Cruise from Galveston - Allure of the Seas
September 24 - October 1, 2023
I had found a great price on a cruise out of Galveston on one of Royal Caribbean's Mega ship. We drove down on Saturday, 23 September. Had intended on stopping to do some birding enroute, but got a late start, so just drove straight to Hotel - Travelsuites by Marriott. Did stop at Humble for a late lunch at Cici's Pizza. Starting our overeating early!
Got settled into our room & took a walk on the seawall until sunset. Very pleasant, a bit hot, but the ocean breeze kept it comfortable. Saw & reported some birds on Ebird.
We put away all our hand carry luggage, admired our cabin & headed out to familiarize ourselves with our home for the next 7 days. Sent a couple of pictures to friends!
We wandered around the ship a bit afterwards trying to decide where to purchase our wine for the room. Didn't want to have to go too far from the cabin. Tried the Diamond Lounge first - it only served drinks from 5-8pm. No good. Upstairs, but all the glasses were plastic. Tried the Trellis Bar in Central Park & fell in love. From then on it was our go to bar & we would get one wine after the evening entertainment, then back back down twice for the other 2. It closed at 11pm. Putra was our go to bartender & he consistently overfilled our glasses. George always for a Cab - Kendal Jackson if they had it and I got the Malbec (just because it was $14 which was the limit for the 4 drink coupons we got each day!!). Finished up the evening lying on our comfy kingsize bed watching Suits or AGT. Lovely first day on board.
Anyway, it was an amazing show. We are so blown away by the talent on the ship!!! The show was about 45 minutes. We got out wine from Putra & finished out the evening watching Suits. Tomorrow is our first port with excursion - Roatan, Honduras.