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Cruising… like the rich and famous!

Cruising… like the rich and famous!

Private yachts, spacious suites and a dedicated onboard chef... if it sounds too good to be true, it isn’t (in this case, anyway)!  If you’ve always dreamt of living the lifestyle of the rich and famous, you may be surprised at the options available. Today we’re looking at some of the most luxurious cruise suites and penthouses.


Crystal Cruises – Crystal Penthouse

  • 91.23 square metres (including verandah)
  • Private verandah with teak furnishings
  • 24 hour Butler Service
  • Dining area with panoramic ocean views
  • Separate study
  • Custom built-in bar
  • Walk-in his and hers closets
  • Master bath with Jacuzzi, ocean view, marble floors and aquavision television.
  • Separate guest bathroom
  • In-suite pre-dinner cocktail and canape service
  • In-suite dining, served by course



Regent Seven Seas – Regent Suite

  • 281.1 m2
  • Balcony 131.6 m2
  • Personal butler
  • Personalised in-suite full-liquor bar set-up
  • 2.5 marble and stone detailed bathrooms
  • Private in-suite Spa with sauna, steam room and jetted tub
  • Personal car and guide to Explore Ashore
  • Unlimited in-suite spa services


Silversea Cruises – Owner’s Suite

  • 129 m2 including balcony
  • Personal butler
  • Walk-in wardrobes
  • Two marbled bathrooms, plus a powder room
  • Separate dining area
  • Interactive Media Library



 Queen Mary 2 – Grand Duplex

  • 209 m2 
  • Two storey suite complete with sweeping staircase to master bedroom
  • Expansive balcony downstairs
  • 2 marble baths with separate whirlpool tub and shower
  • Guest bathroom with shower
  • Private exercise equipment
  • Separate dining area for 8
  • Bar
  • Dressing room
  • Walk-in closet plus powder room
  • X-Box and DVD player
  • Butler service
  • Daily newspaper
  • Shoe Shine service
  • Evening canapes
  • Access to the exclusive Queens Grill Lounge dining

Now, if you’re thinking that’s all very well but you actually want the ship all to yourselves, fear not – there are luxury private yachts also available, complete with your own personal crew to look after your every need and whip up some sensational gourmet delights.  Check them out:


Lagoon 620

  • Operating in Tahiti from 2019
  • Accommodates up to 12 people
  • Fully crewed
  • 6 toilets/bathrooms on board
  • Dinghy




  • Built in 2016
  • Operating in the Indian Ocean
  • 4 cabins 
  • Fully crewed
  • Watersports on board including kayaks, paddleboards, wake board and donut buoy


If these are a little out of your price range, we’ve got loads of other options with a smaller price tag but still big on luxury.  You can still enjoy butler service and beautiful staterooms or a chartered yacht with crew, just toned down a touch.  Give our Ultimate Cruising experts a call – you might be surprised at what is available within your budget!  Click here to request a call.




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