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    What is this? 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 * *
Dream Cruises
Fred Olsen Cruise Line * *
Upscale Contemporary
MSC Cruises * * * * * * *
Norwegian Cruise Line *
Royal Caribbean International
Star Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises * * * * *
Premium
Celebrity Cruises * * * *
Disney Cruise Line * * *
Holland America Line
Princess Cruises
Ultra-Premium
Azamara Club Cruises *  * * *
Cunard Line * *
Oceania Cruises * *
Windstar Cruises *
Ultra-Luxury
Crystal Cruises * * *
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises * *
Paul Gauguin Cruises * * *
Regent Seven Seas Cruises * *
Seabourn * * * *
Sea Cloud Cruises * *
Seadream Yacht Club *
Silversea Cruises * * *
Small Ship
Blount Small Ship Adventures
Hebridean Island Cruises
Saga Holidays, Ltd. * *
Swan Hellenic Cruises *
Thomson Holidays *
Voyages to Antiquity * * *
U.S. River Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines * *
American Queen Steamboat Co.  •  • *
Contemporary River Cruise Lines
CroisiEurope * *
Imperial River Cruises
President Cruises (China)   •  *  •
Vantage River Cruises * *
Upscale Contemporary River Cruise Lines
Emerald Waterways * * *
St. Lawrence Cruise Lines  •
Viking River Cruises * * * * *
Premium River Cruise Lines
Amadeus Cruises
Avalon Waterways * *
Haimark Luxury River Expeditions
Pandaw River Cruises * * *
Tauck River Cruising *
Luxury River Cruise Lines
AmaWaterways * * *
A-ROSA Cruises
Crystal River
Scenic Cruises  *
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection * * * *
Luxury River Barge
Abercrombie & Kent * * * * *
European Waterways *
France Cruises
French Country Waterways *
Expedition
Hurtigruten * *
Lindblad Expeditions
Poseidon Expeditions * *
Un-Cruise Adventures * *
Sailing Vessel/Yacht
Compagnie Du Ponant * *
Crystal Yacht
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.
American Queen Steamboat Co.: American Queen Steamboat Company is now offering Commodore River Butler Service for those guests holding reservations for Luxury Suites. River Butler service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of guest luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in suite, breakfast and dinner served on private veranda, in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to the guest’s reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater aboard the American Queen or The Show Lounge aboard the American Empress.
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 select boutique wines, international beers, and standard spirits throughout the ship during the bars’ opening hours. They provide shuttle transportation to city centers in ports, where available. On select voyages (excluding transatlantic crossings and voyages that are less than seven nights long), Azamara provides guests with a complimentary AzAmazing Evenings event allowing them an opportunity to experience the best of local culture in a unique way. Azamara recently launched new signature experiences including Overnight Adventures and Private Journeys which falls under the Land Discovery programming. Additional shore excursions include Nights & Cool Places; Insider Access; Cruise Global, Eat Local. English Butler service for suite guests.
Blount Small Ship Adventures: Blount Small Ship Adventures has a unique BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) policy. Passengers may bring their own wine, beer, or liquor free of charge, avoiding high bar tabs at the end of their trip. Guests can even replenish their supply at port stops, should they run out by the end of the cruise. They supply the mixers, garnishes, ice, and glasses available to guests 24/7 as well as coffee, water, and soft drinks. Beer and wine are complimentary with lunch and dinner.
Celebrity Cruises: Stocked in-cabin mini bar only in Royal Suite, Penthouse Suite and Reflections Suite class staterooms.  Complementary Beverage package is included only for Royal Suite , Penthouse Suite and Reflections Suite class stateroom guests.  Butler service for Suite class staterooms only
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: Airfare on select itineraries via a partnership with Delta (dependent on availability). 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. Individual items on the oom service menu remain available on a complimentary basis but a convenience charge of $7.95 is added to each order placed. Guests staying in the Haven and Suites with a butler are not subject to this surcharge. Coffee and continental breakfast selections do not incur a convenience charge between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Also, Norwegian Sky offers complimentary beverages which include designated spirits, cocktails, bottled beer, draft beer, and wines by the glass and unlimited fountain soda and juices at all bars, lounges, restaurants and Great Stirrup Cay. NCL offers further amenities like unlimited premium beverages, specialty dining packages, complimentary wifi and shore excursion credits as choices in our Free at Sea promotion but that promotion does change from time to time and is not guaranteed on all bookings.
Oceania: Airfare is included from certain airports, charges will apply if a different airport is needed. Butler Service available in suites only.
Pandaw Expeditions: Pandaw Expeditions have wine time, which is before dinner with canapés. They do offer transfers, gratuities are included for ship staff. The line does offer pre and post hotel, and has shore excursions included.
Paul Gauguin Cruises: Complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirts, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and hot beverages served throughout the ship. In-cabin mini bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer, and bottled water. In-suite bar set up and butler service in categories B and above on the m/s Paul Gauguin. Included airfare from Los Angeles on French Polynesia itineraries aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin for 2016 and 2017 voyages. Complimentary access to Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet, Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a featuring snorkeling, watersports, lunch barbecue, full bar service, and Polynesian activities. Complimentary access to secluded white-sand beach in Bora Bora, with bar service, volleyball, and snorkeling.
Poseidon Expeditions: Poseidon Expeditions: Pre-voyage night at a hotel is included for all Arctic, Antarctic and North Pole voyages; Most group transfers included; 24/7 specialty coffee & tea bar, and filtered water dispenser; all expedition landings and excursions with guides and field staff are included; kayaking and camping optional at additional cost.
President Cruises: President Cruises has a stocked in cabin mini bar, but it is not complimentary.
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.
Scenic Cruises: Drinks are included all day/anytime. The line also includes local guides on excursions, the use of bicycles, an onboard fitness center, free Wi-Fi and a Pillow menu, amenities that are river-specific.
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.
Sea Dream Yacht Club: SeaDream Yacht Club offers crew-led, casual shoreside activities such as hiking and biking, and shopping with the Chef in certain ports.
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.
Tauck River Cruising: Mini Bar is stocked with soft drinks, bottled water, etc, not alcoholic beverages. Tauck now offers complimentary wine and cocktails throughout the day, vs. just with dinner only.
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.
Vantage Travel: Stocked mini bar availe in Deluxe and Owner’s suites only. Airfare included on select saillings. Butler service available when staying in the Owner’s suite or one of the Deluxe suites.
Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Ocean Cruises offers complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner, plus specialty coffees and teas available 24 hours a day. Complimentary bottles of water provided in staterooms each day. There is no corkage fee. For those who would like to purchase premium cocktails, wines or spirits, Viking offers the Silver Spirits beverage package. Basic shore excursions included in every port. Optional shore excursions available for purchase separately. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. Tips are not included in your cruise price, but are a voluntary way of showing satisfaction for good service. You may tip onboard staff in cash if you like, or you may charge your tips to your credit card at the end of the cruise (everywhere except Egypt, Southeast Asia and Portugal). These gratuities are distributed among the ship’s staff. The Tour Escorts or Program Directors that travel with you do not share in the onboard staff gratuities.
Viking River Cruises: Viking River Cruises offers complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner, plus specialty coffees and teas available 24 hours a day. Complimentary bottles of water provided in staterooms each day. There is no corkage fee. For those who would like to purchase premium cocktails, wines or spirits, Viking offers the Silver Spirits beverage package. Basic shore excursions included in every port. Optional shore excursions available for purchase separately. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. Tips are not included in your cruise price, but are a voluntary way of showing satisfaction for good service. You may tip onboard staff in cash if you like, or you may charge your tips to your credit card at the end of the cruise (everywhere except Egypt, Southeast Asia and Portugal). These gratuities are distributed among the ship’s staff. The Tour Escorts or Program Directors that travel with you do not share in the onboard staff gratuities.
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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