These are the most luxurious cruise suites at sea

Private butlers, in-room theatres, and cantilevered showers are a mere taste of the opulence that awaits on the high seas.

By Chris Ashton, June 6 2022
These are the most luxurious cruise suites at sea

There’s nothing quite like an ocean cruise. From wildlife spotting in the Antarctic to iconic cities in the mighty Mediterranean, every day leads to a new discovery beyond the horizon.

With premium suites that are this luxurious though, it’s a wonder anyone leaves the ships at all.

Floating apartments with private wine cellars, jewel-like showers that jut out above the water, a two-storey suite hidden inside the funnel… no expense has been spared in creating the most opulent and exclusive experiences. And these features are just the tip of the iceberg. 

Ready for a taste of the ‘suite life’? These are some of the most luxurious cabins at sea. 

 

1. Royal Loft Suite – Ovation of the Seas

Split across two levels, Royal Caribbean’s Royal Loft Suite – available on Oasis and Quantum class ships – is a stunning sanctuary with two bedrooms and ample relaxation and seating zones. It’s also well suited to entertaining.

The two-bedroom Royal Loft Suite has a variety of seating to suit your mood.
The two-bedroom Royal Loft Suite has a variety of seating to suit your mood.

There’s an eight person dining setting, cosy L-shaped lounge, and velvet armchairs, alongside a grand piano for those keen to tickle the ivories. Outside, it comes with a private bar and outdoor entertaining area, replete with recliners to appreciate the view.

Travelling with the kids? A playful ‘Ultimate Family’ suite with an in-room slide, air hockey table and cinema is available too. There’s also a Royal Genie at your disposal to organise exclusive experiences, from planning the perfect date eto front row theatre seats.

2. Massive Suite – Scarlet Lady

There’s no hyperbole here. Virgin Voyages' Massive Suite really lives up to its name, with almost 200 sqm of vintage style. And it's making its way Down Under very soon

Unleash your inner rock star in your own personal music room.
Unleash your inner rock star in your own personal music room.

The suite boasts its own music room with guitars you can actually play (if so inclined), plus a cosy circular lounge for late night chats and a bathroom filled with multi-coloured dichroic glass.

Dichroic glass adds a splash of personality and colour to the suite.
Dichroic glass adds a splash of personality and colour to the suite.

As a RockStar tier guest, the highest category on the ship, you also get access to a member’s only sundeck designed for lavish cocktail hours and dancing under the stars. After that, you can retire to your own private terrace, equipped with a bubbling hot tub and hammocks.

3. Owner’s Suite – Viking Orion

Coming in at a lofty 135 sqm, the Owner’s Suite aboard Viking Orion is up there with the best of them. Within you’ll find a spacious living room adorned in rich textiles, with a well-stocked library and cosy lounge to sink into, plus a private verandah to enter the sea air.

The 12-seater boardroom with the world's first 'fireplace' at sea.
The 12-seater boardroom with the world's first 'fireplace' at sea.

Love to entertain? There’s a six-person dining table and curated wine collection in arm’s reach, plus a boardroom with a ‘fireplace’ and seating for 12.

Relax in your very own glass-encased dry sauna.
Relax in your very own glass-encased dry sauna.

If you’ve enjoyed cruise ship life a little too much, there’s also a glass-walled dry sauna for you to detox while admiring the view. 

4. Regent Suite – Seven Seas Explorer

Though well known for its opulence, Regent Seven Seas takes that reputation to the next level in its meticulously-styled Regent Suites – each one so opulent you’d think you were on land.

The 371sqm Regent Suite sleeps up to six guests in superior comfort.
The 371sqm Regent Suite sleeps up to six guests in superior comfort.

Found onboard the Seven Seas Explorer, Grandeur and Splendor ships, the lavish suites include marble and stone bathrooms, two bedrooms and a separate dining and lounge area, an in-suite spa with sauna and jacuzzi, and two balconies with a mini spa pool.

Guests can enjoy added perks including specialty dining and a personal fitness session.
Guests can enjoy added perks including specialty dining and a personal fitness session.

As an added treat, guests checked into this cabin can also access ‘The Study’, an exclusive 12-person dining room filled with rare artworks, hidden between two specialty restaurants.

5. Reflection Suite – Celebrity Reflection

Accessible by a private corridor, the Reflection Suite is like a multi-faceted diamond, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious living and dining areas, and a unique cantilevered glass shower that juts out over the water. Don’t worry though, no one can see you!

The glass-encased jewel is far from your typical shower.
The glass-encased jewel is far from your typical shower.

Cosy vintage-style armchairs, a chic 10-person dining setting, and a verandah with rain shower and tub round out the experience.

Beyond the bathroom, the suite contains everything you need to relax and enjoy the view.
Beyond the bathroom, the suite contains everything you need to relax and enjoy the view.

An added bonus, guests also enjoy VIP canapes, two bottles of premium spirits, and unlimited lunch and dinner in all specialty restaurants.

6. Pinnacle Suite – MS Rotterdam

As its name suggests, the Pinnacle Suite really is the peak of Holland America Lines’ luxury offering. It’s a destination cabin – one that travellers often dream of checking into.

Holland America Line is renowned for its exceptional collection of rare artworks.
Holland America Line is renowned for its exceptional collection of rare artworks.

Every ship has one. And though the layout and design varies slightly, they all share the same DNA, with generously-oversized living and dining areas, butler’s pantry, two whirlpools (one on the verandah, one in the bathroom) and a beautifully curated art collection.

Holland America Line is bringing two of its majestic ships Down Under this cruise season.
Holland America Line is bringing two of its majestic ships Down Under this cruise season.

Guests checking into this top-tier cabin enjoy use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, together with access to a private concierge and an array of complimentary services.

7. Wish Tower Suite – Disney Wish

When you wish upon a star, there’s a good chance it will come true aboard the new Disney Wish, setting sail in July. And the accommodation option of choice? The Wish Tower Suite, a multi-level jewel hidden within the ship’s funnel, gazing out towards the horizon.

The enchanting Wish Suite is hidden within the funnel of the Disney Wish.
The enchanting Wish Suite is hidden within the funnel of the Disney Wish.

A private elevator whisks you up to the suite, with a glittering chandelier and floor-to-ceiling windows setting the scene. The two main bedrooms and children’s bunk room each have a soothing palette of blues, whites and coral, with unique artworks evoking the style of the film Moana.

8. Owner’s Suite – Aqua Mare

Aqua Mare, the first true superyacht to sail in the Galapagos, is a small yet supremely indulgent affair, with seven timeless suites by famous yacht designer François Zuretti. The highlight? The 80 sqm Owner’s Suite – overflowing with Italian marble and rich walnut panelling.

A superyacht deserves a super-premium Owner's Suite to match.
A superyacht deserves a super-premium Owner's Suite to match.

Offering extraordinary, personalised service and a 1:1 crew to guest ratio, the ship is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime indulgence that befits a destination as wild and unique as the Galapagos.

9. Owner’s Suite – Silver Dawn

Silversea is one of the world’s leading ultra-luxury cruise lines. As you’d imagine from such a lofty reputation, they have some top-tier cabins to match. Like the gleaming Owner’s Suite aboard Silver Dawn, which is designed as much for socialising as it is solitude.

Enjoy a taste of the suite life in the Silver Dawn's glamorous Owner's Suite.
Enjoy a taste of the suite life in the Silver Dawn's glamorous Owner's Suite.

Available in one and two bedroom configurations, the cabin comes equipped with a Bose sound system and 55” television (though it likely won’t get a run with the view outside), plus a grand, marble-clad bathroom plucked straight from a five star hotel.

10. Owner’s Suite – Oceania Riviera

Although many ships wash over their maritime setting, the Owner’s Suite aboard Oceania Riviera embraces it unashamedly. Designed by Ralph Lauren Home, it features extensive timber and brass, rich Wenge walnut panelling, and artworks dedicated to yacht design.

The decor is a love letter to maritime style.
The decor is a love letter to maritime style.

Entered via a dramatic foyer with music room, it also boasts a large living area, full size bar, two walk-in wardrobes, and indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas.

Every element of the suite is meticulously designed.
Every element of the suite is meticulously designed.

The suite also includes exclusive card-only access to the Executive Lounge, featuring a private library.

11. The Haven Premier Owner's Suite – Norwegian Prima

Debuting in August, the Norwegian Prima – to be based in Northern Europe – will feature a gorgeous Owner’s Suite created by renowned Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni, known for his premium work in five star hotels and high-end superyachts.

Elegance in simplicity.
Elegance in simplicity.

Highly textural, with a minimalistic feel and furnishings you want to reach out and touch, the suite’s hero is a vast balcony with a hot tub.

Exclusively available to select guests, The Haven is almost like a ship within a ship.
Exclusively available to select guests, The Haven is almost like a ship within a ship.

As if the room wasn’t special enough, it’s set within The Haven: an exclusive area of the ship where guests can enjoy 24 hour butler service, relax by the cocktail bar, and float their ails away in the infinity pool.

Looking for a more intimate experience instead? These are the perfect small ship cruises for every taste. 


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