I am finally getting around to writing my review from the Allure of the Seas- December 18-25th, 2011. This will be in sections to make it easier to locate the information you want to read about.
We left Fort Lauderdale, Sunday right on time. I didn’t like that I was on the Starboard side of the ship for sailaway. I love watching the beach goers. We chose to stay out on our balcony and saw a family waving at the Coast Guard station instead…
Our first stop was Labadee (Royal Caribbean's lease section of Haiti), been there once before on the Oasis. I like beach days but it was cloudy and drizzled at one point. I’ll talk more about what we did there later.
Next we went to Falmouth, Jamaica. I don’t know why people are complaining about this port. It looks nearly finished to me. The shops were open, vendors were no-more pushy than any other port, and I actually found the port complex to be very pretty! When we arrived the Navigator was in port with us. I thought they had already gotten off the ship. I was sorely wrong. When we returned later in the day we saw the Navi was gone. Turns out they tried from 6am-10am to dock and the water was so rocky that they couldn’t let anyone off the ship and Navi left. We were having some problems that morning but capt Johnny supposedly ran the engines all day to keep the ship right up next to the pier. We did an RCI tour there because I am not familiar with Jamaica and wanted to be ensured I’d get back to the ship. We ended up leaving Falmouth over an hour late because of tours (booked through the ship) were late.
Here's a snippet of it.