The Top Luxury All-Inclusive Cruise Lines are Crystal, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas and Seabourn, but they vary considerably in terms of what they include in their fares. Regent Seven Seas is the most all inclusive cruise line, and some clients love this. Others avoid it because they don't value some of the included items that drive up the overall cost, such as shore excursions, which they prefer to arrange privately. Either way, it's helpful to know what is included so you can factor that in when comparing cruise fares.
Regent Seven Seas
Business Class Airfare: Regent includes roundtrip business class airfare in its cruise prices, although note that only the intercontinental flight is guaranteed to be in business class. For clients availing themselves of this, I always recommend paying the air deviation fee, currently $175 per person at time of writing, to be able to customize your flights 270 days before your sailing. Otherwise, you're stuck waiting until 75 days before sailing to see the various air options, and by that time, the available flights may have multiple connections and not be too attractive. Also note that the included air is from select gateway cities; if you're in a smaller city, you may need to pay a supplement of $100-$250 per person each way. Transfers to the ship, and often a pre-cruise hotel night (at least for Concierge Suite and higher categories) is also included. If you don't want the included business class air, you'll receive a credit reducing the cost of the cruise fare (varies, depending on itinerary) but note that you also won't get the pre-cruise hotel night or transfers, you'll have to pay for and arrange these on your own.
Dining, Drinks, Minibar, 24 Hour Room Service, Gratuities: All dining, drinks, room service, mini bar, and staff gratuities are included in your fare. Dining reservations can be made for Chartreuse, Prime 7, and other signature restaurants 75 days before sailing for regular cabins, or 90 days prior for Concierge Suites and higher categories. Note that only one reservation per specialty restaurant may be made in advance of the cruise; any additional reservations must be made once you board the ship. The only exception is if you're in a Master Suite, Grand Suite, or higher category suite, in which case you are permitted a guaranteed reservation in any specialty restaurant each night of the cruise.
Shore Excursions: Most group shore excursions are also included, although there are some private tours and special shore excursions (termed Regent Choice) offered at additional cost, for some ports.
WiFi: Unlimited WiFi, one login per cabin at one time for regular accommodation, and up to four logins for four devices per suite for Concierge Suite and higher categories.
What's Not Included
All spa treatments/gratuities, premium wine/liquor selections, Regent Choice special shore excursions/gratuities as noted above, valet laundry/pressing, culinary classes aboard the Seven Seas Explorer,
Dining, Drinks, Gratuities: All dining onboard is included, as well as select wines, champagne, and premium spirits via open bar service. This includes one complimentary reservation each at specialty Italian restaurant Prego and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's Umi Uma & Sushi Bar. Additional reservations are at a cost of $30 per person, on a space available basis once on the ship. Penthouse and higher categories include afternoon tea, nightly hors d'oeuvres, stocked mini bar, and the ability to order in-suite dining from specialty restaurants. Staff gratuities are also included.
WiFi: Complimentary WiFi is available onboard.
Classes and Entertainment: Crystal Visions Enrichment Series lecture series featuring renowned speakers, authors, celebrities and destination experts; dance classes; art classes; fitness and yoga classes; golf lessons; musical shows; Computer University Sea classes with software instruction; digital filmmaking classes.
What's Not Included
Spa services/gratuities, shore excursions/gratuities, valet laundry/pressing (except pressing is complimentary to guests in categories CP, SP, SH, PS and PH, and CP guests enjoy complimentary laundry and dry cleaning). airfare and additional visits to specialty restaurants (beyond the first complimentary visit) are all at additional cost.
Dining, Drinks, Gratuities: All dining onboard, including premium wines and spirits, room service, and staff gratuities are included. Silversea also includes butler service for each and every stateroom, whereas Regent reserves butler service for guests in Penthouse Suites and higher, and Crystal reserves butler service for select categories (CP, SP, SH, PS aboard Crystal Symphony and CP, PS, PH aboard Crystal Serenity). Silversea also includes complimentary customized mini bar beverages, replenished on request.
WiFi: Unlimited standard WiFi is included for all guests, and unlimited premium internet is included for guests in Medallion, Silver, Royal, Grand and Owner's suites (premium internet may be purchased for guests in lower category staterooms).
What's Not Included
The following are at additional cost: spa services/gratuities, shore excursions/gratuities (except for expedition activities for expedition cruises), valet laundry/pressing (except for Silver Suite and higher suite categories and certain Venetian Society elite members) and dining at specialty restaurants La Dame ($60 per guest), Kaiseki ($60 per guest) and Seishin ($40 per guest).
Dining, Drinks, Gratuities: All meals onboard, at The Restaurant, The Colonnade, Patio Grill and The Grill by Thomas Keller, are included, as are fine wines and spirits and in-suite minibar; however, guests may only make one dining reservation at The Grill by Thomas Keller due to high demand. Room service is also included, including course by course dining from The Restaurant menu. Staff gratuities are also included.
What's Not Included
Spa services/gratuities, shore excursions/gratuities, and WiFi (typically 40 cents per minute) and valet laundry/pressing are all at additional cost.
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