Originally Posted by Iamboatman
"Most everything" is exactly that. Once you strip away that your meals in the main restaurants are included, as is entertainment, other than water and soft drinks, you pay for it on Oceania as an extra charge. It is not a bad thing, but a difference in product. (I think both Crystal and Seabourn are excellent products, but on Crystal you pay for "most everything" while on Seabourn your drinks and gratuities are included.)
I think the topic here is comparing Azamara, Oceania & Princess not the luxury lines where you pay more upfront & more is included in the fare.
For basic services they compare (not including the new ship Marina which will have extra fees for certain dining venues & Culinary classes)
On Oceania you pay for the usually spa services, alcoholic drinks, personal shopping, internet & excursions
On Azamara you pay for all of the above with the exception of wine with lunch & dinner, there is an extra charge for the specialty restaurants
Azamara & Oceania are very close in what they offer ...neither are luxury line but above the mass market lines
People can decide what works best to suit their lifestyle