Allure of the Seas Cruise Review by CombatCol
- Sail Date: January 2019
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
I'm not a drinker but my wife is. When we wanted to purchase one deluxe drink package and one pop package we were not allowed to. We were told that we both had to purchase only the deluxe package. Sorry but I'm not ever going to pay $495.00 for one or two Coke's per day. That won't happen.
We went to the dining room meal only once and we were so rushed through our meal that we couldn't enjoy it. We then started to go to the Windjammer but that wasn't a good experience either. The room closed at 9PM sharp. That's great but their shows start at 7pm and ran until 8:45 or 9PM. Other of their on board restaurants advertised that they were open till 9PM but really were closing down at 7PM. On the last Saturday we went down to the Windjammer at 6:30 only to be told it was closed because of the Jewish Sabbath and they had paid to have a private dinner there. We were told we could go to eat pizza up on deck 5. Bad move, really bad move.
Entering and leaving the ship was good and well organized. The staff to traveler ratio was small. Often my wife spent more than an hour waiting for a drink staff to come by. We didn't buy the drink package and saved a ton of $'s. We aren't penny pinchers but their prices for bar drinks is high compared to other cruise line.
It was really obvious that Royal is all about the bucks and not about the customer experience. We're going back to Norwegian and Holland America. Good Bye Royal!
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