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Old October 1st, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Azamara Going All Inclusive in 2013
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The "upscale" cruise line now includes on-shore adventures, beverages and gratuities in the cruise fare.

10.02.12


Azamara will include beverages and
gratuities in the cruise fare

On the same day when its closest competitor, Oceania Cruises, announced upgrades to its "frequent-cruiser" program to include pre-paid gratuities and discounts on drink packages for guests who have already sailed at least 110-days cruising, Azamara Cruises answered the challenge with an upgrade to its entire cruise offering for everyone from the first day.

Beginning with all cruises sailing in 2013 Azamara cruises will come with the following benefits for everyone on the cruise:


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Old October 1st, 2012, 05:00 PM
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I applaud Azamara for making these changes. I suspect that bar sales on their cruises were not significant anyway given their clientele and itineraries, and thus the inclusion of booze in the cruise fare was not a major cost factor, and will be offset by attracting more 'upscale' passengers.
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After working in the casino industry years ago I have always found that whole industry to be fascinating and I have followed it closely.

I am now beginning to find the cruise industry even more fascinating. I wonder if the lower end of the market will ever attempt anything like this?
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Interesting information.

I might try Azamara in the future.

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If the changes come without a huge price increase I am all for it and will look to cruise Azamara in the future.
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As a Silversea, Seabourn regular I never thought of Azamara. Now that they are going more all inclusive similar to Crystal I'm going to take a look. I think it's a great idea and a way to attract all new clientele willing to pay higher per diems. Also I thinks it's a great way to attract new passengers that would have saied other lines. To be honest at their lower rates they don't want RCI or even lower end celebrity clients. They want trade down from the five star cruise line passengers as well as celebrity and RCI suite guests willing to trade up. Also they need to attract the 30 and 40 year old set, they are the future of all these cruise lines
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Starts with first europe cruises...not very specific. I see a repo to spain on Mar 14 is that the first one? Seems like booking something soon as prices may well go up would be a good idea.
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Great news that they have made pre-paid gratuities and discounts on drink packages for guests. I think they will earn much and people will get much fun.
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We are So looking forward to our second cruise on the Quest! And now that All bev's are included, Even better! We would have bought the Bev Package anyway as we are not keen on signing any reciepts!

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Thanks a lot for sharing the news. We always likes hearing "discounts" news.
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Watch the marketing on "all inclusive". Azamara just rolled out 5 drink packages today as add ons to their All Inclusive. Your favourites might not be free
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ya me too. I love wherever there are discounts. That makes me wanna buy anything at all. haha
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