After three months home it’s time for another cruise. This one is with my two sisters and we’ll be celebrating a milestone on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.
They are doing back to back cruises to celebrate their birthdays amounting to two weeks. Due to my husband’s knee replacement surgery I could only get away for the second segment and that was iffy for quite a while.
Ship and Cabin
Allure of the Seas is the second Oasis class ship and hasn’t been amplified yet. I’m looking forward to the original Oasis class design. There is also a specialty restaurant only found on the Allure — Samba Grill which is in the Solarium Bistro in the evenings.
My two sisters are sharing the same balcony cabin both weeks and I booked an inside cabin nearby on the same deck. It will be convenient to meet at the forward elevators.
The room seems larger than the usual Royal Caribbean inside cabin and even has a full sofa.
This sailing is for 8 nights with three ports.
That means a lot of sea days but with all the stress of selling the house and Steve’s surgery I’m ready for some down time.
Our Aruba plans are to take public transportation to the beach. We’re planning to go near DePalm Pier rather than the spot sister T and I went to on the Horizon last year.
It’s another beach day in Curacao but we made reservations for an all-inclusive experience at Corendon Mangrove Beach Resort.
Last but not least is yet another beach day at the Royal’s Labadee in Haiti. It’s the first time there for all of us.
After my last Royal Caribbean cruise on the Oasis of the Seas I moved up to Diamond status. I’m most looking forward to the four complimentary beverages each day. I’ll also get to experience the diamond lounge as originally designed for the Oasis class. That space is now Wonderland in the other ships in this class.
There’s a lot to look forward to with this vacation and I’m excited to start the adventure.