Luxury is a state of great comfort and extravagant living that everyone should experience at least once. We’ve collected a list of what we know to be some of the cruise world’s most grandiose staterooms, so you’ll know exactly where to start when you plan your next vacation.
REGENT SUITE ON THE REGENT SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER
The Seven Seas Explorer is the newest addition to the Regent fleet. A ship truly fit for royalty, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, christened the ship this July in Europe. It’s only logical that it would also have the most expensive and exclusive cruise cabin in the world. A monumental 2,917 square feet of space with a majestic 958-square-foot balcony, the Regent Suite is guaranteed to make its guests feel pampered and spoiled. Some of the most exceptional features are the expansive floor to ceiling windows, the stunning 270 degree view over the bow, and the unlimited complementary in-suite spa treatments. Pure spa relaxation is just a call away without ever having to leave your room. This cabin comes equip with a private spa, sauna, ceramic heated relaxation loungers, and more. But the luxury doesn’t stop there. Other amenities include sedan transfers to and from the airport, and a private car with a driver and a tour guide in every port. This ship is as close to utopia as you can get.
CRYSTAL PENTHOUSE ON CRYSTAL CRUISES’ CRYSTAL SERENITY
This cruise line is known for world class service and impeccable attention to detail. All guests experience VIP treatment like nightly turndown service, fresh flowers, Frette bathrobes and room service. The Crystal Penthouse is exactly how it sounds: an elevated level of stately indulgence. The decor is plush, chic, and sure to have you wishing this ceremonious 1,345 square foot suite was your permanent abode.
With Swarovski crystal sconces, natural wood floors, Italian mosaic tile accents, high quality wood and marble finishes, you will be transported into a palatial dream. But its finest feature is the massive dining room that serves Japanese food from world famous chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa’s restaurant on board. It’s the ideal cabin for entertaining, or you can enjoy all of the luxuries for yourself.
THE BALMORAL AND SANDRINGHAM DUPLEXES ON CUNARD’S QUEEN MARY 2
These two-story suites define what it means to be in an upscale fantasy. With a whopping 2,249 square feet of living space, this cabin is bigger than the average American home. If the curved sweeping staircase doesn’t leave you feeling majestic, then the two marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and separate showers should seal the deal. The terraces are visible from the public decks below allowing you to see what is happening on the ship deck. Perfect for cruisers that crave all the amenities of a specialty cabin, but still like to be seen.
HAVEN 3-BEDROOM GARDEN VILLAS ON NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
Nothing says posh quite like 5,000 plus square feet of space while sailing into the great unknown. The Haven Garden Villas vary in size depending on the ship, however, they are always the largest cabins on the sea. Marketed as the perfect place for a family get together, the suite is optimal for entertaining. Some of its unique features are a built in bar for four, a dinner table that seats eight, a piano, three bedrooms, private garden terraces with outdoor dining area and a raised hot tub. In addition to these phenomenal amenities, there is also the hedonistic delight of a butler, a concierge team, and picturesque views. This sounds like pure relaxation and joy.
THE REFLECTION SUITE ON CELEBRITY CRUISES
Celebrity is already well-known for offering the ultimate modern luxury experience at sea, but their Reflection Suite takes that experience to an entirely different level of elegance. This two bedroom suite with a sea-view bathroom is nestled in the Suite section of the ship, accessible only to Suite guests. Enjoy a Premium Reverie® mattress, European butler service 24/7, a private mini-bar, full in-suite dining services and much more. Plus, by reserving this particular suite, you’ll enjoy a complimentary Premium Beverage Package including wine, spirits and more, as well as unlimited access to onboard Specialty Dining restaurants, free Wi-Fi, a Champagne High Tea and more.
ROYAL LOFTS ON ROYAL CARIBBEAN
Perhaps the most urban chic suite of them all, the decor of these cabins have the feeling of a posh Manhattan loft. It easy to forget at times that you are sailing the high seas, except the majestic two-story wall of windows and panoramic views keep reminding you that you’re in heaven. With 1,599 square feet of space and an elaborate 874 square foot balcony, you are sure to find the perfect spot to relax. While you are staying in your home-away-from-home, enjoy books from your private library, play the grand piano, or retire to your comfy lofted bedroom with a glass wall partition and blackout curtains. The expanded balconies are an ideal place for a night cap, and the private Jacuzzi is a prime place to melt into a state of elation under the midnight sky.