Among the many lounge areas, our favorite was the quiet, adults-only Solarium on deck 15.
Solarium is an adults-only lounge area located on deck 15 (forward), with an amazing view over the front of the ship and the sea beyond. The pool area is smaller than some of the others, but has a lively fountain in the center and is shallower on the sides, so you can let your feet hang in the water and enjoy a drink. Lounge chairs are distributed over two levels and there are two hot tubs decorated with palms nearby. There’s also cushioned chairs with ottomans, some of which are shaded. Since this area is pretty big, you can almost always find a lounger for your sunning, even on sea days.
The main pool is located on the starboard side of the Allure and is about four feet deep. Around the pool are a lot of lounge chairs and sun chairs. The area features two whirlpools and overlooks the Central Park.
The family-focused H2O waterpark features shallow pools for toddlers and babies and deeper areas for older kids. The interactive sculpture fountains and geysers look like a lot of fun. One of the pools has glass walls, and there’s a whirlpool, as well, so kids can get their first taste of luxury. Fair warning: the area is almost always loud and crowded.
This pool area is designed to look like a beach, with water lapping up along faux sand and lounge chairs placed in the shallow water. Parasols are distributed evenly. You can get soda and mixed drinks at the bar immediately next to it.
Cantilevered over the side of the side of the ship, these two large whirlpools are located just outside of the Solarium pool area. They’re built into nooks that extend 12 feet out from the ship, perched at one of the highest points of the Allure. There are two televisions located at these whirlpools showing sports events, but the ocean view is a lot better.
The Sports Pool is 4 ft 9 in deep, intended for anybody who wants to exercise in the morning. Later in the day, though, this area is just as crowded as any other area. There’s also has a shallow end for those who want nothing more than to hang their feet in the water.
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