Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas is the largest ship by the cruise line. Debbie, an agent with Fox Travel, took her family on a Caribbean Cruise on this magnificent ship in August of this year.
Here’s Debbie’s Review:
We had planned for 18 months to cruise on the Allure of the Seas. While I have sailed on Allure of the Sea before, my children have not. We picked this particular sailing because my children have not been to St. Thomas.
The check in process with Royal Caribbean is quick and seamless, with only one person in line before us, we got straight on the ship.
The ship is fabulous with seven different neighborhoods to walk through there were a lot to see and do for all ages. We walked up to our cabins, my children wanted to face the water. I wanted to face the Boardwalk where we could see the Carousel and all the activities going on. My grandson, Ethan, loved being able to see the characters and even his parents walk by. We could even see the Aqua Show from my balcony.
We checked Ethan into the kids area and signed him up for all the fun activities that Royal Caribbean offers on their fantastic kids programs for all ages.
Our first port of call was Nassau, Bahamas. We decided to get a day pass at the Atlantis Resort for a fun-filled day at their water park, pools and white sand beaches. One of my girls had been to the Atlantis in Dubai and now Nassau. We took pictures of the famous chair and the chandelier in the casino. We had a blast at this resort that has a ton to do and see for people of all ages. I highly recommend this resort!
When we got back to the ship we decided to go see Mama Mia! that night at Royal Caribbean’s Broadway-caliber theater.
The second day, we were at sea. We relaxed by the pool, played putt putt golf, watched people surf on the Flowrider surf simulator, and zoom down the zip line. We met some of the DreamWorks characters and took pictures with them. We even got to have breakfast with Shrek, Fiona, and Puss in Boots. Later that night we watched the Aqua Show at the back of the ship.
Our next port was St Thomas, US Virgin Island. We did a Pirate Boat Snorkel Adventure excursion to Turtle Island. My grandson loved being able to be on a pirate ship and even snorkeled a bit. We ended the trip with Pirate “tattoos” for everyone, which my grandson showed off to everyone for the rest of the cruise. This island was my kids favorite. They loved the water, the beauty, and the people. They are planning on going back to St Thomas to spend more time there.
Our last port of call was St Kitts. We all split up this day and did different things. I took my grandson on the sugar train around the island. My girls did paddle boarding and loved it, while my son in laws played golf and said it was a beautiful course where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. There are a lot of adorable monkeys there, ready to go home with you!
When we got back on the ship we went to see the Ice show and since the theater is small, there is no bad seat.
The last two days were at sea, and trust me, I needed that. My kids climbed the rock wall, we rode the carousel, again, found the video arcade, and ate way too much delicious food. We took more pictures with the characters and watched the parade in the promenade.
It was a great week with my family and wonderful vacation. I would recommend this ship and itinerary to anyone looking for a fun filled week full of activities.
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