Yes again! I really did not have a clue what to expect on last year's cruise. What became obvious very early; "Why did I wait so long to enjoy this ultimate escape". Traveling on the Allure of the Seas, (at that time the world's largest cruise ship) was at first intimidating; then one of the best ever vacations/holidays.
You would expect with over 6000 travelers and over 2400 crew there would be a crush of bodies at every turn. Not so! The ship is designed so that activities occur all over the "air craft Carrier" size ship. Never once, during embarking/disembarking, shows, or dining, was there ever such a crowd that you were not enjoying every moment.
What I noticed was that everyone was in their own space of enjoying themselves. So much to do that few were noticing or studying anyone to the extent that I ever felt any degree of discomfort.
|"Central Park" After Dinner|
And, yes last year I did over-pack; I know shocked. This year wiser - Maybe.
Tomorrow, I will highlight my evening wear and what I plan for "Formal Night" this year. Stay tuned...
|Allure of the Seas|
Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International
This was heading back to the ship after a day enjoying an island private beach.