Many people who are new to the pleasures of cruises ask us what is included in the price. Most of the time, what they are really asking is if drinks with alcohol are included. If your cruise line will be Crystal, Regent, Seabourn or Siversea, then the answer is yes. These cruise lines are all inclusive. With that comes a steep price. These luxury cruise lines' rates may be double or more than cruise lines with comparable itineraries.
All inclusive beverage packages have become wildly popluar add-ons for those passengers who enjoy not having to worry about having a whopping drink bill at the end of the voyage. Packages vary from various cruise lines but from my experience with Celebrity Cruises, they will save big-time, even if you don't consume alcohol.
Here is an example of prepaid drink options available on all Celebrity ships:
Soda Package: Starting at $8.00 per day includes popular softdrinks in can or at the fountain.
Bottled Water Package: $14.00 per day for sparkiling and still water. Popular brands include Evian and Perrier.
Classic Non-Alcoholic Package: $16.00 per day included Soda Package plus premium juices and teas as well as non-premium bottled water.
Premium Non-Alcoholic Package: $20.00 per day includes all non-alcoholic drinks including smoothies, Vitamin Water and Red Bull Engery Drink.
Classic Package: For $49.00 per day you get the benefits of the Classic Non-Alcoholic Package plus all beer up to $6 per serving, spirits, cocktails, and frozen drinks up to $8 per serving, and wine by the glass up to $9 per serving. As an added benefit, there is a 15% discount on premium wines by the bottle.
Premium Package: At $59.00 per day, this package includes all drinks available with the Classic Packages as well as premium beer, wines and liquors. Believe me, for this is one of the best deals any cruise line offers.
So, the bottom line...are all inclusive beverage packages on cruises worth the added expense? YES!
We have several years of experience in finding tremendous discounts on all types of cruises and you can too. Our goal is to give up-to-date our readers information and advice on how to take advantage of discount promotions on specialized all inclusive cruises including alcohol, fine dining and shore excursions, or theme cruise, is a wise travel planning method that will help you to enjoy a cruise to suit your particular taste. At Voyage Masters, we will take a look at the great variety of cruises available, and some of the cruise lines that offer them.
For a truly grand experience of understated luxury and attention to detail, look no further than my favorite cruise line, Regent Seven Seas all inclusive cruises. There are no all you can drink cruise packages needed. Everything is included in the price: cruise, pre and post-flight, transfers, gratuities, tours and all the alcohol you care to consume. Sounds great, doesn't it? Another highly rated option in the luxury cruise market segment is Oceania Cruises. It is owned by Prestige Cruise Holdings, the same company that owns Regent. You might expect most cruises to fall roughly into the same kind of vacation, most likely a leisurely couple of days drifting along some coast, relaxing, eating, drinking, and doing whatever it is you want to do. Another option for high end luxury cruises that offer packages that include everything in the price is Seabourn luxury cruise lines. Yet another popular form of cruising that prividges exemplary service and attention to detail is Viking River Cruises. Perhaps you'd like to go crazy one of many cheap Caribbean all inclusive cruises alcohol included itineraries.
Yet another option that is becoming quite popular on premium cruise lines like Celebrity and Princess are their all inclusive beverage packages. There are several levels which start with bottled water, juices and other soft drinks, then up to any alcoholic beverages under $13. That includes beer, wine and liquor. Prices vary but for my money all inclusive drink packages are a great value. Packages can be purchased at time of booking or after embarkation. Adding a beverage pacakge, or upgrading a prevously reserved package is simple. You can either book at the customer service desk or at any of the bars and restaurants.
One theme cruise you and your family will likely enjoy is the Family Fun Cruise, which has events that both children and adults can enjoy together, and lots of activities for all ages. Special arrangements can be made for the elderly and disabled as well. The Expedition Cruise is a journey taking you to beautiful areas of a variety of coastlines. Taking a Fitness and Recreation Cruise is an excellent way to relax and get in shape at the same time, with personal trainers and a huge variety of fitness equipment on board.
Regardless of what type of theme cruise you decide to take, you are sure to experience a level of relaxation or, if you so choose, excitement that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. These cruises are all offered by top-tier cruise lines, and many of them have been in service for decades. If you are looking for a great way to relax, a cruise is a good place to start.
Looking for fun for the whole family? Check out our Disney Cruise Specials page. The All Inclusive Gourmet Theme Cruise is for those with a passion for food, and the cruise liner is filled with professional chefs and a huge variety of delectable cuisine. A Luxury Cruisetakes the relaxation of a standard ocean adventure to the next level, offering premium ways to kick back and take off a perfect few days. The Ocean Crossing Cruise is a transatlantic adventure, allowing you to experience what many explorers and sailors did hundreds of years ago with a level of luxury they never could have dreamed of. The River & Canal Cruiseconsists in large part of drifting lazily down one of a number of rivers, passing the time however you may choose, and seeing lots of different forms of exotic wildlife. There are even Senior Citizen Cruises sponsored by AAA or AARP for retired, elderly people looking to take a relaxing vacation. You might also find useful advice on our all inclusive vacations page.