Thats how I felt the first time I sailed on Allure back in 2013, really needed another week to see and do all that I missed in that week. These ships are simply amazing and sadly think do to its size it intimidates some people into not wanting to sail on them. However for me I’d take one of them over a smaller ship any day. They really do better with the amount of people on them and getting on and off the ship at ports etc.
Never had an issue getting reservations. The first day we went right to Izumi Hibachi to ensure our party of four could eat there that night which we did. We then went to 150 Central Park and reserved a few more nights and lunches at I50, Chops and Giovanni’s. We did swap out a couple places throughout the week without any issues. We ate at Hibachi a 2nd time the last night and Izumi Sushi only for 2 lunches and with Chops as the other lunch and Sabor on embarkment day for a snack. We also did Sabor almost daily for guacamole. Good Times!
Ive just purchased the Unlimited Dining Package for my upcoming cruise on Harmony in September for $175.00 which is an amazing price. I’ve also purchased the Unlimited Dining Package for my December cruise on Oasis too for $175.
As a courtesy they do make a reservation that first night on the ship at a restaurant of their choice at the time you selected when buying the package. I’ve never gone by that and have always just gone to a specialty restaurant and made my own reservations with the restaurant of meh choice, along with changing the time.