All-inclusive Cruising Hottest Trend
Cruise lines have realized cruisers want to pay for their vacation upfront and then enjoy a vacation free from the worry of overspending. The solution has been to offer cruisers an all-inclusive cruising package. This gives passengers the opportunity to select and receive amenities such as on-board Internet, soft drink and alcohol packages, gratuities and shore excursions.
Celebrity Cruises upped the ante for all-inclusive cruising when they introduced the highly popular 3 for Free program. Now, other lines have started their own plans including an array of prepaid options that have set a new standard for all-inclusive cruising. Prior only upscale, luxury cruise lines offered such great deals. But now, all cruise lovers can jump on board this hot trend.
All-inclusive Cruising – Value Plus Choice
So what freebies are on the table? It varies by cruise line. For example, here are some of the perks being offered:
Norwegian Cruise Line
- FREE unlimited premium open bar on the short-cruise itinerary for their Norwegian Sky ship that embarks from Miami beginning in 2016.
- On short-term cruises, guests will receive FREE Voom, a speedy Internet connection while out to sea.
Viking Ocean Cruises
- Viking joined the ocean cruise scene Spring 2015. Their range of all-inclusive services include FREE unlimited Internet/WiFi, pre-paid gratuities, FREE shore excursions, complimentary wine with lunch and dinner service.
- Celebrity, the leader of the all-inclusive cruising package, is offering a game changer with three new levels of all-inclusive offerings for guests who purchase ocean-view staterooms and above.
- Go Big – Choose one freebie, the classic beverage package, prepaid gratuities, Internet at sea or a shipboard of $300/cabin
- Go Better – Get all four of the above for a slightly higher cruise fare
- Go Best – All of the above except the beverages package gets an upgrade to premium alcohol
If you’d like more information on these offers, give us a call. Also, we are happy to book a cruise for you on any of these lines, as well as many others. Smooth Sailing!
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