The Allure of the Seas is part of Royal’s Oasis class.
It means, of the ships currently on the water and in service, it’s part of their biggest and newest fleet of ships.
Quantum class is not quite done yet but, when it is done it would bump Oasis class to the second largest and second newest and bump Freedom class to their third largest and third newest fleet.
For newbie cruisers or those particularly sensitive to motion sickness what does a newer and bigger cruise experience mean for you?
Exponentially decreased odds of motion sickness.
The Allure of the seas won the 2013 travel weekly reader’s choice awards, “best cruise ship!”
New and fantabulous means service,
and it means yummy food!
Some of us may want to fast the week leading up to a cruise of this magnitude …
because who wants to hold back in the presence of all of this scrumptuousness?!
I am not sure where to start as far as things you can do?!
You thought the flow-rider was cool?
I mean it was but,
when you compare it to Allure’s zip-line
which spans the length of the ship,
then flow-rider no longer holds it’s number one spot.
I’ve never zip-lined but THIS,
this looks pretty cool.
Allure has a flow-rider which is simulated surfing or wave-boarding.
The choice is yours.
I mean, how cool is it to sail off into the sunset while surfing on an architectural beast!
If these two activities are too adventuresome then there are also
two rock climbing walls,
full sized basketball court,
ice skating rink,
mini golf course,
and carnival games at the arcade.
And lest not forget the full top deck tanning and swim area.
They also have the DreamWorks
experience for the little buggers. lol
There is a full-service spa for those of you who desire a little r&r.
There is shopping and live entertainment!
There is a casino for the gamblers.
There are cigar lounges,
Allure’s 7 night eastern caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale is a Sunday to Sunday cruise.
The trajectory after Fort Lauderdale is;
Nassau; Bahamas, Charlotte Amalie; USVI, Philipsburg; St. Maarten.
What’s that you ask?
What can we do in those ports?
har, har, har
Well let’s see.
You can rent scooters or jeeps and drive the islands,
you can snorkel,
And you can go to Orient Bay Beach in St. Maarten.
St. Thomas’ Magen’s bay and St. Maarten’s Orient Bay beach are ranked amongst the world’s top beaches
at 4 and 7 respectively.
For a full list of Allure’s Eastern caribbean shore excursions for Nassau, S
t. Thomas, and St. Maarten click here
Or you can just fly by the seat of your pants and play it by ear exploring the islands by writing your own story.
Like renting scooters,
stopping to buy beer,
coasting the island,
getting to know some of the locals,
stopping at a natural pool by the beach and drinking coronas,
get to know some more locals,
meet local rastas,
and then race back to the ship to tell everybody about it!
Are you sold?
If you are not certain your deposit, to hold the room now at the locked in price, is fully refundable up until the time of final payment which is about two months prior to sailing.
So there is nothing to lose.
If you do not live in Florida then naturally you
Must Fly into FLL Ft. Lauderdale, International Airport and transfer to
Ft. Lauderdale Port which is where Allure leaves from.
If you do live in Florida then you would need to park at the port and parking is $15 per day.
Okay, Let’s talk lodging then.
Now that you are convinced a cruise on Allure of the Seas to the Eastern Caribbean is the best thing for mental and physical health let’s look at their stateroom options.
Their grand suite’s (pictured below) are 371 square feet, balcony is 114 square feet, and $2,172.50 per person: With this also comes concierge service and extra Crown & Anchor society points.
For more information about extra perks of reserving in a suite check out their — Enhanced Program for Suite Guests
Their junior suite’s (pictured) are 287 square feet, balcony is 78 square feet, and $1,851.50 per person:
Their superior ocean view stateroom with balcony room’s (pictured) are 182 square feet, balcony is 53 square feet, and $1,138.50 per person:
I have never seen so many options for interior’s staterooms.
Would you like to look at the promenade?
If so then,
their promenade stateroom (pictured) is for you.
193 square feet and $970 per person:
Perhaps you’d rather a standard interior stateroom (pictured).
172 square feet and $787 per person:
Their smaller interior stateroom’s (pictured) is 150 square feet and $779 per person:
Did I mention Starbucks onboard?
We all know you don’t spend much time in your room.
Particularly if you’re traveling during times of festivities such as
Cinco de Mayo or say
St. Patrick’s day
or someone’s birthday.
I would think a cruise ship and a company such as Royal Caribbean would throw a hell of a party!
…let’s just say, last time’s cruise theme song was,
“turn down for WHAT?!”
The sound of the song makes you want to twerk on site!
Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is still twerkin!
Don’t judge me.