Dave on Allure of the Seas – Day 1 – Embarkation


photo: Mikey Faust


Day 1: Set Sail!

Hello everybody! I am LIVE from Allure of the Seas and about to start sailing the open seas. First impression of the ship:… IT’S HUGE!!! Compared to the Carnival Freedom (which is docked right next to us), Allure of the Seas could probably fit two Carnival Freedoms, and still have room for more! Today, I had the opportunity to experience the pools and I got to tour all of the neighborhoods onboard. I’ll write a review on the neighborhoods on one of the days I am not docked at a port (probably Tuesday or Wednesday), but let’s talk about the pools now.

I didn’t have the best first time in the pools. Reason being, I was really excited so I jumped in the pool without my goggles on, opened my eyes, and it was the saltwater pool… My eyes were ON FIRE and I ran all over the place trying to find a towel while being almost blind, which was probably very entertaining for the other guests on the pool deck. After that whole episode, I found the regular pool, ordered a pińa colada (which was non-alcoholic), and relaxed for awhile in the sun.



After basking in the sun, I toured the neighborhoods with my cousin and got some pretty good photos. We then had lunch at the Windjammer Café and the food was… meh (review on food later). Then I had to experience the emergency drill which consisted of me just standing around listening to the same things in 5 different languages. I did, however, understand the French speaker so I guess that’s a good sign that my French classes are paying off.

For dinner, I ate in the Main Dining Room and I wasn’t very hungry so I just had a salad. After dinner I went to the Teen Zone where I met some friends and partied all night at their “Sail Away Party.”

It was a fun first day on Allure and I cannot wait to see the Bahamas in the morning. Tune in tomorrow for another blog post! 🙂




Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.