I didn’t have high expectations for the Allure of the Seas but they were exceeded. It was a wonderful vacation with my sisters and really liked some of the differences between this ship and the Oasis of the Seas I was on last year.
I thought because Allure of the Seas didn’t get amplified thanks to the pandemic canceling those plans, it wouldn’t be as nice/fun as Oasis. Wrong! I loved that the Diamond Club was in the space occupied by Wonderland on other ships giving it a spacious, light-filled experience.
Another plus was the Samba grill in the Solarium restaurant. It’s not the greatest but it’s free!
This trip I focused on the artwork.
One side of the ship had water and plants as the theme in the space between the elevator sides.
The other end of the ship had dresses in a variety of colors.
This was my favorite! I’m not sure what these spheres represented in the sculpture below but it was interesting.
Well it’s not art per se but I do love these little spaces created in Central Park.
There were interesting pieces throughout.
This one fascinated me. Some art celebrated garden staples.
I swear every time I went to this space I found something new to appreciate and photograph.
These guys were entertaining the masses on the promenade day and night.
I’m not sure who this little boy was hiding from.
Food and Service
Not a lot to say about both of these except to say they were excellent (except for Windjammer). Of course, we had the specialty dining package so never ate a dinner in the main dining room. I don’t want to have to make that extra purchase every trip to have quality dinners.
The staff was fantastic in every venue. The ship wasn’t full but it was busier than any cruise I’d taken since the pandemic.
I loved this sailing so much I booked my next Oasis class ship cruise two days after getting off. My husband and I will be sailing the Symphony of the Seas in December. Before then, we’ll be busy packing, moving and getting settled in our new Florida home.