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This is from the Cruise Critic review of Allure:




Allure's three-deck Adagio Dining Room, punctuated by a monumental glass chandelier and three-story mural of birds and plants on the back wall, has seating for some 3,000 passengers. During dinner, two decks are generally dedicated to traditional set-seating dining, while one is reserved for Royal's flex-dining program, My Time Dining. (Note: Those opting for My Time Dining will need to prepay gratuities.) When it comes to main dining room menus, the line steers clear of too much experimentation -- you'll find lobster, prime rib, roast turkey and the like -- though Indian cuisine is well represented, particularly in vegetarian options like chickpea curry and aloo ghobi. For the health-conscious, a "Vitality" menu promises to keep its three courses under 800 calories. Always-available selections include chicken, steak and salmon. Royal Caribbean is also one of two lines offering for-fee premium steaks in the main dining room. (Carnival is the other.) A 10-ounce Chops Grille filet (the cut you'd get in the alternative restaurant of the same name) is offered nightly. It'll set passengers back $14.95.


The Adagio has open-seating breakfast and lunch with waiter service.


Royal Caribbean's popular Windjammer Marketplace, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is compact, given the size of Allure -- but that's because a plethora of other (better) casual venues are scattered throughout the ship. That doesn't mean the top-ship buffet spot isn't mobbed during peak meal times; window-side tables may be especially tough to snag. The Windjammer features the now-industry-standard "action station" setup, with separate spots to fill your tray with freshly-made panini, pasta concoctions and stir-fries.


The Cafe Promenade, a 24-hour spot in the Royal Promenade, serves up brownies, cookies, small sandwiches and coffee around the clock. The addictive ham and cheese mini-croissant is a staple; other sandwiches rotate and include roast beef with pickles on a poppy bun. The Cafe Promenade is also one of several spaces to grab free, self-service Seattle's Best coffee.


Sorrento's Pizzeria, a Royal Caribbean stalwart and popular haunt for teens and club-goers, offers free slices during lunch, dinner and late-night. In fact, it's almost never closed. You can select from an assemblage of ingredients (meats, cheeses, vegetables) to make your own personal pie, or opt for the premade varieties. While it's fine for a quick fix, New York City pizza this is not -- it's more akin to Ellios, with its spongy crust and sodium-laden cheese. Still, as the week went on, we became programmed to grab a slice whenever we passed by.


The Park Cafe has proven to be one of the Oasis class' biggest dining hits. The casual Central Park restaurant serves hot panini and build-your-own bagels for breakfast, as well as custom made salads and sandwiches throughout the day. The Kummelweck -- roast beef au jus -- has to be the most talked-about sandwich in cruising. Since the venue is a hit, it's not always easy to find a table -- available both inside and alfresco -- during peak hours.


The Boardwalk Dog House, a new-to-Allure dining option, offers passengers the chance to sink their teeth into the Austrian-style wunderdog (skinny wiener inserted into a hollowed out roll), German brat with sauerkraut or five other varieties. The all-you-can-eat dogs are available at no extra cost. Our one major gripe -- no spicy mustard is available nearby. You have to navigate up 10 decks to the Windjammer to find some, which we suppose has the effect of working off the calories.


The Boardwalk Donut Shop, an Oasis favorite, has returned to Allure, although instead of a storefront, donuts are added every morning to a self-service glass case. There's no additional charge. Fee-free Seattle's Best coffee is also available there.


Passengers can munch away at the Wipeout Cafe, a mini-version of Allure's buffet, offering fast food like burgers, fries and chicken. It's complimentary and open from breakfast to pre-dinner. The space, which is located on the sun deck near the sports zone area (FlowRiders, Ping-Pong, basketball court), is sometimes reserved for kids-only lunches.


If you're looking for lighter options after a workout -- think fruit, yogurt parfaits and sandwiches -- head to the Vitality Spa Cafe, located in the gym and spa complex. You can also buy smoothies powered with protein boosters and fresh-squeezed juices.


The top-deck Solarium Bistro, complimentary during breakfast and lunch, is in Allure's breezy (and often steamy) indoor/outdoor solarium. At breakfast, there are yogurts, granola, oatmeal, fruit and breakfast meats (like the more healthful turkey sausage instead of the pork variety). Lunch features light fare, such as couscous, salads, fruit and yogurt.


On all RCI ships, including Allure, room service straddles the line between for-fee and free. In-room dining is available around the clock and is free most of the day (though we tip a couple bucks per delivery). A late-night service charge, however, of $3.95 per order is assessed between midnight and 5 a.m. Egg dishes are available in the morning, along with the usual Continental fare (croissants, coffee, cereal). Throughout the day and into the evening, passengers can choose between pizza, hot and cold sandwiches and salads.

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Room Service

Cafe Promenade

Sorrento Pizza

Jade Sushi

Park Cafe

Salarium Bistro

Boardwalk Dog House

Broadwalk Donuts


think that might be it


Also, the Wipe Out Cafe, Johnny Rockets for breakfast only, Windjammer buffet, and free soft serve ice cream.

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