Fancy indulging a little more on your next cruise? Enjoy living the life of luxury with suite accommodations and benefits on-board a range of mainstream cruise lines. Here are some of our top picks for experiencing a ‘suite life’ on your next sailing.
Royal Caribbean offers plenty suite and deluxe rooms – Royal Suites, Owners Suites and Panoramic Stateroom to name a few. Most of these come with a bathtub, private balcony for the ultimate ocean views, lounge space for friends and family to relax and a Royal King size bed.
“On Symphony of the Seas, my favourite experiences of sailing in a Grand Suite were the separate sun deck area for suite guests with sun beds with more space around them and with the benefit of a separate bar and hot tubs – perfect peace and quiet especially during days at sea, plus the reserved suite seating at all theatre and aqua-theatre shows – you really feel like a VIP!” – Alison Earnshaw, Managing Director of Cruise118
Guests can also benefit from priority check-in and departure; a complimentary luggage valet service and concierge service; as well as full breakfast, lunch and dinner served to your room. Luxurious additional options also include a Jacuzzi or baby grand piano for that extra indulgence.
Why not take a peek at the Family suite exclusively on-board Symphony of the Seas? This room comprises a games table, chalkboard wall, hot tub, slide between the two levels, games consoles, 85” HD TV for streaming movies and so much more – talk about fun!
Celebrity Cruises feature top luxury options with their Suite Class staterooms – the ultimate in modern luxury cruising. Featuring the cruise line’s one-of-a-kind Signature and Reflection Suites, which are exclusive to Celebrity Reflection, as well as the luxurious Sky, Celebrity, Royal and Penthouse Suites.
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Enjoy a whole breadth of luxurious amenities with Celebrity Cruises’ suite staterooms, from a personal butler; access to the private VIP lounge, Michael’s Club; and dining in the exclusive suite class restaurant, Luminae. For that little extra, Signature Suite guests and above can also enjoy a Premium ‘All-In’ Benefits which includes complimentary beverages and unlimited dining in speciality restaurants.
The MSC Yacht Club is the perfect example of experiencing true luxury. Following a ‘ship within a ship’ mantra, the MSC Yacht Club offers numerous benefits and exclusive access to venues across MSC Cruises’ ships.
Suites come as standard with MSC Yacht Club, as does an exclusive 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge. All-inclusive à la carte meals served at your preferred time in the private restaurant, unlimited drinks in all MSC Yacht Club areas or from your mini-bar and exclusive access to The One Sun Deck and Top Sail Lounge are just some of the other privileges. So, if you’re looking for exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice, the MSC Yacht Club is the ultimate solution.
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Norwegian Cruise Line
Start your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony as you experience life in your very own Haven. The Haven by Norwegian Cruise Line is an exclusive concept, featuring luxurious, well-appointed and spacious accommodations – voted Best Accommodations by Porthole Magazine.
“NCL Haven offers a real ‘ship within a ship experience’ and incorporates all you will need so you wouldn’t even need to venture into the main ship if you so desired. On Norwegian Bliss, a lovely indoor pool and relaxation area is overlooked by the exclusive restaurant, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there is also outdoor deck space accessible only by Haven guests. My fabulous suite included separate dining and lounge area with a small bar, a separate second bedroom space perfect for children, and a spa bath overlooking the ocean.”
– Alison Earnshaw, Managing Director of Cruise118
Hidden at the top of the ship, The Haven is your ultimate retreat. With 24-hour butler service, exclusively reserved sun loungers, priority for most facilities on-board as well as complete privacy and tranquillity, the experience is one you will never forget.
Take your pick from the Spa Suite’s oversized waterfall shower or the three-bedroom Garden Villa and its outdoor terrace – alongside amenities such as complimentary limousines from pier to airport; a distinctive platinum key card; mobile phone to be used throughout the ship; special Haven menus; and invited the breakfast, lunch and cocktail parties galore!
Suites and special access can really add an additional level of luxury to your usual mainstream cruise line, without the price tag of ultra-luxury ships. Treat yourself to a truly indulgent getaway and enjoy the suite life on your next sailing.
Have you stayed in a cruise ship suite before? Which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!