With only one full day left onboard the Allure of the Seas, decisions had to be made…. what should we do with the short amount of time we had? Working out was a MUST due to the amount of food that we’d consumed and planned on consuming for the rest of the day, so we started the day on the ship’s jogging track. And what a great jogging track it was! Only 7 laps around the ship equals 3 miles, that’s how enormous this ship is! Just think… 12 laps around a football field makes 3 miles.

And as if the gorgeous ocean view and ocean breeze aren’t enough for a nice morning run, Royal Caribbean has made it a little more fun, or at least motivating.

After our 3 mile run, we decided to check out the gym. Keeping in line with everything else onboard, the work out facilities were huge, with something for everyone. We even walked in on a “boot camp” that was going on while we were there.

Because time was short, we grabbed a glass of water and a muffin from the Promenade Deli on the way to the DreamWorks Parade where we saw Kung Fu Panda, the Madagascar Penguins, Shrek, Fiona, Puss in Boots, along with hundreds of other dancers and entertainers dance along the Promenade Deck. It was a not-to-be-missed event!

But there was NO time to waste…. we had to move on to my most awaited activities: The SurfRider, the FlowRider, the zip line, and the Rock Climbing Wall. I’m not sure why, but we decided to tackle the most difficult one first…. surfing. It was my first time “surfing” so I was quite nervous, but after two very short rides on the board, I finally stayed standing up for longer than 30 seconds! It was awesome!

The boogie boarding proved to be just as much fun, and sooooo much easier! However, ladies, I highly recommend you wear a shirt over your swim suits!

Although I’d been on several Royal Caribbean Cruises, I’d never climbed their rock walls, but since we were trying to pack it all in, we headed to the wall! It was a blast as well! The view of the Boardwalk from the top was amazing!

By this time, it was getting to be pretty late in the day. We’d watched the line for the zip line, and had decided that we were just going to have to miss it. Waiting in line for an hour and a half for a 10 second ride was not working for us, but fortunately at the end of the day, there was NO line. So, to the zip line it was. Again, it was OK, but in my opinion, not worth more than a 15 minute wait.

Unfortunately we were out of daylight and time, and it was time to get ready for our Cocktail Party and Formal Dinner. I always love meeting new people and even on a 2 night cruise, we really enjoyed our new cruise friends! Dinner again, was incredible. Chicken Marsala and Leg of Lamb were our choices followed by a Warm Chocolate Melting Cake, which rivaled that of a favorite of ours from another cruise line!

As if there could be more to fit into this day… there was MORE than enough left to do. I’m tired again just writing about it! Because we had heard so much about the show, “Chicago”, we headed to the show lounge. It was an incredible show, a definite must-see!

We ended the night at the 70’s Street Party on the Promenade with the Village People, Ken, our Cruise Director, and a thousand of our new friends dancing the night away to “Brick House”, “YMCA”, and “Shake Your Booty”. What a great way to end our cruise!

And today, as I sit in the Fort Lauderdale Airport, waiting to board our plane to head home, I can tell you that our brief time on the “Allure of the Seas” was absolutely INCREDIBLE. I highly recommend this ship to anyone! There is something for everyone! I can’t wait to see her again someday!


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