Editor’s Note – Monthly ticket is a new DailyExpertNews Travel series that highlights some of the most fascinating topics in the world of travel. In April we set sail for the multifaceted world of cruises. Whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or insider knowledge, Monthly Ticket will get you there.
(DailyExpertNews) — What is it like to sail the seas at the height of luxury?
The most lavish suites on cruise ships combine the best advanced technology with the timeless luxury of 24-hour butler service to meet your every need.
The world’s most incredible floating accommodations all have one thing in common: stunning views. Witness the wonder of glaciers and fjords or a chance encounter with dolphins and whales as you float by in the privacy of your own expansive deck.
Whether you’re in a bed with a $200,000 mattress or tucked into a ship’s funnel, the journey is just as exciting as the destination when you stay in one of these incredible cruise suites.
Celebrity Cruises: Iconic Suite
Celebrity Beyond’s iconic suite.
Ship: Celebrities past
Price: Travel from $15,340 per person
Mate: 1,892 square feet (176 m²) interior, 689 square feet of terrace
Two all-encompassing suites at the helm of the new Celebrity Beyond ship will pamper their first guests in late April 2022.
Luxurious amenities, including cashmere linens, a whirlpool bath on the private terrace, and Le Labo toiletries provide additional comfort during the trip.
When you’re ready to leave the cozy confines of your suite, your table awaits at all of the ship’s specialty restaurants, including Celebrity’s new Le Voyage from world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud.
Royal Caribbean: Ultimate Family Suite
Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate Family Suite has its own slide.
Ships: Wonder of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas
Price: Travel from $19,000 per suite
Mate: 1,892 m² interior, 689 m² terrace
The two-story penthouse is a magical dream come to life, filled with vibrant colors and amenities like your own in-suite slide, air hockey table, and an 85-inch 4K TV that’s so big they call it a movie theater.
The suite can accommodate families of up to 10 people, although your private hot tub on the balcony may only fit half of you at a time.
Virgin Voyages: Huge Suites
Virgin Voyages’ Massive Suites invite guests to travel like a rock star.
Ships: Scarlet Lady and Brave Lady
Price: Travel from $4,360 per person
Mate: 2147 square feet
The whole atmosphere on the Virgin Voyages ships is rockstar VIP, so when Richard Branson set out to create the ship’s top suites, he aimed for epic.
Take inspiration from the incredible, meditative views to create your own music in the suite’s guitar room, or simply unleash some classics from the suite’s record collection on the en-suite turntable.
Disney Cruise Line: Wish Tower Suite
This unique suite has two bedrooms and a children’s room.
Disney Cruise Line
Ship: Disney wish
Price: Travel from $21,000 for two adults
Mate: 1,966 square feet
Unlike the Cinderella Castle Suite at Disney World, this unique suite will accommodate up to eight guests in its two bedrooms and the nursery, and has four-and-a-half bathrooms.
The immersive suite is inspired by “Moana” and offers an enchanting Disney welcome as a custom sculpture will evoke the joy and heart of the film and fill the suite with light and sound.
Viking Cruises: The Owner’s Suite
A view of the Owner’s Suite aboard the new Polaris and Octantis Viking expedition ships.
Ships: Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, the new Viking expedition fleet
Price: Travel from $10,995 per person based on double occupancy
Mate: 1,238 m² including a private outdoor lounge
Viking’s expedition fleet has just started navigating the cruise line to the farthest reaches of the Earth, and being in the ship’s Owner’s Suite will take you there with the best view.
More than just a terrace, the suite’s 792 m² garden lounge has its own bath tub (wooden sided hot tub), the perfect place to take in the ever-changing landscapes.
The en-suite dinner for six offers the chance to enjoy a relaxing private meal while enjoying music and exclusive wine collections curated by the line’s charismatic founder and president, Torstein Hagen.
Norwegian Cruise Line: Premier Owner’s Suite
The Norwegian Prima Owner’s Suite has floor-to-ceiling windows.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Norwegian Prima
Price: Travel from $21,904 per person
Mate: 2100 m², 828 m² balcony
With the move to the stern, the redesigned Premier Owner’s Suite has a beautiful wrap-around balcony that is stylishly equipped with a Jacuzzi bath, dining table for four and sun loungers.
The Piero Lissoni-designed suite has floor-to-ceiling windows in the three bedrooms (each with a king-size bed), three bathrooms (all with jet showers), and a second bathroom.
Oceania: Owner’s Suite
The Oceania Owner’s Suite offers unparalleled views.
Ship: Oceania Riviera
Price: Travel from $15,599 per person
Mate: 2,000 square feet
At first impression, you’ll be amazed by the suite’s stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the view perfectly no matter where you are in the world.
The suites span the entire width of the ship, so prepare to have a wrap-around private terrace that offers incredible panoramic views and privacy.
Designed by the Ralph Lauren Home Collection, the suites are stately yet comfortable.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Regent Suite
Welcome to the Regent Suite, which offers 4,443 square feet of luxury.
Regent Seven Seas
Ship: Seven Seas Splendor
Cost: Travel from $54,999 per person
Mate: 4,443 square feet
Not only will you float on the water, but you will also float on this unique artisan mattress from Sweden, made from layers of flax, horsetail hair and cotton.
Once you’ve recharged overnight, replenish the suite with unlimited Canyon Ranch treatments, then head into port with your own personal vehicle and guide.
Seabourn: Winter Garden Suite
Seabourn Venture’s Winter Garden Suite.
Seabourn Cruise Line
Ship: Seabourn Venture
Price: Travel from $17,999 per person
Mate: 1044 m², 129 m² outdoor terrace
The newly minted suite, which debuts in mid-April 2022, will be a luxurious enclave with thoughtful touches like a TV that disappears at the touch of a button to allow uninterrupted views from bed.
Favorite amenities in the two-story suite include a heated coat wardrobe that will keep your parka warm prior to your polar expedition and the Swarovski ATX Interior spotting scope, optimal for the best view of all the wildlife this vessel sails past.
Cunard: Balmoral Suite
The suite comes with a spiral staircase – perfect for large entrances.
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Price: Travel from $25,000 per person
Mate: 2,249 square feet
Luxury living in the suites is made effortless by impeccable, classic British butler service. Your own Jeeves!
Every whim during your stay is catered for, from unpacking while enjoying sparkling wine and chocolate on your patio to a pillow menu for you to rest easy.
Though exaggerated, the Balmoral Suite’s spiral staircase is perfect for a grand entrance into your own private cocktail party, toasting to the luxurious life in the middle of the ocean.