of Allure Of The Seas deck 15 (Sports-Pools-Teens)
The fore-located Solarium is the ship’s adults-only relaxation complex spanning on 2 decks and covered by a glass rooftop. The complex features its own cafe/bistro, bar, thalassotherapy pool (round-shaped, tiered, with fountains and jets), 2 large whirlpools, sunbathing area (deck chairs, loungers, daybeds, live plants for decoration). The adults retreat is served with drinks by the Solarium Bar (a light-fare cafe). There is a 24-hour beverage station for complimentary drinks (coffee, tea, iced tea, flavored waters).
Solarium Bistro (128 seats) is a complimentary cafe restaurant serving with fresh juices and light-fare food the adults deck. The Bistro offers buffet-style Breakfast (between 8 – 11 am /yogurt, oatmeal, granola, fruits, cold meats) and Lunch (12 – 3 pm). The lunch menu has appetizers (Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi, Mexican Shrimp Bowl, Mediterranean Ratatouille, Mushroom Risotto, Sea Scallops & Whitefish Ceviche), soups (with chicken, seafood, vegetarian), salads (vegetarian), entrees (pasta, salmon, tuna, fish filet, duck, lamb loin, bison tenderloin, pork filet, veal scaloppini), sides, fruits, desserts (all are low-fat, no-sugar-added). The menu also has a list of red and white wines (at extra charge /by the glass and bottle).
Samba Grill (between 6 – 9:30 pm) in the evenings Solarium Bistro becomes a Brazilian steakhouse. Samba Grill is an all-you-can-eat churrascaria restaurant at surcharge US$30 per person. Meat choices are sirloin, filet, lamb, sausages, pork, bacon-wrapped chicken. Waiters are dressed as gauchos.
The Allure ship’s pool deck area is divided into 4 quadrants, with a total of 9 large whirlpools (incl 2 double /cantilevered, infinity-type) and 3 swimming pools – Main Pool (portside), Beach Pool (starboard), Sports Pool (portside), each with an expansive sundeck for sunbathing and relaxation. There are all 4 poolside bars (Pool Bar-Sand Bar on deck 15, and Sky Bar-Mast Bar on deck 16). All poolside bars are outdoor (14 seats each) offering drinks and refreshments (frozens, soda, beer/buckets, wine, cocktails). Main Pool is fresh-water and with tiered seating on one side. Beach Pool is saltwater, with a sloped entry and shaded seating (umbrellas). Both pools are connected via Sky Walk bridge (deck 16). Sports Pool (freshwater) is reserved for lap swimming (morning) and for water sports (afternoon /volleyball, aerobics). The pool deck’s portside section is a smoking-allowed area.
Sea Trek Shop (by the aft-portside elevators) sells professional water sports gear (diving and snorkeling equipment), some souvenirs and sun-related products. Here passengers can sign up for basic scuba diving classes and get PADI qualifications.
“H2O Zone ” is an interactive aqua park (fresh-water outdoor play area) designed for toddlers and small children. It has 1 “vortex” wave pool (round-shaped), 1 splash pool for babies (swim diapers allowed), 1 lazy-river pool, 2 mini slides (1 open, 1 tubed), 1 whirlpool, 1 giant drench bucket. The splash zone is fitted with colorful sculptures, umbrella jets, fountains, waterfalls, water canons, gazers, sprinklers, playground with a huge jungle-gym (multi-platform), sunbathing area with loungers and kid-size deckchairs. Near the water park are located self-service ice-cream vending machines (open 10 am – 6 pm). Nightly, the kids park transforms into a garden.
Youth Zone (neighborhood) is a teenagers-dedicated complex (for children 12-17 yo) consisting of Fuel (56 seats /disco), The Living Room (56 seats /club lounge), Challengers (video arcade) and The Back Deck (outdoor sundeck /hangout area). Teen facilities are complimentary and supervised by dedicated staff. Teens are allowed to come and go as they please. Curfew hour is 1 am – unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. Teens (lead by a staff member) can dine at the Windjammer buffet instead with their parents. Royal Caribbean doesn’t offer teen-only shore excursions.
The Living Room lounge has PlayStations and Nintendo Wii gaming consoles (teens can bring their own games), large HD TV (for movies and gaming). Among the scheduled activities are treasure hunts, talent shows, arts-crafts, video gaming tournaments, sports competitions, workshops/classes, trivia sessions, karaoke contests, themed parties, movie nights, planned visits to sport facilities (FlowRider, Sports Pool, Ice Skating Rink, Rock Climbing Wall).
Fuel Teen Disco is a nightclub for teenagers (15-17 yo) with dance floor, DJ booth, themed dance parties, daily Scratch DJ Academy (DJ classes).
Challenger’s Video Arcade (at surcharge US$1,25 per game) has popular arcade machines, foosball (air hockey) tables, skee ball, ring toss. Daily are organized gaming competitions. Among the favorites are classics (like Pacman, Galaga), music (like DDR X, Guitar Hero), racers (like H2 Overdrive, Fast And Furious, Sega R-Tuned). There are also family games (like NickToons Nitro, Sega Rally 3) as parents are allowed to visit and play with their children.
WipeOut Cafe (56 seats) is a complimentary fast-food bar for burgers, fries, hot dogs, pizza, chicken, sandwiches. It also has an ice cream vending machine. WipeOut Cafe is open for Breakfast (8 – 11 am, with omelet station) and Lunch (between 11:30 am – 3:30 pm). WipeOut Cafe also has a soft ice-cream station.
Allure Dunes is a 9-hole Mini Golf Course (complimentary, 24-hour open, equipment provided) with a Golf Simulator and a separate 4-hole golf course for kids.
The full-size Sports Court can be used for playing basketball, volleyball, tennis, football/soccer, dodgeball. Daily are organized group game competitions. There is a glass-enclosed area for playing table tennis (ping pong).