The old school way of cruising in a small space is long gone. Cruise lines are raising the bar when it comes to spaces for you to vacation on their ships. Suites are becoming more and more desirable on cruise ships. So much so, that cruise lines of all kinds have created suite accommodations. You can expect anything from butler service and private dining to wrap around balconies with 180 degree views at sea. The options are endless and available for almost any budget from luxurious to comforts of home.
Here’s an amazing look at some of our favorite cruise lines and what their suites have to offer.
With a design specific for safari river cruising on the Chobe River, the 28-passenger Zambezi Queen offers a sophisticated onboard experience designed to maximize animal sightings. Your comfort is ensured when staying in one of the four 300-square-feet luxury suites complete with a private double balcony and spacious sitting area. The suite also features a unique view of the Chobe River and an opportunity to see wildlife and panoramic views from the comfort of the suite.
Azamara Club Cruises
The newest addition to Azamara’s Journey and Quests ships rooming list are the luxurious Spa Suites. Located next to the tranquil Sanctum Spa, they are the ultimate in contemporary design, comfort and pampering. The suites feature organic, elegant décor, and the finest, most soothing amenities. Suites also feature the attentive service of an English-trained butler, comfortable sitting area, daily delivery of healthy snacks, Frette plush robes and slippers, and in-room spa music. For the ultimate in serene surroundings, the spacious glass-enclosed spa soaking tub and separate rain shower bring the outside in, with views to the endless seas beyond. Unique spa amenities are included, such as a complimentary “Nights in Private Places” experience for two and a spa credit to be used for spa treatments.
Carnival Cruise Line
The Havana Suites on Carnival Vista are tropics-inspired staterooms featuring private outdoor patios – complete with a swinging chair and comfortable chaise lounges – that face the expanded Lanai ocean-air outdoor promenade and offer magnificent sea views in addition to easy access to the Havana Bar and Pool.
Costa’s Samsara Suite is elegant, well-designed, comfortable and equipped with a series of exclusive amenities aimed at ensuring the greatest well-being. The balcony suite is located near the spa and includes special wellness perks. Guests traveling in Costa’s Samsara are invited to a VIP cocktail reception with the captain, a wine tasting, have access to reserved first-row seating in the ship’s theaters and receive a complimentary day of thermal area access in the spa. In-suite service includes organic toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and a special pillow menu. Guests also receive butler service, complimentary full breakfasts, 24-hour room service, an Illy Caffé espresso machine, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and canapés, a fruit basket refreshed daily and specialty chocolates on gala night.
Crystal Symphony’s 982-square-foot Crystal Penthouse with Verandah comes complete with complimentary in-room dining service – even from the specialty restaurants, twice-daily housekeeping including nightly turndown service, a personal butler and additional free wi-fi. The amazing suite boasts a spacious living room with custom wool carpets, walnut floors, cabinetry and Swarovski chandelier, a dining area with panoramic ocean views, custom, state-of-the-art entertainment center, separate study, custom built-in bar, large private verandah with teak furniture. The spacious bedroom has a queen-size bed or twin beds with Frette linens, his and her walk-in closets, master bath with Jacuzzi, ocean view, crystal sconces, Calcutta marble floor, Aquavision TV, and a separate shower and bidet. The suite also has a guest bathroom.
At an amazing 2,249 square feet, the Queen Mary 2’s Grand Duplexes each have a living and dining room area on the ground floor with a spacious master bedroom on the second floor. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlook the stern of the ship.
Exclusively available on Vista Class, Signature Class, Pinnacle Class and Eelgant Explorer, Holland America Line’s Signature Suites offer the additional amenities of a bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath as well as shower stall, large sitting area with sofa bed for one person, and private verandah with floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door. Signature Suites also include one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers and complimentary DVD library.
Four ships in MSC Cruises’ Fantasia class of ships (MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida, MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa) – the youngest and most modern vessels in the line’s fleet — feature the MSC Yacht Club. The superior suites in the MSC Yacht Club are complete with wood panelling, marble whirlpool bathrooms and widescreen TVs. The suites also feature a pillow menu, Egyptian cotton sheets and ocean views with either a panoramic window or private balcony.
Located on MSC Divina, in the MSC Yacht Club and always booked, is the 562-square-foot Sophia Loren suite. The suite was designed by the Diva herself, and includes rich reds, special lamps, a wild heather and red carpet, stunning black and white photographs of the actress’ most memorable roles, and a replica of the special dressing table used in her dressing room. In addition, a selection of Sophia Loren’s 30 favorite novels and films can be found in the MSC Yacht Club library.
Norwegian Cruise Line
At 1,345 square feet, The Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite on the Norwegian Escape is the ship’s most luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodation. The four Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites offer some of the finest luxury at sea with living room, dining area, wet bar, guest bedroom with bathroom, and two spacious balconies. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows provide an ever-changing seascape view. Glistening marble spans the enormous master bathroom, which includes two modern vanity sinks and a tub with equally amazing views.
The Owner’s Suites on Oceania Cruises’ Marina and Riviera are some of the most luxurious accommodations at sea. The Owner’s Suites designed in mahogany and marble by Susan Bednar Long feature opulent Ralph Lauren Home furnishings. Large wrap-around balconies also overlook the back of the ship and include an outdoor hot tub and a flat-screen TV.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises Owner’s Suite 7002 at 588 square feet, is a spacious private retreat with a balcony, beautiful ocean views and special amenities and perks including a separate bedroom with queen-size bed and two additional berths for kids in a queen-size sofa sleeper bed, complimentary internet, Bose Sound Dock, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, bottled water, and beer. One to two butlers are always available to assist with unpacking, packing, making onboard restaurant reservations, arranging excursions, and delivering Petit Fours and canapés to the suite daily. If guests would like to spend more time ashore, a Butler can arrange for a private car or make lunch reservations at a local restaurant.
Princess Cruises Grand Suite guests will stay within an up to 730 square-foot premium suite, complete with an up to 181 square-foot balcony to better view incredible destinations and sights. Deluxe amenities granted to suite guests include VIP priority embarkation, disembarkation, Club Class dining accommodations, upgraded room service menus, and other complimentary comforts and services. Guests will be sleep soundly in the Princess Luxury Bed utilizing the latest sleep science research and technology to deliver the ultimate night of sleep.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer features the lavishly appointed two-bedroom, 3,875-square-foot Regent Suite. At $10,000 per night, the suite comes complete with a first at sea, in-room spa retreat including complementary unlimited spa treatments from Canyon Ranch, an outdoor, glass-enclosed sitting area aptly named the Vista Garden providing magnificent, unobstructed 270-degree views over the ship’s bow. The suite is extravagantly appointed with the finest marble, exotic woods and handcrafted furnishings, including a Savoir No. 1 bed, that exude a sense of grandeur and awe.
Royal Caribbean International
The spacious 1,524-square-foot Royal Loft Suite onboard Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, as well as sister ships Oasis and Allure of the Seas, is one of the most extravagant suites at sea. With the new Royal Suite Class, the two-story suite featuring panoramic windows and a 843-square-foot private balcony is staffed by a “Royal Genie” certified by the British Butler Institute to meet guests’ every need. Additional perks include Frette linens, L’Occitane bath products and complimentary VOOM, the fastest internet at sea.
All of Seabourn’s Penthouse Spa Suites feature complimentary full-day access to The Spa at Seabourn serene area, in-suite spa amenities, 24-hour complimentary room service, dining table for two to four and separate bedroom, glass door to veranda, two flat-screen TVs, fully stocked bar, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity. The suite also enjoys the benefit of a Personal Suite Stewardess, whose thoughtful, unobtrusive service is delivered with care. The stewardess welcomes guests with champagne and canapés, will draw a Pure PamperingSM bath, manage valet service needs, assist with any special requests and personalize nightly turndown service.
Silversea’s Silver Spirit, features some of the most spacious and luxurious accommodations at sea. The 1,292-square-foot Owner’s Suite offers plush Pratesi sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers and even features a dining room to seat six.
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