Somehow, OMG just doesn’t seem emphatic enough. Seriously, I’ve never seen anything like this, and I have no doubt that 14 nights on Allure will not do her justice. Simply put, this ship is a marvel of engineering, and I can’t wait to sail. We arrived at Port Everglades Terminal 18 just after 11am, and Allure was already boarding. The terminal, built especially for Allure, is like the ship in that it’s big…expansive even. Obviously built to handle a crowd, we dropped our bags, and headed inside. There are multiple security lanes and multiple check in desks. Curbside to cocktail time this cruise: 25 minutes. Not half bad for a ship with 6,000 guests.

MrsMJonTravel and I lunched at Rita’s Cantina. The restaurant is an up charge dining option, but believe me, it was worth the price of not dealing with the nutty first day crowds at the Windjammer buffet. We both got fish tacos, which were excellent. MrsMJonTravel also got the black bean soup which she let me sample. The soup was phenomenal! I won’t talk about the pomegranate margarita we shared…..but will include a picture!

A Cocktail Built For Two!

I may update this post with more details after sail away or add my thoughts to tomorrow’s post. In the meantime, here are some photos from the day. I hope you enjoy. Each of these was taken with my iPhone 4S. Let me know what you think of the quality. I’ll have many more photos to share over the next 2 weeks.

Allure From the Highway


Allure's Royal Promenade


Looking Up From The Boardwalk


Another Royal Promenade Shot


Vitality Spa Cafe


Central Park Aboard Allure of the Seas


Allure's Golf Course With Crown Loft Suites in the Background