Would you pay $30,000 for a two-week cruise? If you are among an elite high echelon group of passengers in the highest tax bracket group, most likely you would. Especially for an impossibly luxurious suite at Norwegian Cruise Line’s Haven with fares of about $1.000 a day. The accommodations, which are discreetly perched far from the ‘hoi polloi’ atop the 163,000 gross tons, 4,200-passenger Norwegian Escape—as well as the Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl—- are among the most lavish in the cruise industry, and highest-priced. Basically a ship–within-a-ship complex, The Haven by Norwegian; along with Studios, designed and priced for solo travelers; and many options for families, multi-generational groups, spa enthusiasts and more, come with all of the revolutionary features of Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, plus a number of new spaces and interactive experiences that will excite and inspire.
The Haven consists of 95 over-the-top spectacular, ultra-luxurious suite accommodation options including: The Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite, The Haven Owner’s Suite, The Haven Two-Bedroom Family Villa, The Haven Penthouse and The Haven Spa Suite. The double decker Havens n Decks 17, 18 and 19 offers the ultimate in luxury and includes a private restaurant with outdoor terrace, lounge, and an enhanced courtyard area with retractable roof that features a pool, two whirlpools, sauna, spa treatment rooms and sundeck exclusively for Haven guests. All suites are comfort-centric with pillow-top mattresses and fine linens from The Bliss Collection by Norwegian™. Privileges include priority embarkation and disembarkation; distinctive platinum keycard; the personal service of a butler and concierge, in-suite espresso/cappuccino machines; gourmet treats delivered each evening; along with plush bathrobes, slippers, oversized towels; and much more.
There are four Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suites that span 1,307 square feet of indulgent luxury with living room, dining area, wet bar, guest half-bathroom and an extra spacious wrap-around balcony. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows provide an ever-changing seascape view. Glistening marble spans the enormous master bathroom, which includes two modern vanity sinks and a tub with equally amazing views. There are also four Owner’s Suites that will sleep up to four guests and feature a separate bedroom, living/dining area, spacious balcony and one and a half bathrooms.
For families, 25 Two-Bedroom villas are available that sleep up to six and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. In all, this private enclave is 540 square feet of modern, luxurious bliss. The large master bathroom includes a luxury shower, two modern vanity sinks and an oversized tub. The Haven Courtyard Penthouses offer an elevated cruise experience and the guest’s choice of views featuring 22 Penthouses in the Haven, 14 Aft-Facing and 12 Forward-Facing Penthouses located on additional decks throughout the ship. Each accommodates between three and four guests and offers not only the extra space guests need, but also a luxurious king-size bed and dining and sitting areas.
For penultimate pampering there are 14 Haven Spa Suites that sleep up to two guests. Fares include just about everything such as WiFi, specialty dining and shore excursions for The Haven.