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Old 04-13-2007, 01:45 PM
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Which lines are really all-inclusive: excursions, drinks, tips, anything else?

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Old 04-13-2007, 02:01 PM
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:27 PM
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:49 PM
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A big misconception about all-inclusive cruises is that they are a better deal. Well, I don't think they are after you consider the total cost. Sure, they are luxury deals with great food and drinks included, but you are still paying for it and then some.
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I think Regent is now all inclusive or pretty close to it.
I agree with Dave
You will pay more for not having to sign your name for the drinks etc...
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Lady Vidora,

Pullmantur Cruises (part of Royal Caribbean Cruises) offers all-inclusive cruises on some of its vessels.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:44 AM
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There are 4 6 star cruise lines. Crystal, Regent (formerly Raddison), Silversea and Seabourne. All have some form of all inclusive amenities. Some everything is free, some two bottles of premium liquour of your choice are included. There is one other that is all inclusive but their rating is 5 1/2 stars, Sea Dream Yacht Club. In my opinion the it's the best of the three because all the toys are also included (jet skis, bicycles, waterskiing, champaigne & caviar, you name it). Some are better values than others although all are higher cost per day by far than the mainstream lines. When you factor in that some include excursions and gratuities and occasionally in the off season drop pricing to fill a ship there are some very isolated instances when they truly are a good value. It's very rare but if you ever sail one it's like booking a balcony for the first time, it's hard to ever be satisfied with an inside guarantee again.

The only thing you'll miss is the constant entertainment on the mainstream lines.

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I, for one, would not miss the constant entertainment; a little more peace and quiet would be just fine, thank you. This is one reason I am sold on mini-suites--I can retreat from all the hoopla.
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I could do without the Bingo, Hairy Men's, and Spa Specials announcments!
 
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