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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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Among the many lounge areas, our favorite was the quiet, adults-only Solarium on deck 15.


Solarium

Solarium is an adults-only lounge area located on deck 15 (forward), with an amazing view over the front of the ship and the sea beyond. The pool area is smaller than some of the others, but has a lively fountain in the center and is shallower on the sides, so you can let your feet hang in the water and enjoy a drink. Lounge chairs are distributed over two levels and there are two hot tubs decorated with palms nearby. There's also cushioned chairs with ottomans, some of which are shaded. Since this area is pretty big, you can almost always find a lounger for your sunning, even on sea days.

Main Pool

The main pool is located on the starboard side of the Allure and is about four feet deep. Around the pool are a lot of lounge chairs and sun chairs. The area features two whirlpools and overlooks the Central Park.

H2O Waterpark

The family-focused H2O waterpark features shallow pools for toddlers and babies and deeper areas for older kids. The interactive sculpture fountains and geysers look like a lot of fun. One of the pools has glass walls, and there's a whirlpool, as well, so kids can get their first taste of luxury. Fair warning: the area is almost always loud and crowded.

Beach Pool

This pool area is designed to look like a beach, with water lapping up along faux sand and lounge chairs placed in the shallow water. Parasols are distributed evenly. You can get soda and mixed drinks at the bar immediately next to it.

Whirlpools

Cantilevered over the side of the side of the ship, these two large whirlpools are located just outside of the Solarium pool area. They're built into nooks that extend 12 feet out from the ship, perched at one of the highest points of the Allure. There are two televisions located at these whirlpools showing sports events, but the ocean view is a lot better.

Sports Pool

The Sports Pool is 4 ft 9 in deep, intended for anybody who wants to exercise in the morning. Later in the day, though, this area is just as crowded as any other area. There's also has a shallow end for those who want nothing more than to hang their feet in the water.

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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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