For those on a quest to cruise and explore the ocean less travelled and embark on expeditions to the farthest corners of the world, you can do so in an extravagant suite. From experiencing the Northern Lights and Norwegian fjords to becoming closer to penguins, waving to the humpback whales and watching the leopard seals sunbathe, here are seven cruise ships on which to do so. What better way than at the comfort of these luxurious suites as the view of the spectacular ocean unveils itself to you. All you need to do is sit back and relax as you cruise through the snowcapped mountain peaks and glaciers.
#1 PONANT – Owner’s Suite, Ship: Le Commandant Charcot
PONANT – Owner’s Suite
The Owner’s Suite of PONANT’s expedition cruise ship Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury icebreaker powered by liquefied natural gas, comes with an enthralling view of the ocean. The 1,237 sq ft suite has a living room with steam fireplace, a six-guest dining area and an elegant minibar with RIEDEL crystal glasses. You are also spoiled with an assortment of sweet or savoury canapés and a basket of fruit every day
Witness the wilderness of the ocean in the private terrace and outdoor lounge with the Swarovski Optik telescope. You will fall in love with bathroom fitted with finest Balneo bath tub and Dyptiqueb Paris bath amenities. The expedition cruise ship is high on sustainability, too, with its own Nordaq system to produce drinking water and uses recyclable glass bottles and stainless-steel flasks to reduce the carbon foot print.
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#2 Viking – Owner’s Suite, Ships: Viking Polaris, Viking Octantis, Viking Saturn
Viking Owner’s Suite Living Room
Open your welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne or the personalized pre-dinner cocktail & canapés and toast to your splendorous stay in the Owner’s Suite on a Viking expedition cruise ship. The 1,238 sq. ft suite with its round the clock room service, features a Nordic Balcony and a private garden lounge area with badenstamp (wooden hot tub). In addition to all these rich amenities the suite comes with Individual climate control, complimentary laundry, spacious shower with heated floors and Premium Freyja® toiletries. End your day in the king-size Viking Explorer Bed with traditional Norwegian Marius- weave blanket and make the most of the Silver Spirits beverage package. Did we mention the specialty dinner and a guided tour with ship officers?
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#3 Fred. Olsen Cruises – Olsen Suite, Ships: Bolette & Borealis
Olsen Suite Bath Borealis, courtesy Fred. Olsen (cover photo)
The elegant Fred. Olsen Cruises expedition ship Olsen Suite at 1,181 sq ft offers the best of Norwegian style and purpose. Walking into the suite with just one bedroom with king-size bed you’ll notice that space is in abundance – right from the private balcony, separate dressing & dining and the oversized bath. The large floor to ceiling windows keeps the suite bright and warm matching the ambience. You get pampered with the Suite Dreams package – the never-ending fruit baskets, fresh flowers every day, afternoon canapé service and plenty of signature amenities. Feel free to let the explorer in you lose with private binoculars with World atlas and country guide onboard.
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#4 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – Grand Suite, Ships: HANSEATIC Inspiration, HANSEATIC Nature, HANSEATIC Spirit
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises – Grand Suite
The chic and modern Grand Suite is a treat for the eyes and a delight for the guests of Hapag-Lloyd’s expedition cruise ships noted. Though at a size of 764 sq ft, it’s the smallest in this list but you will have all the space you need. However, what makes this different is not vibrant living or the steam sauna but the little details – the heated bathroom wall to dry your wet parkas, the veranda with space heaters. Everything screams functional and expedition in the cabin, with the 24-hour butler service and expert infotainment/adventure guides bringing in the premium touch.
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#5 Oceania Cruises – Ralph Lauren Home Owner’s Suites, Ships: Oceania Marina, Oceania Riviera
Oceania Cruises Ralph Lauren Owner’s Suite Living Room
A bottle of Champagne awaits at your arrival in the Ralph Lauren Home Suite on your Oceania cruise. As you walk into the 2,000 sq ft suite, it opens an entry foyer with a music room and a large living room adorned with exclusive artworks. It comes furnished with a king-size bed, two walk-in closets and an indoor and outdoor whirlpool spa. The Owner’s Suite covers the entire width of the ship with privileges ranging from a card-only access to the Executive Lounge & private library, a Bulgari gift set, cashmere lap blankets, complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of alcohol and an unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace.
Soak yourself in their royal treatment while leaving the rest to your butler – right from planning an in-suite cocktail party or making a spa appointment for you at the Canyon Ranch Spa.
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#6 Seabourn – Wintergarden Suite, Ships: Seabourn Pursuit, Seabourn Venture
Seabourn – Wintergarden Suite Living Area
The Wintergarden Suites in the Seabourn’s purpose-built expedition ships are a home away from home. At around 1,399 sq ft. they feature a comfortable living area and a queen-size bed with the whirlpool bathtub. The living and the master bed opens up to two huge private verandah with unobstructed oceanview in front. The extra guest gets a separate bath and a convertible sofa bed for one. Keep the fun flowing with the fully stocked bar and pantry with wet bar.
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#7 Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours – Owner’s Penthouse Suite, Ships: Scenic Eclipse I, Scenic Eclipse II
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours Owner’s Penthouse Suite Private Spa Pool Sun Lounge
The Penthouse Suites boasts the best views on board located at the bow of the Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours luxury expedition ships – with unmatched view of the ocean, no matter where you are. The highlight of this spacious 2,099 sq ft is the large curved terrace with personal private spa pool and sun loungers. Also add in an exclusive lounge, private dining area and the extra-large bathrooms. These two of a kind handcrafted and plush suites come with the finest toiletries, Egyptian cotton linen and all the little luxury amenities. Go to sleep in the Scenic Slumber Beds with electronic control, choose your pillows from the variety of options on the menu. The only problem here – having lived with your butler unpacking your bags to finest in-room dining service – is you’ll regret when the cruise comes to an end.
If you think it doesn’t get better than this, combine one of the Owner’s Penthouse Suites with a Spa Suite to create a Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite – an extravagant 2637 sq ft of luxury overload.
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