When I cruised on Allure of the Seas for our honeymoon, I definitely picked the wrong cabin. It was fine, but we could have got a much better room for cheaper, if I knew what I know now.
Of course, I haven’t stayed in every stateroom and suite on Allure of the Seas since then. But I have gone through all of the staterooms and suites you can pick from on the ship, and made a comprehensive list of the best and worst ones.
I’ve spent hours looking at real Allure of the Seas reviews on independent cruise forums, and trawled through Facebook groups, to look at the cabins that people have booked that they then haven’t enjoyed.
It’s not that there are bad cabins that everyone should avoid – but some are better suited to different types of cruise guests.
And so, with this Allure of the Seas cabins guide (and my handy checklist), you can book your cruise with confidence.
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The Different Rooms on Allure of the Seas
You really are spoiled for choice on Allure of the Seas – there are 2,745 rooms in total, including 2,569 staterooms and 176 suites.
That’s split across an impressive 32 cabin types. I know, that might seem a little overwhelming, but they’re grouped together at least so you can narrow your search down a little easier.
Here’s a look at all of the cabin options on Allure of the Seas:
|Average Size (sq ft)
|Average Balcony Size (sq ft)
|Promenade View Interior
|7, 11, 12
|Central Park View Interior
|3, 7-11, 14
|Ocean View Accessible
|Ultra Spacious Ocean View
|Ocean View Balcony
|Ocean View Balcony Accessible
|Ocean View with Large Balcony
|Connecting Ocean View Balcony
|Central Park View Balcony
|Ultra Spacious Ocean View with Large Balcony
|Junior Suite Accessible
|Grand Suite – 1 Bedroom
|Grand Suite – 2 Bedroom
|9, 10, 12
|10, 11, 14
|1 Bedroom AquaTheater Suite
|Spacious 1 Bedroom AquaTheater Suite
|2 Bedroom AquaTheater Suite
|Spacious 2 Bedroom AquaTheater Suite
|Crown Loft Suite
|Crown Loft Suite Accessible
|Grand Panoramic Suite
|Owner’s Panoramic Suite
|Star Loft Suite
|Royal Loft Suite
Allure of the Seas Room Sizes
It’s important to bear in mind that the sizes given above are all averages. While a lot of the rooms are built to this standard size, there may be some slight variances even within a category.
It’s a good idea to browse the Allure of the Seas deck plans if you’re getting used to the ship for the first time, because that’ll show you every stateroom and suite to scale. This context might be really useful when deciding which room you want.
Allure of the Seas Cabins to Avoid
Here’s a look at some of the cabins that you might wish to steer clear of, depending on your personal situation and preferences:
1. Internal Balcony Staterooms
Allure of the Seas has some internal balcony staterooms – as in, a room that has a balcony, but that faces the interior of the ship instead of facing out to sea.
When I stayed in stayed in one of these, we never sat out on the balcony.
The rooms are kinda fun, as they overlook the Boardwalk and Central Park neighbourhoods. But the problem with them is that they also directly face other staterooms across the way.
When you have a regular cabin, you don’t have to worry about people seeing into your room – but you do with an internal balcony. If you want to avoid keeping your curtains drawn every time you want to get changed, you might want to book elsewhere.
Sure, it might be good if you like people-watching. But on a ship like Allure of the Seas, you’ll have so many more fun things to do instead.
2. Mega Expensive Suites
There are some fantastic suites on Allure of the Seas, including some with two levels. They’re extremely spacious, beautifully appointed, and they offer a range of benefits depending on which suite you book.
But they’re also pretty expensive – these rooms are in high demand, and Royal Caribbean can charge a pretty penny. The Royal Loft Suite can cost $20,000 per person, per week – Yikes!
I get the feeling that at this point, Royal Caribbean is just putting ridiculous prices out there, knowing that there are enough people for whom money is no object that they’ll sell out fairly quickly anyway.
Even the entry-level suites are a decent jump in cost above a Balcony Stateroom, so it’s important to consider how much time you’re actually going to spend in your room, and how much you’ll use the extra benefits.
With a ship that has so much to do, a lot of people will be just as happy saving money and choosing a smaller stateroom.
3. Rooms That Might Be Bad for Seasickness
Allure of the Seas is one of the biggest ships in the world, and also one of the most contemporary. This means she has the best stabilising technology on the ocean to help prevent movement, and she will rock less because she’s huge.
Still, that doesn’t mean she’s completely immune to motion, and if you’re particularly sensitive then you should avoid the cabins on a higher deck towards the bow (front) and aft (rear) of the ship.
Another problems with balconies near the front is that they’re likely to be windier than those further along the ship.
4. Connecting Cabins if You Don’t Need Them
Allure of the Seas, like most cruise ships on the ocean, has connecting cabins. These are side-by-side cabins with a connecting door that can be unlocked by the cabin stewards, if you book both rooms together. They’re good for larger families who want the space of two staterooms, but the option of sharing access.
However, the connecting doors are thinner than a cabin wall. So, you can hear through them. If you aren’t booking both staterooms, try not to book one with a connecting door so that you can’t hear what your neighbours are doing.
5. Cabins Beneath The Pools
There are some cabins that run the risk of being in a louder location on Allure of the Seas. If you’re a late riser, then you’ll almost certainly want to avoid Deck 14 staterooms 14162 to 14240, and 14562 to 14640.
These are directly below the pool deck, which can be loud in the morning as people rearrange sunloungers by dragging them across the floor.
6. Cabins Above The Theatre
Deck 6 staterooms 6130 to 6160 and 6530 to 6560 are directly above the Royal Theater. Performances can go on quite late, so this location can be noisy in the evening.
Rehearsals also take place at all hours of the day, so even if you’re a night owl, you may be disturbed by music if you stay here.
7. Rooms Above Playmakers
Playmakers Sports Bar is a lot of fun. But it’s also one of the noisier parts of the ship at night.
On Deck 7 you’ll find staterooms 7270 to 7334 which are located directly above the Playmakers Bar. So if you like quiet after 10pm, these are certainly not the rooms for you!
Best Rooms on Allure of the Seas
While there are plenty of great room choices on Allure of the Seas, here are just a selection of the best for you to choose from:
1. Royal Loft Suite
I know I’ve already flagged this as being extremely expensive, and it is. For most people on Allure of the Seas, this isn’t going to be a realistic option.
But I have to include it in a list of the best rooms on the ship because it’s just stunning. You get so much space to relax and unwind, both in the suite and on your balcony.
Plus you get all the benefits of a Royal Genie looking after you too – which can really make your cruise special.
Take a look at this video for a closer look at this epic suite…
2. AquaTheater Suites
AquaTheater Suites are another premium option, but again their unique feature means they are worthy of being included on this list.
The main reason to book one of these suites is the incredible view you have of the AquaTheater from your private balcony.
Never mind the front row – this is a unique high-angle that lets you relax in the comfort of your own space with incredible entertainment right outside your door.
3. Spacious Interior Rooms
If you’re a large family, you can sometimes struggle to find a single stateroom that can accommodate you all. This means extra costs as you pay for two connecting rooms.
However, the Spacious Interior option on Allure of the Seas is worth considering, especially if you’re on a budget. Being able to sleep six guests, it can accommodate many families, and because it’s an Inside room you aren’t paying a huge sum for your cruise either.
It’s not ideal for six adults together – there won’t be enough space – but for 2-3 adults and 3-4 kids, you should be fine.
Take a look at this video to see just how large it is…
4. Deck 14 Staterooms with Kids
Deck 14 is not the place to book if you want a calm, peaceful escape. But if you have kids and want to make the most of the entertainment onboard, it’s a fantastic spot.
Firstly, you’re on the same deck as the kids’ clubs. This is a huge benefit – it’s easier to drop them off, and pick them up at the end of the day too, especially if they’ve fallen asleep and you need to carry them back to your stateroom.
Then, the pool deck is directly above, so you never have to travel far for a fun time splashing around. And towards the aft of Deck 15 is the Windjammer Buffet too, so you’re only one set of stairs away from a snack when you’ve a grumpy child feeling hungry.
What Is the Best Deck on Allure of the Seas?
There is no single best deck on Allure of the Seas – it depends on the type of cruise you want.
If you want the best suites, you’ll need to look at Decks 17 and 18. To be close to the pool deck and kids’ clubs, choose Deck 14. If you want to be in between all the features, and enjoy peace, choose Decks 9 to 12.
Suggested read: The Best Deck on a Cruise Ship (For Every Type of Cruiser)
What Is the Best Room on Allure of the Seas?
The best room on Allure of the Seas is the Royal Loft Suite, but it’s very expensive. The ship has some good options for other panoramic suites too. If you want a regular stateroom, try to get a Large Balcony room.
Choose Your Own Room or Go for the ‘Guarantee’ Option?
When you book your cruise with Royal Caribbean, you’re given the choice of deciding on a category, and then letting the cruise line pick your exact room, or paying a little extra to pick the exact stateroom you want.
Choosing a category, and then letting the cruise line pick the room, is called a ‘Guarantee’ room. This is a little riskier, since the cruise line could put you in a cabin of your chosen category but in a less appealing location, such as a noisier spot.
Benefits of choosing your cabin number:
- Choose your preferred location on the ship
- Book two cabins next to each other
- Avoid undesirable cabins
If that worries you, pay the extra to choose your own. If it doesn’t, save the cash.
Booking Multiple Cabins on Allure of the Seas
One quick note to add – I’ve mentioned connecting rooms already, but you don’t need these if you’re travelling with family. It’s OK just to book adjacent rooms that aren’t connecting too.
However, if you’re opting for the Guarantee rate, you can ask for adjacent rooms but it’s not certain that you’ll get them. If adjacent rooms are really important, pay the extra to pick the rooms yourself.
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Find More Information About Allure of the Seas Cabins
I’ve done a lot of digging to put together this guide, but if you want to do your own research to supplement it, then I’d recommend these resources:
- Allure of the Seas Facebook Group
- Allure of the Seas Cruisers – Past, Present, Future (Facebook Group)
- Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Facebook Group
- Allure of the Seas Reviews
- Allure of the Seas Statistics & Facts
- Allure of the Seas Vs Oasis of the Seas
- Allure of the Seas Suites Guide
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Jenni Fielding is the founder of Cruise Mummy. She has worked in the cruise industry since 2015 and has taken over 30 cruises. Now, she helps over 1 million people per month to plan their perfect cruise holidays.