Editor’s Note – Monthly pass is the new CNN Travel series that covers some of the most fascinating topics in the world of travel. In April, we set out on a course for the diverse world of cruises. Whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or insider knowledge, a monthly pass will take you there.
(CNN) – What is it like to sail the seas at the very height of luxury?
The most luxurious cruise ship suites combine cutting-edge technology with the timeless luxury of a 24-hour butler service to satisfy your every whim.
The world’s most amazing floating objects have one thing in common: stunning views. See the wonder of glaciers and fjords or a chance encounter with dolphins and whales as you sail from the comfort of your own expansive terrace.
Whether you go to bed with a $ 200,000 mattress or live in a ship’s chimney, the journey is just as exciting as the destination when you stay at one of these amazing cruise apartments.
Celebrity cruises: an iconic apartment
The iconic apartment from the Beyond star.
Ship: Star outside
Price: Cruises from 15 340 USD per person
Size: 1,892 square feet (176 sq m) of interior, 689 square feet of terrace
Two versatile apartments at the controls of the new Celebrity Beyond will pamper their first guests at the end of April 2022.
Positioned above the Captain’s Bridge, these Iconic Suites are the crown jewels of Celebrity’s Edge, offering spacious open-plan interiors and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows.
Luxurious amenities, including cashmere bedding, a hot tub on the private terrace, and Le Labo toiletries ensure travel comfort.
When you want to leave the cozy interior of your apartment, your table awaits in all the specialty restaurants on the ship, including the new Le Voyage Celebrity by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud.
Royal Caribbean: Ultimate Family Suite
Royal Caribbean’s Ultimate Family Suite has its own water slide.
Ships: The Miracle of the Seas, the Symphony of the Seas and the Specter of the Seas
Price: Cruises from $ 19,000 per apartment
Size: 1,892 square feet of interior, 689 square feet of terrace
Perhaps the most fun you will ever have in the comfort of your own seafront suite, the Ultimate Family Suite Wonder of the Seas was created with all children and kids at heart.
The two-story penthouse is a magical dream come alive, filled with vivid colors and amenities such as your own apartment slide, air hockey table and an 85 inch 4K TV so big it can be called a cinema.
The apartment can accommodate families of up to 10 people, although the hot tub on the private balcony can only accommodate half of you at a time.
Virgin Voyages: Huge Apartments
Massive Suites Virgin Voyages invites guests to travel like a rock star.
Ships: The Scarlet Lady and the Brave Lady
Price: Cruises from USD 4,360 per person
Size: 2,147 square feet
The whole atmosphere on the Virgin Voyages ships is a VIP star, so when Richard Branson set out to create the best apartments on board, he was aiming for epic.
Two enormous suites at the top of the ship evoke the luxurious life your favorite rock star has gotten used to, complete with their own team of crew members to help with whatever you need; From unpacking your suitcase to refilling the endless bar, so the party never ends.
Let the amazing, meditative views inspire you to create your own music in the apartment’s guitar room or simply play some classics from your apartment’s record collection on a turntable.
Disney tour line: Wish Tower Suite
This one-of-a-kind apartment will consist of two bedrooms and a children’s room.
Disney cruise line
Ship: Disney wish
Price: Cruises from $ 21,000 for two adults
Size: 1,966 square feet
Wish Tower Suite is the ultimate fairy tale life extension, bringing fairy-tale fantasy to life every night. The new suite will make its debut on Disney Wish this summer as the first-of-its-kind enclave in the ship’s forward chimney.
Like the family-run Cinderella Castle Suite at Disney World, this one-of-a-kind suite sleeps up to eight people in its two bedrooms and children’s room, and has four and a half bathrooms.
The immersive suite is inspired by ‘Moana’ and offers a lovely Disney welcome as the custom sculpture will bring the joy and heart of the movie and fill the suite with lights and sounds.
Viking Cruises: Owner’s Suite
Rendering of the Owner’s Suite on board the new Polaris and Octantis Viking expedition vessels.
Ships: Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, Viking’s new expeditionary fleet
Price: Flights from USD 10,995 per person for double occupancy
Size: 1,238 square feet including private outdoor lounge
The Viking Expeditionary Fleet has just started navigating the cruise line to the farthest corners of the Earth, and if you are in the ship owner’s apartment you will head there with the best view.
The new expeditionary fleet, sister ships Octantis (sailing from January 2022) and Polaris (launched in August 2022), both have one shipping package.
More than a terrace, the apartment’s 792 m² garden lounge features a private badenstamp (wooden-walled hot tub), ideal for enjoying the ever-changing landscape.
The six-person en-suite dining room offers a relaxing private meal with music and exclusive wine collections curated by the charismatic founder and president of the line, Torstein Hagen.
Norwegian Cruise Line: Premier Owner’s Suite
Norwegian Prima Owner’s Suite features floor-to-ceiling windows.
Norwegian cruise line
Ship: Norwegian Prima
Price: Cruises from $ 21,904 per person
Size: 2,100 square feet, 828 square feet of balcony
Debuting in August 2022, Norway’s Prima re-introduces The Haven, a popular enclave of luxury apartments, with a dramatic transition to the rear of the ship.
Moving aft, the newly devised Premier Owner’s Suite features a stunning panoramic balcony stylishly furnished with a jacuzzi, 4-seater dining table and sun loungers.
Designed by Piero Lissoni, the suite features floor-to-ceiling windows in three bedrooms (each with a king-size bed), three bathrooms (all with a power shower) and a half bathroom.
Oceania: Owner’s Suite
Oceania Owner’s Suite offers unparalleled views.
Ship: Oceania riviera
Price: Cruises from $ 15,599 per person
Size: 2,000 square feet
Cashmere blankets on your lap, Bulgari amenities and a suite bar stocked with six full bottles of high-quality spirits or wine: you live on the aft deck of the Oceania Riviera in three owner’s apartments.
At first glance, you will be captivated by the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the view, no matter where you are in the world.
The apartments cover the entire beam of the ship, so be prepared to have a private terrace that offers amazing panoramic views and privacy.
Designed by Ralph Lauren Home Collection, the suites are stately yet comfortable.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Regent Suite
Welcome to the Regent Suite which offers 4,443 square feet of luxury.
Regent of the Seven Seas
Ship: The splendor of the seven seas
Cost: Cruises from $ 54,999 per person
Size: 4,443 square feet
Are you ready for the best dream of your life? The Seven Seas Splendor’s Regent Suite offers the most luxurious sleep ever at sea with a $ 200,000 Hästens mattress.
Not only will you float, but you’ll be levitating on this one-of-a-kind Swedish artisan mattress made from layers of linen, horsehair and cotton.
After an overnight charge, top up with unlimited Canyon Ranch treatments in your suite, then head to the harbor with your own car and guide.
Seabourn: Winter Garden Apartment
Wintergarden apartment by Seabourn Venture.
Seabourn cruise line
Ship: Adventure in Seabourn
Price: Cruises from 17,999 USD per person
Size: 1,044 square feet, 129 square feet of outdoor terrace
Legendary designer Adam D. Tihany’s vision for the Wintergarden Suite was to balance beauty and relaxation aboard the line’s first ever expedition vessel.
The newly minted suite, set to debut in mid-April 2022, will be a luxury enclave with thoughtful details like a TV that disappears at the push of a button for an unobstructed view from your bed.
The favorite amenities of this two-story apartment are a heated wardrobe for jackets that will warm your park before an Arctic expedition, and the Swarovski ATX Interior observation telescope, optimal for getting the best view of all the wildlife that will sail this ship.
Cunard: Balmoral Suite
The apartment has wide stairs – perfect for large entrances.
Ship: Queen Maria 2
Price: Cruises from $ 25,000 per person
Size: 2,249 square feet
Luxurious apartment living is made easy with the impeccable, classic British butler service. Your own Jeeves!
Every whim during your stay is taken into account, from unpacking while savoring sparkling wine and chocolate on the terrace to a pillow menu that will allow you to relax.
Though exaggerated, the Balmoral Suite’s sweeping staircase is the perfect location for a delightful entrance to a private cocktail party, toasting to luxurious ocean life.