Cabin types | Cruise information

Despite the fact that cruise lines offer as many as 20 or more cabin “categories” per ship, it's helpful to remember that there are essentially only four types of cabins, the majority are for double occupancy, plus, you might find a limited number of single occupancy cabins.

Inside: no window, in an inside corridor.

Outside: window or porthole with a view to the outside, which may be clear or obstructed view.

Balcony: includes a Balcony or Verandah that gives you that outside space without going up to a public deck, which may be clear or obstructed view.

Suite and/or Mini-Suite: a larger cabin, often with separate living and sleeping areas, and a wide variety of extra amenities and perks.

Now after that basic information, what about those cruise lines that have their own special twist on some cabins types to give added benefits or just that little differentiator, so what are they?

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Cruise LineInsideOutsideBalconySuiteSinglesOther
Azamara Club Cruises Y Y Y Y Y Disabled accessibility cabins
Carnival Cruises Y Y Y Y - Cloud 9 Spa accommodation
Celebrity Cruises Y Y Y Y Y

Concierge Class

Aquaclass

Reflection Suites

Signature Suite

Costa Cruises Y Y Y Y - Samsara and Wellness Cabins and Suites
Cruise & Maritime Y Y Y Y Y -
Crystal Y Y Y - -
Cunard Y Y Y Y Y

Britannia Club

Princess Suites

Queens Suites

Disney Y Y Y Y -

Magic Porthole Concierge Suites and Veranda cabins

Fred Olsen Y Y Y Y Y
Holland America Line Y Y Y Y - Spa Suite or Stateroom
Hurtigruten Y Y - Y - -
MSC Y Y Y Y Y MSC Yacht Club
NCL Y Y Y Y Y

The Haven Spa suites

Mini Suites and Balcony Staterooms

The Studios

Oceania Y Y Y Y - Concierge level Verandah Staterooms
P&O Cruises Y Y Y Y Y

Superior Deluxe Balcony Cabins on Ventura & Azura, which give a little more s

pace than standard balconies and a sofa/sitting area. Mini suites on Arcadia, Aurora, Oceana & Oriana, deluxe balconies on Arcadia, Aurora & Oriana.

Pullmantur Y Y Y Y - -
Princess Cruises Y Y Y Y -

Owner's Suite

Grand Suite

Regent Y Y - All Suites, and those from Category C upwards includes a butler.
Royal Caribbean Y Y Y Y Y On Oasis and Allure of the Seas there are the Boardwalk and Central Park view balcony cabins, not a sea view but a balcony; the Loft accomodation being some of the biggest cabins at sea, and also the Aqua Theater Suite with Balcony with amazing views of the Aqua Theater.
Seabourn - Y - Y - Not all Suites have a balcony some are oceanview
Seadream - Y - - -
Silversea - - - Y - All suites most have a balcony
Star Clipper Y Y - Y - Deluxe Suite on Royal Clipper has a private verandah
Thomson Y Y Y Y Y Some suites have a balcony
Voyages to Antiquity Y Y Y Y Y Limited number of single cabins
Windstar - Y - - - -

Please note - cabin sizes are approximate and not all facilities and features are available on all ships. Please check before sailing.

Cloud 9 Spa accommodation

Suites, Balconies, Outside and Inside cabins, sizes from 185 sq. ft. to 323 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Private access to Cloud 9
  • Upgraded cabin amenities
  • Cloud 9 Spa package exclusive to guests booked in spa accommodation

Aquaclass

Balcony cabins located near to the AquaSpa, size 194 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant that also serves a complimentary and healthy continental breakfast every day
  • Plentiful in-room amenities, including Hansgrohe® shower panels, aromatherapy selections, a pillow menu, complimentary bathroom amenities, and daily deliveries of bottled water and teas
  • A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa® treatments
  • Plush AquaClass Frette® bathrobes and slippers
  • Enhanced personal care products
  • Free, unlimited access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room
  • Special programming and wellness classes

Concierge Class

Balcony cabins set in the most desirable locations of each ship, where little details make a big difference to the passenger, size 194 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Priority check-in counter
  • Complimentary welcome sparkling wine
  • Fresh fruit and flowers and nightly deliveries of hors d'oeuvres
  • Extra handheld hair dryer
  • Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead and plush Frette® bathrobes
  • 100% Egyptian-cotton oversized bath towels
  • Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Express luggage delivery
  • Celebrity tote bag
  • Personalised stationery
  • Golf umbrella and complimentary use of high-quality binoculars
  • An expanded room-service breakfast menu
  • Pillow menu for a perfect night's sleep

Celebrity Reflection Suite

Balcony cabins set in the most desirable locations of each ship, where little details make a big difference to the passenger, size 194 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Priority check-in counter
  • Complimentary welcome sparkling wine
  • Fresh fruit and flowers and nightly deliveries of hors d'oeuvres
  • Extra handheld hair dryer
  • Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead and plush Frette® bathrobes
  • 100% Egyptian-cotton oversized bath towels
  • Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Express luggage delivery
  • Celebrity tote bag
  • Personalised stationery
  • Golf umbrella and complimentary use of high-quality binoculars
  • An expanded room-service breakfast menu
  • Pillow menu for a perfect night's sleep

Signature Suites

Special amenities for Signature Suites, size 441 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Located in a private area on Deck 14 accessible only by guests carrying the suite's SeaPass™ card
  • The entire private Reflection Suite and Signature Suite area can be booked as a whole, accommodating up to 26
  • Higher ceilings than our standard suites by 22.5%
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass veranda door and window to maximize views
  • Premium Reverie™ Dream Sleep System™ customizable mattresses
  • Stateroom setup of one bottle of vodka and one bottle of scotch with accompanying mixers

Samsara and Wellness
Suites and Cabins

Suite and other cabins which give direct private access to the Spa, size from 161 sq. ft. to 355 sq. ft., extra benefits including:

  • Robe and slippers
  • Organic cotton sheets
  • Special bathroom kit
  • Purifying shower filter
  • Low calorie products
  • Special treatments
  • Direct access to the Spa
  • Plus lunches and dinners in the Samsara and Wellness restaurants without any need to book during opening hours.

Britannia Club Balcony

Balcony cabin with a few extra benefits, size 242 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Bon Voyage Bottle of Wine
  • Single Seating Dining in the Britannia Club
  • Pillow Concierge Menu

Princess Suites

Suite cabin, size 335 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Soft Terry Robes & slippers
  • Priority embarkation and luggage delivery
  • Bon Voyage bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries on embarkation
  • Concierge service
  • Personalised stationery, atlas and books
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Access to Queens Grill Lounge
  • Single-seating dining in the Princess Grill
  • In-suite dining
  • Pillow concierge (a selection of pillows and duvets to suit your preference)

Queens Suites

Suite cabin, size 508–2249 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Soft Terry Robes & slippers
  • Priority embarkation and luggage delivery
  • Pillow concierge (a selection of pillows and duvets to suit your preference)
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Bon Voyage bottle of Champagne and strawberries on embarkation
  • Butler and concierge service
  • Personalised stationery, atlas and books
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Access to Queens Grill Lounge and private deck area
  • Single-seating dining in the Queens Grill
  • In-suite dining
  • Complimentary broadsheet newspaper
  • Flower arrangement in stateroom
  • Board games and computer games console
  • Bar stocked with spirits, wines and soft drinks

Magical Porthole

  • On Disney Dream and Fantasy every inside cabin has a Magical Porthole, this provides a real-time view of the outside of the ship that reflects the actual stateroom’s location.

Concierge Suites and Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah

Suite and Balcony cabin with extra service, sizes from 306 sq. ft. to 1781 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Concierge services
  • The Concierge Lounge, with own private entrance to an exclusive Concierge-only sun deck
  • H20 Plus Spa, Bath and Shower Products
  • Fine Bedding from Sealy Posturpedic® and Frette
  • Pillow Talk Program
  • Personal Robe and Slippers
  • Media Library

Spa Suite or Stateroom

Suites, Balcony, Outside or Inside cabins located near the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, sizes from 152 sq. ft. to 393 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Yoga mats
  • iPod® docking station
  • Countertop water feature in-room

MSC Yacht Club

Suites in a private area of the ship, which can only be accessed by the room key, sizes vary from 226 sq. ft. to 570 sq. ft., benefits include:

  • Exclusive areas including, Top Sail Lounge, The One Pool deck and Panoramic Private Restaurant
  • Butler Service
  • Priority check-in and check-out
  • Unpacking and packing of suitcases on request
  • Twice-daily towel changes
  • Personal care of guests’ shoes on request
  • Daily delivery of guests’ favourite international newspaper, even in mid-ocean!
  • English afternoon tea served daily
  • Concierge services
  • Private lift access to the MSC Aurea Spa wellness centre, as an MSC Yacht Club guest you will receive a complimentary thermal suite in the MSC Aurea Spa.
  • Exclusive out of hours shopping
  • Design your own tailor-made excursions

The Haven

Suites in a private area of the ship, which can only be accessed by the room key, sizes vary from 323 sq. ft. to 6695 sq. ft., benefits include:

  • Priority embarkation and disembarkation
  • Escort to your Villa or Penthouse on embarkation day
    Priority boarding of tenders ashore
  • Butler and concierge service
  • Butler to unpack your luggage
  • Access to Concierge Lounge
  • Distinctive keycard for special shipboard recognition
  • Invitations to exclusive breakfast, lunch and cocktail party
  • Full in-room breakfast menu
  • Priority restaurant reservations and Guest Services hotline
  • 24-hour room service with special suite menu
  • Mini-bar and espresso/cappuccino machine
  • Treats delivered to your door each night
  • Sparkling wine, bottled water and fruit
  • Fresh flower arrangement
  • Access to private sundeck
  • Access to exclusive Courtyard area with private pool, sundeck, hot tub and fitness area
  • Wireless Internet access, plus personal computer
  • Bliss Collection by NCL™ featuring pillow-top mattresses, fine linens, duvet and pillow menu
  • Plush bathrobes, towels and slippers
  • Flat-screen TV with DVD & CD library

Studios

Specially designed and priced for the solo traveller and located in a private key card access complex with the exclusive Studio Lounge, size 100 sq. ft.

Spa Suites and Staterooms

Cabins close to the Spa, sizes from 215 sq. ft. to 323 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Complimentary access to the Spa
  • With the suites there is butler and concierge services and complimentary use of the thermal suites, sauna, hydrotherapy pool, steam room and heated loungers during regular spa hours.

Concierge Verandah

Category A Concierge level Verandah cabins, size 282 sq. ft., extra benefits include:

  • Priority noon check-in and early embarkation with priority luggage delivery
  • Exclusive access to private Concierge Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne
  • Priority online specialty restaurant and shore excursion reservations
  • Unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace
  • Laptop computer with wireless Internet access - Internet usage rates apply
  • New for 2013! - Exclusive discounts on internet usage plans
  • New for 2013! - Complimentary iPad® available - Internet usage rates apply
  • Bulgari toiletries
  • Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag
  • Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda
  • Complimentary shoe shine service
  • Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation - Certain limitations apply

Owner’s Suite

Approx. 461- 687 sq. ft (Including balcony):

  • Sound station dock for your iPod
  • Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services
  • Web access in the Internet Café
  • Bathroom with a bathroom tub
  • Desk
  • Separate seating area
  • Sofa bed
  • Two flat screen televisions
  • Marble-top furniture
  • Spacious closet

Grand Suite

Up to 932 sq. ft:

  • Panoramic views from balcony – two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs
  • Include all the premium amenities of a suite with balcony
  • Deluxe queen mattress
  • Spacious sitting room with fireplace
  • Hot tub – equipped with whirlpool jets
  • Convertible double sofa bed
  • Large walk in closet
  • Personal computer
  • CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library
  • Fresh flower arrangement
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities including bath salts and soothing gel eye mask
  • Complimentary mini-bar set-up
  • Pillow menu

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