Free drinks, shore tours and more: Cruise lines tout all-inclusive deals to reignite bookings

George C

Staff Captain
My last cruise had just about everything included , of course it was a royal suite on Celebrity, which gives you
premium drink package
suite dinning and unlimited specialty restaurants
tipping - only because of it was a charter
free mini bar and daily refills
two top shelf liters of liquor- your pick
of course this was the most expensive cruise we ever did.
we do have same cruise booked for 2022


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Food and Beverage Manager- Special Contributor

But is it cheaper?

I booked a 2022 Celebrity cruise about half a year ago. They then changed to another ship, so instead of Edge it will be on Silhouette. We had to re-book the cruise on the new ship to the same fare, but if I tried to switch to another cabin type they told me they had to cancel my old booking and make a new one to the fare that now was valid, and that was like $1500 extra for the same cruise (and same type of cabin). Ok, not really fair - there was a price reduction for the original cruise, but only about half of the difference ($700).
Maybe it's better deals for 2021 cruises though, as this was a 2022 cruise.



Staff Captain
I already get free booze on Royal, I eat in the Windjammer so I don't need the tips thing for dining staff just my cabin steward. I get free internet, so that entire all-inclusive thing for me is a moot point..I get it all now. I want to know if they'll have a spot to "opt out" in the booking process and not be charged for it. I don't need it.