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Greetings Internet Stranger! Ever feel like there’s a million things you need to accomplish in one day? Feed the cat! Take out the trash! Pick up the laundry! Oops, you forgot to feed the cat! Now the cat is dead and it’s all your fault! Wouldn’t you like to spend a day floating along on a giant boat with nothing to do? That’s where this best Things to Do on Allure of the Seas itinerary comes in!
Royal Caribbean‘s Allure of the Seas is an Oasis Class ship, which means it’s one of the biggest ships in their fleet-nay the world! I have never been on such a giant cruise ship before. It felt like a skyscraper that had been turned on its side.
There’s more than enough to do for a best Things to Do on Allure of the Seas itinerary. This itinerary is designed for a cruising day at sea because I’m assuming you won’t want to miss a chance to get into port. And I can’t guarantee that all these activities will be available when you cruise on Allure of the Seas. But I’m sure you can find ones that are similar or just as good, so you can live your dream Allure of the Seas itinerary!
Things to Do on Allure of the Seas
It would be counter-productive in the extreme for me to give you a Best Things to Do on Allure of the Seas itinerary full of crazy activities. (Although they do have free rockclimbing and ziplining, if that’s what floats your boat.)
But I start m Best Things to Do on Allure of the Seas itinerary with three of my favorite things: sunshine, a mystery novel, and painted toenails. After breakfast, slap on your sunscreen and pick a good deck chair early. They fill up quickly and you’re not allowed to save seats! I was especially annoyed by this weird man who blocked my view with his sculpted booty.
Once you feel thoroughly relaxed, it will probably be close to 11 AM. That’s when a some of the restaurants on Allure of the Seas offer cooking classes for a small fee. And after the cooking, you get to eat lunch!
I chose the guacamole class at the Mexican restaurant Sabor. (Not every Royal Caribbean ship even has a Sabor.) The two Royal Caribbean crew members were full of good cheer as they demonstrated how to make guacamole and taught us…
Three Fun Facts: Mexican Food
1) What Do You Put in Guacamole?
Great question, Internet Stranger! Obviously each guacamole recipe is different. The one they used during my Allure of the Seas itinerary features red onion, avocado, cumin, garlic, jalapeno, salt, lime, lemon, cilantro, and tomatoes. I know all this because they give you a recipe to keep afterwards so you can make the guacamole any time you want. I was glad about this because their guacamole had a nice little kick without being too spicy. Most cruise ship guac is simply too bland.
2) Is Guacamole the Only Mexican Sauce?
Of course not! We were able to sample some other Mexican sauces, called moles, with our lunch. The guacamole wasn’t the only dish we were served for lunch. We also got to order main courses and desserts. I recommend the chicken tacos and the flan.
Moles come in a variety of colors: red, green, yellow, etc. I wonder if there’s a rainbow mole? I bet it would do really well on Instagram. The chefs said that the difference between the red and green mole was the type of tomato used. I just mixed the red and green together so it looked like Christmas on my plate. Yum!
3) What is in a Margarita?
I hope you won’t judge my drinking too much during this Allure of the Seas itinerary because this is the first of many drinks we’re going to experience today. The chefs said that margaritas are made with tequila, lime, and orange liqueur.
Tequila is related to mezcal, but they are prepared differently. Also tequila can only be made with blue agave, and it’s supposed to come from the Mexican state of Jalisco. I’d like to visit Jalisco some day, but not during springtime. I have to assume it’s overrun with awful, awful spring breakers if their tequila is so good.
Things to Do on Allure of the Seas
Now that you’ve eaten, it’s time to take advantage of the million and one things that a megaton cruise ship like Allure of the Seas has to offer! Don’t just head back to your room and sleep off the margarita!
There are so many things to do on Allure of the Seas that I couldn’t possibly list them all. But I can get you started with…
Approximately Top 5: Things to Do on Allure of the Seas
1) Try a Wine Tasting Class!
There’s always plenty of classes available on an Allure of the Seas cruising day. But I opted for the wine tasting class because someone told me I was required by law to drink as much as possible on a cruise.
Our sommelier/teacher was an enthusiastic gentleman from Trinidad and Tobago who told us that he loved three things: God, his wife, and wine. That seems very reasonable!
Mr. Sommelier was full of fun facts about wine. I was impressed that he was able to speak on the subject for a full hour and not lose a mite of energy.
But I was most relieved that he explained some important differences between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. (Sauvignon is more acidic and often pairs better with seafood. Chardonnay is oakier.) He also taught us that Champagne/sparkling is the only wine that’s allowed to add something to the beverage other than grape juice. (They use sugar and yeast.) Is that why Champagne is more expensive? I don’t think sugar and yeast are supposed to cost that much. But maybe they use a specific pink sugar that Gwyneth Paltrow would recommend on Goop or something.
2) Spa Time
After the marg and the wine tasting, it’s time for a nap! But why not multi task and nap while you are getting a massage at the amazing spa on Allure of the Seas? I recommend their hot stone massage which worked all the kinks out of my back and I am a New York City woman who carries a giant purse on her shoulder every single day.
I did notice that the spa workers appear to work on commission, so they’ll probably recommend some products to you at the end of the treatment. (When I went on Allure of the Seas, they were using Elemis products, which are excellent.) Don’t feel pressured to buy anything, but if you loved your masseuse, it will help them out if you buy directly from them.
3) Run All Over the Ship
I mean, don’t literally run because this is a cruise ship and you’ll probably knock over a small child or a Very Old Person. But I like to take some time on my Allure of the Seas Itinerary to check out all the art on the ship. There are even docent notes like in a real museum.
I couldn’t find the docent notes for this piece of art, but I assume it’s a tribute to the Katherine Heigl movie 27 Dresses.
You can also head out onto the Boardwalk area and check out the funhouse mirror, buy an ice cream, or help this poor lost dog. Just avoid the authentic Zoltar machine from the movie Big or it will make you twenty years older. Ain’t nobody want that.
4) Central Park
As a New Yorker, I was delighted to find an entire Central Park on Allure of the Seas. Yes, this ship is so big they can fit an entire Central Park inside. The park is lovely any time of day but I prefered to visit in the evening because they’d have free live music. (But bring some cash and tip the musicians. Being a cruise ship musician is not the world’s most fun life.)
Central Park also has a bar, so you can partake in my favorite Royal Caribbean tradition–the Drink of the Day. Each day, the ship features a different cocktail at a discounted price. This is probably a scam of some sort that I haven’t figured out, but I don’t care! Each cruise I make sure to drink every single drink of the day.
Or if you’d rather, just order the Drink of the Day on a deck chair from one of the several bars in the sunshine. This blog is a judgment-free zone, Internet Stranger!
Things to Do on Allure of the Seas
Evening: Dinner at Chops Grille
I usually prefer eating at the Royal Caribbean specialty restaurants rather than the main dining room all the time. The food is better in the specialty restaurants because they don’t have to cook for so many people. And for many regular Royal Caribbean guests, Chops Grille is their favorite specialty restaurant because it serves steak and potatoes. I recommend sticking to the classics like plump shrimp cocktail to start with.
Of course for the main course there’s not much point in getting anything but steak! I got the steak salad because I am pretty sure the lettuce cancels out any calories from the steak.
I know I said this blog was a judgment-free zone, but I do urge you not to get your steak well done! It just spoils a good piece of meat to overcook it like that. You’ve already made a poor cow die for your dinner; treat its corpse with respect. I always get my steak medium-rare.
The number one dessert I can always expect to find at a classic steakhouse is a lemon meringue pie. (If they don’t have lemon meringue, it will be because they did Key Lime pie instead. That’s just science.) Lemon meringue is one of those desserts that always hits the spot. The combination of dense crust, tart curd, and sugary clouds of meringue is simply flawless.
24 Hour Treasure: Entertainment
It’s a crime to have an Allure of the Seas itinerary without taking in one of their gonzo entertainment options. Want to see a production of Mamma Mia? A full-on ice skating show? A giant Cirque du Soleil-esque water ballet? (That’s not a joke.)
You’ll have the opportunity to experience all of these kinds of shows on Allure of the Seas and more!
That’s the Best Things to Do on Allure of the Seas
What do you think are the Best Things to Do on Allure of the Seas? Do you know any other differences between sauvignon blanc and chardonnay? And have you ever been Zoltared on a cruise ship? Please leave your thoughts below!
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