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  1. For the Aug 25th sailing on the Allure when were you notified of the complete itinerary change? We were handed the information right before boarding but hear some people received an email. If you were on that sailing and received an email when did you get it? Thanks
  2. Hello all! We are starting to plan out next cruise. Both Harmony and Allure have cruises that go out on January 3, 2021. The one on Harmony goes to St. Kitts, St. Thomas, and Coco Cay. The one on Allure goes to Coco Cay, St. Maarten, and San Juan. We would be picking an inside cabin with no view. I know that the ships are pretty close to the same, and that Allure will be getting updated before we go, but are the shows and food about the same also? Looking at the deck plans Allure's inside cabins might be smaller. (but not a deal breaker) We have always managed to do Western Caribbean, so this will be our first Eastern Caribbean, and I'm not sure which itinerary is best for us. I have looked at the excursions, and again about the same for the things we would enjoy. Prices are pretty comparable on either as well. So I am looking for some opinions. Ultimately I know it is our decision, but some opinions will help us weigh the good and bad, pros and cons. Thanks!
  3. Looking to choose between 12701 and 12729 on the Allure. Any issues with either or? Pros and cons. Thanks
  4. I am wondering what address to use for taking an uber/lyft to Port Everglades for the Allure of the Seas. The address on the RCL website looks generic and I wasn’t sure if there is a more specific address (terminal) to enter into the app. Thanks
  5. Happy Tuesday Everyone, We are booked on the Allure for a Large "Hump" Balcony. Does anyone have any pictures or insight when you are on the balcony looking down? I'm worried about just seeing the life boats. We spend a good bit of time relaxing here and don't want to stare at them all day. We are on deck 12 right now, but looking to go lower. We're looking at rooms 7596 or 7598. Any help is appreciated! Thanks Everyone!
  6. Just heard that Allure will be going thru some changes. I have a booked cruise in Dec 2020 in an inside balcony cabin numbered 10329 which overlooks the Aqua Theater. We wanted to try something different and we would still have a view of the seas from our balcony. Now I hear the changes include a water slide that will obstruct some of the view like the Symphony and Harmony has. Has anyone else heard this news?
  7. Does anyone have or can point me to the above lunch menu for the Allure. thanks
  8. I am thinking of booking a cruise in Europe on the Allure of the Seas. I would like some opinions please from past cruisers who have cruised Europe on Allure or comparable or the smaller ships, Jewel or Rhapsody...which did you prefer? Having so many more passengers on the larger ship, how did you find embarking and debarking the ship? Was it more crazy in the ports with so many more passengers?
  9. Just getting my land legs back from the last day of cruising and settled back in enough to share my review of the recent 8/25 Allure sailing. I'd seen another LIVE post/thread which captured a ton, but here's my experience for those interested. We're a family of four w. two teenagers (boy/girl). This was our 7th cruise, 5th on RC. I chose this cruise primarily for the ship as I wanted to try an Oasis class. We've been to most of the caribbean islands, but the original itinerary of Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Kitts still sounded great. This would be the first cruise where our kids would be old enough to be in there own stateroom and could wander about on their own - great for us parents! We booked 2 interiors on deck 11 forward. I wanted to be somewhat in the middle of the action. Plan was to fly in the Sat before, stay at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Crusie Port hotel, spend a bit of time at the pool before boarding the next day. As many of you know, St. Thomas became San Juan at some point - we weren't happy, but accepted the change nonetheless and moved ahead. I booked excursions in Nassau (city tour) and a day trip to Nevis which I was super excited about. Hotel was just fine for a one day stay. Lots of restaurants nearby, Walgreens and short distance from airport and to Port Everglades. We got in around 2pm, headed across the street to 17th Street Thai Sushi for a late lunch/early dinner - it wasn't too bad at all, but a tad pricey. Was a bit cloudy but still very warm. We decided to hop into the pool - it was pretty empty so we got a chance to enjoy it to ourselves for a bit, but began to get more crowded as folks started checking in late afternoon. Rest of the day we relaxed, stopped at Walgreens for a snack fix (!) and DH and I had a drink in the hotel lobby bar. I was SO ready for this trip and needed the relaxation.....little did I know that my habit of overpacking would come in handy this time around! By evening, I was checking in to this CC board for any last minute information and boy am I glad I did! It's on this board where I learned of the expected itinerary change from Eastern to Western Caribbean. RC never once notified me beforehand that we would be sailing to Labadee, Jamaica and Cozumel instead of the original itinerary, due to a TS brewing in the area. I contemplated when to break the news to the rest of the fam....we were never fans of wanting to see Jamaica but oh well, out of our control at this point. Hotel pool Day 1 - Sunday The hotel breakfast was expensive ($22 pp for buffet), so we headed to a place called Myra Harbor Cafe, a short walk from the hotel. It was decent - free coffee w. breakfast! We arranged shuttle transport from the hotel to the Port (Quick and Safe was the name of the company). Our check-in time was 1pm, and I was expecting major crowds as I knew the size of the ship and passanger capacity. Our shuttle pick up was 11:30. We were at the port and breezed through check-in by noon! Only once we stepped on board did the crew hand us the slip of paper with the new itinerary on it. Our first official notification from RC. None of us let this dampen our excitement and we were all in to visiting places we had never been (Labadee and Jamaica). First order of business for us was straight to the excursion desk to choose new options. Line was not horribly long and moved fairly quickly given the circumstances. We ended up choosing the Jamaican Plantation Tour w. Lunch and Xcaret Adventure in Cozumel. Done! Kids were excited to explore the ship in the meantime. One other note - we all downloaded the Royal App primarily to use the texting feature as this was the first time DS and DD would be going on their own. More on that later and how it worked for us...I was a bit nervous as I heard on this board that it was hit or miss. Views on the ramp as we board So excited!!!!
  10. Presently on Allure. Cricket on all TVs but no football. They won’t turn it on until 4:30. Just venting !!!
  11. Can someone please advise me if the back of the tv is easy to access? I'm trying to determine if the tv slightly pulls away from the wall to access the ports. Thank you
  12. So we are sailing on the Allure - January 26th, 2020. We like to go to a bar or pub type atmosphere while we are waiting for our room to be ready. Grab a Bloody Mary and some bar food for lunch. Not interested in the buffet. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you all in advance!
  13. I have tried to look for this...is there a thread or "sticky" listing all complimentary dining options on Allure? Wanting options for breakfast and lunch other than Windjammer - am aware of breakfast at Johnny's Rockets and breakfast/lunch at Solarium cafe. If there is not a "sticky"on this, I think it wold be a good idea ( for all ships). Moderator? Will try to take photos of all menus I can find in various areas for breakfast and lunch on upcoming cruise next week and post afterwards - maybe that can be the "sticky"....
  14. I've read a few reviews about the Allure showing signs of aging. I know she is due for an overhaul in March, 2020. We are sailing in January, 2020 and hoping that she is still sea worthy by then. I wouldn't think that RCI would allow her to wear so badly as it would be a negative reflection on them. Has anyone been on her recently that can provide some insight? I'm remaining positive... Thank you! :)
  15. Just saw on the GGG Flyer an OS for 1649 pre tax/fee. There was one left and I clicked on it so it may be out of inventory for a bit. Hope someone gets it.
  16. We debarked from the Allure this morning after our B2B. And saw two missing balconies. Does anyone know what happened?
  17. For all you pros out there that can figure out the were the bed is located. These two cabins I'm having an issue with. 8401 is in a set of 3 cabins and 7501 is a cabin all by itself. So is the bed on the back wall on those 2 cabins. The rule of "right is always right" does not work with these 2 cabins. Please help.
  18. Hello all! I am booked on the March 1 2020 transatlantic of Allure (12 nights) and I was wondering about specialty dining. I am new to Royal Caribbean therefore all your advice are highly appreciated. I see there are 8 venues: 150CP, Chops, Izumi, Izumi Hibachi, Giovanni's, Samba, Sabor, Johnny rockets. Do you have any ideas which ones will be open for both lunch and dinner and which ones only for dinner? Also, I heared that the lunch menu is usually different (reduced) compared to the dinner menu. si this valid for all the restaurants? Finally, is Hibachi Experience now included in the Unlimited Dining Package? Thank you!
  19. Strongly considering this TA for March 1, 2020. In reviewing the deck plans and cabins it's difficult having never being on the ship to determine what is acceptable considering you are on the sea for 13 straight days. Choosing wrong can make for a long voyage. That being said, I am looking at one of two types of Inside Cabins. One is the standard Inside, without a balcony, that overlooks the Central Park. Are these cabins somewhat quiet, especially after 11 PM. Does it make a difference how high up the deck is. Is deck 9, which is one level above the Central Park, more noisy than deck 14 which is 5 decks above? The other Inside is forward facing on the bow. Deck 7 would be Cabin 7510. How is this cabin for quietness and also for motion since it is right up front? Any and all information would be most appreciated as I would like to take advantage of the very good pricing for this cruise.
  20. The jury is out......🤔 debated on whether to do another live review from Allure. Realized its only been a year and a half since my last one. and staying at the same hotel. But was going to be a different itinerary. Eastern. But now, maybe not. 🤣 So my goal will be only to report on “ things new” ..... and we’re off..... had to say goodbye to the pups this morning..... sniff sniff 😢
  21. In the past I’ve had to leave my luggage at the dock with sometimes sketchy porters that insinuate that if we don’t tip we might never see our bags again. A few times I’ve been able to walk my full size luggage on board myself. They have wheels so it’s not a big deal. Will I have this option boarding Allure ? I prefer to take my luggage in myself. We will only have two full size bags on wheels. Thanks!
  22. Just curious is there any way to find out how many ended up going on the 9-4(9-1 was original date) thru 9-8 Allure? We decided not to go since it was shortened to 4 nights and air travel looked iffy until about the day before it was set to leave. Guessing it was maybe half full at best?
  23. We are sailing on the Allure in December. We have a nice balcony ocean cabin picked out. I have been reading a lot of negative reviews lately that the Allure is starting to get a bit run down as well as experience engine issues. We already got a letter saying our itinerary was changed because of this. We have also heard many negative things about the crowds and organization on the board. Has anyone sailed on the Allure recently and can maybe clarify some of these points ? We have chosen the main dining room early seating so I hope it’s the best choice. I heard anytime dining can be a mess. Thanks so much! We have cruised Carnival, Princess and once on the Independence and always had a good time.
  24. We are doing a B2B in late October and have traditional early dining on the first leg and MTD on the 2nd. We see that the MTD dining (6:30 almost every night except for one) is set for American Icon restaurant on Deck 3. The app says our dining room info for the first leg will be given to us on board. Do they put traditional dining on Decks 4 or 5? On the Reflection this year and on FOS years ago, MTD was on the upper levels on balconies overlooking the traditional dining on the bottom level, with a grand staircase. Are there any balconies in the Allure MDR for that matter? Or are all 3 levels totally separate?
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