The Allure of the Sea will draw you in with live entertainment and beautiful decor, calling you back again and again. The Allure of the Seas is a 5,500 passenger, 16 deck cruise liner with 7-day itineraries to the Caribbean and Mexico. This rigid schedule can be a blessing for families as no matter what time of year your vacation is, the details will stay the same.
Parents need not worry about entertaining kids on this cruise, the Allure has you covered. Swimmers can take a dip in the main pool on Deck 16 or, as most kids do, head for the H2O Zone, a kids-only aqua park with a splash pool, lazy river, and shallow pool. Swim diapers are permitted in the splash pool, but no others.
More competitive families can take adventure of the sports pool where volleyball tournaments are common. Older guests looking for some kids-free pool time will find solace in the Solarium, an adults-only pool and sun deck. At night the main pool also hosts a 'dive-in' movie night for the whole family.
As with most family cruises, the kids and youth programs are available for extra fun sea days. The Allure's Adventure Ocean splits young passengers into three groups based on age (3-5, 6-8, and 9-11) for educational and fun activities lead by the ship's youth staff. Events include dance classes, science experiments, themed parties, and a kids talent show.
Typically harder to please teen passengers have their own space, The Living Room, where they can socialize and generally 'chill out'. Note that Royal Caribbean cruise kids programs have recently become 'autism friendly' offering games, activities, and movies specifically for autistic passengers.
Family activities have no limit aboard the Allure. The Dreamworks experience indulges everyone's inner child with Dreamworks characters like Kung Fu Panda and Shrek roaming the ship and hosting character dinners. Passengers can also take advantage of the rock climbing wall, zip lines, and surf simulators, all free of charge.
Theater fans will enjoy the Mamma Mia Broadway-esque productions and ice skating shows. The Allure's aquatheater shows are also a showstopper with acrobatics and water choreography. In the day to day, passengers can enjoy culinary classes, game shows, sports competitions, mini golf, and much much more. Families may even leave the ship feeling they didn't get to try everything the Allure has to offer!
Group babysitting is not technically available on the Allure, although kids programs are available late. In-cabin babysitting is $19 an hour for up to three kids per family.
Each ship has a variety of fun activities for the whole family, so be sure to check your ship before you cruise to view what's available. Whether you're 8 or 80, there's no reason not to have fun on your getaway at sea; before breaking off into everyone's activities, enjoy some time together by planning to meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This is the time to make memories and nothing could be more memorable than setting up a shore excursion for the whole family. Plan your shore excursions ahead of time for the best chance of booking your top selections.
*Please note it is often cheaper to book two staterooms or two connecting cabins instead of one large stateroom suite - plus it gives you a second bathroom.* Allure of the Seas has a ton of connecting staterooms some options sleep up to 12.