Each river cruise includes accommodation and meals on-board your river ship. Most river cruises also include flights and transfers in the price and some also include excursions. A common question is 'Are drinks included in a river cruise?'
All-inclusive river cruising means that meals and drinks are included in the price of your river cruise. Exactly what is offered varies by cruise line, with the ultra-luxury river cruises lines offering truly all-inclusive river cruising, and more mainstream river cruise lines including only selected drinks at meal times, which is sometimes referred to as 'fully-inclusive'.
When it comes to drinks, only the luxury river cruise lines offer truly all-inclusive river cruises - with a wide selection of drinks on offer throughout the day and evening. The only drinks which are chargeable on these river cruises are certain speciality wines and spirits.
Luxury all-inclusive river cruise lines include:
If you’re interested a more affordable all-inclusive river cruise, you’ll find a variety of mainstream river cruise lines which offer river cruises with dinks included at meal times.This is known as 'fully-inclusive' river cruising. The drinks are usually limited to beer, wine, tea, coffees, soft drinks and water. Drinks at other times and other drinks such as spirts and cocktails are also available for an extra charge.
Cruise lines offering river cruises with drinks at meal times include:
Shearings and CroisiEurope also include drinks on certain sailings. If you book a river cruise with Riviera Travel you’ll have the option to purchase a drinks package which adds unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks to your cruise.
Browse our range of all-inclusive river cruises across Europe, Asia and Africa below. If you have any queries about exactly what is included, or would like any help in choosing a river cruise, please don#t hesitate to give our river cruise concierge team a call on 0800 197 0854.
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