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Thanks for posting the review. Myself and DW will be on our first ever cruise on Sept 16th 2012 on the Allure round the East Carribbean so its great to see pictures and hear your experiences.Thanks so much for reading! You will love Allure, I must say you are starting out at the top for your very first cruise! This week in September is a great week to sail- weather has been very nice for us. Enjoy trip planning!
Excellent review and amazing pictures! We were getting off Allure when you were getting on. I was surprised to see the bathroom products in your cabin. We were in a D1 oceanview balcony cabin and had no products at all. We also had the worst cabin attendant ever. We never were introduced to him/her and never saw him/her one time the entire cruise. I personally could have done a better job at cleaning the cabin then he/she did. I also had read how small the bathroom, shower and storage space in the cabin is but was still amazed at how tight it was.Thanks so much for reading, we saw all of the sad sacks getting off when we were getting on...LOL I'm sorry to hear about your stateroom attendant and experience. What a bummer! Especially in one of those nice D1's it's a shame you could not enjoy it as much as you should have been able to. I will say you weren't missing too much with the products. It was nice to have them though,if we needed them, we didn't get anything on Independence except for the mystery liquid shampoo/gel/soap dispenser on the wall.
Looking forward to the rest of your review. It was nice seeing such an amazing ship but WAY to big for us.
Great review. Really enjoying it. Only 2 weeks until we board!Thank you so much! you will have a great time, Allure is just AMAZING!
awesome jobThanks so much for reading!!!
Hello I'm Ron, one of the lead characters in this TR. I'm so sad that this cruise is over. We had been looking forward to it for over two years. It is so fun to have it documented on Jen's trip reports so that I can go back and re-live it for the next year until our next cruise.^He's just the best! I post pictures of him wiping out on the flowrider and dancing (yet to come) and he eats it up! LOL.
A quick little note about the bathroom(s). Notice how the kid's inside cabin has a plexiglass (or was it glass?) shelf under the mirror..?? The balcony room didn't. This would have been nice to have to save some counter space in our bathroom. I wonder why they don't have them in all the rooms. Is it only in the inside rooms??I'm so glad you pointed it out, can you believe I didn't notice it until now?!?! I tried to avoid spending much time in the kids' room.
Also our stateroom host, Anthony, tried to tell me that splitting up the beds in the kids room would give them less room to move around. Boy was he wrong. As you can see in the pix...Yes, he was a bit hesitant about doing that at first. I told him I understood how busy they were on the first night but the kids are a tween aged boy and girl- they had absolutely zero desire to sleep in the same bed! The space issue wasn't a concern of ours, but it was absolutely more spacious with the beds apart!
Jen,Thanks, you know I will!
Keep the updates coming!
GREAT review and pics. Love all the details. I can't wait to read more!!Thanks so much for reading! Yes were are quite excited for the Fantasy too. We love DCL very much, we are big Disney fans. They have a fantastic cruise product as well as RCCL!
P.S. Just noticed you are sailing on the Disney Fantasy in 2012. So are we! Since you sail before us, I can't wait to read your review on that one, too.
Great review!! If you ever go back on the Allure, the trash can is hooked on the door under the sink.Are you kidding me Dawn???? LOL! It was there the entire time and I totally missed it! HA HA!
This is great! Lots of lovely photos of the stuff you don't normally seeThanks so much for your comments! I have a few tricks up my sleeve so keep reading, I think we found a new "secret" area onboard! Info coming up soon!
Looking forward to the rest of your review, great so far!! We may be sailing with our daughter who will be 3 when we want to go next year so i'm anxious to see how your 3 yr old liked it and what she did during the day.Thank you so much for reading! Our 3 year old have been on 4 cruises now so we are used to cruising with a little one, but each time sure does bring unique challenges. This cruise was no different. I will have a lot of info about the clubs, the pool deck, excursions with the little one, meltdowns, places to avoid like the plague, the kid magnet spots and so much more! i hope you find it helpful! Stay tuned!
Great review!! If you ever go back on the Allure, the trash can is hooked on the door under the sink.It sure was!
Great review w/pics and you have a beautiful family. I am looking forward to the rest of it.Thank you so much for reading and for the compliments! I hope you find it useful and enjoyable!
GREAT REVIEW!Oh wow! A true CC legend! Thanks so much for the compliments Jim, it is awesome to have your input! We loved watching Oasis leave knowing you and Judith were onboard!! The only thing we didn't like was missing your live review due to being on our cruise! I am still catching up on it but, it looks like such an amazing time. It's so awesome that we were enjoying different halves of the Caribbean on these amazing ships at the same time!
We are looking forward to sailing on the Allure on Jan 15, 2012.
Feel free to use any of my photos you want to.
Great start to your review, and wonderful photos, too!Thank you Joan, she is such an amazing ship...words can't express and pictures just don't do it justice! Thanks for reading!!!
Hope you loved Allure as much as we did!
Looking forward to more,
It sure was!You didn't hear me grumbling about it? Or do you tune that out? LOL, it wasn't a big deal, now I'm just beginning to wonder what else out there I did miss!
Jen, I wish you would've mentioned it during the cruise I would have let you know.
Great startThanks so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoy it!
Fantastic review and pics! Love the Fort Lauderdale pictures and of the Oasis as we live in that area and are also sailing on the Oasis in November. Bubba Gump looks pretty darn good - I'll have to check it out sometime!Thank you so much, we do love Ft. Lauderdale- a beautiful city. The beach was gorgeous and we have some pretty nice beaches over here too! I think you will just LOVE Oasis- Allure was so wonderful! You will have to check out Bubba Gump- just be sure to bring your credit card! That bill at the end was one of the biggest ones we've had at a restaurant in a long time!
Can't wait to read more......
I LOVE reviews with loads of pictures.....and yours are great so far!Well thank you for stopping by! I am glad you are enjoying it!
Looking forward to reading more about your cruise on the Allure. Thanks!
Wonderful review. Thanks for being so detailed. Really love the photos too. Can't wait to hear all about the rest of your cruise.Thank you, I have lots to share! There is great stiuff to come!
My favorite kind of review - long and full of lots of pictures!Big pictures! LOL! Thanks for reading and I'm glad you are finding it useful!
It was out of necessity that I found it and what I was looking for was right in front on my face.LOL, I opened that cabinet once, saw how little it was and shut it right back up! Haha!
I was on this cruise with you! Can't wait to see all your food photos.Thank you so much! I will oblige, I think I took a picture of almost every single unique food item I ate all week! (I did not take a picture of each ice cream cone, it would have filled my memory card!)
Yeah!! Thanks for the review. We sail Allure on Sunday, & are SO excited Will keep tuned to your posts to tide me over for the next few days. Think you will be done before we leave?Thank you so much for stopping by! I know how excited you are, you will have an AMAZING cruise!! I will certainly try to have it done by this weekend, but I can't promise. Most of the good stuff is towards the beginning, we pretty much just chilled out the last few days of the cruise! I'd better get to work!
The quality on that camera is really nice.Thank you, I loved that camera!
What were you using?
Great so far, can't wait to read more! We are sailing Allure April 15th 2012, so excitedThanks so much! Allure is the perfect place to spend Tax Day! you will love her!!!
I am loving your review and pic's, can't wait for more.....Thanks so much for reading! More coming up very soon!
You didn't hear me grumbling about it? Or do you tune that out? LOL, it wasn't a big deal, now I'm just beginning to wonder what else out there I did miss!There was actually a thread about the under the sink trash can a little while ago on the dearly departed Allure Board. Some woman had stored her jewelery in it thinking it was some kind of jewelery holder... She was very angry at her stateroom host for dumping that trash can- err. jewelery box... I'm pretty sure she was trying to get RCL to reimburse her...
Thanks, nenner1, for the awesome review!! I'll be checking back daily for more. We're hoping to find a good deal on an Oasis/Allure cruise next year, as DH has just retired and we have no more time constraints - but between you and everyone's pal, Trainman, we are wanting to leave TOMORROW!!!!!Thanks so much for reading! I hope you find a good deal, you surely won't regret cruising on these amazing ships- they truly are a marvel! This time of year usually brings about some deals- there were some Westerns in Late Sept/Early Oct that had some very decent pricing (for Oasis/Allure-a lot cheaper than what we paid!). Hope you can find one at a great price and check it out sooner rather than later!
Love this review already !! subscribe !!Thank you so much! I promise there is some great stuff coming up!
Subscribing. I love the review so far.Thank you so much for reading! Glad you are enjoying it!!
There was actually a thread about the under the sink trash can a little while ago on the dearly departed Allure Board. Some woman had stored her jewelery in it thinking it was some kind of jewelery holder... She was very angry at her stateroom host for dumping that trash can- err. jewelery box... I'm pretty sure she was trying to get RCL to reimburse her...Now that you mentioned that, I do think I recall that thread. I do miss the Allure board!
Nenner1,Thank you so much! Yes it was an absolutely AMAZING time, and you will have an awesome time too when you leave this weekend!
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this great review. I can't think of a better way to pass the time while packing our luggage for our Allure trip this Sunday. Heading down to FLL tomorrow and will check in from the hotel to see how far you got.
Looks like you had a great time.
Thank you for the review and the beautiful pictures . You have beautiful family I hope you all have a great time!!Thank you so very much for your compliments! I am glad you are enjoying the review!
I'll try to get as much as I can done before you depart! Have a safe trip!!!Take your time! I'll be just as happy to read it when I get back.. LOL.