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Advantage & Disadvantage. All Inclusive cruise Ships.

BenB

Deckhand
Thanks for the article link. What I got from reading it is that "all inclusive" rarely ever is truly ALL inclusive. Drinks are included, but not alcoholic drinks; food is included, but not snacks; entertainment is included, except gambling; etc. I think I would rather go with a ship that's more up front and doesn't claim to be "all inclusive".
 
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lancashire lass

Guest
I think Ben its a good idea to research and get all the info before you book. You will always find extra costs on board all ships.
 
Thanks for the article link. What I got from reading it is that "all inclusive" rarely ever is truly ALL inclusive. Drinks are included, but not alcoholic drinks; food is included, but not snacks; entertainment is included, except gambling; etc. I think I would rather go with a ship that's more up front and doesn't claim to be "all inclusive".
Hello all, new here and just kinda stumbled on this conversation.....not meaning to step on any toes but it just so happens my favorite cruiseline "Regent Seven Seas" is All Inclusive and it is absolutely possible to leave the ship owing not a dime at the end of your cruise....have done it.
Included in fare: air, hotel prior to embarkation, transfers to ship, hotel and airport, all liquor, beer and wine and it is the good stuff, excursions are free (several good free ones in every port), tipping is NOT expected or encouraged. Specialty Restarants no extra fee ever, the alchol is for drinks soft and hard served all day and even delivered to your cabin.

Not included in fare, sadly the Spa is not included, if you really like Cavier you might have to pay for ot but I never have, if you are into really expensive wines you can upgrade for your favorite $200 bottle. My DH likes Black Label Scotch and it is included.

Anyhow, joining the Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Barcelona next week and can't wait....
Ps I am not a TA and don't work for Regent just really love the product!
 

Sea Lioness

Deckhand
I've come to the conclusion that I'm not going to be all that picky about my cruise. I'm just going to pick one that fits my budget, and whatever any other activities sound good, and stop all the micromanaging! I guess, as with anything you are not going to get 100% everything your way, so just go with the flow and enjoy!
 
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lancashire lass

Guest
That's a good attitude to have as a cruiser and throughout life.!!
 

Ally

Deckhand
Hello all, new here and just kinda stumbled on this conversation.....not meaning to step on any toes but it just so happens my favorite cruiseline "Regent Seven Seas" is All Inclusive and it is absolutely possible to leave the ship owing not a dime at the end of your cruise....have done it.
Included in fare: air, hotel prior to embarkation, transfers to ship, hotel and airport, all liquor, beer and wine and it is the good stuff, excursions are free (several good free ones in every port), tipping is NOT expected or encouraged. Specialty Restarants no extra fee ever, the alchol is for drinks soft and hard served all day and even delivered to your cabin.

Not included in fare, sadly the Spa is not included, if you really like Cavier you might have to pay for ot but I never have, if you are into really expensive wines you can upgrade for your favorite $200 bottle. My DH likes Black Label Scotch and it is included.

Anyhow, joining the Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Barcelona next week and can't wait....
Ps I am not a TA and don't work for Regent just really love the product!
Welcome to CruisingTalk nannaluvs2cruise, its great to have you here with us :)

Apologies for the problems with your post not appearing, not quite sure what held it back but we can all see it now and that is the main thing :)
 

Adrian

Deckhand
I see why BenB might be frustrated about a ship's claim to be "all-inclusive". It is a little misleading to make that claim with an asterisk attached, only to explain in finer print what is not included in an all inclusive trip. However, I think with research, it's possible to find a cruise line in any budget, regardless of whether everything is included up front or not.
 
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lancashire lass

Guest
Welcome to cruisingtalk Nannylove2cruise:)
I have heard the same thing about Regent Seven Seas. It probably is the nearest one would get to all Inclusive as most costs are covered.
 
Welcome to cruisingtalk Nannylove2cruise:)
I have heard the same thing about Regent Seven Seas. It probably is the nearest one would get to all Inclusive as most costs are covered.
Thanks for being so welcoming! Very excited as we leave in a couple days to start our 3rd Regent cruise aboard the Seven Seas Mariner sailing from Barcelona. Looking forward to the All-Inclusive pampering that is the Regent experience....guess you can tell I really like this product :)

How fun to have found this forum on cruising.....ok so I need to get serious about packing!
 
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lancashire lass

Guest
Please let us know how the cruise was when you return:) have a great time:dancing_banana::dancing_banana:
 
I will report back...maybe even from on board...I have enough days on Regent that my Internet and Phone is also free (well included anyway). BTW the Casino is not an included benefit...but all the snacks, midnight meals and any and all drinks you can think of are :) I like popcorn delivered for movies in my cabin....then there is the free self serve laundry (soap provided) you know I am sure I have forgotten something, sure wish I could just send my laundry out for free but alas that is NOT included :(
 
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