Mediterranean Cruise Opportunity
The block of cabins I’m holding for our 7 night Western
3. Allure of the Seas
On Deck: The world's largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, challenges anyone to be bored onboard, given its large variety of on-ship activities and attractions. The top deck has three pools (including a sloped-entry pool and one for games like pool volleyball) and the H20 Zone, a colorful aquapark with a giant water-spraying octopus, a kiddie pool and a pair of family-friendly hot tubs. A thalassotherapy pool can be found in the glass-covered Solarium.
The ultimate in water fun are the ship's two FlowRider surf pools for standup surfing and boogie-boarding. Allure also sports an 82ft zip-line, two rock-climbing walls and sports courts for basketball, Ping-Pong and mini-golf.
The deep Aquatheater pool does double duty as a venue for scuba lessons and a stage for whimsical performances that feature acrobats and divers.
Indoor Fun: Allure's neighborhood concept includes two areas that are technically within the ship but open to the sky. Take a nature stroll through
For true indoor shopping, the Royal Promenade is sized like a real mall -- it runs the length of a football field. There you'll find tax- and duty-free shops for liquor and jewelry purchases, a Starbucks, the Rising Tide bar (which travels up and down three decks between the Royal Promenade and
All-Day Dining: You can't go hungry on Allure of the Seas. Beyond lunch in the Windjammer Marketplace buffet and Adagio main dining room, passengers can find lunch at Sorrento's Pizzeria; the Park Cafe, serving up salads and sandwiches; the Boardwalk Dog House with its seven varieties of wieners; the Wipeout Cafe for burgers and chicken with a view of the onboard sports action; the Vitality Spa Cafe or Solarium Bistro for yogurt parfaits, healthy sandwiches and other light fare; Vintage for tapas; Giovanni's Table for casual Italian; Johnny Rockets, a fast-food burger joint; Rita's Cantina, a Mexi-Cali beach bar with a la carte food; and the Cafe Promenade for snacks and sandwiches. And of course there’s complimentary room service!
If it worries you a little to be on a ship this big, know that out of the hundreds and hundreds of reviews I’ve read people have said over and over “it never feels crowded” and “you’d never know it’s so big because it’s so spread out and there’s so much to do!”
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