Cruising is one of the most popular travel experiences for exploring multiple countries in one trip, all from the comfort of your very own ship. As the industry continues to grow annually, cruise companies are enhancing their on board experience through more extravagant entertainment offerings, exemplary dining experiences, out of this world activities and an upgraded cabin experience.
As with most forms of the travel, it’s the unique experiences that make our vacation more memorable. With this in mind, new cruise ships are competing with more luxurious and innovative accommodations than ever, from suites and penthouses to duplexes and villas.
Here are some of the top cruise ship accommodations to get booking.
One of the latest ships to set sail, the Celebrity Edge, which took six years to plan and build, has been coined the “most anticipated cruise ship of the year”. Its newly launched Iconic Suite is a paradise spread across almost 240m², presenting luxury at sea for up to six guests. Here, you will find two bedrooms, two bathrooms with a shower and whirlpool tub, a private dining room all to yourself, and a 64m² veranda with hot tub. Located at the top of the ship above the bridge, suites present panoramic views for the ultimate cruising experience.
P&O Cruises Iona
Setting sail in the spring of 2020, P&O Cruises Iona will be the largest ship built for the UK market, powered by Liquefied Natural Gas for the greenest cruise in the company’s history. The ship’s boutique-style suites have been designed to combine comfort and elegance within a bright ambiance. Suites feature classic touches, such as a marble bathroom, a seperate lounge and dressing areas, bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and private balconies to relax and experience various in-room dining options.
Cruise Ship MSC Bellissima
The recently launched MSC Bellissima is the second of the line’s Meravigila-class of ships. Its MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite presents a spacious 56m² cabin decked with flashes of luxury, amid neutral tones for an exclusive experience. The stylishly designed bedroom contains a walk-in wardrobe and marble bathroom with bathtub and shower; as well as a separate living room and curved balcony with terrace presenting a dining table and private whirlpool bath. The suite also has ZOE, a virtual personal cruise assistant on hand to attend to all your needs during your stay, alongside a 24 hour butler service.
The fourth ship in the Princess Cruises Royal Class fleet and the newest addition to Princess Cruises, the Sky Princess will present some of the most luxurious accommodation at sea when it sets sail later this year. The Sky Suite, featuring the largest balcony at sea spread over 92m² and with 270 degree panoramic views, can host up to five guests, featuring two bedrooms, a state-of-the-art living room and dining room, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a private master bathroom with a bathtub and opulent rainfall shower, four flat-screen TVs and a deluxe telescope for stargazing at night.
Launching this year, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Flora has been designed to reflect its destination, the Galapagos Islands. It’s most decadent accommodation is its penthouse suite covering 120m², the largest accommodation across the islands. The suite contains an outward facing spa tub and separate shower, living room offering sea views from all angles with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private 25m² balcony and telescopes to see the stars up close.