Which cruise lines have the best suites at sea? The cruise research and booking site CruiseCompete mined its data to find luxury accommodations that are great for multi-generational groups and families, and for those who simply will pay for the top staterooms onboard, just for themselves. Here’s a round up of the best of the best, with sample pricing for upcoming cruises:
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Penthouse Suite with Verandah aboard Crystal Symphony is 982 square feet. The master bath features a heated floor, a spa flotation tub and a shower with a customized shower director and heated bench. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and a walk-in closet.
Amenities include 24-hour-a-day butler service, a complimentary welcome bottle of Cristal champagne upon arrival, complimentary soft drinks, beer and bottled water in the stock refrigerator; free Wi-Fi, fresh flowers and unlimited specialty restaurant dining.
The Crystal Penthouse Suite with Verandah starts at $6,489 per person, double occupancy, per night for a 12-night British Isles cruise aboard the Crystal Symphony.
Seabourn – The Wintergarden Suite features a personal suite stewardess, a dining area that seats six, two bathrooms and a glass enclosed solarium with tub and daybed. Amenities include complimentary internet, an in-suite bar featuring water, soft drinks, beer and your requested wines or spirits.
Pricing for the Seabourn Winter Garden Suite is $12,998 per person, double occupancy, or $1,856.86 per person, double occupancy, per night, for a 7-Day Greece and Dalmation Delights from Athens to Venice departing September 3, 2016, aboard the Seabourn Odyssey.
SeaDream Yacht Club – SeaDream’s Commodore Suite sleeps up to five passengers and is 390 square feet. The suite features two full baths, a spacious seating area and plenty of storage.
SeaDream’s twin, luxury mega-yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II feature teak decks, inviting seating and lounging areas with plenty of room to stroll or simply relax and watch the world go by.
Fares start at $10,599 per person, double occupancy, for a 9-day Mediterranean cruise roundtrip from Athens departing June 18, 2016, aboard the SeaDream II.
Silversea – The two-bedroom Owner’s Suite is 1,264 square feet including the veranda. It features a living room, two bedrooms, a separate dining area, two bathrooms, a walk-in closet, a refrigerator and bar stocked with your preferences, free Wi-Fi and dinner for two in Le Champagne.
Silversea offers the Silver Perspectives® Enrichment Program that offers lectures by its Expedition team and guest speakers onboard their cruises, as well as shoreside activities and an interactive epicurean program aboard its Culinary and Wine Voyages.
The two-bedroom Owner’s Suite starts at $24,150 per person, double occupancy, or $1,420.59 per person, double occupancy, per night, for a 17-day South America cruise from Valparaiso, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, departing October 31, 2017, aboard the Silver Muse.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises – The Regent Suite is 2,917 square feet with a 958 square-foot balcony. It features two bedrooms, a living room, an in-suite spa, wraparound balcony, a private vista garden and two and a half marble- and-stone-detailed bathrooms.
Also included: butler service, free first-class air for domestic flights and free business-class air for international flights, free private transfers, a personal car to explore ashore, free unlimited spa services, free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, free unlimited laundry, free Wi-Fi, discounts on wine, liquor and shore excursions, complimentary mini-bar with sodas, beer and bottled water.
The Regent Suite starts at $88,998 per person, double occupancy, or $8,899.80 per night per person, double occupancy, for a 10-night Greek Revival Cruise from Athens to Venice aboard the Seven Seas Explorer departing October 12, 2016.
Azamara Club Cruises – The Club World Owner’s Suite features a living from with a separate bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to a private veranda, and the marble bathroom has a whirlpool tub.
Guest will enjoy butler service, 235 minutes of complimentary internet per guest, a free bag of laundry service, complimentary seating in specialty restaurants, plus a complimentary Insider Access℠ or Nights & Cool Places℠ Land Discoveries® excursion.
Pricing is $7,899 per person, double occupancy, for the 7-night Greek Isles and Turkey cruise, July 5-July 12, 2017, onboard the Azamara Quest.