The Most Lavish Cruises in the World (Part 1)

Gone are the times when taking a cruise was a grown-up thing. Now anyone can pack their bags and embark on an adventure by the sea. A way to visit many places without having to unpack… But it’s not just the hope of seeing new places that attract more travellers to spend their holidays on a ship. It’s also the leisure activities, restaurants, and other activities onboard. And of course, the cabins have increased in comfort and service so that they have nothing to envy the best hotel suites. Let’s have a look at the largest and most exclusive ship suites in the world.

 

#1. The Haven Garden Villa – Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Cruise Line offers luxurious stays at The Haven Garden Villa (with areas ranging from 438 to 534 m2 on ships such as Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl). Each stateroom has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, king or queen size beds, and a living room with a dining area. The master bedroom has a large Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. It also includes a 24-hour butler and concierge service and a solarium reserved exclusively for passengers staying in this stateroom.

 

#2. Seven Seas The Regent Suite – Seven Seas Explorer

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Atop the exclusive RSS Explorer ship of the Regent Seven Seas sits the most luxurious suite ever built on a high-end ship. The Regent Suite has 412 m2, of which two spectacular terraces occupy 130m2. The ostentatious décor is based on white, beige and gold, and the suite has two bedrooms, a spa, two living rooms, a dining room, and an elegant grand piano. It also has large windows that occupy the entire wall from floor to ceiling that will allow a clear view of the 270-degree bow of the boat and 24-hour butler service.

 

#3. Iconic Suite – Celebrity Cruises

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The two Iconic Suites of Celebrity Cruises have fabulous views thanks to their huge glass windows located on the bow of Deck 12. With a 243 m2 area and a modern and minimalist design, it has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, and a waiting room. Also, they have a 65-square-meter terrace located on a wing of the ship’s bridge with Balinese beds and sun loungers for sunbathing. And on top of all these is the exceptional butler service and a private restaurant with its own menu for breakfast, dinner, and lunch.

 

#4. Royal Loft Suite & Ultimate Family Suite – Royal Caribbean

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The Royal Caribbean shipping company has the largest cruise ships globally, including the Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. They offer exclusive accommodations such as the Royal Loft Suite of 229 m2, which occupies two floors. The bathroom is located on the upper floor, and the dining room, living room, library, and terraces on the ground floor. With families in mind, the 153 m2 Ultimate Family Suite has two floors that are distributed in two bedrooms on the upper floor. The main one and one for children with a slide so that they can slide down to the ground floor, where a Lego wall to climb awaits you, a 3D cinema room with a library and a popcorn machine, as well as a fantastic 20 m2 terrace equipped with a luxurious Jacuzzi.

 

#5. Grand Duplex Suite- Cunard Line

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Elegance, tradition and refinement in “the most famous shipping company in the world”, the Cunard Line company, has one of the most sought-after suites: the 209 m2 Grand Duplex Suite Q1. It’s a classic accommodation, including:

  • Spacious living rooms and a large balcony on the ground floor
  • A luxurious bedroom on the upper floor
  • A king-size bed
  • Two marble bathrooms with separate bathtubs
  • Power showers, and
  • A guest bathroom with a shower and private exercise equipment

Of course, with so much space available, there’s also room for a living room with a desk, a dining room and an aft-facing terrace with sun loungers. Of course, a butler and VIP services are included.

 

Want to know the complete list of the most luxurious cruises from around the world? Check out the second part of this article!