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10 Reasons to Book A Princess Cruises Suite

5th April 2018

Considering the fantastic service and onboard features that Princess Cruises offer all their guests, we were curious about just how much could be enhanced for those who opt for a suite. After looking at all the extras included, it’s fair to say that suite guests are treated to some really special indulgences, all of which help to create an incredible and unforgettable cruise holiday. Here are our top ten reasons to book a Princess Suite.

 

 

1. The extra space – with up to 932 square feet to a suite, guests even have enough space to host a private evening cocktail party with family and new friends.

2. Complimentary in-suite extras – it’s these minor details that truly make suite luxury what it is. Find everything from fresh orchids and high quality toiletries, to complimentary stationery and pens, umbrellas, and a cruise card wallet.

3. Upgraded balcony furniture – spending time enjoying the view from a suite balcony can be a perfect evening, especially with the two comfortable loungers, and table with two chairs at which you can treat yourself to a glass of wine and some room-service dinner.

4. Dining advantages – suite guests benefit from priority reservations at speciality restaurants, and the superb service that comes with Club Class Dining, such as no waiting to be seated, dedicated waiting staff, and table side meal preparation.

 

 

5. Extra helpful services – those staying in a suite can make the most of services like same day laundry, shoe polishing, and luggage valet, all of which can make your stay even more comfortable and easy.

6. Priority excursion reservations – suite guests have a high chance of securing the shore excursion they want, with priority booking service onboard.

7. Sumptuous bedding – with Jacquard-woven cotton linens, and a pillow menu with plenty of choice, every night’s sleep onboard should be a solid and comfortable one.

8. Lotus Spa Thermal Suite – suite guests have access to this luxurious and relaxing spa area on selected Princess Cruises ships. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.

 

 

9. Private photography appointment – guests can make the most of the onboard photographer and obtain a really special personal memento, by booking an appointment for a private portrait session.

10. Special food treats – in addition to the above dining benefits, suite guests can enjoy treats like complimentary evening canapes, chef’s welcome goodies on embarkation day, in suite afternoon tea, and complimentary dining at a speciality restaurant on the first evening.

These are just ten of the fabulous array of advantages guests can receive if they book a Princess Cruises suite. Find out more about the benefits of booking a suite, or start planning your next cruise in a Princess Cruises suite


Upgrade your experience with Oceania Cruises

27th July 2016

Updated August 2019

When choosing a cruise it is often best to take a moment to think about what kind of stateroom you would like to stay in, and what affect this will have on your holiday. Oceania Cruises give you a sense of staying in a country hotel at sea, paired with sophisticated elegance and a casual country club atmosphere. Every stateroom onboard features an exclusive Oceania Prestige Tranquillity Bed, consisting of a magnificent eleven inch mattress, down feather pillows, and duvets which are covered in the finest 1000-count Egyptian cotton, as well as this, the view from your room can really add to your cruising experience. Carry on reading to find out why we recommend staying in a Veranda stateroom or above when sailing with Oceania Cruises.

 

Largest Veranda Staterooms at Sea

With Marina and Riviera boasting 282-square foot Veranda Staterooms, Oceania have ensured that these rooms were designed with quality and not quantity in mind. If you are someone that loves to spend time outside on the public sun decks, lounges, and restaurants while taking in the fresh sea air, but would also like to indulge in a little private luxury from time to time, then having your own spacious balcony means you can do this without feeling cramped.

 

 

Furnished Private Veranda

A Veranda onboard an Oceania Cruises ship is intended to be used. Expect seating and a table to sit back and enjoy a drink as you overlook the ocean, or enjoy that extra special touch of private outside dining by making the most of room service. Go one step further by staying in a Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom or Suite, and cuddle up with a luxurious cashmere blanket - perfect for relaxing and getting cosy.

 

Incredible Views

One of the main benefits of booking a Veranda Stateroom is the view. It's not every day that you're able to wake up in a new place; imagine waking up and stepping onto your balcony, inhaling the fresh air as you start your day. Or imagine sitting on your balcony and watching the beautiful coastlines of new ports coming into view.

 

 

The Suite Life

If you really want to indulge in your cruise and make it the trip of a lifetime, then consider upgrading to a Suite with Oceania Cruises. Rivalling any five star hotels, lavish suites offer grandeur and spaciousness and a host of exclusive privileges, making the experience more than superb. Everything is taken care of and everything is intended to make you feel like a VIP, from priority embarkation, unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace, a variety of Bvlgari amenities, and 24-hour Butler service. There is no better reason to upgrade.

 

 

Take a look at some of Oceania Cruises' best deals


The Suite Life - More Than Just A Bigger Room

2nd May 2014

Updated November 2017

Do you cruise on a budget or believe 'only the best' will do?

Booking a suite is no longer just about booking a larger room, nowadays they offer so much more. Butler service, daily delivery of fresh flowers, a personal concierge, and exclusive access to shows are just some of the five star opportunities that can come with a cruise suite.

 

 

Booking a suite completely changes the cruise experience. Like a business class flight or a suite in a hotel, the price will of course be higher, but the question is – is it worth it?

With cruise lines now largely focusing on their suite enhancements, they push to offer the most exclusive of amenities to compete with other lines, and ensure they truly look after guests who have invested in a suite.

 

So is it worth it?

As well as the best room onboard, suite guests get the ultimate VIP treatment. As expected, the price is higher than a standard room, but when you look at the extras included it's hard to argue that it's not worth it.

All class of cruise lines - from big to small and two star to five star - offer suite categories. This enables you to broaden your search for that luxury experience, to almost any cruise line.

Staff onboard are highly trained, and are implicitly told to look after guests staying in suites to ensure they have the best cruise possible. This shows how much time and effort cruise lines put into ensuring that their suite guests are especially well-treated, and catered for.

 

Best of the best

After thoroughly looking into all suite enhancement programmes, there are certainly some that stand out above the rest and offer the most exclusive cruise experiences.

Here are our top 5...

 

Celebrity Cruises

Defining modern luxury, Celebrity Cruises boast some of the most deluxe amenities at sea. There are a range of suites to choose from, from their iconic Royal Suites, to the Reflection and Penthouse Suites. 

Having undergone a refresh, their suite programme is now seen as one of the best in the industry offering the most luxurious experience with a seemingly never ending list of included features.

One of their stand-out extras is the European style butler that comes with every suite. He or she will help you unpack, pack, bring you any meals you request, and book all the activities or services you want.

 

 

Types of suites – Reflection Suite, Royal Suite, Penthouse Suite, Signature Suite, Celebrity Suite, and Sky Suite.

Location of suites - Mid ship and Aft.

Suite enhancement amenities – Complimentary dinner in one of the specialty restaurants, complimentary drinks before dinner, upgraded bedding, fresh flowers in-suite, a daily fresh fruit platter, daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, personalised stationary, pillow menu, custom luxury toiletries, oversized plush towels, bath robe and slippers.





 

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean were one of the first cruise lines to enhance their suite amenities, and are well known for giving these guests the ultimate five-star treatment.

Already boasting an attractive loyalty scheme, Royal Caribbean resovled that they wanted to offer an even more exclusive service to higher paying guests, who desire a fine service. With a gold cruise card, access to private areas on the ship, and fresh fruit delivered daily, all guests staying in a Grand Suite and above can take advantage of an array of privileged amenities.

A favourite among their suite enhancements is the access to reserved areas on the ship. This includes seating in the theatre, the private sun deck, and a personal area in the buffet restaurant.  These can be particularly convenient on the larger ships such as Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

Types of suites – Royal Suite, Royal Family Suite, Presidential Family Suite, Owner's Suite, Grand Suite, Royal Loft Suite, Sky Loft Suite, AquaTheater Suite and Crown Loft Suite

Location of suites - Mid ship.

Suite enhancement amenities – Gold seapass card, priority check-in, concierge service, reserved seating in shows, priority tender tickets, VIP pool deck seating, reserved dining spaces for breakfast lunch and dinner, board game menu for in-room entertainment, complimentary luggage valet service, luxury bath robes, complimentary ironing service on formal nights, and priority departure with exclusive waiting lounge.

 

 

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line have enhanced their suite programme, with a real focus on the wants and needs of guests who are likely to stay in them. With spacious rooms, a private butler, and an array of complimentary amenities, those who select this kind of accomodation are in for a truly luxurious and memorable cruise.

Home to the freestyle dining experience, suite guests can also take advantage of a host of other tasty treats including a complimentary mini-bar, room service, and special treats delivered every day.

The decor of these suites is very different to others. Instead of the neutral and gold colour theme that is showcased on most lines, they boast bright decoration, bold furniture, and quirky artwork. 

Types of suites – 3-bedroom Garden Villas (this can accomodate up to eight guests), Deluxe Owners Suite, Owners Suite, Deluxe Penthouse, Penthouse, and Family Suites.

Location on ship - Front and Aft.

Suite enhancement amenities – Complimentary arrival bottle of champagne, butler and concierge service, distinctive keycard, deluxe bedding, feather duvet and pillow menu, plush bathrobes, slippers, luxury robes, complimentary drinks in-suite, complimentary mini-bar, special suite dining menus, tasty treats delivered to suite every night, priority tender boarding, and complimentary limousine service from pier to airport.

 

 

Cunard Cruise Line

Cunard Cruise Line are already known for their luxurious style of cruising, so staying in a suite brings an even finer experience onboard these prestigious ships.

Cunard’s suites are some of the most lavish at sea. With neutral décor, large living areas, and spacious balconies, they offer a once in a lifetime stay.

Offering a unique concept to their suite programme, they focus a lot of their added benefits on dining. The suite you stay in will determine the restaurant in which you can dine, but needless to say each of these are of an exceptional standard. The Queens Grill and Princess Grill restaurants serve exquisite a la carte menus that are exclusive to suite guests.

 

 

Types of suites – Queens Grill Suite, Princess Grill Suites.

Location of suites - Forward and Aft.

Suite enhancement amenities – Dine in the exclusive Queens Grill and Princess Grill, fresh cut flowers delivered to suite, private lounges onboard.






Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises have added a range of special touches to their suite programme, which boast some of the most spacious suites at sea. Ranging up to 932 sq ft they include upgraded furniture, luxury bedding, and separate dining areas.

As well as these plush rooms, guests booked in a suite can take advantage of a whole range of exclusive amenities including priority shore excursion reservations, a complimentary meal in a specialty restaurant, afternoon tea service, and an exclusive private breakfast every morning.

Types of suites – Grand Suite, Suite with Balcony, Family Suite.

Location of suites - Forward and Aft.

Suite enhancement amenities – Priority embarkation, complimentary laundry, priority shore excursion reservations, private portrait seating with onboard photographers, priority dining reservations, exclusive suite breakfast served every morning, nightly delivery of deluxe canapes, afternoon tea service, Chef's welcome goodies on embarkation day, complimentary flower corsage for first formal night, upgraded bathroom amenities, and complimentary DVD library.

 

 

Is the suite life for you?

Even if you don't normally like this lavish style of living, to experience it once in your life is a must. Not only will you enjoy some pampering, but opting for a suite is also a way of getting the most premium experience from your cruise. Everyone likes to feel special when they go on holiday, so why not invest in the best possible treatment?

Of course, the cost is an important factor for many people. When you look at everything a suite experience comes with though, its undeniably great value for money, and is truly worth it especially if you save up and look forward to that one cruise all year.

After working hard all year round, isn’t it time you treated yourself? 

 

Ask one of our cruise experts what the costs and benefits are for upgrading on your next cruise. Already booked? Our Concierge team can further assist you.


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