When money is no object, setting sail on a luxury cruise can be one of the most unforgettable vacation experiences around. Many of the best cruise lines offer spacious, apartment-like suites so you can enjoy your cruise in grand style. Whether you want panoramic ocean views, gourmet dining experiences or in-suite spa services, you can get the VIP treatment with a luxury cruise.
Here are 15 of the most extravagant cruise ship cabins that are worth the splurge.
Regent Suite on Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer
A two-bedroom suite with a private in-suite spa, sauna and Jacuzzi await aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer. The Regent Suite features a spacious living room, private solarium and its own Steinway grand piano. You’ll also enjoy unlimited Canyon Ranch SpaClub services in your suite, a personal butler and a complimentary cocktail party for eight guests. The Regent Suite costs $5,000 per person, per day.
Queen’s Grill on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
Escape to your private Queen Grill stateroom aboard the Cunard Queen Mary 2. You’ll enjoy beautiful views from the bow of the ship and indulge in luxuries like personal butler service and custom chef creations at your leisure. You’ll also be treated to champagne and chocolates as a welcome gift upon embarkation, as well as pre-dinner canapes. The Queens Grill staterooms start at $9,100 per person for a five-night cruise on the east coast of the U.S.
Wintergarden Suite on the Seabourn Odyssey
Relax in your private whirlpool bathtub or enjoy the night in a glass-enclosed solarium with a tub and day bed on one of the best cruises for luxury travelers. The Wintergarden Suite is the most luxurious suite aboard the Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship. You’ll have access to ship amenities and activities, including The Spa at Seabourn, fine dining at The Restaurant and personalized service. If you head off on the 21-Day Aegean & Adriatic Odyssey excursion in June 2018, you’ll pay $44,199 for the Wintergarden Suite.
Royal Loft Suite on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas
Enjoy the view from two decks in the Royal Loft Suite, designed with a separate media room, master bedroom on the second level and private bath with a whirlpool and soaking tub. This luxury suite on Quantum of the Seas is ideal for an extended luxury cruise — you’ll enjoy ship amenities including access to the SeaPlex and casino. A sample rate for the Royal Loft Suite with balcony on a 4-night cruise leaving Shanghai is $4,539 per person.
Reflection Suite on Celebrity Cruise’s Reflection
When you have your heart set on a trip to the Caribbean or Europe, do it in your Reflection Suite on the Celebrity Reflection. When you book your suite, you’ll enjoy 24/7 butler service, luxury bath amenities and access to both Michael’s Club lounge and the private Suite Class restaurant, Luminae. You can also enjoy the main dining room with its two-story glass wine tower and reserved seating at the Reflection Theater when you’re ready to catch a show.
Expect to pay between $12,000 and $14,000 per person, per cruise for the Reflection Suite.
Owner’s Suite on Oceania Cruises
Decorated with Ralph Lauren Home Collection furnishings, the Owner’s Suite on various Oceania Cruises ships is a relaxing enclave for larger groups and those who want an exclusive cruise experience. You’ll enjoy butler service, including course-by-course in-suite dining, priority boarding, unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub and a complimentary iPad. Expect to pay $10,999 per person to stay in the Owner’s Suite on a 10-day cruise from Vancouver to Seattle.
Crystal Penthouse on Crystal Cruises’ Serenity
Look forward to the ultimate VIP experience in the Crystal Penthouse with Crystal Cruises, part of the $17 million refurbishment of the Crystal Serenity ship. You’ll toast to the occasion with a welcome bottle of Cristal champagne and enjoy complimentary wine and spirits from a set menu while aboard. You can also book yourself an in-suite massage from the Crystal Spa during your stay. Staying in the Crystal Penthouse on a 24-day Amazon Escape excursion will cost you $37,795 or more.
The Garden Villa on the Norwegian Dawn
Enjoy a more private experience in your 3-Bedroom Garden Villa on the Norwegian Dawn, part of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. Designed to accommodate up to seven guests, the suite measures a massive 6,700 square feet and includes a private garden, outdoor dining area and terrace. You’ll also receive complimentary limousine service from the pier to the airport. Prices for a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise from Miami start at $2,659 per person.
Owner’s Suite on Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend
Relax in the Owner’s Suite aboard the Windstar Cruises Star Legend. Designed with a separate living and dining area, the suite caters to your expensive tastes with luxurious linens, fresh fruit and flowers, L’Occitane bath amenities and a fully-stocked mini bar and refrigerator. You’ll be welcomed with a cocktail reception and can enjoy 24-hour room service and unlimited access to the fitness center. A seven-night Asia Cruise starts at $4,099 for a suite.
Concierge Royal Suite on the Disney Fantasy
Located on Deck 12 of the Disney Fantasy, the Concierge Royal Suite is designed with separate sleep and living areas, a veranda with a whirlpool tub and an open dining salon. It can accommodate up to five guests, who’ll enjoy upgraded amenities including down duvets, a choice of pillows and a private verandah with deck lighting. Make the most of your trip with shore excursions and spa treatments. Concierge guests have access to the sun deck for VIP services. Rates for Concierge rooms aboard the Disney Fantasy for a 3-night Bahamian Cruise start at $3,995 per person.
Penthouse Spa Suite on Seabourn Cruises
Pamper yourself in the Spa Suite aboard various Seabourn cruise ships, where you’ll enjoy complimentary full-day access to The Spa serene area. The Penthouse Spa Suite is designed for bliss, furnished with Molton Brown products, soaps by Hermes and an in-suite bar stocked with water, juice and healthy snacks. You can also enjoy spa and wellness experiences designed by Dr. Andrew Weil. Expect to pay at least $11,999 for the Penthouse Spa Suite on an 11-day Alaskan cruise.
Owner’s Suite on Silversea’s Silver Cloud Expedition
Stay in a private apartment on the Silversea Silver Cloud Expedition designed with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a second bedroom with a picture window and a marbled bathroom. You’ll enjoy butler service during your stay and luxuries like Pratesi fine bed linens and Bvlgari bath amenities. The suite is spacious enough for entertaining and can be a great choice for larger parties and special celebrations. Prices for a 10-night Antarctica cruise start at $14,700.
Penthouse Verandah Suite on Holland America Line Cruises
Staying in the Penthouse Verandah Suite on Holland America ships gives you access to the Neptune Lounge, a private social area with personalized concierge service. The suite itself is a luxurious travel experience, featuring a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath and shower, private veranda and floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll also be a guest at the cocktail party with the ship’s officers and enjoy sparkling wine upon embarkation. A 12-day Adriatic Dream cruise in the Verandah Suite starts at $3,049 per person.
Owner’s Suite on Yacht Club’s SeaDream
Stay in the Owner’s Suite, available on two SeaDeam yachts, for easy access to the pool and deluxe suite amenities. You can unwind in the soaking tub with views of the sea and enjoy amenities including a Nespresso coffee machine, luxury bathrobe and 24-hour room service from the “Small Bites” menu. The private villa is the perfect way to get away from it all. Prospective guests must call for pricing and availability for the Owner’s Suite since there’s a wait-list on most voyages.
Owner’s Suite on the Seabourn Sojourn
Full-length windows and a private veranda are a few deluxe features of the Owner’s Suite aboard the Seabourn Sojourn. You’ll receive a personal visit from the hotel manager while onboard and complimentary private car transfers between airport and ship. Your room will be filled with fresh fruit and flowers, as well as Pure Pampering bath oils. You can expect to pay $18,999 for the Owner’s Suite on an 11-day Alaskan cruise.
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Pricing is accurate as of June 9, 2017, but subject to change. Pricing fluctuates based on a number of factors, such as length of cruise, number of people per room, destination and more.
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