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"LIVE" from Allure of the Seas / May 22, 2011

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Hello everyone ! Welcome to “LIVE” from Allure of the Seas !

 

Yes, I know it is a little early, but today is the day that I begin my journey. I will head down to Lorton, VA to board the AutoTrain today.We then have a 995 mile trip down to Sanford, FLL where I will arrive tomorrow morning. (I should be able to post from AutoTrain).

 

I will have a 4 Hour drive down to the Hyatt Pier 66, where I will spend my pre cruise night before I board the Allure of the Seas on Sunday Morning. The forecast for this weekend in South Florida is nice with sunny skies, and warm temps (88F)

 

For those of you who are new to Cruise Critic. . . This will be more than a Cruise Ship trip report. Many of you who are aware of my “LIVE” reports know that I will be posting daily comments and reports on the Allure of the Seas, with daily photos of the public areas, lounges, and events. I will try to get some photos of all of the Entertainment, Sports, and some “Behind the Scenes” images as well.

 

There will also be comments and photos of the ports of call during the week. I am hoping that my Internet connection will be reliable, as I will require a stable connection to post photos throughout the week. I try to post at least 12 -18 photos per day of what’s happening on board, and in the ports.(Once I board the Ship)

 

I will be on the Western Caribbean Itinerary this week, and we will visit Labadee,Haiti - Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel. I am really looking forward to visiting Falmouth, since the port has recently opened. . . I want to see what is officially opened there.

 

 

I know that I started my “LIVE” post a little early, but I couldn’t wait to start another post, and another Cruise. I really enjoy offering day to day commentary, and I am very happy to be sailing on Allure of the Seas. . . I sailed on Oasis of the Seas in January 2011 and I had a great time.

 

 

I think this will be a fun cruise, so sit back relax, and enjoy the ride. . . .

 

 

 

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Hey, I am the first to reply. I feel honored. I am especially interested in your reports, as I will be doing the the Western on Allure's sister ship the Oasis in July. Have a great trip. Stay safe and enjoy.

 

Note: Guess Oceanboy found you when I did, and posted his reply while I was typing mine. Second place ain't too bad.

Edited by sleepless

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I was almost the first reply but chickened out. Can't wait for another great Radio review.:D

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Thanks for what is about to come.

You always do a great job.

I am very interested in your ports.

Please give comparisons of Allure to Freedom & Voyager class.

 

Happy cruising!

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Have a Great Cruise Radio!

 

If you haven't booked Samba's Grille yet, do so when you board. You will be glad you did!

 

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Fantastic! I wanted to be on a cruise instead of at work next week, and this will be (almost) like being there. I hope you will be posting info and photos about the AutoTrain - I would love to know what it is like and whether you think it is worth the money.

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Good morning my friend. I wish you a safe and wonderful trip.

 

We; DW, DS and a whole slew of others, are awaiting your reports that we all love so well. Please give Mrs. Radio an extra peck on the cheek from us.

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Looking so much forward for this report because our first Allure cruise will be later on this year and we do the Western itinerary also.

 

I think this will be a fun cruise, so sit back relax, and enjoy the ride. . . .

 

Have a wonderful cruise! :) I'm ready to enjoy the ride.... :D

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Yeah....another "Live from" you are the best in doing these along with Trainman- I so much enjoy reading and looking forward to all of your posts!! This is such a selfless and kind gesture you do for all of us here that wait inbetween cruises and just long for someone's personal journey on their cruise!! Thanks so much again for all you do to make these posts so informing and enjoyable!!

 

Our 23rd wedding anniversary is on Sunday the day you leave...and I have to work :( But our big trip is next year to the Mediterranean so we are very much looking forward to that!!

 

Hope you have an awesome trip....we REALLY want to book the Allure also as we were on the Inaugural sailing of Oasis and it was simply the best trip we've ever taken!! Have a great trip!!!

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Hi Radio!!!! I am so excited you are doing another "LIVE" review. I really look forward to your cruises!!(and Trainman)!!! Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to do this. Like a previous poster, I too, am interested in the Auto Train. If you don't mind, maybe one or two pics from that?

 

Thanks again and have a wonderful week!!

 

Michelle

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Thanks for the smile this morning and I suspect it'll be plastered on my face throughout next week as I read your review. I love your style of writing, photos and videos, with each comes great expectations and wonderful things to look forward to as we await our moment to sail. Thanks for keeping us in mind! Enjoy your vacation Radio.

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Yea get to go on another cruise and I dont have to pay for it thanks Radio.

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Thank you Radio! I love your "live" reviews and always follow them. My family and I will be on the Allure for Christmas :). Enjoy yourself!

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So glad you posted information today. Now all my freinds can follow us for the week. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Then on the ship with M & M plus other times. I have a drink ready for you when you want it on the ship. See you Saturday:)

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We will be going on Allure on June 12th and this "live with Radio" is just what we need to get the anticipation going to an even higher level. Just when I was about to have Trainman withdrawl, I get Radio........PRICELESS!!!!

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We're going in October - can't wait.

 

Been a good few weeks here... had Trainman-2 doing the Freedom last week and now you doing the Allure... it's like a free vacation. :)

 

-germ

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Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review....I know it will be wonderful since they always are! With all the rain we have been experiencing in Ohio, I need a exciting week in the Caribbean! Have a great cruise!

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First Trainman-2 on the Freedom and now you on the Allure. As I write this, the Allure is about 150 miles north northeast of Punta Cana airport.

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Radio, I am all ready for your cruise. You, Trainman, and Bionicman are the best.

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Very excited for this live post. Will be doing the exact same cruise in October so can't wait for your pics and opinions especially on the ports.

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Hi Radio!!!! I am so excited you are doing another "LIVE" review. I really look forward to your cruises!!(and Trainman)!!! Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to do this. Like a previous poster, I too, am interested in the Auto Train. If you don't mind, maybe one or two pics from that?

 

Thanks again and have a wonderful week!!

 

Michelle

 

Thanks for the nice comments. . .I am in the Caribou Coffeehouse, next to AutoTrain in Lorton. I will post a few pics when I board, but I am posting now with my iPad and am unable to attached pics. .

 

The AutoTrain leaves at 4PM, and I have to get my car over there by 3. . .I know that the AT costs a bit more and it takes much more time to get to my destination, but. . . I don't like to fly. . .

 

I have flown, and I will again but I think I will wait to fly when Mrs.Radio want to go to Hawaii next year.:o

 

Thanks for tuning in. . .

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

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Yippeee Radio is taking all of us on the Allure of the Seas, well you sure makes us feel like we are right there with you. I can’t wait to follow your report you are one of my favorites to read on cruise critic along with Trainman and Bionic man. I do have a request if you could get pics of all the menus where ever you eat, it would be nice if you could post them when you get back home.

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You last report was fabulous so I'm really looking forward to reading this one too as I'll be sailing on Allure next week:) Eastern, but I want to hear all about the shows and food. Will you be eating in the main dining room or only at speciality restaurants?

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Woo Hoo!!! Another "LIVE" from Radio - can't wait! We are going on Allure for the first time in September and also doing the Western. What cabin category are you in? We are in a D1 on the "hump". Hope this is a good location because I feel clueless about this ship. Have a wonderful time! Wanda

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whooppee !!! Off on another cruise with Radio, can't wait. Tagged along with Trainman last week. So many great holidays I'm doing, and I don't have to worry about packing.

Thanks Radio.

dm

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Can't wait for another trip with you. Your last "live" report was fantastic, I can't wait to cruise with you again.

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My family and I are so excited to see your posts during the upcoming week. We will be on the Allure the day you get back to Port Everglades. Have a great week and look forward to your awesome posts and pictures.

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My family and I are so excited to see your posts during the upcoming week. We will be on the Allure the day you get back to Port Everglades. Have a great week and look forward to your awesome posts and pictures.

 

Crusinben: Come on over to the Roll Call. Did you sign up for M&M?

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Hello everyone ! Welcome to “LIVE” from Allure of the Seas !

 

Yes, I know it is a little early,

 

 

 

No problem, I'll be anxious to hear about the western itinerary. I haven't been to Labadee since the pier, and will be interested in an update Falmouth. Thanks in advance, I'll be following.

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No problem, I'll be anxious to hear about the western itinerary. I haven't been to Labadee since the pier, and will be interested in an update Falmouth. Thanks in advance, I'll be following.

 

The pier in labadee is wonderful. We hadnt been for a few years and we were there this past December. Truly needed and makes it much easier to not have to tender.

 

Labadee has changed a lot, you will like it.

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