ARE LUXURY CRUISES ALL-INCLUSIVE?

What’s included varies by cruise line

Ever wonder what the difference is between luxury cruise lines? You aren’t alone. One of the ways they differentiate themselves is by what they include in your cruise fare. Some are more all-inclusive than others.

​While Regent Seven Seas offers the most all-inclusive fares, you might be surprised to learn that Cunard offers the least. These different pricing strategies allow guest to choose the cruise line that most closely aligns with their tastes, preferences, values and budget. If you don’t drink alcoholic beverages or take shore excursions maybe you’d choose a cheaper fare on a line that doesn’t include them in its base cruise fare. It might not be the only reason to choose one line over another, but if all other things are equal, it might tip the scale one way or the other.

Here is a chart which shows some of the primary differences between the cruise lines:

To view more detailed information on each cruise line, see below:

Azamara Cruises

What’s included:
• Pre-paid gratuities
• An Azamazing Evening Special Event
• Select standard alcoholic beverages
• Non-alcoholic beverages
​• Self-service laundry facilities
​• 24-hour room service

Suite Guests Extra Amenities:
• Specialty restaurants
• English butler service
• Afternoon tea service
• 240 minutes of WiFi service/guest
• One free bag of laundry/suite/7 days
​• Complimentary in-room spirits

What’s not included:
• Premium alcoholic beverages
• Shore excursions
​• Wifi
​• Specialty restaurants (complimentary for suite guests)

Crystal Cruises

What’s included:

• Pre-paid gratuities
• Specialty restaurants
• Premium alcoholic beverages
​• Non-alcoholic beverages
​• 24-hour room service
• WiFi
• Self-service laundry

What’s not included:
• Shore excursions

Cunard Cruise Line

What’s included:

• Standard non-alcoholic beverages
​• 24-hour room service

What’s not included:

​• Gratuities
• Specialty restaurants
• Alcoholic beverages
• WiFi
• Shore excursions

Oceania Cruises

What’s included:

• Specialty restaurants
• Non-alcoholic beverages
• Butler service in all suites
• 24-hour room service

What’s not included:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Gratuities
• WiFi
• Shore excursions

Regent Seven Seas

What’s included:
• Pre-paid gratuities
• Specialty restaurants
• Premium alcoholic beverages
​• Non-alcoholic beverages
• WiFi
• Round-trip business class air on intercontinental flights & economy class on domestic flights for all suite guests from select gateway cities
​• Ground transfers between airport and ship
• 1-night pre-cruise hotel for Concierge Suites and higher
• A variety of free shore excursions at each port
• Self-service laundry & laundry service
•24-hour room service

What’s not included:

Seabourn

What’s included:
• Pre-paid gratuities
• Specialty restaurants
• Premium alcoholic beverages
• Non-alcoholic beverages
• 24-hour room service
​• Self-service laundry

What’s not included:
• Shore excursions
• WiFi

Silverseas

What’s included:
• Pre-paid gratuities
• Limited selection of free shore excursions
• Premium alcoholic beverages
• Non-alcoholic beverages
• Butler in every suite
• 24-hour room service

What’s not included:
• Specialty restaurants

Viking Ocean Cruises

What’s included:
• One shore excursion in each port
• Specialty restaurants
• Wine/beer/soda with lunch & dinner
• WiFi
​• Self-service laundry
• 24-hour room service

What’s not included:
• Gratuities

ALSO CONSIDER OTHER FACTORS!

While what is included and the final price are considerations, it should only be one of many factors you consider when selecting which cruise and cruise line is right for you.  The itinerary, entertainment/education/enrichment, sociability on the ship, accommodations, and atmosphere should each be considered as well.
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So how to choose the right vacation for you?

Picking the right vacation is a decision with many variables: which hotel, cruise line or tour company is right for you, which destinations interest you, what are the demographics of fellow travelers, what are the service standards, what activities are available, and most importantly exactly what do you desire from the experience. We want you to make an informed, intelligent buying decision where you get the best value for your money! We work with our clients to ensure the vacation or cruise they choose is right for them and those traveling with them.

The world awaits you and we look forward to assisting you in choosing the exact right adventure on the waters or land for you and your companions!

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