Welcome aboard the Allure of the Seas. It was one of Royal Caribbean’s largest ship until the Harmony of the Seas was built. In February of 2016, we decided to go on a cruise aboard the Allure leaving Ft. Lauderdale for the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Martin. We had never been on a ship the size of the Allure and wanted to see how we would like it. We stayed two nights in Ft. Lauderdale before boarding the Allure and had a great time. There are many sights to see in Lauderdale and since the guys are home brewers they had to stop by Lauder Ale Brewery for a tasting.
We toasted to our cruise on our last night in Ft. Lauderdale. It also happened to be the wedding anniversary of one of the couples that went with us so we toasted to them as well. Our group loves to toast to everything!
We boarded the Allure of the Seas as soon as we could as we were all wanting to check out this huge ship. This ship is a small city on the ocean. it has everything you could possible want on a ship; a rock climbing wall, mini golf, flow rider, zip line, ice skating, lots of entertainment and dining experiences from all over the world. We just loved the Samba Grill. The Schooner Bar was another favorite of ours for drinks.
One of the attractions on the ship was the Rising Tide Bar and as soon as we heard about this, we just knew we had to go there for drinks one night. It’s a bar that actually rises off the lower floor to the upper deck of the ship. It’s a fun and unique bar.
Next week I will write more about the ship as well as our first stop in the Bahamas.