Wow, this would be a nice trend for other cruise lines to follow. It’s not that it allows everyone to go crazy (sure a few would), but simplifies things on-board and takes out the worry of post-cruise costs. I would rather pay for things up front.
The Regent Seven Seas press release:
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL., June 12, 2006 – Regent Seven Seas will ring in 2007 with good cheer – literally toasting its guests with a new inclusive liquor policy. Topping off its already acclaimed dining options and personalized service, the recently re-branded luxury cruise line will offer select complimentary wine and spirits at all bars and restaurants fleet wide on every sailing. “Luxury Goes Exploring” in 2007 with worldwide cruises from seven to 111 nights in length – reaching 21 new ports of call from Kotor (Montenegro) to Yasawa (Fiji).
“As part of our re-branding to Regent in March, we’re instituting an inclusive liquor policy across the fleet for all 2007 cruises,” said Mark Conroy, president of Regent. “Our World Cruises already have this inclusive liquor policy, and our guests have told us how much they like it. In fact, we’ve noticed how the policy has contributed to the air of conviviality aboard, with more people getting out of their suites socializing. It’s this open, intimate spirit of camaraderie we wish to foster on all Regent voyages.”
While most aspects of Regent Seven Seas’ re-branding will be in place in 2006, final touches will be applied in 2007 with the updating of staterooms/suites (including installation of flat screen TVs) and an expanded roster of personalized Regent Travel ConciergeSM offerings.