Cruisers know about the benefits of luxury cruising such as the higher level of service, the more intimate environment, the extra attention to detail. But, many don't know about the cost savings benefits when compared to contemporary or premium cruise lines. Luxury lines often include the perks that other cruise lines charge extra for. So you don't have to worry about spending extra on gratuities, alcoholic beverages, airfare, and even specialty dining. When you add up all these extras, the cost of a luxury cruise can be equal to or, in many cases, less than other cruise packages.