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Suites are the most lavish accommodations on any ship, and although they are always larger than regular cabins, they do not always have separate rooms for sleeping, but they almost always come with extras.


The most expansive (and expensive) have large living rooms and separate bedrooms and may also have huge private outdoor sundecks equipped with hot tubs, changing rooms, and dining areas.

Suites almost always have amenities that standard cabins do not have. True suites have separate living and sleeping areas. Depending on the cruise line, you may find a small refrigerator or minibar stocked with complimentary beverages of your choice. A bottle of champagne on ice almost always awaits you upon embarkation. A suite might have an espresso machine or a more elaborate entertainment center; the bathrooms are usually more lavish than in regular cabins and have a tub instead of just a shower.

Viking Idun

Viking River Cruises
  • Sails To Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

The generous suites aboard Viking's new longships are impressively large and luxurious. The Explorer suite even has a wraparound veranda.

Oceania Riviera

Oceania Cruises
  • Sails To Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Spanning the width of the ship, Owner's Suites are decorated in furnishings by Ralph Lauren Home and have a private fitness room and two whirlpool tubs to relax in.

MSC Divina

MSC Cruises
  • Sails To Caribbean

Why It’s Wonderful

The Yacht Club suites occupy a private enclave served by butlers and a concierge with an exclusive lounge, pool, restaurant, and bar area. Wines and liquor are complimentary.

Silver Spirit

Silversea Cruises
  • Sails To Caribbean, Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Owner's Suites are the largest on board and have an ideal midship location, stylish furnishings, and plenty of room to entertain guests.

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Sails To Caribbean, Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

High atop Norwegian Epic, suites in The Haven are idyllic retreats with an entire private deck, restaurant, and lounge.

Queen Mary 2

Cunard Line
  • Sails To Caribbean, Europe

Why It’s Wonderful

Two Grand Duplex apartments with butler service each cover 2,250 square feet on two levels connected by a gently curving staircase.