Drat! And I was going to say “the boat, duh“…but you already figured out that one.
Seriously though, the only thing they have in common is that your meals are included. And you get to see some beautiful tropical places.
After that, the differences between cruises and all-inclusives are many, but what most people are concerned with when they ask that is how the cost/value stacks up. At an all-inclusive you’ll also have all of your drinks (yes, alcoholic drinks too) included, along with anytime snacks and room service, and many activities. While you can add on a ‘drinks’ package (or pay as you go) on a cruise, that adds to your cost.
We’re not knocking cruises mind you (well not much anyway), as some people really enjoy them…and the constant up/down and rocking movements of the….(urgh, sorry must change the subject)….hey did you see The Poseidon Adventure?