Crystal Cruises Going All-Inclusive in 2012

Following the lead of other luxury cruise lines, Crystal Cruises will include wine, liquor, and staff gratuities in the price of its fares starting in 2012 – making it an all-inclusive line.

Crystal Cruises only has two ships – the Symphony and Serenity, and the line’s president says the move is in response to “the desires of today’s upscale cruise traveler.”

Cristal Cruise Prices start at $3,650 on the Symphony and $6,445 on the Serenity.

All the normal cruise offerings are already included, like food, gym access. Currently Crystal Cruises goes a step further than most by providing round-trip airfare from major U.S. hubs or just an air credit.

While it says all-inclusive, it appears that excursions will still be on the passenger’s dime. Some lines, like Regent Seven Seas, have even begun including excursions in their fares and seen great success by doing so.

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