Welcome to Cruisemates CM and to the wonderful world of cruising.
Be sure to get into the first time cruisers here and read everything you can...If you have any questions, feel free to post them here. I too am hoping to cruise on Allure, I hear many great things about this ship, lots to do and see.
I sailed Allure in Jan. Here are a few tips for you.
Jogging track is located on Deck 5; it goes all the way around the ship. In the back of the ship on deck 5 there are some lounge chairs for sunbathing. It is nice and quiet back there. The boardwalk is on deck 6. There are two balconies on either side of the boardwalk. These balconies offer nice views of the ocean and aquatheater. Behind the aquatheater is the shuffleboard court. There are free ice cream machines located on sports deck inside wipe out cafe; also there is ice cream between the two pools; this machine u will have to look for; because u can miss it. Free coffee/ice tea/flavored water is offered in the following venues:
Central Park Cafe
Not to miss shows on Allure:
Blue Planet:Cirque Soliel type show
**these shows are by reservations; if u don't have reservation, show up to the venue 15 min prior to the show; u will most likely get in.
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99
My wife and I took are first cruise last Month it was a blast! Just a couple things we learned Get the travel insurance, leave a day early if at all possable,And if you have any questions you can find the answers right here. On are first cruise we were to fly down the same day that same day Alaska air lines computers crashed. Missed the ships Should of left a day early a reason for travel insurance. All tho the air line flew us and pit us up in a motel until we met the ship. Have fun and dont let little things bother you.
Will do and some pictures too --My wife and I are excited--she always said I could go on a cruise with my next wife-----since she's been sick for the last 6 years, she has decided that all our vacations were based upon her ability or lack thereof to do things, that this would be my year and the cruise is kind of a Christmas present--along with severance package money when my job was lost--have a new one
Try the Dog House on the Boardwalk. They have great hot dogs and sausages. ( no charge).
Enjoy your cruise on the Allure. We had a blast.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011