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Another random question - you may or may not be able to answer. There are character appearances - some labeled "professional" and others labeled "bring your camera". I'm interested in knowing if they allow photos with personal cameras at the "professional" appearances.

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Once we got off the ship we were greeted with some local music. Great welcome.

 

 

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Allure looks so beautiful

 

 

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Look what I found today.

 

 

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Andy was so happy when we got to Rose Hall he had to pose here

 

 

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Andy liked what Rose Hall had to offer

 

 

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Views we saw around Rose Hall today. Simply beautiful.

 

 

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River pool. Lots of folks having a great day floating around.

 

 

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Lots of games similar to this are here.

 

 

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Snack carts we had at Rose Hall today.

 

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This was good. Know it was chicken but also possibly goat. On the bus ride over to the Hilton we learned goat was used a lot. :-)

 

 

 

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Pumpkin soup was just wonderful!

 

 

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Andy finding trouble again

 

 

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Andy showing off one more time before we left Rose Hall

 

 

 

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Unfortunately it came time we had to head back to the ship. I had 6pm reservations at 150 Park Central.

 

 

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Snack carts we had at Rose Hall today.

 

 

This was good. Know it was chicken but also possibly goat. On the bus ride over to the Hilton we learned goat was used a lot. :-)

 

 

 

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Thats jerk chicken. Goat is served curried.

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My amazing meal at 150 Central Park

 

 

Six Course menu. This was one of three that was part of my Central Park Dining Package for $70.00. Was less buying before the cruise.

 

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Yummy bread with butter and six salts to choose from. Was really good.

 

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Florida Lobster salad. This was so good. Wish I had had more in my serving.

 

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My atmosphere

 

 

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Cauliflower Soup. This too was very good.

 

 

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I hope you are planning on seeing this group perform. We had seen them on our July 2012 Allure cruise and they were fantastic!

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Loving the review so far. Great pictures!

 

A quick question: How did they handle the drinks package with 150 CP? I was wondering how the new $12/glass policy would work in coordination with the tasting menu. My assumption is that it would not necessarily apply. Thanks and enjoy!

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

 

 

 

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Pasta

 

 

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Ranch NY Strip

 

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Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake. This was so good but of course very rich.

 

 

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Was advised on how wonderful the Cucumber Martini was at 150 Central. But it cost $15 and not included in the drink package and you couldn't just pay the difference. So I skipped it and stuck to my two captain Morgan's and cold.

 

I later made my way to the Champaign Bar and got a cucumber martini there that was part of the drink package. It was very yummy. Thankfully Andy wasn't around and able to enjoy it myself. After I got my martini I made my way to the dining room to eat....well more socializing than eat with the gang.

 

 

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Tonight's dining room menu. I just ordered an appetizer and enjoyed my cucumber martini.

 

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Money Shot!!!

 

I was just thinking the same thing, Gambee!! I know people must be really excited by the time they get to the top of the Dragons Breath Zipline and I hardly ever see pictures taken from up there.

 

Great photos, Mr F/S! Looks like you're having the best weather and a great cruise.:):)

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If you can....please ask Andy to find out if they have gluten free pizza. Im sure he like to get into a pie himself lol

 

There is Gluten Pizza available. I was just advised as long as pizza place is open there is gluten free pizza. :-)

 

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Loving the review so far. Great pictures!

 

A quick question: How did they handle the drinks package with 150 CP? I was wondering how the new $12/glass policy would work in coordination with the tasting menu. My assumption is that it would not necessarily apply. Thanks and enjoy!

 

My captain Morgan and coke worked with package. Since the new package have not gone into affect on this ship I'm really not sure. Any crew member I've talked to about new packages don't seem to know about it.

 

 

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My amazing meal at 150 Central Park

 

 

Six Course menu. This was one of three that was part of my Central Park Dining Package for $70.00. Was less buying before the cruise.

 

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Yummy bread with butter and six salts to choose from. Was really good.

 

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Florida Lobster salad. This was so good. Wish I had had more in my serving.

 

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My atmosphere

 

 

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Cauliflower Soup. This too was very good.

 

 

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Love your review, it is great.

 

Can you tell me if one can purchase Central Park Dining Package on line before the cruise? If so, how to do it?

 

Thanks.

 

Ricky

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Love your review, it is great.

 

Can you tell me if one can purchase Central Park Dining Package on line before the cruise? If so, how to do it?

 

Thanks.

 

Ricky

 

Sure can. I purchased it a couple months before the cruise. Just log into your account on RCL and access your reservation and then go under specialty restaurants. You'll see all the packages there. You save $ 10-15 than if you buy that package on board. That is also the same place to pre-purchase the prohibition party.

 

 

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It's the end of another super day here on the Allure of the Seas. Shout out to my room steward James "007" for being top notch, always friendly and if he's in the hall and sees me walking to my room he opens the door.

 

Tonight after my 2nd dinner I made my way to tonight's production show. I had 10:30 reservations and decided to actually go. Tonight Mosaic were the presenters and they did an outstanding job. Believe they just boarded the ship today in Jamaica. After the show I walked around a bit and went to the casino and got a drink before a nice walk up on the upper deck.

 

It's such a beautiful night.

 

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The crew getting the decks ready for our sea day tomorrow.

 

 

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Quiet around the upper decks late night.

 

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A poster asked awhile back about the toiletries in my room. I'm not sure if its common for them to automatically be out with the boardwalk balconies but they were with my room. This sign though was in a cubby. So my guess is maybe no?? Maybe it depends on C&A level? Not sure.

 

 

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When I returned to my cabin tonight after a fun filled day off the ship and then a fun filled evening on the ship, this is what I walked in on.

 

 

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My TV in the room was on. It appears tonight's towel animal and Monday nights towel animal were watching some movies with Andy.

 

 

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You stopped for a DRINK, when Andy could be passed out and about to get run over by a cabin steward's cart, or worse, stepped on by an over-sized cartoon character? Bad friend :mad::p:D

 

I completely disagree. From my experience with Andy, I have learned the first thing to do when he is missing is check EVERY bar on the ship! :D

 

Another random question - you may or may not be able to answer. There are character appearances - some labeled "professional" and others labeled "bring your camera". I'm interested in knowing if they allow photos with personal cameras at the "professional" appearances.

 

Yes, you give your camera to the person running the photo-op, they take your pic then the ships photog does.

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Hey, from your pics, it looks like Giovannis doesn't have the lasagna at dinner? Boo, that changes my plans for first dinner on the Grandeur.

 

Also, I found this on google. Ask Andy if his last name is Singer, I think he designed this. ;)

 

 

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The salts in 150 are fantastic! You said that the crew doesn't know much about the beverage package, have you had issues? it went so well on Celebrity. Hand the card get a drink and no bill!! Double scotches around! :)

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The salts in 150 are fantastic! You said that the crew doesn't know much about the beverage package, have you had issues? it went so well on Celebrity. Hand the card get a drink and no bill!! Double scotches around! :)

 

Oh the beverage package is flawless, no issues at all. Excellent service. I mean that as with the new packages that were to go into effect on 11/15. :-)

 

 

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Good Morning Everyone, Welcome to Day 5.

What?? Day Five already??

 

 

Today's Compass

 

 

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Today is a wonderful day at sea. Sea days are my favorite!

 

 

 

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Hey, from your pics, it looks like Giovannis doesn't have the lasagna at dinner? Boo, that changes my plans for first dinner on the Grandeur.

 

Also, I found this on google. Ask Andy if his last name is Singer, I think he designed this. ;)

 

 

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Lol. This is awesome. If his last name isn't singer, it surely applies to him though. :-)

 

 

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Another random question - you may or may not be able to answer. There are character appearances - some labeled "professional" and others labeled "bring your camera". I'm interested in knowing if they allow photos with personal cameras at the "professional" appearances.

 

I can answer that, only because I was reprimanded and asked to put my camera away. The professional appearances are taken by the ships photographers--no personal cameras allowed!!

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My beautiful view from my balcony this morning. It's a nice sunny and warm day at sea..

 

 

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Lots of folks enjoying breakfast at Johnny Rockets this morning.

 

 

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Practice about to take place at the Aqua Theater

 

 

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Kids menu in the dining room last night

 

 

 

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Prohibition Party tonight! Wahoo. You can pre-book this thru your account on RCL. Just go into specialty Restaurants and you'll see it there.

 

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You can also get it once your on the ship. It's a popular event and only limited folks can go though, so I'd recommend getting it before you get on the ship.

 

 

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Made my way to Johnny Rockets for breakfast. Ran into Lisa & A there and had a great break with them.

 

 

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Andy joined us for breakfast too. Guess he had to much TV in the cabin with the towel animals.

 

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Breakfast was very good.

 

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After breakfast we departed our ways and I got a Bloody Mary. Now here I sit behind the Aqua Theater enjoying this nice drink and wonderful views. Later today I will enjoy lunch at Izumi's and the at 3 gear up for our pub crawl. Moving along to dining in the dining room with my new peeps followed by the Prohibition Party. Other fun adventures to fall in between.

 

 

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This is how I felt yesterday. I was so tired I was knocked out on the beach. How do you like the shirt Andy bought me? "when life gives you lemons, add vodka."?

 

 

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Love love love the shirt!!!

 

how many peeps have you actually had to share the secret balcony with this week??? Just making plans for May! Thanks:D

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Andy enjoying his time at the stern of the ship

 

 

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The Starboard side engines are doing most of the work pushing us. Can see it with the wave push out. :-)

 

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Met up with Bugsy at the stern of the ship and we made our way to The Boardwalk Bar for a drink or two or six.

 

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Some tasty drinks for Bugsy & I.

 

 

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We had some nice conversation with one of 80 honeymoon couples on the ship. This is her first time cruise and his 2nd cruise.

 

 

 

 

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Sure can. I purchased it a couple months before the cruise. Just log into your account on RCL and access your reservation and then go under specialty restaurants. You'll see all the packages there. You save $ 10-15 than if you buy that package on board. That is also the same place to pre-purchase the prohibition party.

 

 

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Thanks.

 

Did you mean it is even cheaper to purchase it on board than on-line?

 

Ricky

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Thanks.

 

Did you mean it is even cheaper to purchase it on board than on-line?

 

Ricky

 

Cheaper to order it before your cruise online. ;-)

 

 

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Quick question do you have any idea if the maple syrup at Johnny Rockets is in fact real maple syrup or that crap maple flavored syrup ?

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After Bugsy & I went our separate ways to have lunch in two different venues... Me on the way to Izumi's. Bugsy was off to Gio's with Breezy & Husker. I made a stop and made a donation to make a wish. Depending on your donation amount you can get a tee shirt, beach towel or an arm band. I donated $20 and got a tee shirt and an arm band.

 

 

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Made my way to Izumi's. Today's lunch menu.

 

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For $15 you get the soup, edamame and your choice of two sushi rolls.

 

 

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Made my way to Izumi's. Today's lunch menu.

 

For $15 you get the soup, edamame and your choice of two sushi rolls.

First time I've seen an Izumi menu without prices. We did Izumi for lunch on Legend recently and it was $3 cover and individual prices. Interesting - I wonder if the fixed pricing is Allure only, or might spread to other ships.

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My lunch views and awesome food.

 

 

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Edamame

 

 

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Miso soup

 

 

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Rainbow Roll & spicy Crispy Shrimp

 

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Spent a little time around the beach pool with some of my new friends.

 

 

Happenings around the ship today.

 

 

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Lots of fun and relaxation going on. We could not ask for a more beautiful day out here at sea...

 

 

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On my way down to the Boleros bar where they are having a how to make the perfect Mojito. Once that is over we will have a CC bar crawl.

 

 

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