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What Is not Included in Cruise Price

Cruises are not all-inclusive vacations. There are plenty of extras that can be added on. These are some of the most common ones.

Airport transfer to your ship It is rare for this be offered free of charge anymore. It's usually far cheaper to take a cab than purchase transfers from the ship.

at the cruise ship departure terminal. This can be quite expensive. Many off-terminal parking areas catering to cruise passengers offer much lower rates and shuttle service.

Tipping anyone who helps with your bags at the cruise terminal.

Shore excursions (Maybe you should plan your own?)

Soft drinks and sodas.

Bottled water in cabin

Wine and alcoholic drinks which come with a 15% service charge added.

Wireless or Internet.

Premium coffees and teas.

Specialty Restaurants.

Spa treatments.

Pictures taken by ship personnel

Tips and gratuities for the crew which may be automatically added to your bill. Learn more.

Transfer from your ship to airport

Considering all your meals are included and you visit foreign destinations, cruising is still a good way to travel.

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