All Inclusive Drink Packages come to Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has officially introduced two all-inclusive beverage package options to its fleet. The packages are currently available on seven-night or longer sailings on 13 ships… Legend of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Vision of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Explorer of …

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Compagnie du Ponant Goes All-Inclusive!

Looks like some more restructuring is happening for Compagnie Du Ponant, a small French luxury river cruise line.  Compagnie recently sold two of its ships: the 3,500-ton, 90-passenger Le Levant went to Paul Gauguin Cruises and has been renamed Tere Moana, to sail in the South Pacific. The 8,282-ton, 226-passenger expedition ship Le Diamant has been chartered to Quark Expeditions, who will rechristen it Ocean Diamond and sail her to both poles. This leaves the luxury line just …

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Fred.Olsen Might Be Going All-Inclusive

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines is considering going all inclusive, if their trial run on fly-cruise itineraries in 2013 is successful.  Testing the concept on its ship the Braemar, the line will include house wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks on four cruises to the Canary Islands, West Africa and the Cape Verde Islands in spring 2013. The itineraries are: • Seven-night “Canary Islands Discovery” cruise, sailing on 17th February 2013. This cruise includes stops in Tenerife, Lanzarote …

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Mexico’s Riviera Maya (Yes, it’s safe!)

DAY ONE — I’m wishing I was on the hammock on one of the two balconies in our suite, overlooking the turquoise blue pool and the ocean, palm trees swaying, birds chirping. But it isn’t so bad working either in our suite at the 88-room Ceiba del Mar Beach and Spa resort, (, a scant 20 minute cab ride from the Cancun airport and about a 20 minute walk into the tiny town of Puerto Morelos. Yes …

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Crystal’s All-New, All-Inclusive Program

Crystal Cruises (a favorite luxury cruise line of mine) has a history of upgrading their award-winning luxury vacation experience every year with increased complimentary amenities, services and dining options.  So it’s no surprise that in keeping with an industry movement towards a more all-inclusive cruise experience, Crystal Cruises is adding gratis gratuities and wine and bar service to its already extensive luxury services and amenities. Effective Spring 2012, the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will include complimentary …

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