Early boarding fee is $100.00 and optional. One could lunch before boarding, as one would do on any other cruiseline and not incur the fee. Likewise, the $200.00 fee for Silverseas' specialty retaurant includes specially selected wines for each course. Again, one need not elect to dine in Le Champagne. Since both options are choices that one may not chose, why do you consider Silverseas to be "nickel and diming" you? There are no charges for water, sodas, bar tabs or wines and there is an in-suite bar set-up provided at no extra cost.
What, then,would be your choice for a non-"nickel and diming" cruiseline?