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David Harris

Age: 53


Number of Cruises: 4

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Allure Of The Seas

Sailing Date: 2011-06-12

Itinerary: eastern carribean

Fantastic cruise. Our 4th cruise with RC. Food and service superb as usual. Lots of activities for all ages. Great clean and safe ports of call. Best stateroom we have had for the money-small, but roomy by cruise standards and space is well used.

4 star. It always amazes me at how good the food is considering the number of people served. There are several gourmet alternative restaraunts on board for an extra fee. We had a 6 yr. old so stuck to the main dining area.

Neat and clean. Roomy by cruise standards but be realistic. Space well used.

Abundance of activities for all ages. Our 6 year old WANTED to go to the activities. Our 18 year old,however, felt stuck between older college age and younger 12-17 year olds. She would have prefferred the younger group but wasn't given that option. We enjoyed the pub and bar entertainment and the ice shoes. Just a personal thing, but we enjoyed the variety shows on previous cruises including amateur night. The shows now are more like Vegas acta and I can go to Vegas to see these. I guess there is a price you pay for being on a huge ship with lots of people and the cruise line trying to cater to a variety of different tastes. I liked the acrobats, jugglers, magic shows, and headliner acts of the past.

Nothing extraordinary or bad. Nassau beach at Atlantis resort was pricey but we had a great time-wiah we had a full day to see the whole resort. Snorkled at Buck Island at St. Thomas. We enjoyed it but the catamaran sail was totally motor powered-disappointing when you want to sail. Stayed on the ship in St maarten as a storm had murkied the waters. Had the ship to ourselves-only ones in the pool. My wife previously went on the America's Cup sail and it was a blast.

Flew to Ft Lauderdale on Southwest. Very streamlined embarkation-best ever due to pre-boarding paperwork which was lengthy but a time saver. Sailed to Nassau overnight. Stayed on the beach til noon. Set sail overnight to St. Thomas and had all day there. Very smooth sailing ship. Enjoyed the fitness center on board, free hot dogs on the boardwalk, salads at the park ave. cafe, and pizza at sorrentos. Did some line dancing with my daughter, watched the Mavs win the NBA on big screen, sang karaoke at on air, and joined in the live music at the pub and schooner bar, played at the arcade with the kids, swam in the 6 pools, played bingo and trivia, played mini golf, and enjoyed many fine dinners together.

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