Suites are the best cabins on a cruise ship, there’s no doubt about it. They come with all kinds of extras, from luxurious ample space and VIP dinner reservations to exclusive spa access and sometimes even full butler service, but all these extras come at a price. Here are some tips to help you determine if booking a suite is right for you.
How to know if booking a suite is right for you
We’ve covered how to find out if an inside cabin is right for you and how to know if a balcony cabin is right for you. But now it’s time for the big guns! If you’re considering splashing out on the finest stateroom money can buy, consider these four points to find out if booking a suite is really the right choice for you.
This isn’t your first time cruising
If you’re someone who always likes to do everything in the best way possible, you might be tempted to book the best suite there is for your first cruise. Resist the temptation! The first time you treat yourself to a cruise holiday, you’ll spend so much time exploring the ports of call and making full use of all the amazing services and amenities on offer that you’ll hardly spend any time at all in your cabin. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas has even got a Central Park. You’d have much more fun exploring that for the first time than your cabin.
You enjoy your privacy
Sometimes there’s nothing better than relaxing on your own balcony with a drink in one hand and a book in the other, knowing that you’re not going to be bothered by a single person all day. If this sounds like your idea of heaven, booking a suite could be perfect for you. Unlike inside or balcony cabins, suites are large enough for you to spend all day in them without feeling claustrophobic and most have whirlpool baths in the bathroom for your own personal spa experience.
You’re used to ultra five-star accommodation and service
If you usually stay at excellent five star hotels that give you your own concierge, butler service and multi-millionaire condo-like room, you probably won’t be happy with an ordinary inside cabin on a cruise ship. Although standard inside cruise staterooms are perfectly clean and comfortable, they’re not exactly luxurious. If you love having your own personal butler when travelling, consider cruising with Celebrity Cruises. All their suites come with fantastic butler service.
You’re celebrating something big
For most, staying in a suite on a cruise ship is a big expense. Even when it comes to things like holidays when we usually treat ourselves to pricey things we wouldn’t normally spend our hard earned cash on, suites are still a little out of our budget 99% of the time. But if you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary or retirement, splurging on a suite is definitely worth the money and will help you remember your special day more vividly than you would otherwise.