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Allure of the Seas Cruise Review

The Allure of the Seas is, just by a few inches, the biggest ship sailing the seven seas (at least at the moment).

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This was the room we actually stayed in, so we have lots of photos and descriptions.


Cabin Layout

When you first enter your cabin you'll notice a master switch located next to the entrance. This is a little different from having to pop your keycard to get power, but the principle is the same. One flick of the switch on your way out and you're no longer burdening the ship with your electrical costs.

On the left side is the bathroom and a full-sized mirror. The closet is next to the bed, on the left side of the room. Opposite the bed is a small shelf on the wall with magazines, leaving just enough space to get through to the couch and TV. The couch seats three comfortably and can probably taking a sleeping body, provided that body is closer to child-sized (the bed does not fold out). On the other side of the room is a desk with storage space and a huge mirror. The TV is mounted on the wall and can be swiveled to face the bed. Thanks to a great layout and generally sound feeling of the build quality, we found it very easy to open the balcony doors.

Bedroom

The king-sized bed is very comfortable (not too firm and not too soft) and the white linen bedding is fresh and crisp. On both sides of the bed are night stands with built-in reading lamps. They can be switched on individually, so you won't disturb your bedmate as you plan your activities for the next day on a scratch pad.

The couch is next to the bed. Opposite that is a desk/dresser with a large vanity. Three outlets (110 volt), housed in a cleverly-designed casing, are on top of the dresser. Near the bottom of the dresser are three more. One of these is a European-style, 220-volt outlet. A television is mounted into the wall and can be turned to face the bed or the couch. Some of the ocean view balcony rooms can accommodate three passengers. Ours was not one of them, as the couch is not a fold-out.

Overall, the room feels spacious and not as confining as some we have experienced on other vessels.

Bathroom

As with the rest of the room, the bathroom is more spacious than on other ships, but still not large enough that two people can occupy it at the same time. The toilet sits between the counter and shower – a somewhat narrow space that could be a little more comfortable. Another thing that takes some getting used to is the sink. It's small and low. Taller guests will have to stoop uncomfortably. The shower, on the other hand, is spacious.

As for storage, the only spots are the small counter space next to the sink, the tiny shelf with the toiletries, or underneath the sink.

Closets & Storage

The room offers one large closet with sliding doors, located next to the bed. It's a little hard to get to, as the nightstand gets in the way a little. The closet contains two rows of hangers (one high and one low), as well as a shelf unit with a small safe (not large enough for a laptop) and some bath robes.

Next to the desk is another storage unit with two shelves. The desk itself has three drawers. All in all, the room's storage space is adequate enough for two people, but fitting in the luggage of three people could be tough.

Balcony

On the balcony are two chairs and a small table. The sides of the balcony are lined with milky glass doors, which can be opened upon request (e.g. if your family is in the next room). With only 52 square feet, the balcony is not big enough for lounge chairs, so you'll probably want to do your sunning out on the public sun decks.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Cabins
  3. Ocean View with Balcony
  4. Large Interior Stateroom
  5. Grand Suite
  6. Junior Suite
  7. Family Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  8. Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Large Balcony
  9. Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  10. Boardwalk View Stateroom
  11. Promenade Stateroom
  12. Interior Stateroom
  13. Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony
  14. Aqua Theater Suite
  15. Royal Family Suite
  16. Central Park View Stateroom
  17. Owner's Suite
  18. Family Ocean Stateroom with Balcony
  19. Family Interior Stateroom
  20. Royal Suite
  21. Presidential Family Suite
  22. Royal Loft Suite
  23. Cabin Amenities
  24. Dining
  25. Adagio Main Dining Room
  26. Giovanni's Table
  27. Chops Grille
  28. 150 Central Park
  29. Chef's Table
  30. Rita's Cantina
  31. Windjammer
  32. Izumi
  33. Solarium Bistro
  34. Samba Grill
  35. Johnny Rockets
  36. Park Café
  37. In-Room Dining
  38. Drinks
  39. Pools & Decks
  40. Pool Areas
  41. Sun Decks & Open Areas
  42. Deck Plans
  43. Recreation
  44. Lounges & Public Spaces
  45. Vitality Spa
  46. Fitness
  47. Retail
  48. Other Activities
  49. Nightlife & Shows
  50. Vintages
  51. Boleros
  52. Bow & Stern
  53. On Air
  54. Rising Tide
  55. Schooner Bar
  56. Champagne Bar
  57. Viking Crown Lounge
  58. Blaze
  59. Dazzles
  60. Solarium Bar
  61. Trellis
  62. Boardwalk Bar
  63. Wipe Out Bar
  64. Pool Bars
  65. Casino
  66. Shows & Other Entertainment
  67. Service & Staff
  68. Staff & Ship Policies
  69. Health & Safety
  70. vs Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas
  71. vs Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic
  72. vs Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Epic
  73. Conclusion
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