Isn’t it amazing what having a boatload of money in your bank account can do? And we use the word “boatload” with a purpose here, because we’re going to talk about some of the things you can do with a lot of money when you’re taking a cruise…
Have you ever wondered what the upper crust is able to enjoy? Have you wanted to peak behind the doors to some of cruising’s most luxurious suites and cabins? Have you ever wondered what kind of perks cruise lines provide for the passengers that are paying top dollar? Well, you’re about to find out.
Below, we’re going to share 20 things that wealthy cruisers can enjoy. From some of the swankiest suites aboard the world’s biggest and best ships, for private clubs and side perks that you won’t believe, it’s all here. So, get ready to get a flavor of what the rich and well-to-do are able to enjoy aboard your favorite cruise lines…
Of course, you might not want to look, because once you see some of these tricked out cruise amenities, you may never be able to think about your own experience the same way again!
1. Cruising to Exotic Destinations
With more cruise ships out there than ever before, the rich are starting to opt for lines that offer itineraries that include exotic locales like Galapagos.
2. Royal Concierge Suite with Verandah on the Disney Fantasy
Planning on taking the ultimate family cruise with the little ones? Then book the best suite aboard the Disney Fantasy.
3. The Regent Seven Seas Explorer
With more cruise lines focusing on luxury experiences, it’s ships like the Seven Seas Explorer that are leading the way.
4. Owner’s Suite on the Silver Spirit
Silversea knows how to up the ante when it comes to luxury, as their Owner’s Suite aboard the Silver Spirit perfectly demonstrates.
5. Internet Access
Internet access on a cruise ship is expensive… But, it’s often included when you book one of the ship’s most expensive suites.
6. The Haven Garden Villa on the Norwegian Pearl
Norwegian has really been catering to the wealthy set of late. Just check out the digs inside of one of their Have Garden Villas.
7. Norwegian’s “The Haven”
Oh, and when you book the Haven Garden Villa, you get to have exclusive access to a private section of the ship known as “The Haven”.
8. The Reflection Suite on the Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity likes its guest to feel like they’re, well, celebrities. But to really get that feeling, you need to plunk down a bundle for a stay in The Reflection Suite.
9. The Sandringham Suite on the Queen Mary 2
The Queen Mary 2 offers one heck of a unique experience, and getting the most out of that experience requires booking this suite.
10. Butler and Concierge Services
You’ve seen plenty of lux suites so far, and wouldn’t you know that many of them come with butler and concierge services included.
11. Circumnavigating the Globe
When the rich and well-to-do really want to take a cruise, they’ll book around-the-world trips that can take up to 180 days!
12. Wintergarten Suite on the Seabourn Quest
Seabourn has some really nice ships, but they save their very best for those who stay in the Wintergarten Suite aboard the Quest and other similar ships.
13. “Free” Stuff
You get a lot of bonuses when you book big with a cruise ship. In fact, many lux suites will come stocked with booze, beverages and more!
14. The Owner’s Suite on the Europa 2
There are cruise ships suites, and then there are suites like the Owner’s Suite aboard the Europa 2… Just wow!
15. The MSC Yacht Club
One of the best private clubs for those who are staying in the most expensive accommodations would have to be MSC’s Yacht Club.
16. The Royal Loft on the Oasis of the Seas
Things are big, big and bigger on the Oasis of the Seas, and the Royal Lofts display this perfectly.
17. Holland America’s Neptune Lounge
When you’re cruising in the ultra lux suites in Holland America’s line, you can enjoy exclusive access to the Neptune Lounge.
18. Crystal Penthouse on the Crystal Serenity
Crystal is well known for offering luxury cruises, but when you want the best they have to offer, booking the Crystal Penthouse is what one needs to do.
19. Priority Check-In
Many cruise lines are now offering priority check-in for those who plunk down big bucks on their biggest and best suites.
20. Or… Just Rent a Yacht!
Really, though, when you’re super rich and you want to take a cruise, there’s only one thing to do… Charter a private yacht!