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Old April 25th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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I'm going on the Allure in September this year for my honeymoon and it's the first time on a cruise for us. We are going to Nassua, St. Thomas, and St. Marten. Anyone have any must do's for us? Any help would be great! Thanks.
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Just be sure to see all the shows, most are very good and go ahead and pre-book them. I did that for a few, but not all and was sorry, they do fill up and then you have to stand in a stand-by line until the people that were pre-booked entered and then they would let people in after that...

Be sure to also read through your daily paper and plan on seeing other attractions around the ship, parades, etc....

Congrats on your upcoming wedding, I know you will love cruising on Allure...
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I agree with Donna - must see the shows as they are very good, especially the diving show in the aqua theater on the back of the ship - quite amazing. The shows in the main lounge are really good, but you have to see the ice skating show. We're not into figure skating, but we thoroughly loved it on this ship.

As for what to do in each port, your agent should have some good information to offer you, provided they've been on a cruise and to these ports.

But it depends on what you like to do as there's something for everyone especially if you're into water sports and shopping. St. Maarten has some great beaches and St. Thomas has some great shopping as well as some really good snorkeling.

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Yes do take in all the ship has to offer, the ship offers a lot. Shows R great... the food is good...the pool is wonderful....there R so many things to do on the ship. Get off at the ports & enjoy the town...the beach & the shops have a cold beer & enjoy life.
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Yes do take in all the ship has to offer, the ship offers a lot. Shows R great... the food is good...the pool is wonderful....there R so many things to do on the ship. Get off at the ports & enjoy the town...the beach & the shops have a cold beer & enjoy life.
I agree with poppadock and would like to add that the Allure ( and the Oasis ). have more to do than any other ships.

They are a lot of fun.

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The only thing I forgot to say was that we felt the food in the main dining room, while good, was lacking in quality. We chalked this up to the fact they're trying to serve 6500 people in a 4 hour period, so it's tough to keep a high level of quality. But the specialty restaurants are very good, so definitely don't pass up an opportunity to try one or two of those.

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Congrats on your wedding, honeymoon, and booking Allure. If you used a travel agent; tell them what shows you want and have them book it or if you booked thru Royal directly; then u have access to your reservation and can book the shows and shore excursions. In Nassau, you can go snorkeling, swim with dolphins, shopping, or just beach it. In St. Thomas, you can tour the island, shop and tour, or beach it. In St. Martan you can sail, swim, shop, or do all three. There should be a list of shore excursions online at the RCI website; keep asking questions; someone will have an answer.
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