The 15 Best All-Inclusive Cruise Deals for 2017

A cruise ship moves slowly along the ocean

A cruise ship moves slowly along the ocean | iStock.com/Rawpixel

If you’re going to commit to a cruise, why not get the whole package — free drinks, free food, unlimited Wi-Fi, and late night room service. And that’s just for starters. After all, why bother with a cruise if you can’t partake in an array of activities aboard the vessel, like dancing at the disco, watching movies in a theatre, or exercising at the gym.

Depending on the details, an all-inclusive boat trip can make all the difference. We’re sure you’ve heard the horror stories before, so we’ll spare you the gruesome details. But a cruise can just as easily be either the best or worst trip you’ve ever been on. That’s why we compiled this list of 2017’s best all-inclusive cruise deals that’ll keep you entertained and delighted on board and off the ship — happy memories counted in.

Editorial Note: Prices may fluctuate from those listed in this article.

1. MSC Cruises: Venice Mediterranean Cruise

A cruise ship approaches the port in Kotor, Montenegro

A MSC cruise ship approaches the port in Kotor, Montenegro | iStock.com/Makinwa

Starting price: $389/person
Departs: November 5, 2017
Duration: Four nights
What’s included
: The Fantastica Experience includes the Fantastica drinks package, breakfast in bed, room service between 6 a.m. to 11 pm., 50% off fitness classes, free Master Chef and language classes for kids, and priority dinner seating

If you want to take a trip to Venice, Italy, then you’ll want to look no further than the four-night Venice Mediterranean Cruise from MSC Cruises. This cruise starts off in the gorgeous Italian city of Venice, a must-see for veteran and casual travelers alike. Aboard the MSC Musica, your first port is in Ravenna, Italy. Then you’re off to Montenegro and Split, Croatia, before returning to Venice.

2. Carnival Freedom: Western Caribbean Cruise

The Carnival Freedom cruise ship awaits its passengers in the port

The Carnival Freedom cruise ship awaits its passengers in the port | Karen Bleier/Getty Images

Starting price: $469/person
Departs: April 15, 2017
Duration: Seven nights
What’s included:
Dining, 24-hour room service, entertainment and activities, youth program and child care

If you’re looking for something fairly inexpensive, the Western Caribbean Carnival cruise is a great deal for those vacationing on a budget. Departing from Galveston, Texas, this seven-night voyage aboard the Freedom will take you to the ports of Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan. And when you’re not exploring the destinations, you can enjoy all of the luxuries this ship has to offer. These include a spa, live music, a casino, and cultural events, among countless other options.

3. Seabourn: Ultimate Alaskan Sojourn Cruise

A cruise ship slowly makes its way across Alaska

A cruise ship slowly makes its way across Alaska | iStock.com/oksanaphoto

Starting price: $3,999/person
Departs: June 1, 2017
Duration: 11 nights
What’s included:
Complimentary gourmet dining, open bars with fine wines, personalized in-suite bars, and no gratuities

Seabourn has been described as having a country club vibe. So its voyages are well-suited for those looking for amenity-filled cruises that’ll pamper you and keep you busy. Departing from Vancouver, Canada, and trekking toward the vast wilderness of Alaska, this 11-night cruise promises breathtaking views in the warmth of summer.

4. Regent Seven Seas Cruise: Miami to Vancouver

Cruise ships sit parked in the Port of Miami in Miami, Florida

Cruise ships sit parked in the Port of Miami in Miami, Florida | iStock.com/jirivondrous

Starting Price: $6,519/person
Departs: June 17, 2017
Duration: 22 nights
What’s included:
Drinks (including daily replenished mini-bars), specialty restaurants, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, and shore excursions

Regent Seven Seas Cruises are the best when it comes to all-inclusive deals, though such luxury does come at a pretty steep price — even more so if you’re looking to participate in their commemorative 25-year celebration. So what will $6,500 for 22 nights get you, besides a much lighter wallet? This cruise line offers all the essentials for free — drinks, dining, Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service — and free unlimited shore excursions. Plus, you’ll get some free lunches out of them, and wine and cocktail tastings, too. While you’re getting the best of both worlds, this roundtrip from Miami, Florida to Vancouver, Canada takes you around the Pacific Ocean, hitting some popular tourist destinations along the way.

5. Silversea Cruises: Silver Galapagos

A sea lion rests on the seashore on Española Island in the Galápagos Islands

A sea lion rests on the seashore on Española Island in the Galápagos Islands | iStock.com/SL_Photography

Starting price: $8,550/person
Departs: March 11, 2017
Duration: Seven nights
What’s included:
Drinks, butler service, 24-hour room service, expedition gear, and flights between the Galápagos and Ecuador

Silversea Cruises are known for their smaller vessels and their hands-on services that deliver on specialized individual attention. This makes them a great choice for when you’re searching for an all-inclusive cruise with an attentive butler service. So pack for a relaxing and carefree time, and don’t forget your camera! Promising to bring you close to nature, this Silversea voyage hits several of the main ports on the picturesque Galápagos Islands over the course of seven nights.

6. Crystal Cruises: Greece Mediterranean

Passenger port of Piraeus in Attica, Greece

Passenger port of Piraeus in Attica, Greece | iStock.com/Gelia

Starting price: $12,103/person
Departs: May 14, 2017
Duration: 14 nights
What’s included:
Drinks, fitness and enrichment classes, 24-hour room service, butler service, and no gratuities

Crystal Cruises has a reputation for being the most traditional cruise line, meaning they’re top-notch when it comes to customer assistance. This Greece Mediterranean cruise starts its journey in Dubrovnik, Croatia before dropping anchor in some of the most attractive Greek hot spots, including the cities of Corfu and Athens.

7. Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Homelands

A cruise liner makes its way down a picturesque pathway in Hardangerfjord, Norway

A cruise liner makes its way down a picturesque pathway in Hardangerfjord, Norway | iStock.com/cookelma

Starting price: $5,199/person
Departs: May 6, 2017
Duration: 15 days
What’s included:
Free drinks at lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi, single excursion per port, and 24-hour room service

True to their name, Viking Ocean Cruises offer Scandinavian voyages through some of the most scenic areas of Northern Europe. This particular journey includes port stops in cities like Stockholm, Helsinki, and Copenhagen, among others. With their cruises running more or less year round, they are certainly pulling ahead with all-inclusive deals. We suggest going in the summer, though, to take full advantage of what the locations have to offer in pristine weather.

8. Regent Seven Seas: Abu Dhabi to Athens

A view of sailboats in the distance in Haifa, Israel

A view of sailboats in the distance in Haifa, Israel | iStock.com/RnDmS

Starting price: $7,959/person
Departs: April 3, 2017
Duration: 18 nights
What’s Included:
Drinks (including daily replenished mini-bars), specialty restaurants, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, and unlimited shore excursions

All-inclusive cruises don’t often stop in the Middle East, so this is one of the better deals out there despite its hefty price point. During your trip, you’ll be able to visit iconic cities throughout the Eastern Mediterranean and Arabian peninsula like Jerusalem, Abu Dhabi, and Luxor, before heading to Athens, Greece.

9. Crystal Cruises: Golden State Discovery

A cruise ship makes its way under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

A cruise ship makes its way under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California | iStock.com/johnrandallalves

Starting price: $2,275/person
Departs: May 3, 2017
Duration: Seven nights
What’s included
Drinks, fitness and enrichment classes, 24-hour room service, butler service, and no gratuities

For travelers looking for traditional all-inclusive cruises, Crystal Cruises is their best bet. Erring on the side of formality, this cruise line brings back the old art of service. Their Golden State Discovery voyage goes roundtrip from and to San Pedro and Los Angeles, California, hitting most of the popular Californian cities like San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and San Diego on the way. It also makes a day stop in Ensenada, Mexico.

10. Royal Caribbean Cruises: Canaries and North Africa

The Port of Lisbon seen from a vantage point in Portugal

The Port of Lisbon seen from a vantage point in Portugal | iStock.com/Lucianosfer

Starting price: $1,606/person
Departs: September 29, 2017
Duration: 14 nights
What’s included:
Complimentary dining, 24-hour room service, and an option to buy all-inclusive Deluxe Beverage Package

The esteemed Royal Caribbean takes you on a memorable two-week voyage through the coasts of Western Europe and North Africa. Enjoy the luxury of one of the best cruise lines (and take full advantage of your free drinks package!), as you visit famous ports in England, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and the Canary Islands.

11. Seabourn: Caribbean Landfalls Cruise

A panorama shot showing a cruise ship making its way down Miami Beach, Florida

A panorama shot showing a cruise ship making its way down Miami Beach, Florida | iStock.com/wmiami

Starting price: $3,999/person
Departs: December 11, 2017
Duration: 10 nights
What’s included
Complimentary gourmet dining, open bars with fine wines, personalized in-suite bars, and no gratuities

For those who prefer the country club atmosphere, we’ve got a second Seabourn cruise for you. The Caribbean Landfalls Cruise explores the waters south of the United States instead of the north. Starting from Miami — an ideal warm-weather city for the December departure — the cruise ports at some of the best islands in the area, including the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, and Puerto Rico.

12. Carnival: Western Caribbean Cruise

The MS Europa 2, a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

The MS Europa 2, a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises | iStock.com/Birute Vijeikiene

Starting price: $289/person
Departs: May 1, 2017
Duration: 4 days
What’s included:
Dining, 24-hour room service, entertainment and activities, a youth program, and child care

This four-day Western Caribbean cruise on the Carnival ship starts in Miami, Florida and ports in both Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. But the best part about this voyage are not the destination points, but rather Jay Leno’s appearance on board the boat during the third day.

13. Norwegian Cruise Lines: Transatlantic

The Norwegian Epic on her Maiden Voyage from Southampton to New York

The Norwegian Epic on her Maiden Voyage from Southampton to New York | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Starting price: $549/person (based on double occupancy)
Departs: November 5, 2017
Duration: 13 nights
What’s included:
Free at Sea promotional options

As part of the Free at Sea promotion, Norwegian Cruise Lines lets you select one, two, or all five of its all-inclusive cruise deals. These include a free unlimited open bar, unlimited specialty dining, shore excursion credits, a Wi-Fi package, and/or a free extra guest. We recommend taking the Norwegian Epic on its Barcelona-to-Port Canaveral voyage. Coming highly recommended, it’s one of the best ships to spend a nearly two-week transatlantic voyage on.

14. Silversea Cruises: Bali to Broome

A cruise ship heads to Milford Sound, New Zealand

A cruise ship heads to Milford Sound, New Zealand | iStock.com/Eduardo_Zapata

Price: $9,750 per person
Departs: March 26, 2017
Duration: 11 nights
What’s included:
Drinks, butler service, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, and expedition gear

Embark on this small-vessel cruise from Silversea Cruises, which explores the islands of the Timur Sea between Asia and Australia. Visit select locations in Australia and Indonesia, all while taking advantage of the usual personal service you can learn to expect from this cruise liner. This particular cruise ships out from Bali in the early spring.

15. Regent Seven Seas Cruise: Grand Arctic Journey

A panoramic view of the city and ocean

A panoramic view of the city and ocean | iStock.com/Photibor

Price: $25,309 per person
Departs: August 18, 2017
Duration: 60 nights
What’s included:
Drinks (including daily replenished mini-bars), specialty restaurants, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, and up to 122 free shore excursions

This is the grand-daddy of all-inclusive cruises: a two-month voyage on the Regent Seven Seas cruise liner will take you to many must-see destinations on two different continents. This particular summer voyage through the north parts of the world will port in cities like New York, Montreal, Quebec, Reykjavik, Lisbon, and Paris.