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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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It’s a fun Tex-Mex taqueria and bar that’s great for large parties. Not a romantic spot, though.


Overview

Rita’s Cantina is a combination of southern Californian taquerias and Mexican beach bars. You'll pay a flat fee of $3 per person just to get in and then a la carte pricing for each dish. Rita’s opens in the afternoon for late lunch and snacks. There's also a daily special called Rita’s Fiesta. For $20, passengers can get a preset menu, three drinks, and entertainment from the bar staff. The fiesta is a family-oriented event, and the portions are meant for four to ten people.

Lunch / Dinner

The menu consists of taco salad, chile relleno, shrimp ceviche tostadas, fajitas, and a wide selection of tequilas and margaritas. Being a Mexican restaurant, Rita’s also offers guacamole and salsa – both were mediocre, at best. The salsa is sweet and tasted like something out of the can. The guacamole had no taste at all.

The Rita's Fiesta dinner starts with tacos and salsa. After a short performance from the wait staff, Rita’s serves a huge plate with enchiladas, quesadillas, and tempura vegetables. The enchiladas were boring, and the tempura veggies had no taste to them, but the quesadilla was great. Next is an even bigger plate of beef fajita, with bell pepper and green onions, which was very tasty. All in all, the portions are far too big for only two people, or even four. It's better to go in with a big group.

Dessert

Rita’s has typical Spanish-Mexican desserts: sweet cinnamon churros, banana enchiladas, and an amazing Mexican flan.

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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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