An "all-inclusive" resort or cruise generally offers travelers accommodations, meals, and entertainment for one package price. It's important to note that certain resorts and cruise lines will tack on additional fees for alcoholic beverages, premium-brand liquors, gratuities, and taxes. Confirm all the details before booking your trip.


This term usually refers to the facilities and features of a hotel or cruise ship that enhance the guest's experience (i.e., "fun extras"). A standard range of amenities might include in-room air-conditioning, high-speed and wireless Internet access, an on-site fitness center and spa, and business center. Depending on the property, some amenities are complimentary for all guests, while others are available for an additional fee.

Baggage Allowance

Every airline sets a maximum number, weight, and size for luggage that a passenger is allowed to bring on a plane at no additional cost. Check with your airline and pack accordingly.

Blackout Periods

Days or periods of peak travel when special rates are suspended.

Cancellation Charges

A penalty fee that is levied when a passenger cancels a travel reservation. Sometimes, these charges can run as high as one hundred percent of the ticket or deposit. Check on cancellation fees before you book.


A hotel or resort employee who can act as a tour guide and booking agent. A concierge can get you theater tickets, make dinner reservations, and help you rent a car. A good concierge will have intimate knowledge of the region where you are honeymooning, and can give you great recommendations.

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