Most cruise ships are floating resorts. They not only offer a comfortable range of cabins, your “home” while on vacation as you travel from port to port, as well as plenty of all-included nourishment, but also entertainment, gambling, and even shopping.
The Allure of the Seas is the biggest of the cruise ships, and to many passengers, it’s a destination in and of itself.
The ship offers separate “neighborhoods”, or areas with unique characters. For example, there is the Royal Promenade, with multiple shops and snack possibilities. Then there is the Boardwalk, an area that evokes the feeling of a seaside resort, including a carousel for the children. And my favorite, Central Park, with real trees and comfortable areas for reading and people-watching.
Entertainment? How about a somewhat condensed version of “Chicago”? But the Allure of the Seas also includes a skating rink and an aquatic show, plus comedians, musicians, and other full-fledged productions in the main theater.