Whenever a cruise itinerary goes on sale, two stateroom types sell out the fastest – the cheapest and the most expensive. If the cost isn’t a concern and you simply want the best of the best, these are the suites to look out for when booking a luxury cruise.
1. Regent Suite – Regent Seven Seas
Regent Seven Seas cruises offer only one Regent Suite, and you’ll find it on board their brand new flagship – Seven Seas Explorer. Designed to be the most luxurious suite at sea, its over three times the size of the average British home, at a whopping 2,917 square feet, with an added 958-square-foot balcony!
Of course, size isn’t everything, this beautiful suite also features stunning décor of handcrafted marble and exotic wood, with limited-edition art books and Murano glass bowls to decorate. The suite also has its own private spa with unlimited complimentary treatments, as well as two huge 4K ultra-HD televisions and a Steinway Arabesque piano worth $250,000. Other perks for guests staying in this suite include private transfers to and from the airport, as well as a private car and driver in every port.
2. Crystal Penthouse – Crystal Cruises
Possibly the most beautifully decorated suite at sea, the Crystal Penthouse can be found on board two of Crystal Cruises’ ships – Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony.
This 1,345-square-foot suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious living room, separate TV room, dining area, veranda, master bedroom and a walk-in wardrobe with light-up rails. The bathroom features a TV, heated floor and heated shower bench and a Duravit spa floatation tub that looks out over the ocean. There’s also a separate private butler entrance. Passengers staying in the suite will enjoy a welcome bottle of Cristal Champagne and a private bridge tour.
3. Owner’s Suites – Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises’ newest ships, Marina and Riviera, each features three Owner’s Suites. Spanning the entire beam of the ship, each of these 2,000-square-foot suites boasts a dramatic entrance foyer, music room with ebony grand piano, large living room and a bedroom with a king-size bed. Furnishings are provided by Ralph Lauren Home. The suites feature both indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas, complete with televisions and Bulgari bath products.
Perks for residents include access to the private Executive Lounge. You will also enjoy 24-hour-bulter service by dedicated staff who will be happy to pack and unpack your bags or deliver a meal from any of the on-board restaurants, course by course.
4. Wintergarden Suite – Seabourn
When it comes to accommodation, Seabourn only offer suites. But that doesn’t mean that all suites are created equally. The Wintergarden Suites, which are available on each of Seabourn’s ships are the most luxurious, with their glass-enclosed solariums with tubs and day-beds, dining for six and spectacular ocean views.
Guests of the Wintergarden Suites receive a whole host of extras including a bridge visit, fresh flowers, potpourri, fruit and Molten Brown pampering products. Complementary private car transfers are provided between the ship and the airport.
5. Owner’s Suite – Silversea
Silver Muse is the latest ship in Silversea’s ultra-luxury fleet, and will launch in early 2017. The Owner’s Suite offers an unprecedented level of relaxation with its huge teak verandas, luxurious furnishings and modern amenities. Whilst she is not the only ship to feature an Owner’s suite, hers is the most up-to-date and luxurious.
Luxuries to be discovered include four large HD televisions, Bang & Olufsen audio system, a walk-in Italian rain shower, and deep bath, Bulgari toiletries, Plush Etro bathrobes and slippers and Pratesi bed linen with a pillow menu.
If you’d like help in choosing the best suite for your next cruise, our dedicated Cruise Concierge team will be happy to advise you of your options. Remember, the top suites sell out first, so be sure to enquire as far in advance as you can to avoid disappointment. You can give the team a call on 0808 202 6105.