All Inclusive Cruises
All-inclusive cruises are an excellent option for those that want to book their luxury cruise holiday and not worry about additional costs once onboard.
All-inclusive cruises are an advantageous way to travel because they offer superb value for money. In most cases, the payment you make at the time of booking covers all of your onboard spendings, aside from any purchases you make from the ship’s shops and boutiques.
The all-inclusive cruise option is ideal for everyone: couples, families, first-time cruisers and solo travellers. If you want to book your holiday and rest assured that your drinks and gratuities etc. are all taken care of, this is the perfect cruise type for you. First-time cruisers will benefit from not worrying about how much and who to tip, and seasoned travellers can relax knowing that their every need, however big or small, will be taken care of.
What does an all-inclusive cruise holiday include?
What your cruise fare includes varies by cruise line, so it’s important to know what the term means to each operator before booking your holiday. Generally speaking, an all-inclusive cruise holiday implies that food, hot drinks and selected beverages have been factored into the price you pay when securing your cabin, stateroom or suite.
Some cruise lines advertise as all-inclusive, and they are just that. For example, Regent Seven Seas Cruises are an all-suite, all-inclusive luxury line. Regent’s fares include flights, transfers, gratuities, food, drinks, and up to 100 complimentary shore excursions. The fare may also include a one-night hotel stay should you choose to sail in a Concierge Suite or higher.
All-inclusive cruises – what don’t they include?
Not all cruise lines are 100% ‘all-inclusive’, with several onboard experiences subject to an additional cost. You will often find that extras such as spa and beauty treatments, satellite phone usage and games in the casino will be charged to your room, with payment required at the time of disembarkation. Likewise, not all lines include flights or shore excursions in the cruise fare – it varies by operator, ship and itinerary.
Our recommended all-inclusive cruise lines:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Regent is perhaps the world’s most all-inclusive cruise line. Aside from standard onboard inclusions such as dining, beverages, onboard WiFi and gratuities, booking a Regent Seven Seas voyage also entitles you to an unlimited number of free shore excursions, and a complimentary 3-night land programme on selected itineraries.
Seabourn: Seabourn prides itself on offering guests the ultimate ultra-luxury cruise experience. Seabourn’s fares include all dining experiences in all venues, beverages, soft drinks and an in-suite mini-bar stocked to your preference.
Scenic Ocean Cruises: Scenic’s Eclipse ships are two of the newer all-inclusive ocean-cruising vessels. Fares include flights, dining, beverages and gratuities, and complimentary chauffeur-driven transfers on selected itineraries.
Silversea: When you book a voyage with Silversea, you can expect the fare to include onboard dining, beverages and the use of a complimentary shuttle service in port (where required). Unlike Regent Seven Seas and Seabourn, dining in the speciality restaurants on a Silversea ship isn’t part of the cruise fare, but flights, overseas and transfers are.
Book All-Inclusive Cruises with The Cruise Line
What is – and isn’t – included on a cruise can sometimes change, or alter slightly based on the ship or itinerary. If you would like to speak to someone regarding a voyage and the inclusions, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.