When cruise lines advertise themselves as “all-inclusive” it pays to take a close look at what actually is included in the fare, as there is a world of difference between what is covered by budget, premium and ultra-luxury lines. What does “all-inclusive” mean? Let’s find out.
Certainly, all cruises include meals, snacks, accommodation, entertainment and lots of onboard activities. However, some first-time cruisers who have been seduced by super-cheap fares are unpleasantly surprised by all the extras that you pay for at the end of the cruise, with “compulsory gratuities” topping the list of complaints.