Top 5 Luxury All-Inclusive Cruises

December 7, 2016
Luxury Cruising

Tired of not knowing what the final price will be on your holiday? Then you might want to take a look at luxury all-inclusive cruises. While the initial fare may be higher than for other cruises, luxury all-inclusive cruises provide value by offering perks such as wine, beer and spirits, gratuities, shore excursions and even flights in the cruise fare. Plus, you're spared the hassle of a big bill at the end of your cruise.

Take a look at these five luxury all-inclusive cruises that might give you more bang for your buck.

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Regent 7 Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

What You Get: Regent is perhaps the most all-inclusive cruise line sailing the seas. Fares include roundtrip air (business class on European itineraries), gratuities, open bar (including the minibar in your suite), all restaurants, unlimited shore excursions, unlimited Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, butler service, and transfers and hotel packages before your trip.

What You Don't: Spa services at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and special shore excursions (called Regent Choice) cost extra.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

What You Get: With a reputation as the most formal of the luxury lines, Crystal provides an all-inclusive cruise experience that appeals to its tradition-minded passengers. Fares include gratuities; wine, beer and spirits; one evening of dining in specialty restaurants Prego and Silk Road (Nobu Matsuhisa's establishment at sea); 24-hour room service; all enrichment courses and fitness classes; and butler service.

What You Don't: Spa services, shore excursions, airfare and Wi-Fi cost extra. Additional visits to Prego and Silk Road carry a $30 per-person fee.

Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises

What You Get: This luxury line features smaller ships and a diverse range of itineraries, including an expedition arm. Silversea fares include gratuities; wine, beer and spirits; butler service; at least one free hour of Wi-Fi (more if you're in a higher-category suite); 24-hour room service; expedition gear; and shore excursions in some regions.

What You Don't: Spa services, most shore excursions and airfare cost extra. Fees are levied at the ships' specialty restaurants, Le Champagne and Seishin.

Seabourn Cruise Line

Seabourn Cruise Line

What You Get: On its ships, Seabourn goes for a country-club vibe, with an emphasis on the finer things; Champagne and caviar are available anytime. Each vessel also has a retractable water sports marina that's used in warm-weather ports. Fares include gratuities; transfers; open bar and in-suite minibar; all specialty restaurants; 24-hour room service; and in some ports, an Exclusively Seabourn shore excursion such as Caviar in the Surf.

What You Don't: Wi-Fi, spa services and most shore excursions cost extra.

Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises

What You Get: A newcomer to all-inclusive cruising, Viking Ocean Cruises entered the market in 2015 with one ship and more to come. Fares include wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner; Wi-Fi; a shore excursion in every port; meals in all restaurants; access to the spa snow grotto; fitness classes and 24-hour room service.

What You Don't: Spa services, airfare and pre-cruise hotel stays cost extra.

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