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“LIVE” From Allure of the Seas 8/25-9/1....Third time’s a charm?

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Hi Niksmom 😊 we are neighbors, I’m the decorated door. We are a little bummed out with the itinerary change but beats sailing into a storm. I just finished loosing at the roulette table so it’s back in the CLS for me. See you around the ship and great review so far. Happy safe sailing 🤗

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Following along, nice photos, will be on the Allure for a b-2-b next month. 

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Chris, I had that loading issue briefly yesterday on Safari. I also had a shirt period of time to where it would reload photos from my prior post. Seems OK today. 

 

Please say say hi to Dexter for us.  He would get a kick out of that. Also, eat a patti for me in Jamaica.  Enjoy you sea day, as we take in our Perfect Day. 

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Chris, I had that loading issue briefly yesterday on Safari. I also had a shirt period of time to where it would reload photos from my prior post. Seems OK today. 
 
Please say say hi to Dexter for us.  He would get a kick out of that. Also, eat a patti for me in Jamaica.  Enjoy you sea day, as we take in our Perfect Day. 


I think I’m back up and running as well. Can’t wait to hear about your day in Cococay. and I will look for Dexter


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And just like that, it’s day 2....waiting for the sunrise, and catching up from yesterday

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Great review, and gorgeous cabin!  Can’t wait to hear more!  We get on the Allure Sunday, assuming it is not postponed due to the hurricane.  I had a question on the Diamond Lounge flyer.  It sounds like the Happy hour will not be in the diamond lounge at all...it will only in Blaze?  Is that correct?  The Allure diamond lounge is my favorite, and was hoping for one last happy hour hoo-rah in it before dry dock.  I’m wondering if this is your cruise specific due to the number of diamond, d plus and pinnacle on your particular cruise., or if it is what we can expect next week, as well..?


That’s what it looks like. Generally don’t visit the D/D+ lounges on oasis class ships because if the interior locations, Allure bring the exception. I’ll try and stop by and inquire this week


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Interesting observation at the G muster stations. Both Deck 7 aquatheatre cabins had people sitting on the balcony’s during muster. But none of the other AQ’s were occupied?

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Muster was ridiculously painful yesterday. In addition to it being hotter than Hades, the big screens on either side of the aqua theatre are being replaced, so no video-they instructed guests to watch the video in their stateroom and played the audio only on the silly “spy” video. Of course no one was listening, and pretty confident no one will watch in their cabins, so I can only hope there are a bunch of repeat cruisers on this sailing, or in the event of an actual emergency it would likely be chaos in the G’s

Thinking I will actually note this in my guest survey. They should have just verbally spoken to the correct procedures, like back in the good old days when we lined up outside with our life jackets on

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After muster, and sweating off every calorie I consumed in water weight yesterday, it was back to my happy place! sail away

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Followed by a stop in the suite lounge, for a quick bite and glass of wine. Walked out with my plate which I later realized was against the rules.

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Dinner last night at Sabor.... kind of sad these are being phased out. The bacon wrapped jalapeño chicken bites are outstanding. Frankly, wasn’t particularly impressed with Playmakers on symphony. Pretty standard bar food

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Not pictured is the Cafe Con Leshe dessert, which was also outstanding.




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Also of note, or maybe not if this is business as usual on Allure....

If you purchased the Key on Symphony, lunch was in Chops on Deck 8. Recall seeing a very long line on boarding day there. When we were in the boarding area on day 1, they announced the Key’s would be having a “Chops” lunch served in the MDR.

Since we are D+, we would never purchase the key, but this carry on bag drop off benefit would be great, particularly because boarding happens so early

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Breakfast in the Wipe Out Cafe this morning

Nothing beats the unobstructed, ”slide-less” view on Allure

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46 minutes ago, niksmom630 said:

Dinner last night at Sabor.... kind of sad these are being phased out. The bacon wrapped jalapeño chicken bites are outstanding. Frankly, wasn’t particularly impressed with Playmakers on symphony. Pretty standard bar food

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Not pictured is the Cafe Con Leshe dessert, which was also outstanding.




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I agree about Sabor. Sorry to see it go. El Loco Fresh is ok, but I’d rather have a sit down restaurant than a buffet-style. Obviously they did not ask my opinion. We will have one more Sabor shot on Harmony next summer. 

 

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Probably my favorite benefit of Sky Class, hands down

Suite Sun Deck
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36 minutes ago, niksmom630 said:

Breakfast in the Wipe Out Cafe this morning

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Soon it will look like this 😓

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At 10 am this morning, there are a total of 9 people up here

The wrap around area on 17 affords all kinds of views

From this section....

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These views....

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There are 4 semi private nooks. As of this 10 am this morning, 3 of the 4 are occupied. Not bad for a sea day

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The problem with these spots is it’s a tad like being in a fish bowl, since your view is of the solarium people looking up

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My spot for the day. love these flowers. Reminds me that I need to get out exploring with my real camera

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Soon it will look like this
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Ugh, I know. sad, because the slide really detracts from one of my favorite spots and ship views. The bartender up here told us they would be installing a hot tub up here as well during her renovation.


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Just opened Snapchat, to send a note off to my college student (preferred means of communication if you want a timely response) and it appears my location finder and activity portrayed by my bitmoji is accurate

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If anyone is interested in the compasses, let me know and I will post


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On 8/25/2019 at 2:09 PM, niksmom630 said:


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This is an awesome picture. 

Enjoy your cruise

 

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