Cruise Inclusions: How they Compare to a Hotel Program

Cruise inclusions include complimentary meeting space. Celebrity Reflection Conference Center

Celebrity Reflection Conference Center

When planning a meeting, incentive travel program or group event, you might be surprised to find that cruise inclusions can save you up to 30% when compared to a comparable land-based venue. The cost of a cruise program includes many more meals, services, entertainment, activities and choices than a land-based program.

Typical Cruise Inclusions Compared to a Hotel or Resort

What’s IncludedCruiseHotel/
Sleeping rooms (some with robes, mini-bar, safe, VCR and more)
Transportation to multiple destinations
Complimentary private cocktail parties
Seated breakfast/lunch/dinner with ample menu choices in a variety of venues
Complimentary room service
Daily snacks
Use of beautiful public rooms for private events (no décor budget needed)
Meeting break coffee service – often free
Meeting rooms/AV equipment – free
Variety of complimentary activities for spouses/guests/children
Nightly entertainment–Broadway production shows, live music, cirque-style performances, comedy clubs, deck parties
Casino gambling, enrichment lectures, sports and deck games
Photographer’s services free–photo purchase extra
Health & fitness club – no cost
First-run movies – no cost
Duty-free shopping on premises
Duty-free liquor/wine prices
24-hr medical services on premises
Schedule of daily activities delivered daily
Document wallet, bag tags, port info/tips brochure. (From property)
Gratuities and gov’t taxes at fixed priced
City/State and occupancy taxes on F&B