What is Included in an All-Inclusive River Cruise?
All-inclusive river cruises are very attractive. While they at times are priced higher than cruises that are non-inclusive, river cruises on all-inclusive lines like A-ROSA, CroisiEurope, Scenic, Tauck, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection can offer real savings when you add up all of the extra-cost items that they are including in the base price of the cruise. Travel team offers river cruises on all these lines and more.
Here’s a look at the most common items that are included in an all-inclusive river cruise.
Airport transfers & port charges
You might not think about it, but having transfers included from the airport to the ship and back can be a real deal, particularly in places like Nuremberg or Budapest, where the airport is quite a distance from the docking position of your river cruise ship. Port charges are included as well on most river cruises. These can add hundreds of dollars per person to the price if they are not included. This way there are no hidden costs.
Another big draw of an all-inclusive river cruise is having all of your shipboard beverages included. While the majority of river cruise lines offer more than an average oceangoing cruise line (beer, wine and soft drinks are complimentary on most lines at lunch and dinner), it’s nice to know you can order a glass of wine in the lounge in the afternoon and not be charged for it. You can also expect this to extend to other beverages like water, coffees, teas and the like.
All-inclusive river cruise lines will usually offer all excursions ashore on a complimentary basis. This can add up to significant savings over river cruise lines that offer optional, fee-based tours to far-flung or alternate destinations.
Many all-inclusive river cruise lines also offer complimentary bicycles that are aboard your ship for guests to use while ashore. Always ask a travel team agent for details on what is included in your river cruise by calling 1-800-788-0829.
All-inclusive river cruise lines typically include all gratuities. Including gratuities also reduces stress for many international travellers. While tipping is common in the United States, it isn’t in many other countries, where service charges are built into the price of consumer goods. You don’t have to worry about tipping, It’s all been taken care of.
Keep in mind that some river cruise line may include more than others. You can find out specifically what is included by calling a travel team agent at 1-800-788-0829 for more information.
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