Setter - Answered a Question by Hayden (27 Nov 08 17:38)

I would also add Regent Seven Seas to Aldrich's list; we have had some very good cruises with them .Cynthia.

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Aldrich - replied to Setter (28 Nov 08 09:18)

...but there is always someone who has to throw in those alternative tug-boats isn't there?!

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Setter - replied to Aldrich (29 Nov 08 14:54)

Oh but Sweetie, there's times when only a tug will do!!!!you know, bit like any port in a storm!!!!!Cynthia.

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Lacey - replied to Setter (02 Dec 08 12:26)

Cynthia What a brilliant response! Don't those snobs get right on your t*ts!!!!

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by Hayden (27 Nov 08 16:30)

Seabourn and SilverSeas are the only ones I would bother with in this category.

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riley - Answered a Question by Hayden (27 Nov 08 19:35)

Thomson do an all inclusive upgrade and are excellent value for money (read the reviews) also island cruises offer an all inclusive but are rather limited eg only house red or white wines but no sparkling or rose, beers lagers and unbranded spirits but no liquers.

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Roberts - Answered a Question by Hayden (27 Nov 08 21:54)

The Island Escape does a semi All-Inc deal. For approx extra £140per week you can get an all inc deal but its only for house drinks such as draft beers (Stella, Boddingtons and Strongbow), house wine, vodka gin and a rola cola type soft drink. Coke Cola etc is still £1.50 a can and bottled water isnt included. Branded vodka and gins etc were an extra 10p so not that bad a deal. The Island Star doesnt offer all inc at all.

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morris - Answered a Question by Hayden (28 Nov 08 19:41)

If you book early enough with Thomson you are sometimes lucky enough to get a free all inclusive upgrade....don't be put off by some people who can see nothing good in this company....we have cruised eleven times with various cruise lines and Thomson are excellent value for money and also have interesting itineraries....Their ships may not be the huge, flashy type but they are clean and comfortable and their entertainment is the best we have found.

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Beveridge - Answered a Question by Hayden (29 Nov 08 19:17)

A couple of years ago we cruised on Thomson Celabration and it was at the time of booking that were offered a drinks package although I think you have to ask for it , the cost was about £90pp per week and was excellent value as they used good quality brands, Thomson provide good value for money cruises and a good all round package, the food was good and about 90% of passengers dressed for dinner on formal night. We have sailed on many top lines and if I had to pick between Azamara and Thomson it would be Thomson every time.

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waldock - Answered a Question by Hayden (04 Dec 08 12:45)

Iv traveld on thompson spirit they do all inc they av bril entertainment good food ex facilities.

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