not inspirational menus and continual lack of any real choice. Cold bread rolls now sitting waiting for you on your table as opposed to choice of a good variety of warm rolls served by your waiter. Attentiveness of staff is minimal, basically due to them all being clearly overstretched. Essentially if you want a fine dining experience now - you need to pay for it. Throughout the cruise it is now becoming more and more apparent everything is a constant up sell and the ships are increasingly adding more restaurants and services that are not included in the basic cruise price. The main issue with this particular cruise was the mydining option. There was a whole floor of the restaurant dedicated to this and it can only be described as complete carnage. It remains unclear if there are always waiting times of between 30 and 50 minutes that we experienced to get a table on multiple days of our cruise [certainly not experienced anything more than 5 minutes when used on previous cruises], or if this was a direct consequence of the large Armenian society group of 1000+ guests that were on the ship that appeared to monopolise the dining room from beginning to end of service. The groups were very large, very noisy, constantly moving around between tables and generally disrespectful of other dining room guests and certainly led to a somewhat unpleasant dining experience throughout our cruise. I understand RC hosting such large groups, but they need to also be very considerate of the impact on other guests as not only did this affect the dining room but also many venues around the ship that were closed for private functions again at the expense of other customers. This will certainly be our last cruise on RC until we have at least experienced some other companies' ships, and will be very surprised if we do return. The standards and quality have been on a continual decline, costs of the basic cruise significantly increased [not helped by the strength of the dollar] and only see RC now as nothing more than a money grabbing commercial enterprise. They have done their best to drive us away as customers, but I will miss their entertainment as this has always been top class. One tip would be to contact RC and make sure there are no large groups on board for the dates you decide to travel with them - and certainly avoid 3rd week Jan 2020 as the Armenian Society will be back - probably bigger than before.....
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Fleur de Lis E wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Booked a cruise on Royal Caribbean leaving 7/25/21. Took an offer to apply for Royal Caribbean Credit card and used the card only for the $4372.24 cruise Royal Caribbean canceled the cruise by email offering two options total refund or 125% towards a future cruise. I planned to take a 125% deal until they said it must be within a year or so and the same people. This cruise was for me, my daughter, and 2 friends. I determined getting us all together to do anything was risky, so I requested my total refund on 6/22/21. On 7/2/21 I open my Royal credit card bill to find I am late on a cruise they canceled, and a total refund requested. I was confused because on 6/24/21 they credited $509.24 rather than $4372.24. I call Royal and find out the $509.24 was for taxes and fees and the rest of the refund will take 30 to 45 days. So Royal Caribbean books my trip takes payment via a credit card they provide, then cancels the trip, promises a total refund which they clearly can do because they refunded the taxes in 2 days. But magically cannot refund the money they collected for 45 days. Now for the crazy part, they expect me to pay 15.99% interest on the money they have promised to give back to me! I made one charge (the cruise) on the credit card which they canceled and promise to refund in full. Yet, I have already been charged $57 interest and a $29 late fee (because I am not going to pay it), and now assuming the 45 days until refund will be charged another $77 interest and likely a second $29 late fee. This is simply crazy. This is not about the money it is the principal. I was trained at Disney and just cannot imagine a service industry company like Royal Caribbean can be this stupid and insensitive. I have been on 30+ cruises and if this remains the same will never book with Royal Caribbean again and do everything I can to warn others. I spend hours on the phone talking to supervisors who can do nothing and say nothing will be done. Well, I at least can warn others and plan to make it my new mission.
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Kitty Carter-Wicker wrote a review May 2021
11 contributions4 helpful votes
I have cruised on the Allure twice but this time it will be a family reunion cruise. Little did I know that on the Allure, you pay more per person when there is three or four in a cabin; same cabin, same size. Inside cabin for two $1,030.21 per person; three in a cabin, $1212 per person. Who does that? Not Carnival or MSC. This is discrimination against families.
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Sharon and Paul G wrote a review Sep 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom30 contributions48 helpful votes
This ship is huge! Lots and lots to do but if you havnt done a cruise before, try one of the smaller ships ,as this one has lots and lots of passengers and could be over whelming. The destinations were good although we were personally disappointed in RC private Island Coco. Other great destinations like Mexico, Cozumel were good. Had a nightmare getting off the ship on disembarkation day! far too busy and took ages to get off queuing around the ship in a line to get off, took over an hour and when you have a taxi waiting, not good!
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nosa85 wrote a review Aug 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates127 contributions67 helpful votes
this ship didn't really feel like a ship like the smaller ones. recommend it for first timers and who are unsure if they liked to cruise or not. my fav places were the Central Park and the area with the carousal. It was a bit too much to schedule your every show and every activity. its huge with lots of people so I understand that is necessary but the smaller ships gives you a smoother feeling. sailed back in Sep 2015
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