If you’ve ever vacationed with Royal Caribbean, you know your cruise fare includes tons of memory-maxing onboard attractions, delicious dining options, spectacular entertainment, and family-friendly activities — all at no extra cost. If you’re a first-time cruiser though, and you don’t yet know exactly what’s included in your cruise vacation, don’t worry — we’ve created a useful guide of all the free things to do onboard Allure of the Seas. From dining venues with free food to free shows and entertainment, you’ll be amazed at all the activities and attractions you can experience on a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation at no extra cost. Keep reading to learn more.
Every Royal Caribbean ship offers a mix of specialty restaurants, where you can dine for an additional charge, as well as various dining venues with free food. If you’re looking to savor delicious flavors at no extra cost, there are plenty of different options to choose from. The most popular complimentary dining venue across the fleet is the Windjammer, which serves up globally-inspired dishes at self-serve stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll find plenty of tasty staples here, like fresh-pressed paninis, hand-carved meats, crisp salads, decadent desserts, and more — plus international stations that rotate daily to feature cuisine from different countries. Think classic lasagna and chicken parmigiana from Italy, dal and vegetable curry from India, and Ho Chi Minh Pork, Kung Pao chicken, and Pad Thai from the Far East.
In addition to the Windjammer, there are lots of incredible dishes to dig into in the Main Dining Room. The menu here features a mix of fan-favorite classic dishes — like a savory baked French onion soup and a tender New York strip steak — as well as changing global delicacies like Caribbean jerk pork chops, duck a l’Orange, Moroccan spiced ahi tuna, and Greek vegetarian moussaka. You can order as many courses off the menu as you like at no extra cost — your cruise fare includes breakfast and dinner in the Main Dining Room, plus lunch on sea days.
Other complimentary dining options onboard Allure of the Seas include made-to-order deli delights at Park Café, gourmet hot dogs at Dog House, New York-style goodness by the slice at Sorrento’s Pizza, healthy wraps, salads and smoothies at Vitality Café, and snacks, pastries and sandwiches at Café Promenade.
One of the reasons why Royal Caribbean is consistently voted the Best Cruise Line for Families is the sheer amount of free family-friendly activities and attractions onboard every ship in the fleet. And when it comes to wow-worthy thrills on deck, Allure of the Seas has more than most ships, so you can fill every sea day with new surprises. From guest entertainers on the Royal Promenade and adrenaline-amping shows at the AquaTheater, to zip line rides above deck and pools that are perfect for soaking up rays, you’ll find endless ways to spend your day on this award-winning Oasis Class ship — all at no extra cost. Why? Because your cruise fare includes access to most of the thrills onboard. Test your aim in a complimentary archery lesson on the pool deck or join a basketball or volleyball match on the Sports Court. Then brace yourself for a zip line ride nine decks above the Boardwalk or ride a vintage-inspired carousel that’s as Instagrammable as it is fun. Looking to brush up on your surfing skills? Join a hang-ten session on the FlowRider* surf simulator or get splashed on the sidelines as you watch one of the onboard instructors carve the waves with expert ease. You can also score breathtaking views from a rock climbing wall that towers 40 feet above deck. And that’s just a taste of everything there is to do onboard Allure of the Seas — once you’re on the ship, you’ll get a Cruise Compass delivered to your stateroom every morning that’s packed with even more free activities, events and experiences to discover.
From award-winning Broadway performances to show-stopping original productions, Royal Caribbean is known for its incredible entertainment. And when you sail on a Royal Caribbean ship, your cruise fare includes admission to every show onboard. Head to the Royal Theater and belt out all your favorite ABBA hits during an at-sea performance of Mamma Mia! or celebrate Mother Earth with electrifying choreography and spellbinding aerial stunts in the Royal Caribbean original production, Blue Planet. Hang onto the edge of your seat in Studio B, where world class figure skaters showcase dazzling feats in Ice Games. And embark on a mystical undersea adventure filled with deck-defying high-dives and acrobatics under the stars in Oceanaria, performed at the open-air AquaTheater. If you live for the night, you’ll find plenty of free things to do after hours, like singalong sessions with guest entertainers at the Schooner Bar, pulsing beats at Club Twenty, and late-night adults-only game shows in Studio B. Did we mention it’s all free?
If you want to truly make your experience onboard Allure of the Seas all-inclusive (at least, as far as food and drinks go), you can purchase a drink packages that include alcoholic beverages and food packages and specialty dining. But even if you choose not to opt for these upgrades, you’ll still enjoy a cruise vacation chock full of unforgettable experiences, dining, and entertainment offered to all guests at no extra cost. From sun-soaked days spent unwinding poolside at the adults-only Solarium, to movie nights under the stars, awe-inspiring performances, and palate-pleasing flavors from around the world, there are so many great free things to do onboard Allure of the Seas that you’re going to wish you had more sea days to enjoy them.