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Spectacular Cruise Ship Suites

Staterooms to make King Neptune sea green with envy

By Elizabeth Armstrong

Vacations Magazine: Spectacular Cruise Ship Suites
Holland America Line

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We all love the thrill of snapping up a cruise ship cabin at a rock-bottom rate found at, but wouldn't it be nice to really splurge? These suites are among the best at sea, and your Vacations To Go cruise counselor can provide details on amenities, availability and prices.

Cabin 9002 is one of two Club Spa Suites next to the Sanctum Spa aboard the Azamara Journey. Azamara Club Cruises added these accommodations during a 2016 refurbishment. While cruising the Caribbean this spring or the Mediterranean in the fall, you'll enjoy soothing in-room music, a daily delivery of healthy treats and a luxurious bathroom with a rain shower and separate, glass-enclosed tub -- perfect for soaking up ocean views.

Up the luxury on a three- or four-night Bahamas jaunt aboard the Disney Dream by booking a Concierge Royal Suite positioned at the bow. Art deco-inspired decor and warm woods infuse the living space, which sleeps up to five guests, while an expansive balcony boasts a whirlpool tub. Your concierge can help you with onboard dining and spa reservations and arrange in-suite meals.

The Oosterdam navigates the fjords of Alaska this summer, warm up with a quick hop into the steaming, bubbling whirlpool on the private deck of the 1,150-square-foot Pinnacle Suite. In addition to an inviting outdoor space, this Holland America Line haven provides living and dining areas, a microwave and a fridge; floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to keep an eye out for breaching whales.

The Symphony of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International made a splash when it debuted last spring with the cheery, whimsical Ultimate Family Suite. If a child could design a cruise ship cabin, this would be it: It's stocked with a Lego wall, air hockey and bumper pool tables and a 3D movie-style TV room, complete with popcorn machine. A tube slide connects the upstairs bedroom to the living area below. No matter how tempting those Caribbean beaches seem, your kids may never want to leave.

Cozy up to the electric fireplace in the Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite, the most sumptuous digs aboard the Norwegian Bliss. While the Norwegian Cruise Line ship sails coastal Alaska this summer, occupants of these 1,458-square-foot quarters can spread out among two bedrooms, two baths and a balcony that adds nearly 490 additional square feet to the space.

Adventure meets elegance aboard the Silver Cloud, which Silversea Cruises refurbished in 2017 as an ice-class vessel, making it ready for polar sailings. Royal Suites sport soothing gray tones, plush furnishings, marble baths and teak verandas. A bar stocked with your favorites and an espresso machine are among perks. Retreat here after a day of photographing penguins in Antarctica.

The information in this story was accurate at the time it was published in Winter 2019. Please visit Vacations To Go or call (800) 338-4962 for current rates and details.

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