Friday, June 20, 2014

Amazin Allure..... Part 2....The neighborhoods

We just returned from the Amazing Allure of the seas....and today I wanted to focus on the Neighborhoods. There are 7 in all, and each has its own and unique character....
My personal favorite is the Boardwalk!  As you enter this 5 story outdoor area, right off the bat, you are amazed by the full size merry go-round! It is open all day and most of the evening, and usually it takes no time at all to board and feel like you've gone back in time!

The boardwalk itself is amazing, There are beach stores, candy and ice creams shops, Cotton candy and popcorn for sale. We listened to live bands playing, and even put money in for Zoltar to tell our fortune!
As you stroll down the avenue, you pass a Johnny Rockets, and a Rita's Cantina, both are open air Cafes....

There are free games for the kids

And at night the Boardwalk is transformed into a party, with lights, music, and outdoor performances in the Aqua Theater.

The Grand Promenade is Neighborhood #2 
A wonderful cobblestoned street that runs a little more that halfway along deck 5. There are shops, bars, cafes, and daily entertainment. It is the hub of the ship!

Sorrento's Pizza at one end, and the promenade café at the other end.

Music plays all through the day, and evening
And of course...the only Starbucks at sea!

Our next neighborhood is Central park. Another 5 story outdoor venue
All 10,000 plants are monitored by the Royal gardeners, and you can't help but love the glass sculptures!

You will pass restaurants, cafes and  bars, and you leisurely stroll thru the park, admiring all the greenery

the pool and sports zone is our next neighborhood.
I found 5 pools on deck 15....

This is the adults only pool.....

With a lovely ocean view

The family pool

Sports pool...I wonder who won this game??
Another neighborhood is the Entertainment place which
consists  of places like the Amber Theater, On Air, The comedy club, and Studio B.

Amber Theater
Blue Planet is wonderful....

Sorry these are a little blurry, but you get the picture!

Singers, dancers, and Aerialists constantly amazed us!
 Studio B, the home of The Ice skating shows
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas - Entertainment Place

The aqua theater by Night.....
                                                And by day, with wonderful family shows!

The Parades were held in the Grand Promenade

Another neighborhood is the Kids Zone
Sadly, I have no pictures, but they have a water park, and public areas just for kids and families, Teenagers have their own hideaway and dance club....
Last, but not least Neighborhoods is the Vitality  Spa
I did not spend any time much else to do!
This is not my picture, but a standard shot. I posted it so you could see how elegant it is...

The Dining venues were on all of the public decks
Allure of the Seas - Adagio Dining Room
The Adagio Dining room

The Dog House on the boardwalk.....
Complimentary and one of my favorite places!

Johnny Rockets is a 50's burger joint
nominal charge of $5.95 pp.
And comes with Entertainment! What a bargain!

Outside seating as well, for great people watching!

Cotton Candy for the kids
nominal fee

Izumi is a Sushi place

Ala carte Pricing
The Rising Bar rises up and down 4 stories from the Grand promenade to central Park
What a view!

We loved Vines, a wine bar in Central park

A new drink for me....Captains Caipirinha
very refreshing and yummy!!
And don't forget the kids.....with the drink package, they could fill up at these machines all over the ship!
Why, you even go to Lectures on your I-phone ....2 on each sea day!
My review of the Allure of the seas
Embarkation ...............    Smooth as a whistle! 10 minutes start to finish   
ship.........only a few years old, and immaculate                                           
Service................... was terrific!                                                                   
Dining Areas................The food was hot, served quickly, presented well   
Johnny Rockets.......Loved each and every bite! don't miss the sundaes        
                The Dog House........Has 5 or 6 different selections...all were good, would like to see different sides offered.
Park café............The best ever in the world Roast Beef sandwich....!          
               Promenade café, and Sorrento's  were adequate.                                                            Chops.........Service and food impeccable...way to much served!!   
Entertainment was first class....                                                                    
Balcony room had plenty of storage, beds were oh so comfy......................
                     Disembarkation was a snap at all the ports except Ft. Lauderdale. long, long, long, lines for customs. My advice to get off the ship as early as possible!
This ship gets an A+++ for families, adults, and Seniors!