I just came back from my week long cruise on the Allure of the Seas and let me tell you, this was such an amazing cruise ship! If I could bring every single person on this planet on this cruise ship, I would. I had such a fun time with my family and created new friendships and that's the beauty of cruises, they bring everyone together.
Central Park: So, they had a "central park" on the ship and that was probably one of my favorite parts of the ship. (The photo above is me in front of the entrance). It had restaurants, stores, string lights, a Rising Tide bar, and picturesque plants and statues.
Cruise Activities: There were so many things to do on this ship that you could never be bored. Clubs, zip lining, FlowRider, carousel, ping pong, mini golf, basketball, pool, karaoke, zumba, spa, musicals, comedy shows, shopping, the casino and more! Seriously, you have something to do at all times, including eating copious amounts of food.
Dining: Ok, so I wasn't thoroughly impressed with the food on the ship, so my big tip is to definitely go to the specialty restaurants. The food in the dining was alright, but I think you are better off at the buffet. The best restaurants to go to are Sorrento's (good pizza and it's free), Chops Grille (the side dishes are phenomenal), Giovanni's Table (great filet mignon), Park Cafe (everything was good and was a great spot for breakfast), and the unlimited soft serve ice cream you can get at the ice cream machines.
The crew: The people that work on that ship work extremely hard and work long hours, but they're some of the nicest people. Keith, who was our room attendant, was the sweetest and did a good job on the towel animals that were left in our rooms every night. Clifroy, our server at Samba Grill, was so accommodating to my dietary needs and was just an all around nice person and so funny.
My head is still spinning from thinking about how much I enjoyed this past week, so forgive me if I'm forgetting to mention a couple of things. This is definitely a cruise to go on with friends and your families, but if you do go solo, you're bound to make some friends.