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Alcohol included cruise lines


Do you also enjoy sitting on the deck with a glass of wine or a summer cocktail? Or to drink a nice wine with the super dinner on board your cruise?

Then it is so handy when you know that the final invoice is not such a shock and that your drinks are already included in the rate.

With most cruise lines, you pay a fairly high price for those alcoholic beverages, often with a hefty tip as well.

But luckily for us ‘connoisseurs’ there are also cruise lines where alcohol is included in the fare. Here’s an overview:


If you order a beverage package in advance, this can be to €55 per day per passenger with individual drinks at restaurant prices where $9 are no exception.

If you don’t want to be bothered every time to pull your ticket and be shocked by the final bill, a cruise where alcohol is included in the price is very convenient.

I have made a list with the cruise lines (in alphabetical order) that offer alcohol included with your cruise and where you do not have to order an extra package. These cruises can of course seem more expensive, but a quick calculation makes it clear that it can be quite expensive. 


1 - AmaWaterways

The river cruise company AmaWaterways offers you a selection of complimentary local wines and beers during lunch and dinner on itineraries across the rivers of Europe, Africa and Vietnam and Cambodia. For true hedonists, European routes also offer sparkling wine for breakfast. How about a delicious mimosa? Outside meals you pay à la carte, and for special wine and premium alcoholic drinks a surcharge may be charged.

2 - Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara offers the all-inclusive rate where international beers, plus a selection of wines and standard spirits are included in your Azamara cruise. Is is a wide menu of beers and wines and cocktails for you to choose from. In addition, there are premium packages for sale with even more beautiful premium spirits and wines. Room service drinks are not available for free.


The small ship expeditions offer much more creativity and flexibility than the usual cruises. So if a rare whale shark is spotted, rest assured that you can jump into the ocean and swim with them! All delicious drinks, wines, cocktails it’s all included at Aqua. Intuitive and sincere service is in the Aqua Expeditions DNA. Did you enjoy the delicious dessert? Aqua Expeditions even shares the recipe! Did you exert yourself a little too enthusiastically during a walk? Aqua Expeditions prepares the massage room especially for you.


In addition to the more famous river cruises, this luxury cruise line also has two luxury yachts that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included with every lunch and dinner on board your Emerald river cruise and the two yachts Azzurra and Sakara. Additional drink packages are available with spirits and cocktails for which you pay a package price per person per day.


This all-inclusive new cruise line will set sail in July 2023 and promises to be fantastic. This beautiful ship designed in boutique hotel style is truly unique with a mix between Swiss precision and Italian design. Included in your rate are a delicious bottle of champagne and wine upon arrival in your suite, unlimited drinks, fine wines and premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks are always available, including minibar in the suite. And tips are also included. Enjoy carefree enjoyment on board without thinking!

6 - PONANT Cruises

Wonderful all-inclusive cruising the French way with PONANT. Discover joie de vivre with included wines and all delicious other drinks. The fleet consists exclusively of small vessels designed to give a limited number of guests the time of their lives.

7 - Paul Gauguin cruises

The ships of Paul Gauguin Cruises are specially designed to sail in the Polynesian waters. That calls for tropical cocktails right? And that is all inclusive. You will love the Polynesian hospitality and enjoy the all inclusive.


You will really enjoy this ultra luxury. Everything is included with Regent Seven Seas Cruises even the excursions and a personal butler with certain suite types. Your all-inclusive cruise rate on a Regent Seven Seas ship means no extra charges for mixed drinks, wine, beer and coffee, plus a custom-stocked in-room minibar that is refilled with free beer, soft drinks and water.

9 - Ritz carlton yacht collection

As wonderfully luxurious as the hotels are these yacht-style ships that started their maiden voyages this year. Ritz-Carlton Yachts offer select beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages with your luxury cruise.

10 - SEabourn

Seabourn has smaller intimate ships where you will enjoy all-inclusive. You will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne with canapés to welcome you to your suite and the complimentary drinks will keep coming, whether from your well-stocked in-room bar or from any bar. The most delicious Champagne and caviar as much as you want. The amazing crew quickly knows what your favorite cocktail or wine is and it’s all included in your cruise. Note: Some ultra premium wines and spirits cost extra.

11 - SeaDream yacht club

The small ships of SeaDream cruises are better described as yachts. The slogan ‘Its yachting, not cruising’ applies. SeaDream cruises include complimentary wine pairings with meals and select premium cocktails and spirits at the onboard bars. Do you like a certain brand of beer? You can just ask your bartender; and if possible it will be in front of you in no time, courtesy of one of the hard working staff. Please note: Some premium wines and spirits are not included.

12 - SCENIC Cruises

Scenic now offers a variety of luxury river and ocean cruises around the world that are all-inclusive. Both on the recently launched luxury expedition yacht Scenic Eclipse and soon the Eclipse II, as well as on the “Space-Ships” of the fleet that navigate the European rivers. Complimentary wines, beers and spirits are all included in your cruise fare, and your in-room minibar is also refilled free of charge each time you cruise. Top shelf whiskey and a small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits may incur additional charges, but everything else is free, and believe me… that’s a lot.


Not only does the all-Iinclusive luxury cruise Line Silversea include one excursion per day but wines, premium spirits, mineral water, juices and soft drinks in the cost of your cruise are also included in your fare. You can enjoy these drinks in your cabin (even your minibar is filled and replenished at your request) as well as in the bars and lounges on board. Please note that some ultra-premium wines and spirits have a surcharge.


Uniworld is a very special and outspoken shipping company. No cabin is the same and the design is special and outspoken. Wine, beer and spirits are included on your Uniworld cruise in Europe, Asia and Egypt, but restrictions may apply depending on your itinerary. A luxurious and very nice shipping company for a special river cruise.


When you opt for an all-inclusive cruise, you are assured that your final bill will not be high because you have had a pleasant week with a nice glass of wine during dinner, a cocktail by the pool or a drink at the bar in the evening. You know in advance where you stand. And a simple calculation quickly shows that it doesn’t even have to be more expensive while you enjoy your cruise carefree and carefree.

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Gert van Loenen & Guido Alleman

Your Worldwide Personal Cruise Creators

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