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Tina

Age: 49

Occupation:Human Resource

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Allure Of The Seas

Sailing Date: 2012-01-15

Itinerary: Western Caribbean

My husband and I have been on three Royal Caribbean cruises and this time we took my parents for their 50th Anniversary and our three grown kids who were cruising for the first time. Each cruise has gotten better and better.

The food in the dining room was outstanding! Our Head Waiter and Waiter were so attentive and accommodating. They each one knew us all by name after the first night. Hated to say "good bye" but hope to request them on our next cruise. Johnny Rockets hamburgers were some of the best I've ever had. Rita's was good. The Cupcake Shop's cupcakes were so fresh and moist. Loved the hot dogs and pizza and couldn't resist the free ice cream at the pool decks.

We booked a Jr. Suite and two balcony rooms. The Jr. Suite was so very spacious. The bed was too comfortable, despite having so much to do, almost didn't want to get out of bed. Our Stateroom Attendant was the best we have every had! He greeted us every morning and wanted to know our plans for the day and was there at the end of the day wanting to know if we enjoyed our day and then told us to "rest well". He was so friendly and attentive and we will definitely be requesting him on our next cruise.

There was so much to do it was really impossible to take part in everything. We prebooked all the shows and I would highly recommend doing that. My daughter was a judge on the World's Sexiest Man Competition (a LOT of fun). We went to the Belly Flop contest, danced the night away at the 70's Street Party on the Royal Promenade, laughed ourselves silly at The Quest. Our favorite shows had to be in order - The Ice Games Show, The Comedians, The Blue Planet, The Oceanaria Show, Abbracadabra and Chicago. Don't miss the Parades, they are so much fun. There's also a PhotoBooth tucked away inside the Sports Bar on the Royal Promenade. You can go in and make pictures/videos that you can immediately email or post to Facebook for your family and friends. Our family had a lot of fun doing that several times. Trivia is a lot of fun in the Schooner Bar too.

Two of my kids snorkled on Labadee but it was very windy and a storm blew up so the water was very murky and they couldn't see much. The family went on the Chukka ATV ride in Jamaica and this was probably the highlight of our trip. Our guide separated our group into two - the slow/cautious drivers and the "crazies". We were in the "crazies" and he really wore us out...flying through orange groves, manuvering through high grass, up and down hills...it was so much fun!!! My daughter and I rode horses in Cozumel and my other two kids went on the Snuba excursion. My son is a certified scuba diver and he really enjoyed this. Yous air tank is in the boat so your air hose is tethered to the boat and you wear a weight belt. They got some great pictures and saw some amazing sea life.

No one wanted the cruise to end...so much so that as soon as we got on home we got on line and put a deposit down on the same boat the same time next year but this time we are going to take the Eastern Caribbean route. I can't stress enough how GREAT this boat and everything about it was. I can promise that you won't be disappointed.

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