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What are some all-inclusive holiday packages?

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Some all-inclusive holiday packages include cruises, such as on Carnival or Princess, or resorts such as Sandals or Beaches. Vacationers who don't want to stay in one spot but still want a land vacation may opt for all-inclusive package tours, such as those offered with Globus Tours.

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What are some all-inclusive holiday packages?
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Cruising is one of the most common all-inclusive travel options. Cruise fares include the cabin, meals, beverages and entertainment. On some ships alcoholic beverages and soda are extra. Premium restaurants, such as the Steakhouse on the Carnival ships, sometimes charge a dining surcharge. Other than those premium eateries, passengers may eat in the main dining room or at any of the cafes on board. Items like spa treatments and hair salon appointments are extra, as are most shore excursions.

Sandals is a couples-only resort chain that is a true all-inclusive. That includes golf, visiting private offshore islands and dining at premier restaurants. SCUBA lessons and ocean diving is included in most Sandals locations in the Caribbean. Beaches was created by the Sandals folks and is an all-inclusive for families. In addition to the items available at Sandals, the Beaches chain includes kids programs and on-site water parks.

As an example for Globus, the seven-day London-to-Paris package includes bus transportation for sightseeing and passage on the underground Eurostar train from London to Paris. Hotels in both cities are included as are daily buffet breakfast, one light lunch and four dinners. Additional tour excursions are offered. Airfare for this and the other options described above is available at an additional cost.

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