As I mentioned in my previous posts about the Allure of the Seas, this ship has everything. Among the many amenities available aboard it includes a jogging track on Deck 5. 1 lap around is approximately 1 1/2 miles. There is also a state-of-art fitness center, 2 Flow Rider surf simulators, 2 rock-climbing walls, a zip line, a full-size basket ball court, ice-skating rink, mini golf course, 4 pools including 1 adults only pool in the Solarium, 10 whirlpools with 2 of them cantilevered overlooking the ocean, an H20 Zone kids water park. There is also a full-service spa and salon, the fitness center offers yoga and tai-chi classes. One will also find Dreamworks characters onboard ship, character dining, parades, ice shows, aqua shows and of course, the only carousel at sea.
The Solarium is a great place to relax in on the days at sea if you are looking for a quiet place on the ship. It is located at the front of the ship on Deck 15 with wonderful views of the ocean.
The other pool areas get very crowded in the late morning and early afternoons on the days at sea, so you have to get to the pool areas early to get some chairs. I found the pool spaces to be a bit too small for the number of people on the ship, but with a bit of pre-planning, it works.
There is lots of evening entertainment, the Comedy Club, the Ice Show, Chicago, Oceanaria, The Blue Planet, Casino Royale, On-Air karaoke club, live jazz club, movies under the stars, etc. You will not lack for something to do.
I definitely recommend making reservations for the nightly shows to ensure you get in. Space does “sell out”. If you do not have reservations and wish to try to get in, the shows will release all unclaimed reservations 10 minutes before showtime and allow anyone waiting to go in.
There are several great children’s and teen programs onboard the ship based on age appropriate activities as well as teen lounge areas and a disco. There are also several family friendly activities including games and contests.