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By Seymour, Wokingham on 11th Nov 2012
By Mmou, Limassol on 17th Apr 2013
Ever got a nasty shock when you’ve seen your bill at the end of a cruise?
Are you constantly checking the price of drinks before deciding what to have?
Not sure how much you are expected to tip for the service you receive?
Why not take away all of these worries by choosing an all-inclusive cruise? Remember, with an all-inclusive cruise, it isn’t what you pay to get on your cruise but what you pay to get off…
More often then not luxury cruise lines offer all-inclusive prices, which at first sight will explain why they are much more expensive than other cruise lines.
If you break down the price of an all-inclusive cruise you will realise that many offer fantastic value for money. Drinks, meals and gratuities are all included, with some packages including excursions or transportation at your ports of call. The onboard experience benefits with open bars and no gratuities expected, as the relationship of service staff with the guests is sincerely helpful and free of any ulterior agenda.
This is why when considering an all-inclusive cruise it is best to bear in mind that it isn’t what you pay to get on the cruise, it’s what you pay to get off. Whilst the initial cost of an all-inclusive cruise may be higher, when you look at what you get included, it very quickly compares to a non-all-inclusive cruise as fantastic value for money.
Have you ever got a nasty shock at the end of your cruise when you see your final on-board account? With a luxury, all-inclusive cruise, you can very often disembark with very little or even nothing on your final bill. When you think of it this way, an all-inclusive cruise quickly becomes the best value, most attractive experience.
The moment you step onboard for your holiday you can relax and enjoy the fine food and fancy cocktails being served to you without giving a thought to the cost.
All-inclusive holidays have certainly increased in popularity over the past few years, and they are no longer just confined to luxury holidays or far-flung destinations.
Cruise lines which offer all-inclusive deals include: Seabourn, Azamara Club Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, SeaDream Yacht Club and Silversea.
All-inclusive allows you to:
- budget for your cruise in advance and pay for the whole experience before you travel
- relax and enjoy drinks, meals, and little treats without worrying about the cost
- not worry about how much or who to tip
- enjoy your cruise without constantly signing a bill every time you have a drink
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