The 6 Most All-Inclusive Cruise Lines

by Elissa Garay

The 6 Most All-Inclusive Cruise Lines

by Elissa Garay

There's no bigger vacation buzzkill than getting stuck with a lengthy, punch-to-the-gut tab at the end of your sailing. For those willing to splurge on higher upfront fares, however, some higher end lines offer all-inclusive pricing that promises to keep guests' out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum. We combed through the most up-to-date inclusions to bring you this roundup of the six cruise lines that offer the most all-inclusive rates.

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Regent Seven Seas Voyager
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1. Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent easily ranks tops on this list, and their fares include ... well, just about everything. Onboard the line's four all-suite ships, look for complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, open bar, gratuities, specialty dining, and all activities, including fitness classes. You'll also get round-trip standard airfare on domestic flights from major U.S. hubs — or, new for summer 2017, business class air on all intercontinental flights — plus airport transfers. In addition, the line includes shore excursions in every port, while those in Concierge-level suites and higher also get a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay.

Ca-ching!: You have to work pretty hard to run up a tab here — the only things you'll pay extra for are spa treatments, premium shore excursions, and some very top-shelf liquor.

Regent easily ranks tops on this list, and their fares include ... well, just about everything. Onboard the line's four all-suite ships, look for complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, open bar, gratuities, specialty dining, and all activities, including fitness classes. You'll also get round-trip standard airfare on domestic flights from major U.S. hubs — or, new for summer 2017, business class air on all intercontinental flights — plus airport transfers. In addition, the line includes shore excursions in every port, while those in Concierge-level suites and higher also get a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay.

Ca-ching!: You have to work pretty hard to run up a tab here — the only things you'll pay extra for are spa treatments, premium shore excursions, and some very top-shelf liquor.

Seabourn Odyssey's watersports marina
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2. Seabourn Cruise Line

The four small ships of Seabourn include two of the biggest expenses upfront: staff gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Plus, they throw in add-ons like specialty restaurant dining (which includes The Grill by Thomas Keller), water sports from the ship's marina, and some fitness classes. 

Ca-ching!The line includes some special events, too, such as the "Caviar in the Surf" beach barbecue in the Caribbean.

The four small ships of Seabourn include two of the biggest expenses upfront: staff gratuities and alcoholic beverages. Plus, they throw in add-ons like specialty restaurant dining (which includes The Grill by Thomas Keller), water sports from the ship's marina, and some fitness classes. 

Ca-ching!The line includes some special events, too, such as the "Caviar in the Surf" beach barbecue in the Caribbean.

Lounging on the sundeck
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3. Silversea Cruises

These six sophisticated all-suite ships bundle in gratuities and alcoholic beverages, but also some great-value extras such as complimentary fitness classes, one hour of Wi-Fi per day, port shuttles, and dining in some specialty restaurants. 

Ca-ching!: Silversea regularly limited regional promotions, with add-ons like shore excursions, pre-cruise hotel stays, and free or discounted airfare. In addition, the line's expedition arm has its own inclusions, such as shore excursions.

These six sophisticated all-suite ships bundle in gratuities and alcoholic beverages, but also some great-value extras such as complimentary fitness classes, one hour of Wi-Fi per day, port shuttles, and dining in some specialty restaurants. 

Ca-ching!: Silversea regularly limited regional promotions, with add-ons like shore excursions, pre-cruise hotel stays, and free or discounted airfare. In addition, the line's expedition arm has its own inclusions, such as shore excursions.

LivNordic Spa
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4. Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises, the ocean-going offshoot of the popular river brand, has only been around since 2015, but it has already made a big splash both in design and by including extras in the rates. Guests can expect a shore excursion in each port; Wi-Fi; select beverages with meals (including beer, wine, and soft drinks) as well as round-the-clock coffees and bottled water; and dining at specialty restaurants. You'll pay for staff gratuities ($15 per person, per day), any shore excursions beyond the one included offering, and liquor at the restaurants as well as drinks at bars). 

Ca-ching!:Viking offers one amazing perk that nobody else does — complimentary access to the spa. And, not only is use of the steam rooms, sauna, whirlpool tubs, snow room, and heated loungers complimentary, the LivNordic Spa may just be the most gorgeous spa at sea. 

Viking Ocean Cruises, the ocean-going offshoot of the popular river brand, has only been around since 2015, but it has already made a big splash both in design and by including extras in the rates. Guests can expect a shore excursion in each port; Wi-Fi; select beverages with meals (including beer, wine, and soft drinks) as well as round-the-clock coffees and bottled water; and dining at specialty restaurants. You'll pay for staff gratuities ($15 per person, per day), any shore excursions beyond the one included offering, and liquor at the restaurants as well as drinks at bars). 

Ca-ching!:Viking offers one amazing perk that nobody else does — complimentary access to the spa. And, not only is use of the steam rooms, sauna, whirlpool tubs, snow room, and heated loungers complimentary, the LivNordic Spa may just be the most gorgeous spa at sea. 

Nobu Sushi Trio on Crystal Cruises
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5. Crystal Cruises

Crystal's two luxury ocean-going ships include gratuities and alcoholic beverages as well as free onboard fitness classes and golf lessons from PGA pros plus complimentary shuttles into town in some ports. Guests get one dinner in specialty restaurants, including celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's sushi bar, and additional visits incur a $30 per-person fee. But, as of October 2017, penthouse-category guests get unlimited specialty dining on Crystal Symphony with a similar policy coming to Crystal Serenity in November 2018. As of November 2017, the line also offers unlimited Wi-Fi to guests, too.  

Ca-ching!: Crystal's yacht and river cruise ships have different offerings —  those ships, for instance, include shore excursions in nearly every port.

Crystal's two luxury ocean-going ships include gratuities and alcoholic beverages as well as free onboard fitness classes and golf lessons from PGA pros plus complimentary shuttles into town in some ports. Guests get one dinner in specialty restaurants, including celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa's sushi bar, and additional visits incur a $30 per-person fee. But, as of October 2017, penthouse-category guests get unlimited specialty dining on Crystal Symphony with a similar policy coming to Crystal Serenity in November 2018. As of November 2017, the line also offers unlimited Wi-Fi to guests, too.  

Ca-ching!: Crystal's yacht and river cruise ships have different offerings —  those ships, for instance, include shore excursions in nearly every port.

Oceania veranda with Champagne
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6. Oceania Cruises

On Oceania ships, there are no supplements for most specialty restaurants (including Jacques Pépin's bistro, but not La Reserve); non-alcoholic beverages; or onboard fitness classes. Plus, complimentary shuttle buses are provided in some ports.


Ca-ching!: The "OLife Choice" package option bundles in loads of extras for guests who pay a premium fare. These include airfare from some U.S. cities, unlimited internet access, and a choice of a beverage package, shore excursion bundle, or shipboard credit.

On Oceania ships, there are no supplements for most specialty restaurants (including Jacques Pépin's bistro, but not La Reserve); non-alcoholic beverages; or onboard fitness classes. Plus, complimentary shuttle buses are provided in some ports.


Ca-ching!: The "OLife Choice" package option bundles in loads of extras for guests who pay a premium fare. These include airfare from some U.S. cities, unlimited internet access, and a choice of a beverage package, shore excursion bundle, or shipboard credit.

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