(Closed) Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve been in Mid August and Late October (Grandeur and Explorer of the Seas, respectively).  We had a hurricane scare on the one (it was in the forecast, but we really just got rain and a little more rocking than usual) and a large-ish storm on the other.  Yes there was some motion sickness from the rocking and rain that put a damper on swimming, but it really wasn’t all that bad.  Take dramamine.  I never felt unsafe or anything.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re honeymooning onboard the Norwegian Gem in late October. Unfortunately, that time of year is highly unpredictable weatherwise. Just make sure you purchase insurance but hopefully you (and we) won’t have to use it!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re going on the Eastern Allure of the Seas in September, and I was also worried, but my travel agent said they generally keep an eye on it and re-route if they see anything too nasty. That made me feel a bit better, rather than committing to one place for your honeymoon and hoping you don’t get stuck in a hurricane. 🙂 Soo… we’re gonna risk it.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was on a cruise in the Southern Caribbean a few years back. It was a little rocky, but not too bad. If you are on a larger ship, you won’t feel rocking as much. We had great weather! Insurance is a must, we got it for our eastern itinerary this October. Also, just make sure if you book excursions, book them through the cruise line, because if you book with independent operators and then you don’t end up at those ports, you may lose out on money. You just need to not let it bother you if your itinerary changes. I don’t think it happens that much, though.

 

What itinerary are you thinking of going on?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do the cruise! My travel agent said she thought cruises were best for the hurricane season, because they can get you out of the storms. If it is really bad, they will just reroute you. It would be better than going to an all inclusive somewhere, you can’t get away, you just won’t be able to go.

 

We are doing a cruise that includes St. Thomas, San Juan, private island in the Bahamas and Grand Turk. I am really excited about these ports, so I hope we don’t have any issues, but we will make do.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am a travel agent, and yes, it can be rocky out there. However, the captain will re-route the ship if there is a storm threatening your itinerary. Just do not get your heart set on particular ports as you may not get to them. Go into it with a great attitude and enjoy. 

I was on the Allure for 2 nights last year when she was brand new. Make sure you have some comfy shoes, walked 8 miles the first day onboard. 

Rita’s Cantina was great for some mexican food, and the pizza in the promenade wasn’t so bad either. 

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