Ship length center 'canyon' on the Allure of the Seas

Ship length center ‘canyon’ on the Allure of the Seas

Network Travel/Tripfinder.com clients recently returned from a 7-day Mediterranean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Alure of the Seas. The cruise departed and returned to the port of Barcelona, Spain. They have graciously provided us with these pictures plus comments:

Impressions of the Ship –

Allure of the Seas was a great ship.  Although the biggest cruise ship, it did not feel crowded.   Good shows, great pool area and fine dining… without going to the specialty restaurants.

Atrium of the Allure of the Seas

Photo of the guys.. taken by the wives.. in the Atrium of the Allure of the Seas

The girls.. waiting for the diving show on the ship to begin.

The girls.. waiting for the diving show on the ship to begin.

Picture of the Chateau Laffite wine tasting.  Four outstanding wines and palette clearers.  One of the many hand crafted works of art by our cabin attendant.

Picture of the Chateau Laffite wine tasting in the main dining room of the Alure of the Seas. Four outstanding wines and palette clearers.

Impressions of the Ports –

I think my favorite side trip was the Amalfi Coast.  Sorrento and Positano were picturesque with good shopping.  We ate at a restaurant above Positano in Montepertuso called La Tagliata. Great view, food and  the winding narrow road was an exciting adventure.

From here on, we will let the port photos speak for themselves… enjoy! – GS

Positano Italy_800w2

View of Positano

Barcelona - Terrace overlooking Gaudi Park_800w

In Park Güell, a special place to go for a walk and look at the creative genius of Antonio Gaudi.

Ceilings in the Vatican

Ceilings in the Vatican

The Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel

Marble bath tub for a Roman nobleman

Marble bath tub for a Roman nobleman

The houses of Pompei

The houses of Pompei

Excavations from Pompei

Excavations from Pompei – a man cast from volcanic ash activity

Front view of Michael Angelo's David

Front view of Michael Angelo’s David

South end of David going north

South end of David going north

The Trevi Fountain is closed for refurbishment.

The Trevi Fountain is closed for refurbishment.

... and of course, the Roman Coliseum

… and of course, the Roman Coliseum

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