Best upscale cruise ship cabins for your next family sailing
If you want to kick it up a notch on your next family cruise, CruiseCompete offers some suite suggestions.
The cruise booking website shares its favorite cabins at sea — and they come with extra goodies like 24/7 butlers and beverage packages. The good life at sea doesn’t come cheap, but isn’t that the point?
Royal Caribbean International: The Royal Suite Star Class and Royal Loft Suite are available on Oasis and Quantum class ships. All-inclusive amenities include beverage packages, dining in specialty restaurants, free Internet and more.
A butler comes in the form of a Royal Genie, and the Royal Loft Suite comes with a baby grand piano. Sample cost: $1,991 nightly per person on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise starting April 15, 2018 (excludes taxes and fees).
Norwegian Cruise Line: The three-bedroom Garden Villa covers more than 6,500-square-fee — plenty of room for families to spread out. Butler service, Champagne and liquor, free limousine service from pier to airport and other goodies are included.
Sample cost: $1,353 nightly per person on a seven-day Bahamas and Florida cruise from New York City departing Aug. 26, 2017 (excludes taxes and fees).
MSC Cruises: The Royal Suite on the Divina or Preziosa has another name, the Sophia Loren suite. It’s decorated with huge photos of the glamorous Italian film star. The 560-square-foot suite comes with butler service, unlimited drinks and access to exclusive parts of the ship.
Sample cost: $2,400 nightly per person for a seven-night Caribbean and Antilles cruise leaving April 29, 2017 (excludes taxes and fees).
Viking Ocean Cruises: The Owner’s Suite lives up to its name; it was designed by Viking leader Torstein Hagen. Champagne, free laundry service, spa treatments and more come with the suite. Passengers also are given priority for shore excursions.
Sample cost: $2,116 nightly per person for a 10-day Empires of the Mediterranean cruise (excludes taxes and fees).
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