I have had a lot of good cruises on different cruise lines.
I realy like river cruises because all of the tours are included, but it seems a little stingy to me for Regent to only offer tours under $200 as included in the cruise. That means I only get the cheap tours included. But i should not judge since I have not tried Regent. I also have not tried the new Seabourn ships but I like small ones, too. I have never been treated better on a cruise.
As the truth is I don't drink very much and when I see a person drinking a lot on an inclusive cruise I can't help thinking I'm paying for that.
But people have different views on money & value. What Granny finds to be a worthwhile cost (not having to sign) may be the opposite to other people.
If not having to sign a ticket is the definition of luxury, why do luxury cruise lines offer bottles of special wine at an added cost? You have to sign for those, right?
I guess I just don't see the need to sign something as a big difference in the cruise itself - I mean compared to the food, the itinerary, the stateroom....