What’s Included with My Cruise?

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 Amenity is included at no extra fee on the line.
* There are additional notes regarding this amenity; please consult notes section below.

Cruise Line Type 24 hour cabin service Stocked in-cabin mini bar Wine anytime Specialty coffee, bottled water, soft drinks Transfers Gratuities Cocktails anytime Wine & cocktails dinner only Airfare Pre or post hotel Basic shore excursions All shore excursions Butler service
Contemporary
Carnival Cruise Lines
Costa Cruise Lines * *
Fred Olsen Cruise Line * *
MSC Cruises * * * * * * *
Upscale Contemporary
Norwegian Cruise Line *
Royal Caribbean International
Premium
Celebrity Cruises *
Cunard Line * *
Disney Cruise Line * * *
Holland America Line
Princess Cruises
Ultra-Premium
Azamara Club Cruises * *
Oceania Cruises * *
Windstar Cruises *
Ultra-Luxury
Crystal Cruises * * *
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises * *
Paul Gauguin * * *
Regent Seven Seas Cruises * *
Seabourn * * * *
Sea Cloud Cruises * *
Seadream Yacht Club
Silversea Cruises * * *
Small Ship
Hebridean Island Cruises
Saga Holidays, Ltd. * *
Swan Hellenic Cruises *
Thomson Holidays *
Voyages to Antiquity * * *
River Cruise
AmaWaterways * * *
American Cruise Lines * *
American Queen Steamboat Co.
Avalon Waterways * *
Emerald Waterways * * *
Imperial River Cruises
Scenic Cruises
Tauck River Cruising *
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collections * * * *
Viking Cruises * *
Luxury River Barge
Abercrombie & Kent * * * * *
CroisiEurope * * * *
European Waterways *
France Cruises
French Country Waterways *
Expedition
Hurtigruten * *
Lindblad Expeditions
Poseidon Expeditions * * * * * *
Un-Cruise Adventures * *
Sailing Vessel/Yacht
Compagnie Du Ponant * *
North Star Cruises
24 hour cabin service Stocked in-cabin mini bar Wine anytime Specialty coffee, bottled water, soft drinks Transfers Gratuities Cocktails anytime Wine & cocktails dinner only Airfare Pre or post hotel Basic shore excursions All shore excursions Butler service
Notes – Marked with * above
Abercrombie & Kent: Arrival transfers from the airport to the starting hotel regardless of the day or arrival and departure; transfers on the day of debarkation to the airport. Wine and cocktails and specialty drinks available anytime aboard the Le Boreal. Butler service available on Le Boreal, Deck 6 for cabin cats 6-8.
AmaWaterways: Transfers included with purchase of cruise, land & air package. Wine and beer are included with both lunch and dinner. (“Anytime” wine and cocktails offered on Mekong, local wine and spirits only.) Shore excursions allow for 3 different participant types, “Gentle Walkers,” “Active Walkers,” “Late Starter.” AmaWaterways also offers complimentary use of bicycles during excursions. Complimentary “Limited Edition Tours” are shore excursions with a specific focus, such culinary-themed tours and guided bike tours.
Avalon Waterways: Wine and cocktails are available at dinner only, although sparkling wine is available at breakfast. “Avalon Choice” will be introduced in 2013, which will offer a host of new inclusions in regard to dining, excursions, and activities.
Azamara Club Cruises: Azamara includes botique wines, international beers, and standard spirits. They provide shuttle transportation to city centers in ports, where available. Beginning March/May 2013 the Azamara Quest and the Azamara Journey will be introducing a selection complimentary standard spirits, wines and international beers throughout the ship during the bars’ opening hours. English Butler service for suite guests.
Celebrity Cruises: Air is included If air is booked in association with their cruise / through Celebrity Cruises. Celebrity Cruises offers butler service 24/7 in all suite categories.
Compagnie Du Ponant: Airfare- Fares are inclusive of air on some itineraries. 24-hour butler service is offered to guests of the 13 suites on the Elite Deck 6.
Costa Cruises: There is no charge for Premium Cabin Guests on the 24 hour Cabin Service. For Guests in Classic category cabins, service is available, but there is a service charge.
CroisiEurope: Transfers are included on select cruises. Wine is available anytime on most high season cruises (April to October) Except for Wine Lovers and Gastronomic. Gratuities are included based on passenger satisfaction. Specialty drinks are available at the bar during high season cruises (April to October) Except for Wine Lovers and Gastronomic.
Crystal Cruises: Shuttle service available in most ports. Gratuities are included for housekeeping, bar and dining staff. Only Penthouse categories include alcohol in stocked mini-bar.
Cunard: Stocked in cabin mini bar and butler service for Queen’s Grill guests only. Liquor and wine from mini-bar will be replenished with a charge to guest’s accounts at their request. All standard items replenished daily. QG butler service includes in-room party coordination.
Disney Cruise Lines: Specialty drinks are limited to complimentary soft drinks in dining rooms and 24/7 drink station. Specialty coffees are available to concierge guests on Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.Wine and cocktails are not included with dinner, although soft drinks are. Concierge guests are provided pre-dinner libations. Guests can choose to include pre-paid gratuities when they book their cruise. Butler service is included for Concierge guests on all ships.
Emerald Waterways: Mini-bar included for guests in the owners one-bedroom suites. At least one shore excursion is included almost every cruise day. Unlimited tea and coffee; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. The line also includes amenities such as a heated swimming pool and a movie theater.
European Waterways: Transfers to and from designated meeting points are included.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines: Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday. Complimentary tea and coffee during the day and early evening at selected venues.
French Country Waterways: This line also offers Michelin-starred dinner ashore; private wine and champagne tastings throughout week.
Hurtigruten Wine is included with meals; cocktails are not included. Gratuities are not included on Expedition cruises outside Norway.
MSC Cruises: Above amenities included for MSC Yacht Club guests only. MSC Yacht Club is an exclusive ship within a ship enclave on of their newest ships, MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida, MSC Divina, and MSC Preziosa. For voyages sailing after Oct. 18, 2014, MSC offers “Inclusive Experiences”, a new pricing structure that lets guests choose more of what they want included in their cruising experience. The four packages (Bella, Fantastica, Aurea and MSC Yacht Club) will all offer different inclusions.
Norwegian Cruise Line: Butler service included with Suites along with concierge service.
Oceania: Airfare is included from certain airports, charges will apply if a different airport is needed. Butler Service available in suites only.
Paul Gauguin: Select wine, spirits and soft drinks. In-cabin mini-bar stocked with soft drinks and beer. Airfare from Los Angeles on all 2013 and 2014 sailings of the Paul Gauguin.
Poseidon Expeditions: Pre-voyage night at a hotel is included for all Antarctic and North Pole voyages; no pre or post hotel for Arctic voyages; Group transfers to the port and from the port on embarkation and disembarkation days respectively are included; Drinks at Welcome and Farewell Cocktails and Barbecue on open deck; Basic shore excursions are included for Wild Scotland and Iceland voyages aboard Sea Spirit (20 May – 02 June, 2015; 23 Sept. – 07 Oct. 2015); other excursions for these 2 voyages come at extra cost; For all other voyages all scheduled shore excurions and Zodiac cruises are included; Mini-bar cost is included for Premium cabins
Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Currently the most inclusive line. Air Inclusive Program applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select U.S. and Canadian gateways. Butler Service in Penthouse suites and higher.
Saga: Wine anytime not included on the Quest of Adventure. This ship does include basic excursions, the Sapphire, Ruby and Pearl II do not.
Seabourn: Air and pre/post hotel are included in some, but not all markets. Transfers are always included with hotel or air purchase from Seabourn. They offer an All-Inclusive Advantage fare which upgrades the amenities included with respect to airfare, hotels, and excursions. Seabourn’s “butler service” is provided by a Suite Stewardess.
Sea Cloud Cruises: Wine with lunch and dinner. Sea Cloud includes all shore excursions during the winter time in the Caribbean and Central America. Stocked minibar includes soft drinks only.
Silversea: 24-hour room service available on all ships, in-suite dining available on all ships except the Silver Explorer. Complimentary shoreside events on select voyages, guided shore excursions available on Silversea Explorer. Complimentary transfers into town in most ports of call.
Swan Hellenic: Wine with dinner on two gala nights.
Tauk Tours: Mini Bar is stocked with soft drinks, bottled water, etc, not alcoholic beverages.
Thomson Cruises: Airfare and transfers included in fly-cruise only fares. Thompson offers 24 hour cabin service but room service is extra.
Un-Cruise Adventures: Fine wine, premium spirits and microbrew beer are included.
Uniworld: All scheduled transfers included. Anytime beverages not available on cruises in Russia and does not included premium wine and spirits. Butler service available in suites only. Uniworld also offers complimentary Wi-Fi.
Viking River Cruises: Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner, along with mimosas with breakfast. Sparkling water and complimentary cappuccino, coffee and tea are available at the 24-hour beverage bar. Transfers are included when purchasing airfare through Viking.
Voyages to Antiquity: Wine, beer or soft drinks are included with dinner onboard. Shore excursions are included in every port where available, select far east itineraries also include overland excursions by air. Stocked minibar available in balcony cabins only. Port fees and taxes are included in cruise fares.
Windstar Cruises: Windstar runs certain promotions throughout the year that include: Free hotel, transfers, and airfare credit. Windstar’s basic shore excurion is the “Private Event” which happens one time per cruise.

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