We all love vacations, but while they are times in our live full of fun and new adventures, going on vacations means also an added cost that hurt our pockets. This is a cost that goes on paying food, entertainment and beverages. All inclusive cruises let you stay away from the money problem while enjoying great vacations. All inclusive cruise hips have everything included in the package. Food, beverages and entertainment don’t have to worry you anymore. But you may be indecisive if you want to go on a traditional cruise sip or an all-inclusive cruise. You are not alone; in fact there are more people like you than you think.
Like with all things, all inclusive cruises have great benefits and some disadvantages. You have to approach this dilemma with a balance in your mind, weighing what is more important to you, and leaving all the other stuff aside. If at the end of your thinking you find that the disadvantages weigh more than the pros, then all inclusive cruises might have not been what you were looking for.
The most obvious and biggest advantage an all inclusive cruise has is that you don’t have to pay more for some things – they are included in what you pay. Most all inclusive cruises cover food, drinks and entertainment. You can often drink and eat a lot without extra charge, also with in-cruise activities and shows.
However, not all inclusive cruises are the same, some only let you have “normal” drinks free of charge, and you’d be required to actually pay if you drink alcoholic beverages. If you care about this things you should always check the contract at least twice. With food there’s a likely situation, all your restaurant food is paid, but your snacks and small dinners are not. Of course there are ways around this, such eating a lot on your meals or bringing your own snack onboard -if the cruise allows it.
Casinos are also often not included. When entertainment is free of charge it is often referred to balls, in-cruise shows or activities, but casinos, well… you actually have to put your own money to win right? Take notes if you like gambling.
At the end the cost may seem high to you, while others may find it very valuable. The best way to determine the value of an all-inclusive cruise vacation is to actually make some calculations at what would be an approximate amount that you’ll end up paying in food, drinks and entertainment. This simple comparison and taking into account what I said before relating to what’s included, should be enough for you to make a wise decision. In this case proper comparison is a key ingredient to a happy vacation.