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Is there such a thing as All-Inclusive Cruises?

Is there such a thing as All-Inclusive Cruises?

Sep 22nd, 2003, 01:28 PM
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Is there such a thing as All-Inclusive Cruises?

We are looking to find a cruise for our honeymoon that is all-inclusive. Especially includes alchol. We are in are upper 20's, if that helps at all. Thanks!!
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Sep 22nd, 2003, 03:12 PM
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The more upscale cruise lines are all-inclusive (Seabourne, Silversea). Radisson includes wine with meals (and maybe some other depending on ship). The shore excursions on all these are extra however. The only truly all-inclusive cruise I have been on was the Temptress cruise line in Costa Rica which was more an adventure cruise but included all alcohol and excursions. They have now sold to Cruise West and you have to pay for drinks as far as I'm concerned.
What I really liked about them was that my boys could go get a coke or virgin drink at the bar anytime they wanted without running up a huge bill.
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Sep 22nd, 2003, 04:07 PM
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On the European Vision you can buy a drink package for $370 CAD (Sold by World of Vacations in Canada)
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Sep 23rd, 2003, 11:58 AM
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Congratulations on your wedding.

The cruise lines that include your drinks are so much more expensive than the mainstream lines, I think you would come out ahead financially by not going the all-inclusive route.

These lines also tend to have much older crowds. You'll probably have a better time on Carnival or Royal Caribbean where there will be more young people to party with.

Note that you can also bring on an unlimited amount of wine and champagne to drink in your cabin (legally) and you can bring on other alcohol (illegally) as long as it's in your checked (not carry on) luggage. Give your room steward an extra tip to keep it cold.

Have a great honeymoon!
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Sep 23rd, 2003, 12:39 PM
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Windjammer is partially inclusive of alchohol...bloody mary's w/breakfast, rum swizzles at "tea time" and wine with dinner. Out of all of the cruise lines I have been on, WJ seems to have the cheapest drinks at the bar. Beer is $2, cocktails $3 and frozens $4.

Given your age, WJ might be a good choice for you. However, if you want to get dressed up fancy for dinner every night, do not pick WJ. It is very casual....it is truly a barefoot cruise!

Lots of people think WJ is rowdy with people that are drinking all day long. Not true. Windjammers are mostly laid back people that enjoy the time spent with nature and other people more than dressing for dinner and broadway musicals.
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Sep 24th, 2003, 07:46 AM
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Have you looked at any of the Radisson Diamond 2 for the price of 1 sailings? These are not all inclusive but pretty darn close. The service and food is far superior than the mass-market ships and there are no lines. Fun people of all ages. The only thing that is NOT as good as on the large ships is the Vegas type entertainment shows. After cruising one of these type, you may never want to go back to the large mega ships.
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Oct 8th, 2003, 03:21 PM
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I have asked this question on another thread, and I see that you said we could bring wine on the ship to be consumed in our cabin. Is this true of the Norwegian Majesty do you know. We would like to bring on a few bottles of special wine that we have cellared. I do not want to have to relinquish it at the dock. Also can we bring it in carry-ons?
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