Why You Should Take an All-Inclusive Cruise

All-Inclusive cruising is a wonderful option if you are thinking about cruising in the near future so let’s explore your next vacation experience!

On most cruises, your fare includes your cabin, meals, non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment but many extras are not included which can potentially bring up the cost of your cruise a considerable amount. Though mainly in the luxury cruise sector, all-inclusive cruising does exist and it may surprise you that when you compare apples to apples, these cruises are not that much more expensive than what you may be planning for you budget.

When you decide to take an all-inclusive cruise with your family, this may be an option to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time and not worry about the final bill. From a cruise for two or a cruise for singles; over the holidays or for a honeymoon, the options are endless.

All-inclusive cruises include many options and services that are not included in a traditional cruise fare such as flights, balconies, alcohol and butler service to name a few. Some cruise lines are starting to add packages to cover these additional amenities but their prices will rise, making the traditional all-inclusive cruise experience in a similar price point and an equal or greater value. The results may surprise you!

Check out some of our favorites below and feel free to contact our cruise specialists for more information.



Azamara is a boutique luxury cruise line is known for their country-intensive voyages which offer late nights and overnight stays in many ports throughout the world. When you travel on one of their ships, pretty much everything you could ever want is included, and amenities increase with each level of your stateroom.

Every guest gets these amazing amenities:
• Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
• Gratuities
• Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
• Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
• Self-service laundry
• Shuttle service to and from port communities (where available)
• Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Depending on your cabin though, you can even receive English butler service, in-suite afternoon tea and more!

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

From ocean cruises to river and yacht cruising, Crystal Cruises has you covered when it comes to excellent ships and experiences. Luxury should be whatever you want it to be. It should put you perfectly at ease. It should feel effortless. Relaxed. It should certainly never feel fussy. Judgmental. Or pompous. Luxury should know who you are and what you want. Luxury is defined by what you want. Not by what anyone might think you want. Come explore with Crystal, Where Luxury Is Personal.

Every guest receives these included amenities:
• Fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and specialty coffees
• Michelin-inspired cuisine and 24-hour in-suite dining
• Specialty dining, including Umi Uma by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
• Entertainment and enrichment programs
• Unlimited WiFi
• Pre-paid gratuities
• Complimentary Crystal Adventures (Yacht Expedition)
• Complimentary Crystal Collection of curated destination experiences (River)
• Complimentary “You Care. We Care.” Voluntourism (Ocean)

Lindblad Expeditions


Starting with Lars-Eric Lindblad over 50 years ago, Lindblad Expeditions has been taking people out into the world to explore the most remote and interesting places on the planet as active, engaged explorers.

To put it simply, both Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic share a heritage and a passion for exploration. These two organizations exist to bring travelers (arm-chair or actual) to remote, untrammeled, fascinating places on the planet, and provide them with an unprecedented platform and unrivalled expertise to better appreciate the geography they’re exploring. Lindblad Expeditions include just about everything as part of your experience not just aboard ship but also ashore. The value of what they include, combined with the quality of their service and the excellence of the expedition staff, adds up to a considerable worth.

Every guest receives these included amenities:

Aboard ship

• All meals and non-alcoholic beverages*
• Your bar tab and all crew gratuities are included in the voyage price on select voyages
• Your bar tab and WiFi** are included in the voyage price on select voyages
• Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
• 24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand***
• Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
• Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
• Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
• The guidance and company of our expedition staff
• The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations


• Hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary
• Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary
• Sightseeing & entrance fees
• Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
• Transfers to and from group flights
• The expertise of our expedition staff


• All excursions
• Zodiac & kayak explorations
• Snorkeling, including wet suits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
• Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

*Alcoholic beverages are included on the National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Endurance, Sea Cloud, and Lord of the Glens; certain super-premium brands are not included.

** Travel aboard any National Geographic Islander or National Geographic Endeavour II voyage and we will cover your bar tab; certain premium brands not included. Free WiFi, up to one hour a day per person aboard any National Geographic Islander and National Geographic Endeavour II departure.

*** Soda not included on Lord of the Glens

Regent Seven Seas Cruises®


Experience more than ever before as you sail the world with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. Take in the beauty of each destination with new ways to explore alongside their hallmark inclusion of FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions across more than 450 ports of call throughout the globe. This cruise line aspires to give you more than just luxurious ships, exquisite meals, refined service or exhilarating shore excursions because a truly all-inclusive travel experience is about having every luxury included, just the way you like it.

Every guest receives these included amenities:
• Free round trip business class air in intercontinental flights on select sailings
• Free round trip air on domestic flights for select sailings
• Free unlimited shore excursions
• Free 2 or 3 night land programs on select sailings
• Free 1 night pre-cruise hotel package on select sailings
• Free unlimited beverages
• Free open bars and lounges
• Free prepaid gratuities
• Free specialty Restaurants
• Free transfers between the airport and ship on select sailings
• Free unlimited WiFi



Seabourn welcomes you to all-inclusive, luxury cruising refined to its purest form. Hand-selected itineraries take you to places beyond the reach of larger ships on their all ocean-front suites. Their curated voyages reach all seven continents to deliver award-winning experiences throughout the year. Also, the quality of service you’ll enjoy on Seabourn is exceptionally sincere – you will feel the discernible difference between being simply catered to, and being truly cared for.

Every guest receives these included amenities:
• Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines at all times
• Complimentary welcome Champagne
• Complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
• Complimentary gratuities

Insider Tip

Like caviar? Order the exclusive Thomas Keller brand Regiis Ova Siberian Reserve caviar, which is sustainably produced anytime and anywhere you want on a Seabourn ship.

Silversea Cruises


Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 900 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line.

Every guest receives these included amenities:
• Butler service in every suite
• Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship
• Gourmet dining
• Gratuities
• Expedition activities
• On-board lectures

For more information about these or other all-inclusive cruises, please contact our cruise specialists at vacations@dt.com.