The best cruise ship balcony cabins for your vacation at sea

Fran Golden

Balcony cabins are popular accommodations on cruise ships, affording the luxury of an outdoor space where you can take in the sea breezes, read a book, have breakfast or a drink and stare at the waves without distraction.

These spaces vary widely in size, so it pays to study your ship's deck plan before booking. Affordable balcony cabins might come with a veranda so small your knees rub against the railing as you sit in one of two deck chairs flanking a small cocktail table. The most expensive suites, on the other hand, can have balconies as large as half a tennis court, equipped with cushy loungers, a big table for outdoor dining and even a private hot tub or plunge pool.

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With all balcony cabins, you can just throw on your bathrobe to catch views of wildlife or of your ship pulling into port. Keep in mind when you step outside that your balcony might not be entirely private — your neighbors might be able to see you (as will the ship's security team via hidden cameras).

Here are our picks for the best balcony cabins at sea.

Cove balcony cabins on Carnival Cruise Line

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On select Carnival Cruise Line ships, such as Carnival Vista and Carnival Magic, you'll find special Deck 2 Cove balcony cabins that are built into the steel hull of the ship, close to the waterline and near the ship's lifeboats.

These accommodations afford a unique view of the sea since you aren't on a typical balcony that hangs off the ship, but in a cutout in the ship's superstructure. You'll have more privacy than with typical balcony cabins, since no one can see you from above or the side — but that's not the main draw.

The thrill here is sitting in a deck chair and watching the waves and spray splashing up from only 20 to 25 feet below. Call it a free show. Just be aware that you can't use your balcony in rough seas when a watertight door seals off the space from the roiling water. Also, given the close-up view of rolling waves, these cabins are not appropriate for those who suffer from seasickness.

Cove cabins are limited in number and popular, so you'll need to snag one well in advance of your sailing.

Related: 6 reasons you'll want to book a balcony cabin on your next cruise

Infinite Veranda cabins on Celebrity Cruises

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On its Edge-class ships, Celebrity Cruises sought to redefine the concept of a "balcony." Instead of creating private outdoor spaces that hang off the ship, the cruise line cleverly designed a way to bring the outside space in.

At the push of a button, the top half of a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass in your cabin slides down like a car window to let in the fresh ocean air. If you want, you can close off the section of your room closest to the window by sliding shut a pair of folding doors. Once that is done, you have a cozy spot with two chairs and a cocktail table where you can admire the sea or enjoy your morning coffee — even if your cabinmate is still sleeping.

If the weather turns rainy or chilly, roll that window back up, and you can still enjoy the sitting area as an indoor portion of your cabin.

With no space wasted for a traditional balcony, the other benefit of this setup is expanded indoor space. These cabins are 23 percent larger than on the line's Solstice-class ships, including bigger bathrooms.

Sister cruise line Royal Caribbean has introduced these cabins on its newest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas , and other ocean lines such as Atlas Ocean Voyages have begun to copy the idea , too. The concept first began popping up about a decade ago on river cruise ships, where it was pioneered by Avalon Waterways.

Super Studio balcony cabins on Royal Caribbean

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Single cruisers have a tough choice. They can choose an inside or windowed cabin designed and priced for solo guests — but to enjoy balcony accommodations, they typically must pay a supplement (as much as 100% of the cruise fare) to reserve a veranda cabin designed for two people to share.

Related: These 8 cabins are great for travelers cruising alone

Royal Caribbean sought to level the playing field on its Quantum Class ships by creating Super Studio balcony cabins. On Quantum, Anthem, Ovation, Spectrum and Odyssey of the Seas, these solo cabins are designed and priced for one, with up to 199 square feet of interior space and a 55-foot balcony that's large enough for two chairs and a small table.

There are only a dozen of these cabins per ship, so you'll want to book as early as possible to snag one.

Rear-facing cabins on any cruise line

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On any ship, rear-facing balcony cabins are coveted spaces. They deliver mesmerizing views as your ship pulls out of ports of call, and their balconies tend to be larger than those on the sides of the ship. Many people book them for a feeling of privacy and to enjoy peaceful moments gazing out at the ship's wake. Corner cabins are a particular bonus, delivering long, wraparound outdoor spaces.

On the newest ships of lines such as MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line , you'll find suites occupying the corners, but other ships have more affordable balcony cabins in this location. Be aware when booking rear-facing balconies that your space might not have much shade and that you will feel more movement than you would in a cabin in the middle of the ship. These beloved cabins are not necessarily the best for those who get seasick.

Related: What not to do on a cruise balcony

AquaTheater Suites on Royal Caribbean

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On Royal Caribbean's enormous Oasis Class ships , these one- and two-bedroom suites overlook the back of the ship with the bonus of views of the AquaTheater. You can sit in your lounge chair and privately watch thrilling high-diving shows, complete with dancers, acrobats, dancing fountains and performers jumping off 30-foot platforms into the deepest pools at sea. There are no tickets needed and no jockeying for seats with your shipmates.

The largest suites sleep up to eight and wrap around the side of the ship with 772 square feet of outdoor space. You can hold a party at your outdoor bar or sit down to an alfresco, room-service dinner.

Sky Suites on Princess Cruises

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Princess Cruises ' latest ships — Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess and Discovery Princess — break the record for largest cruise ship balconies of any cabin on any cruise ship, according to the line.

The fancy Sky Suites, centrally located on a top deck, have huge, wraparound terraces that overlook the sea and the ship's sports deck. The 1,012-square-foot balcony features lounging areas, a dry bar, an alfresco dining setup and even a TV alcove.

The suites come with many perks, the coolest of which is a private viewing of what's playing on your ship's giant Movies Under the Stars screen. You even get to request a movie showing of your choice.

Sea Terraces on Virgin Voyages

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Virgin Voyages likes to do things more playfully than other lines, and its balcony cabins are in keeping with that philosophy. Book a Sea Terrace on the line's Scarlet Lady , Resilient Lady or Valiant Lady and you'll get a balcony equipped with chairs and a small table plus a hammock swing attached to the ceiling. Embrace your inner kid and swing to your heart's content while you enjoy fresh air and sea views.

Other unique quirks of Virgin Voyages' Sea Terrace cabins are mood lighting and full-size beds that turn into sofas by day.

Related: First impressions of Scarlet Lady, the first-ever Virgin Voyages vessel

Excel Presidential Suites on Carnival Cruise Line

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On Carnival's Mardi Gras , Carnival Celebration and Carnival Jubilee , these big suites for big spenders afford the same forward-facing views as the captain, with plenty of room to entertain your nearest and dearest both indoors and outside.

The largest balconies in the Carnival fleet at 645 square feet, these come with double sunbeds and loungers, a dining table for meals outdoors and a private soaking pool plus an outdoor shower.

Book one of these suites and you also have unlimited access to Loft 19, a lounging area equipped with cushy loungers and cabanas that is reserved for suite guests.

Slightly more affordable are the ships' 12 Carnival Excel Corner Suites, with the "wow" of private, open-air hot tubs on wraparound balconies.

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I Stayed in an Infinite Veranda Cabin on Celebrity Edge (Full Review, Balcony, Bathroom and More)

Recently I took a cruise and I stayed in a “balcony cabin” that has features that I’d never seen on a cruise ship before!

It’s very different from what you’d expect when you hear the word “Balcony” and I spent most of the week trying to work out why the cruise line made this decision!

Usually, when you look at cruise ship balcony cabins they are pretty similar. The designs do change between ships and the layout inside might change -but the actual balcony space is pretty standard. An Infinite Veranda Cabin is very different!

The balcony is usually a rectangle of some size, with two chairs on it. There’s not much that can be changed with that layout – there may be the addition of a table if you’re lucky!

The ship I sailed on, the Celebrity Edge was built in 2018. She’s the first in Celebrity’s “Edge Class” of ships. She was game-changing for Celebrity in lots of ways, and the cabins are no exception. 

Infinite Veranda Cabin On the Celebrity Edge

When I booked this cruise I decided to book what is called an “Infinite Veranda Cabin.”

There are 918 Infinite Verandas on Celebrity Edge, and they are up to 23% bigger than balcony cabins on other, older Celebrity ships. 

I usually am an “inside cabin” kind of girl, but I do love a controversial cabin!

I had read lots of very good and very bad reviews about the Infinite Veranda, so I wanted to find out for myself if I would like it.

  • One person described it as “the best room they’ve ever stayed in”
  • Another person said that it was so bad that it “ruined their vacation beyond repair”

I did have somebody tell me recently that their cruise was ruined by the “Library being too cold” – So I always try to take these reviews with a pinch of salt !

The description of the cabin promised to:

“blur the boundary between inside and outside” …..and that it definitely did that!  Celebrity Cruises

My cabin was assigned at the time of booking, and I was allocated cabin 7156. This is towards the front of deck 7.

Quite often cruise lines will give you a discount if you don’t pick your specific cabin location, but Celebrity didn’t have any option to do that. I just let my travel agent pick the cabin as I always trust her decisions!

In the past I’ve had cabins right at the top of the ship, right at the bottom, at the front, at the back, besides the Atrium, under the nightclub – you name it I’ve probably tried it at some point!

I am not fussy when it comes to cabin locations!

The cabin that I was assigned looked good cabin on paper, so I was feeling pretty optimistic and excited.

I was on this cruise with my Mum, and I really hoped that the room would be a place where we could relax and watch a few sailaways together.

One of the biggest complaints I’d heard about this cabin type was that there wasn’t enough separate space. I hoped that there would be enough room for me and Mum to have our time together – and also our time apart!

You don’t always want to be in somebody’s way 24/7 – Even if that somebody is your Mum! 

Initial Impressions of the Celebrity Edge

When we boarded the ship we headed up the stairs to deck 7.

I immediately was impressed with the signs and the fact that there were clear labels for which side of the ship had the odd and even-numbered cabins.

It’s a small thing but it makes a big difference if you are like me, and as my Mum puts it “Can’t find your way out of a paper bag. “

The decor in the corridors felt very modern too, and I liked how the cabins were set back a little bit from the main walkway. 

Our cabin was located close to the front staircase and we found our cabin cruise cards waiting for us in a little package just by the door.

These cruise cards control everything on a cruise, this is what you charge your drinks to, how they know who is on and off the ship and how you get into your room.

I do often get comments from people who worry that others could take their cruise cards from outside and break into the room.

The way I see it is that if they get into the room before me, I won’t be there and neither will any of my stuff – so why they’d want to break into an empty room I don’t know! (Maybe to use the toilet or something – but either way that isn’t something that I’ve ever worried about !)

The Infinite Veranda Cabin

When we walked into the room I was very impressed by the design. It felt modern and bright and spacious.

I think the cabin may be a bit narrower than on some other ships, but the length and clever design definitely made up for it. 

The first thing I noticed were the big beds and USB sockets which is always a perk.

The sockets were only by one bed though – so if you are staying in this cabin, make sure you claim that one quickly!

My mum has one of those phones that doesn’t need charging very often – whereas I’m on team iPhone and need to charge every night. She very kindly let me have the bed next to the sockets. 

Moving a little further into the room there was a big sofa and a desk in front of a mirror.

Sadly there was no kettle, as Celebrity is an American cruise line, not a British one.

There were a couple of bottles of water and some Kettle Chips here. These do cost money though and once I found that out I stopped looking at them as items of food and just thought of them as decorations for the room!

I never buy things from the mini bar and I soon forgot that they were there.

Maybe it would be different if it was a can of Pepsi – but these things didn’t tempt me – which was good! 

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On top of the desk was a weird-looking white box – at first glance you might not know what it was for.

I looked inside and found out that this box held the plug sockets and the idea is that this keeps the wires nice and tidy.

Maybe my chargers are just extra huge but I couldn’t ever close the box when charging my things. It was a nice idea though, and there were also USB sockets inside here.

Inside the box was a European socket, a US socket and two multi-country sockets. The two in the middle actually fitted UK plug sockets which is a rare treat.

I don’t usually find UK-compatible sockets in cruise ship cabins. 

Underneath was a minibar, and what looked like lots of extra storage.

The Infinite Veranda Area of The Cabin

At this point the balcony area looked pretty normal, it just looked like we had a different type of doors. You could see through the doors a little which did look quite cool.

Heading into the balcony area though I realised that this was very different from what I’m used to.

Normally balconies are outside – and that might sound like a weird thing to say – but the balcony of this cabin didn’t feel like it was outside, it was inside the ship .

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We weren’t ever out in the open air the cabin was set into the side of the ship.

On some cruise ships, you’ll find balcony cabins that are called ‘sheltered balconies’ which are similar in some ways to this.

Normally, standing on the balconies of cruise ships you feel like you are outside and you are exposed to the elements. Infinite Varandas don’t feel like this at all.

If it’s raining or windy you wouldn’t want to be on a normal cruise ship balcony, but one benefit of a cabin like this is that you could still use this space regardless of the weather – Unless of course, the Captain had locked all of the windows from the Bridge.

The balcony area itself was pretty big and there were two comfortable chairs with a little table.

The area was all very nicely designed in neutral colours.

Looking at the buttons on the side I managed to find the button to slide down the glass to transform it into a balcony. One button was for the blind and the other was for the window.

The sun was shining in Barcelona and the breeze was lovely. I did notice right away that the glass moving down was noisy, and it wasn’t exactly fast!

I hoped that this wouldn’t disturb us during the cruise, I can’t be described as an “early bird” by any stretch of the imagination – and I didn’t want to wake up when others opened their windows.

I suppose that is no different from balconies with doors though, I’ll often hear people slamming their doors early in the morning or late at night on cruises.

When the balcony area was open it made the whole room feel very spacious.

Being able to hear the water was so peaceful and I knew that we would be sailing away from Barcelona soon so I wanted to stay in the cabin to watch the sailaway. 

The Bathroom

I headed back into the main part of the room to have a look at the bathroom. I was very impressed by the size.

The shower was large, I loved the overall design and the mirrors made it feel very modern and spacious.

There was lots of storage space too, with shelves on both sides and more space to put things under the sink.

All cabins come with Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash in the showers, which is lovely. There is also Body Lotion by the sink along with hand soap.

The shower itself was a really good size too and this is definitely one of my favourite cruise ship bathrooms.

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It could have done with one of those magnifying makeup mirrors – that would be my only suggestion to improve it.

I’d discover later in the cruise that there was a built-in night light inside the bathroom which was great when using the bathroom in the dark.

There was a strong magnetic catch on the door, which meant that there was no way that you could close it quietly. Even if you closed it as carefully as possible it’d still make a loud bang!

Plenty of Storage Space

As we had a little bit of time before our sailaway we decided to unpack.

There was LOTS of storage space over by the bed with a few shelves and three very big drawers over by the desk.

After unpacking I put my suitcase under the bed and there was plenty of space for it down there. I didn’t get under the bed to check out the space like I did on Norwegian Prima – but still, my suitcase fitted fine.

There were two of us sharing this cabin and we had no problem with lack of storage space at all. In fact, there were some extra cupboards that we didn’t discover until five days into the cruise! 

It was great to be able to have the veranda window open while we were unpacking, and it definitely felt more like we would see and hear what was going on outside than in a regular balcony cabin.

Celebrity did promise to “Blur the lines between outside and inside” and it really did feel like that. 

As we started to sail away from Barcelona I sat in the balcony area. The glazing bar was right at my eye level when sitting so standing up definitely was better.

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We had the most amazing view of the sail away. There are lots of cranes and shipping containers in the port of Barcelona so it wasn’t the most picturesque but as the cruise went on we did see some beautiful sights from the window.

My favourite thing about this Varanda set-up was that because it was glass on the bottom we could see the view – even if we were inside the main part of the cabin.

I could lay in bed and watch the beautiful scenery go by. It was so relaxing!

I did enjoy the sofa too. It became my office for the week, and I could sit there working away while watching the scenery going by outside.

The Magic Carpet

Looking to the right from the window I noticed that I could see what is called the “Magic Carpet.”

This is basically like a piece of deck that sticks off the side of the ship. It moves up and down, depending on where it’s needed and we often sat on it when it was by the pool deck to have a drink in the evening.

We had a couple of tender ports on this cruise, and on those days it would be used as a platform so that everybody could get from the ship to the tender boats.

Usually, when you get on a tender boat you go through the crew areas on the lowest decks of the ship. Having the Magic Carpet down there made it feel as though tendering wasn’t an afterthought.

Watching the tendering from my balcony was great fun too! I had hours of fun watching the boats sail by – and would often be joined by Seagulls sitting on top of the lifeboats stored on the side of the ship, just below us.

To find out more about the amazing Magic Carpet, watch this video next:

The Cabin Mirrors Steamed Up!

After our sail away from Barcelona. I went back into the main part of the cabin and noticed that the mirror was steamed up.

Usually, the heat on the balcony is kept outside – but with it being one big room, things did get steamy in the main cabin quite fast!

It wasn’t ever a problem for us and the air conditioning did work fine – when the window was closed. 

I imagine that this would be really nice if you were on a cold weather cruise because you could spend time in the balcony area without having to deal with whatever the cold temperature is outside. 

Some Disadvantages of the Infinite Varanda Design

It’s important to note that the team on the bridge do control all of these windows, so if it is bad weather they will automatically close and there’s nothing you can do about it

I am somebody who gets seasick on occasion, and the best thing about having a balcony in that situation is being able to get the fresh air whenever I need it.

If you have any bad weather on this cruise ship, You wouldn’t be able to open the veranda window, which would be a shame. The Captain is able to close and lock all the windows from the Bridge.

We were incredibly lucky with the weather on the cruise though, we had glorious sunshine every single day and the ship felt like one of the smoothest ships I’ve ever been on.

There wasn’t one point that I noticed that we were moving at all, I don’t know what kind of magical technology they have in this ship but it was a very comfortable journey! 

By now I was enjoying the Infinite Veranda – but did still have a few concerns.

I thought that it might be noisy and wondered what I would do in the mornings. Usually, I wake up and open the curtains a little to see where we are.

I like to slowly let in the light and have a peek at what’s outside. Quite often the person I’m cruising with will want to sit on the balcony while I stay inside – or vice versa.

The next morning I would find out why that wasn’t really possible in this cabin! 

When we woke I realised that I had been right about the curtain and blind situation.

I was sharing the cabin with my Mum who likes to get up earlier than me. Usually, she would head out onto the balcony, but there was no way that she could let in any light without raising the motorised blind and waking me up !

I can sleep through most things, but it always woke me. You can’t just open it a little bit either or you’d have to sit on the floor to look out – which I suppose you could in theory but that’s a bit odd. 

You can’t peek around the edge of the blind when it was down either. You had to open it up to find out what the weather was like outside.

The window itself was very good at blocking out the sound, even when we docked in busy industrial ports you never heard a thing until the window was opened. 

 f you are on the same schedule I’m sure this isn’t a problem, but it does turn the balcony and inside area into one room so you lose having two separate spaces. 

A little later in the cruise when I was walking along the corridor I got the chance to have a look in at one of the ocean-view cabins.

The one that I saw was basically the same as my Infinite Veranda cabin apart from the fact that the window was smaller and didn’t open. This is called a Panoramic Oceanview cabin. Everything else in the cabin was the same – so I think I’d be quite happy in that room.

The inside cabins also looked really nice too, and it is clear in all of the cabins that Celebrity have taken the time to organise and decorate the space well. Little details – like the design of the carpets, I really liked. 

Like any cabin, there are some people who would love it – and some who definitely wouldn’t like it at all!

If you are somebody who likes to spend time inside your main cabin and wants to be able to see the scenery go by while hearing the noise from outside and feeling the breeze or the heat, this cabin would be great for that.

If you’re somebody who likes to use the balcony area as a separate space, or you like to feel the sun when you’re on your balcony, a normal balcony cabin would be a better option.

We never had the sun come actually into our balcony and I did miss having a separate outside space.

Would I Choose an Infinite Veranda Cabin Again?

For me, personally, I’d pick a traditional balcony cabin over an Infinite Veranda – but I would be more than happy to stay here again for the right price!

I view it more as an “in-between” category between an oceanview and a balcony. 

Even though this cabin is definitely a controversial one I do understand the logic behind it. I can’t say that for all cabins though.

I recently stayed in a cabin on the Costa Smeralda where my balcony cabin had a feature that I still can’t work out why it even exists. To find out what I thought of this cabin, and who should avoid this cabin type, read this next:

Nowhere to Hide! – I Stayed in The Weirdest Cruise Ship Cabin – Costa Smeralda

Before You Go!

Another controversial cabin I stayed in was on P&O’s Iona. It had a separate conservatory area, so was much better for sharing with your family – but it did have one major disadvantage. To find out what that was, read this article next:

P&O’s Controversial Conservatory Mini Suite

Celebrity Edge was an amazing ship with many new “State of the Art” Features. As well as the Infinite Varanda cabins and the groundbreaking Magic Carpet, there was a Rooftop Garden with over five thousand real plants!

To find out more about Celebrity Edge, watch this video next:

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Celebrity Ascent cabins and suites

Celebrity ascent staterooms review, floor plans, photos.

Celebrity Ascent cabins and suites review at CruiseMapper provides detailed information on cruise accommodations , including floor plans, photos, room types and categories, cabin sizes, furniture details and included by Celebrity Cruises en-suite amenities and services.

The Celebrity Ascent cruise ship cabins page is conveniently interlinked with its deck plans showing deck layouts combined with a legend and review of all onboard venues.

Iconic Suite

Layout (floor plan).

Iconic Suites are located above the ship's Navigation Bridge. These are Celebrity Cruises fleet's largest staterooms. Each Iconic Suite has 2 bedrooms (with King beds / convertible to twins, with premium cashmere bedding), 2 full bathrooms (full shower, whirlpool bathtub), large veranda (with hottub and lounge seating). The living room has butler's pantry.

Iconic Suite is new category staterooms. Their passengers enjoy exclusive access to "The Retreat Sundeck" (with plunge pool and whirlpool), also to "Luminae At The Retreat" (suite-only restaurant) and to the Suite Lounge (Concierge-served). All these amenities are complimentary.

Iconic Suite Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include personal butler service (priority services - check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation, tendering ashore, dining reservations, reserved theatre seats), in-cabin dining service (including afternoon canapes and Afternoon Tea service), complimentary shoeshine, daily fresh fruits and flowers, premium robes and slippers, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, complimentary Internet and fully-stocked minibar, upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, premium bath products, bathtub), iPod station, exclusive access to Luminae Restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Michael's Club Lounge (concierge service, complimentary drinks - including cocktails), unlimited specialty restaurant dining, complimentary beverages (premium drink package, 1 bottle of Perrier-Jouet champagne and 2 bottles of wine).

Master Bathroom is sized 200 ft2 (19 m2).

Edge Villas passengers enjoy exclusive access to private plunge pools and also direct access to "The Retreat Sundeck" (with swimming pool and whirlpool).

Edge Villa passengers enjoy exclusive access to "Luminae At The Retreat" (suite-only restaurant) and to the Suite Lounge (Concierge-served). All these amenities are complimentary.

These are split-level suites with indoor-outdoor living areas. Each villa has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2-deck high windows (looking out over a private terrace). the terrace has a plunge pool (depth 1 m / 3 ft) and outdoor lounge furniture,

Edge Villa Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include personal butler service (priority services - check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation, tendering ashore, dining reservations, reserved theatre seats), in-cabin dining service (including afternoon canapes and Afternoon Tea service), complimentary shoeshine, daily fresh fruits and flowers, premium robes and slippers, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, complimentary minibar and Internet, upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, premium bath products, bathtub), iPod station, exclusive access to Luminae Restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Michael's Club Lounge (concierge service, complimentary drinks - including cocktails), unlimited specialty restaurant dining, complimentary beverages (premium drink package, 1 bottle of Perrier-Jouet champagne and 2 bottles of wine).

Master Bathroom is sized 90 ft2 (8 m2).

Celebrity Ascent Edge Villa photo

Penthouse Suite

Penthouse Suites are located forward-starboard. Each Penthouse Suite has 2 bedrooms (with King beds / convertible to twins, with premium cashmere bedding), 2 bathrooms (shower, whirlpool bathtub), large veranda (hottub, lounge seating), dining room, walk-in closet, floor-ceiling windows, motorized curtains. The living room has butler's pantry.

Each of the Penthouse Suites can be booked together with an adjacent Sky Suite.

Penthouse Suite passengers enjoy exclusive access to "The Retreat Sundeck" (with plunge pool and whirlpool), also to "Luminae At The Retreat" (suite-only restaurant) and to the Suite Lounge (Concierge-served). All these amenities are complimentary.

Penthouse Suite Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include personal butler service (priority services - check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation, tendering ashore, dining reservations, reserved theatre seats), in-cabin dining service (including afternoon canapes and Afternoon Tea service), complimentary shoeshine, daily fresh fruits and flowers, premium robes and slippers, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, complimentary minibar and Internet, upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, premium bath products, bathtub), iPod station, exclusive access to Luminae Restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Michael's Club Lounge (concierge service, complimentary drinks - including cocktails), unlimited specialty restaurant dining, complimentary beverages (premium drink package, 1 bottle of Perrier-Jouet champagne and 2 bottles of wine).

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Royal Suite

Royal Suite Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include personal butler service (priority services - check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation, tendering ashore, dining reservations, reserved theatre seats), in-cabin dining service (including afternoon canapes and Afternoon Tea service), complimentary shoeshine, daily fresh fruits and flowers, premium robes and slippers, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, complimentary minibar and Internet, upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, premium bath products, bathtub), iPod station, exclusive access to Luminae Restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Michael's Club Lounge (concierge service, complimentary drinks - including cocktails), unlimited specialty restaurant dining, complimentary beverages (premium drink package, 1 bottle of Perrier-Jouet champagne and 2 bottles of wine).

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Celebrity Suite

When combined with an adjacent Concierge-Class Cabin, the Sky Suite can be booked as "Celebrity Family Suite" (CF).

Celebrity Suite Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include personal butler service (priority services - check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation, tendering ashore, dining reservations, reserved theatre seats), in-cabin dining service (including afternoon canapes and Afternoon Tea service), complimentary shoeshine, daily fresh fruits and flowers, premium robes and slippers, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, minibar (complimentary alcoholic beverages), upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, premium bath products, bathtub), iPod station, exclusive access to Luminae Restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Michael's Club Lounge (concierge service, complimentary drinks - including cocktails).

Celebrity Ascent Celebrity Suite photo

Each of the Sky Suites has King-bed (facing the balcony), spacious veranda (furnished with 1 rocking chair, pillows). The room's design features a panel (located behind the bed) that opens, serving as entry door for the bathroom (the panel is mirrored on the bath side). The bathroom has an oval-shaped hot tub combined with shower.

When combined with an adjacent Sunset Veranda cabin, aft-located Sky Suites can be booked as "Sky Family Suite" (SF).

Handicap suites (for disabled passengers) are all located on Deck 11 (room numbers 11120 and 11123). Both wheelchair-accessible suites are in Category S2 - sized 300 ft2 (28 m2) plus balcony sized 100 ft2 (9 m2).

Sky Suite Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include personal butler service (priority services - check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation, tendering ashore, dining reservations, reserved theatre seats), in-cabin dining service, complimentary shoeshine, daily fresh fruits and flowers, premium robes and slippers, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, minibar (complimentary alcoholic beverages), upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, premium bath products, bathtub), iPod station, exclusive access to Luminae Restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Michael's Club Lounge (concierge service, complimentary drinks - including cocktails).

AquaClass Sky Suites offer additional wellness amenities, King-size beds (with Celebrity's Cashmere Mattress, eXhale bedding sets), split bathrooms (with a large spa tub and shower).

AquaClass Sky Suite (Celebrity Ascent ship)

AquaClass Sky Suite perks include:

  • exclusive access to The Retreat (resort-style outdoor sundeck, Luminae Restaurant, Bar Lounge)
  • complimentary unlimited access to SEA Thermal Suite (8x distinct spaces) including Mist Aroma Steam Room, Desert Infrared Sauna Rooms, Rainfall Water Therapy Room, Relax Room (with floor-ceiling windows and heated loungers)
  • dedicated Spa Concierge service (consultation, priority reservations
  • Spa credit and treatment package discounts
  • Complimentary fitness classes
  • exclusive Welcome Aboard reception
  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine, 2x bottled waters daily (in the cabin), 2x Yoga mats, in-cabin fitness amenities
  • bath products with natural ingredients
  • Plush Frette bathrobes, slippers, towels
  • afternoon savories (daily delivery), in-cabin brand coffees
  • Afternoon Tea service (The Retreat Lounge)
  • complimentary umbrella and binoculars (during the cruise)
  • complimentary shoeshine service
  • complimentary room service (24-hour)
  • dining at the exclusive restaurants "Luminae" and "Blu"
  • In-cabin dining (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) from "Blu" restaurant's menu
  • Personal Host and Concierge (at The Retreat)
  • Priority check-in, boarding, port tendering
  • Reserved theater seats (on Evening Chic nights)

Celebrity Ascent Sky Suite photo

Aqua-Concierge Balcony Cabins

Aqua-Class and Concierge-Class handicap cabins (for disabled passengers) are all located on Deck 9. These rooms are numbers 9225, 9226, 9227, 9228, 9229, 9230, 9321, 9232. Each wheelchair-accessible cabin (Category C2) is sized 300 ft2 (28 m2) and has a balcony sized 65 ft2 (6 m2).

Aqua-Class Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include priority services (check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation), complimentary shoeshine service, premium robes and slippers, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, additional bath amenities, premium towels), exclusive restaurants access (full breakfasts and dinners), dedicated spa concierge, complimentary Persian Gardens and Spa Relaxation room access.

Concierge-Class Cabin bonus amenities (additional perks) include personal concierge service (priority services - check-In, luggage delivery, disembarkation, dining reservations), in-cabin dining (afternoon canapes), complimentary shoeshine service, daily fresh fruits and flowers, premium robes, pillow menu, expanded room service menu, complimentary use of binoculars, upgraded bathroom amenities (Hansgrohe-brand showerhead, additional hairdryer), exclusive access to Concierge Lounge and Concierge Desk, exclusive Main Dining Room lunch (on embarkation day).

Edge Veranda Infinity|French Balcony Cabin

Of all staterooms, 16 are single-occupancy cabins (designed for passengers traveling solo). These are Category ES cabins, each sized 140 ft2 (13 m2) with balcony sized 40 ft2 (4 m2). Single cabins can also be booked as twins as each has a single sofabed (for 2nd person).

Edge Veranda is an "Infinite Veranda" (French Balcony) stateroom - new for Celebrity Cruises category. The cabin is about 23% larger than Solstice-class balcony rooms, allowing King-size beds. Edge Veranda cabins feature a vanity table that slips under the desk. This way, the full-length lighted mirror (mounted on the wall) is better revealed.

Handicap cabins (for disabled passengers) are all located on Deck 8. These are room numbers 8230, 8232, 8234, 8236, 8239, 8241, 8243, 8245). Each wheelchair-accessible cabin (Category E1) is sized 305 ft2 (28 m2) and has balcony sized 65 ft2 (6 m2).

Celebrity Ascent Edge Veranda Infinity|French Balcony Cabin photo

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabin amenities include King-size bed (premium mattress), mini-fridge (extra cost minibar), electronic safe (in the closet), Interactive HDTV (Internet, room service ordering, booking excursions, on-demand movies), hairdryer, bath products, private (step-out) balcony.

The aft-located Sunset Veranda cabins are smaller (230 ft2 / 21 m2) but with larger balconies (90 ft2 / 8 m2).

Celebrity Ascent Balcony Cabin photo

Oceanview Cabin

Handicap cabins (for disabled passengers) are numbers 8106 (Deck 8), 8109 (Deck 8), 9108 (Deck 9) and 9113 (Deck 9). Each wheelchair-accessible cabin (Category 6) is sized 350 ft2 (33 m2).

Oceanview Cabin amenities include King-size bed (premium mattress), mini-fridge (extra cost minibar), electronic safe (in the closet), Interactive HDTV (Internet, room service ordering, booking excursions, on-demand movies), hairdryer, bath products.

Celebrity Ascent Oceanview Cabin photo

Interior Cabin

Handicap cabins (for disabled passengers) are numbers 9210 (Deck 9, 10180 (Deck 11) and 10182 (Deck 10). Each wheelchair-accessible cabin (Category 9) is sized 230 ft2 (21 m2).

Inside Cabin amenities include King-size bed (premium mattress), mini-fridge (extra cost minibar), electronic safe (in the closet), Interactive HDTV (Internet, room service ordering, booking excursions, on-demand movies), hairdryer, bath products.

Celebrity Ascent Interior Cabin photo

Celebrity Ascent cabins review

Celebrity Ascent cruise ship has a total of 1646 staterooms for 3260 passengers (max capacity is 3731) and 726 crew cabins (for 1320 crew /staff). Of all staterooms, 81% are Balcony, 10% Oceanview, 9 % Inside. The number of cabins with triple and quad occupancy is 1305. Connecting cabins are 178. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 25.

Iconic Suite is new for the Celebrity Cruises cabin category. Iconic Suite's balcony is sized 690 ft2 (64 m2), while the stateroom is 1890 ft2 (176 m2). The suite is located above Navigation Bridge's wing. Its veranda has 1 whirlpool hot tub, shaded private cabana, outdoor lounge seating, live plants. Each Iconic Suite has 2 bedrooms (both with King-sized beds), 2 full-bathrooms, floor-ceiling windows, and offers 270-degree panoramic views.

Edge Villas are another new category of staterooms. Their passengers enjoy exclusive access to private plunge pools and also direct access to "The Retreat Sundeck".

Edge Veranda is an "Infinite Veranda" (balcony) stateroom - another new for the Celebrity brand category. The cabin is about 23% larger than Solstice-class balcony rooms, allowing King-size beds and more storage (doubled drawer space). Cabin bathrooms are 10% larger than Solstice-class. Edge Verandas have a vanity table that slips under the desk. This way, the full-length lighted mirror (mounted on the wall) is better revealed.

Edge Veranda ("Infinite Balcony") cabins have a unique feature. With the touch of a button, their doors fold away and the entire living room becomes a balcony. The Infinite window is electronically operated and sized 2,3 m (width) X 2 m (height) or 7,5 x 6,5 ft. It is horizontally divided into two panels (the upper moving over the lower, which is fixed at balcony height). The button is located near the window, at kids safe height.

Penthouse Suites were designed by Kelly Hoppen MBE. Each features a swing chair (Hanging Hoop Chair Brass by Lee Broom), a NAAS floor lamp (by Bruno Moinard), a Drew Fabric Swivel Chair (by RH Modern).

Each of the Sky Suites has King-bed (facing the balcony), spacious veranda (furnished with 1 rocking chair, pillows). The room's design features a panel (located behind the bed) that opens, serving as an entry door for the bathroom (the panel is mirrored on the bath side). The bathroom has an oval-shaped hot tub combined with a shower.

Personal butlers serve in all Suites. Additional (bonus) perks often given for booking Suites are free beverage package for 2 ("Classic Drinks Package"), onboard credit, unlimited free Wi-Fi, price-included gratuities.

All staterooms as standard amenities offer bathrobes, tote bags, smart HDTV (infotainment system, Internet, on-demand-movies), luxury bath toiletries, hairdryer, electronic safe box and lifejackets (in the closet), mini-bar, dual (110-220 V) power outlets. All staterooms are fitted with King-sized beds (hypoallergenic, highest-quality cashmere mattress / handcrafted by Matermoll, Italy) with deluxe bedding. Only single cabins are with Queen-sized beds. All staterooms have small touchscreens that control air-conditioning, lighting, shades/curtains, alarm (wake-up mode) and also have room service request icons. Each cabin is fitted with keyless room entry technology that uses digital keys (on smartphones), as well as standard keycards and RFID bands.

All cabin bathrooms are fitted with 1 electrical outlet (for a hairdryer). In the cabin's lounge area, USB ports are concealed in a desktop box. Near the vanity/dressing table are located the power outlets (the US and European plugs). All staterooms can be opened via a smartphone app (implementing facial recognition software).

The 24-hour room service menu includes cold and hot breakfast items (cereals, fruits, eggs, pancakes, also daily soups, salads, fast food (burgers, sandwiches, pizza, desserts, vegetable lasagna, steaks, quesadillas), also items from the main dining room's dinner menu. The room service order is via the cabin phone or the interactive TV system.

IMPORTANT: Celebrity Cruises charges USD 3,95 for late-night room service orders (between 11 pm and 6 am). This is an extra service charge implemented fleetwide (including on the Ascent ship). Passengers exempted from the new room service fee are the occupants of higher-grade cruise accommodations (Aqua-class, Concierge-class and all Suites).

IMPORTANT: The daily replenished bottled water perk for AquaClass cabins is no longer available. AquaClass guests, along with passengers in Sky Suite and Celebrity Suite accommodations, now receive (free of charge) two bottles of water (9 oz / 250 ml) only once - upon embarkation. Still, AquaClass passengers enjoy the beverage package perk, so they can take bottles of water for free at any of the ship bars. Know that Celebrity Cruises drink packages are not available on trans-oceanic (including Transatlantic) crossings.

Celebrity Cruises ship gratuities (automatic tipping per person per day) are as follows - standard cabins (Inside, Oceanview,, Balcony) USD 13,50 (up from USD 12,95), AquaClass-ConciergeClass cabins (USD 14 / up from USD 13,45), Suites (USD 17 /up from USD 16,45). Daily gratuities are shared by the ship's service staff (dining, housekeeping, cabin stewards, etc).

Each cabin is fitted with keyless room entry technology that uses digital keys (on smartphones), as well as standard keycards and RFID bands.

Of all the 1467 staterooms, 146 are Sky Suites, 2 are Penthouse Suites, 6 are Edge Villas, 2 are Iconic Suites. Of all staterooms, 918 are Edge Staterooms (plus 16 accessible/handicapped cabins). There are also 104 Aqua Class (Spa) Infinite Veranda (plus 2 accessible/handicapped) and 284 Concierge Class Infinite Veranda (plus 6 accessible/handicapped).

Of all the 918 Edge Staterooms, 16 are single-occupancy cabins (designed for passengers traveling solo). The smallest cabin is sized 210 ft2 (20 m2 - "Inside Cabin"). Largest cabin is sized 1890 ft2 (176 m2) plus balcony sized 690 ft2 (64 m2 - "Iconic Suite").

Celebrity Ascent cabin and suite plans are property of Celebrity Cruises . All floor plans are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.

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Guarantee stateroom?

By roupa , October 30, 2021 in Celebrity Cruises

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We have booked a "guaranteed", no obstruction, veranda stateroom for a summer 2022 cruise... a specific one was not available at the time of  booking.   Was told we would get an upgrade if nothing becomes available in our category.  We are not at all fussy about location as long as we get a veranda with no obstruction.

In the past, we have always booked a specific stateroom.  Will appreciate comments/opinions from anybody with the experience of booking with a guaranteed stateroom.

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13 minutes ago, roupa said: We have booked a "guaranteed", no obstruction, veranda stateroom for a summer 2022 cruise... a specific one was not available at the time of  booking.   Was told we would get an upgrade if nothing becomes available in our category.  We are not at all fussy about location as long as we get a veranda with no obstruction. In the past, we have always booked a specific stateroom.  Will appreciate comments/opinions from anybody with the experience of booking with a guaranteed stateroom.

We have done it twice, first time we got a great room with great location. Second time it was a room we didn't like because of noise. So I guess we are 50/50. 

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If you’re not happy with your assigned cabin, you can move it to another cabin in the same category providing there’s one available. 

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We have been booking guarantees on Celebrity and many other lines for decades.  Guarantees are fine (and can sometimes be a lot better than fine) for those of us who are not choosy about cabin location.  But we always tell folks that if they are choosy about location a guarantee is not a good idea.  As to upgrades,  they do happen but most of the time it will be a slightly better category in the same type of cabin.  Again, that is all about location as many upgrades simply change location and not anything having to do with the physical cabin.  

Years ago we used to get some nice upgrades with guarantees but that is now rare since mass market lines (including Celebrity) now prefer to push "upsells" rather then free upgrades.  We still do get some nice upgrades on the luxury lines (such as Seabourn) with guarantees but one can never be sure what they will get with a guarantee other then  a cabin in the selected or better category.

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I've had good luck with GUAR cabins on MSC, being upgraded from an OV to a balcony.  Only did one GUAR on Celebrity, but they assigned me the next day and literally gave me the worst cabin in the category booked.  I was able to move to a slightly better location within the same category, but certainly there was no upgrade involved.

sasset

Never booked one as we are choosy, but several years ago, on a Summit New England/Canada cruise, we met a couple that had booked a veranda guarantee and ended up with a Family Veranda. 

It probably also depends on when you book the GUAR cabin, in many cases. In my case, I booked very early when the ship was pretty much wide open.  Celebrity probably thought, "We're going to have the hardest time filling those bow cabins over the theater, so put him there".  And they did.  Right over the theater and as far forward as physically possible. Later, it all boils down to what is available.

I've done guarantee many times. The worst I've had is a partially obstructed balcony cabin, with a lifeboat below us. Hardly obstructed at all. Best I've had is a mid-ship location. This is with Celebrity and Princess. We are not picky on cabin location. We are more concerned with price. 

Our next trip, in January 2022 on the Millenium, I booked a guaranteed Aqua class cabin for the same price as a balcony, and WITH the AI perks. We were assigned 9046 a few weeks after booking. 

canderson

22 hours ago, sasset said: Never booked one as we are choosy, but several years ago, on a Summit New England/Canada cruise, we met a couple that had booked a veranda guarantee and ended up with a Family Veranda. 

Oh, WOW!  That WAS an upgrade!  Bet they were really surprised at how much extra space they got both inside and on the veranda!

kwokpot

With the move up bidding process there's no incentive for Celebrity to give you an upgrade to a different cabin type no matter how many available cabins there are, it's just not going to happen. Case in point I'm on the Edge right now with my parents who reserved a guarantee inside cabin. Despite being Elite they were assigned the lowest category inside cabin even though there were many, many deluxe inside cabins and more than 30 Oceanview cabins available. We have under 1000 on this sailing and Celebrity couldn't even give an Elite member a deluxe inside cabin. 

t18c97

Maybe it's because we're first time Celebrity cruisers but we got upgraded from a Celebrity suite guarantee to a Royal Suite 11 months prior to the cruise. Maybe they wanted to get us spoiled so we'd book those upper suites if we did any future cruises. Guess that worked since we haven't even cruised with them yet and already booked a Royal Suite for a 2023 cruise. 

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Took my mother on the Infinity a few years back and booked a GTY veranda.  At the terminal we were upgraded to a concierge veranda.  Was a nice change, and we certainly enjoyed the veranda.  In particular I enjoyed the embarkation lunch in the MDR, those morrocian ribs were the best  

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On 10/30/2021 at 9:39 AM, roupa said: We have booked a "guaranteed", no obstruction, veranda stateroom for a summer 2022 cruise... a specific one was not available at the time of  booking.   Was told we would get an upgrade if nothing becomes available in our category.  We are not at all fussy about location as long as we get a veranda with no obstruction. In the past, we have always booked a specific stateroom.  Will appreciate comments/opinions from anybody with the experience of booking with a guaranteed stateroom.

We dud a guarantee twice.  Both times were assigned a cabin with an obstruction.   Once we're able to get the cabin quickly changed.  The other time no.

As others said the idea of a guarantee cabin being upgraded is likely only a memory.  Am sure someone with a veranda will bid on an upgrade.  It is all about the $$ today.

4 hours ago, kwokpot said: With the move up bidding process there's no incentive for Celebrity to give you an upgrade to a different cabin type no matter how many available cabins there are, it's just not going to happen. Case in point I'm on the Edge right now with my parents who reserved a guarantee inside cabin. Despite being Elite they were assigned the lowest category inside cabin even though there were many, many deluxe inside cabins and more than 30 Oceanview cabins available. We have under 1000 on this sailing and Celebrity couldn't even give an Elite member a deluxe inside cabin. 

As long as there are cabins available in the GTY category that they booked,  it is what I would expect.     It is only if their lowest  booked category was not available that I would expect a free upgrade.  This is assuming that they booked the lowest cost inside cabin that was available.  As you point out the higher level cabins are likely to be offered under the Move Up bid program.  It does make me wonder if a GTY booking can bid.  Was that option available to them?

1 hour ago, jagoffee said: As long as there are cabins available in the GTY category that they booked,  it is what I would expect.     It is only if their lowest  booked category was not available that I would expect a free upgrade.  This is assuming that they booked the lowest cost inside cabin that was available.  As you point out the higher level cabins are likely to be offered under the Move Up bid program.  It does make me wonder if a GTY booking can bid.  Was that option available to them?

Yes move up was offered. That's my point, these days there's not much chance of being complementary upgraded on a guarantee cabin unless as you said the minimum category is not available. In my parents case the guarantee was just listed as an inside cabin. I don't think a deluxe was offered as a move up and all other move up bids were much more expensive, $300/pp for a Oceanview without all included. 

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We almost always book a specific cabin to ensure we're happy with location. But... we did book a gty once, on NCL, for a stupid low price of just 499CAD each for a 19 day from San Francisco to Santiago Chile... the price was too good to pass up!!! The gty was for an inside, and we ended up being assigned an inside handicapped room, even though we didn't require that, but that's what they gave us - it ended up being a great room with all that extra space! 

5 hours ago, kwokpot said: Yes move up was offered. That's my point, these days there's not much chance of being complementary upgraded on a guarantee cabin unless as you said the minimum category is not available. In my parents case the guarantee was just listed as an inside cabin. I don't think a deluxe was offered as a move up and all other move up bids were much more expensive, $300/pp for a Oceanview without all included. 

We agree.   Unless they have the AI with their current booking, they would not have received the AI with a winning bid.   They must have received a really good deal on their inside GTY as I would have thought that the starting bid would have been lower than $300 per person for the OV, but I would not know.  

upwarduk

The one and only GTY that we booked was on Eclipse in her inaugural season in 2010. We were very lucky to be assigned 2A hump balcony, on deck 7.

However, nothing can be guaranteed post COVID. On our recent staycation, the entire Deck 6 was reserved for staff, so that they were not sharing cabins. Also cabins on that deck were used for isolation in case any staff tested positive.

So, whatever anyone tells you here, situations can change in an instant.

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I booked an Oceanview Stateroom - Guarantee for a great price on the Eclipse for Oct 2023.  I just logged on and confirmed our room was already selected and we were assigned a Veranda, deck 6 and forward ship.   

I would recommend doing the guarantee rate if you get a good deal and not primarily concerned about room location.  I have only been on two prior cruises so I don't have a lot of experience with what cabins are great/terrible.   I typically choose my cruises/vacations based on affordability first, so I will always go with the cheapest rate and then just roll with it!  Blessed to even go on any vacation and spend time with family//friends/relax! 

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On 10/31/2021 at 1:42 PM, kwokpot said: With the move up bidding process there's no incentive for Celebrity to give you an upgrade to a different cabin type no matter how many available cabins there are, it's just not going to happen. Case in point I'm on the Edge right now with my parents who reserved a guarantee inside cabin. Despite being Elite they were assigned the lowest category inside cabin even though there were many, many deluxe inside cabins and more than 30 Oceanview cabins available. We have under 1000 on this sailing and Celebrity couldn't even give an Elite member a deluxe inside cabin. 

that is the way it  is, for those of us that have been trained in the travel industry .we were  always taught to  advise "location picky" customers to avoid guaranteed cabins like the plague....do your homework and you can get just as good a deal by buying at the right time from the right vendor and get a cabin that you can be comfortable in. When spending what cruises cost today, why not be happy with your cabin and it's location....just sayin'

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The 13 Best Solo Cruises for 2024 (No Supplement Fare)

W hether you're embarking on your first cruise alone or you've been on solo cruises before, single travelers will find more options than ever when it comes to cruising solo. Many cruise lines offer single staterooms with the same amenities as other cabins, at a price similar to what you'd pay with double occupancy fares. You'll also find special promotions where the single supplement fee is reduced or waived, making it more affordable to reserve a spacious stateroom or luxurious suite with even more amenities – including personalized butler service, an added perk of booking with many luxury lines .

If you're ready for a maritime adventure, an extended vacation or simply a quick getaway from home, these top cruise lines offer some of the best options for solo travelers on waterways around the world.

Lines with solo accommodations and waived fees

Norwegian cruise line.

Launched in 2010, Norwegian Epic was the first cruise ship in the industry to feature studio accommodations for solo travelers. Norwegian Cruise Line offers this category on nine of the 19 ships in its fleet, including the newest ship, Norwegian Viva. These cabins, at an average size of 100 square feet, are designed and priced with the solo traveler in mind. They have no single supplements – and studio rooms on board Norwegian Bliss even boast virtual windows.

Guests of the studios get access to the private Studio Lounge. In this exclusive space, you can socialize with other solo travelers and enjoy complimentary refreshments. There are also singles meetups throughout the voyage and plenty of fun-filled onboard activities to mingle with like-minded cruisers. Solo travelers can check out all the fun for singles on Norwegian Viva this winter on a cruise to the Caribbean , or in spring 2024 as the ship sets sail for the Mediterranean .

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MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises offers interior and balcony solo cabins for single cruisers on its Meraviglia-class ships: the MSC Meraviglia, Bellissima, Grandiosa, Virtuosa and the newest vessel in the fleet, MSC Euribia. The second-newest ship, MSC World Europa, has 28 cabins – 10 Studio Interior and 18 Studio Ocean View staterooms – designed specifically for solo travelers. MSC World America, set to debut in 2025, will also feature the solo studio staterooms.

During voyages with MSC Cruises , single cruisers are invited to a complimentary, hosted cocktail party to mix and mingle with other solo travelers. The daily program is also an excellent source to discover additional activities, entertainment and opportunities to meet other cruisers. You'll have onboard special events like the themed 70s-inspired Flower Party and the White Party, where the ship is decked out in festive white decor and guests don their best white attire. In addition, there are various sports tournaments, or you can show off your culinary expertise during a MasterChef competition.

MSC's Caribbean and Bahamas cruises departing from Miami and New York City feature an overnight visit to Ocean Cay, the line's private island and marine reserve. While there, singles can participate in fun-filled evening activities like a Champagne Sunset Cruise or a glow paddleboarding excursion in the lagoon, then attend the lively Luna Libre Party and the lighthouse show.

Find an MSC Cruises itinerary on GoToSea.

Holland America Line

Three of Holland America Line's newest ships each offer 12 solo cabins to accommodate single travelers: the Pinnacle-class Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Konigsdam. These ocean view staterooms range in size from 127 to 172 square feet and feature the same amenities as the double occupancy cabins but with a double bed. The cruise line's Single Staterooms are priced for one person. If a guest chooses to book a different stateroom, single supplements for double occupancy cabins are as much as 100% over the standard fare, depending on the voyage and the cabin category.

Long committed to solo travelers, the line offers many activities where guests can meet other singles such as wine tastings, cocktail mixers, exercise classes, daily quizzes, sports challenges and more. If you're a solo traveler and a member of AARP, Holland America is now the exclusive cruise benefit provider to AARP's members. Solo cruisers will have access to an AARP member-only onboard credit that ranges from $50 to $200, depending on the itinerary and stateroom category.

For itineraries, Holland America's Alaska cruises and cruisetours are perfect for solo travelers, offering many opportunities to connect with fellow cruisers. Another favorite for singles is the line's fall voyages sailing from Boston to Québec City or Montreal.

Explore Holland America Line deals on GoToSea.

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International features studio staterooms on select ships that range in size from 101 to 199 square feet. These solo accommodations include interior rooms, virtual balcony staterooms and a super studio ocean view stateroom with a balcony. The cabins do not carry the single supplement fee singles encounter when booking other types of staterooms, making them an attractive option when traveling alone.

Once on board the ship, solo cruisers will have countless options to engage and socialize with other travelers. When it comes to dining with Royal Caribbean , make a reservation at the Japanese restaurant Teppanyaki for an entertaining meal with new friends, or join fellow foodies for the intimate Chef's Table experience (the dining venues vary by ship). Singles can also participate in onboard activities like trivia contests, drink seminars, escape rooms, dance classes and pool parties.

If you need more thrills to stay busy and to meet people, Royal Caribbean's ships feature world-class shows and entertainment alongside adrenaline-pumping rides and attractions. If you're sailing in the Caribbean, there are plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with other passengers at the line's private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Compare Royal Caribbean International cruises on GoToSea.

Atlas Ocean Voyages

Luxury line Atlas Ocean Voyages offers single cruisers 183 square feet of beautifully appointed space in solo accommodations that come without single supplement fees. These ocean view staterooms feature a queen bed, a panoramic picture window, a private spa bathroom with a rain shower and body jets, a stocked minifridge replenished daily with personal favorites, and other luxurious amenities. Single guests can also book other stateroom or suite categories with single supplements starting at 50% of the double occupancy price.

The line's three intimate yacht-style cruise ships – World Navigator, World Traveller and the new World Voyager, whose inaugural season begins in Antarctica in November 2023 – are all-inclusive . Meals at all the dining venues, premium beverages and wines, gratuities, culturally immersive excursions, and more are included in the fare. With fewer than 200 guests on board, there's an atmosphere of conviviality on these ships – especially when exploring remote destinations with like-minded and adventurous travelers during expeditions in Antarctica and the Arctic.

Read: The Top Cruises on Small Ships

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises' new Edge-class ships offer some of the best options for solo cruisers. The line's two newest vessels, Celebrity Beyond and Celebrity Ascent (set to debut in late 2023), each boast 32 single staterooms with an Infinite Veranda. In addition, Celebrity Apex has 24 solo cabins, and Celebrity Edge features 16 staterooms for individual guests. These one-person accommodations offer a minimum of 131 square feet of space and the same upscale amenities you'll find in other category staterooms on their ships. Solo guests can look for special promotions where the single supplement is waived on select Celebrity voyages throughout the year.

Once on board the vessel, check out the daily program for activities conducive to meeting others – like wine tastings, cocktail-making classes and more. You'll also enjoy thrilling top-notch entertainment around the ship in The Theatre, The Club and Eden. A few popular cruises for singles are the line's Caribbean and Mexico itineraries on Celebrity Beyond.

Book a Celebrity Cruise on GoToSea.

Virgin Voyages

The hip vibe on board the adults-only Virgin Voyages ships is ideal for solo cruisers looking to meet other travelers. Its superyacht-style ships – Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady and Resilient Lady – offer 40 interior cabins ranging in size from 105 to 177 square feet. There are also six Sea View staterooms with portholes boasting between 130 to 190 square feet of space. These Insider and Sea View cabins are designed and priced for single travelers, with amenities like high-tech mood lighting and roomy rain showers. The line also runs promotions where solo cruisers can book double occupancy staterooms without paying a single supplement.

Activities and festival-like entertainment around the ships foster fast friendships. Diners will enjoy the interactive experience at Gunbae, the lively Korean barbecue venue. The "grog walk" is a fun pub stroll where solo sailors can join fellow mates while sipping and snacking their way through all the signature bars. For even more fun, check out the evening shipwide events such as the themed Scarlet Party, which features live music and immersive experiences. The line also hosts meetups for singles throughout each voyage.

Read: The Top Adults-Only Cruises

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways' river and small-ship cruises traverse waterways around the world, including in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. The company waives the single supplement on a selection of staterooms, including its Panorama Suites, on select European and Asia departures. The company recommends booking early as the specially priced cabins do sell out. Solo travelers make up about 10% of the passengers on this river cruise line .

Avalon's fleet of Suite Ships operates in Europe and Southeast Asia and features cabins with a minimum of 172 square feet. About 80% of the staterooms are Panorama Suites, which have 200 feet of living space, beds with a view and the river cruise industry's only open-air balcony. With Avalon excursions, solo cruisers have opportunities to meet like-minded guests during immersive tours, cooking classes, wine tastings, yoga or fitness classes, biking or hiking trips, and more. Single guests can choose to dine at tables for just two people or ones that can accommodate up to eight passengers.

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AmaWaterways

Two single occupancy staterooms are available on four of AmaWaterways' river cruise ships: AmaDolce, AmaDante, AmaLyra and AmaCello. These accommodations do not have single supplement fees. Solo cruisers can also book staterooms with a 20% single supplement on select sailings in Europe and Southeast Asia. (Note that this pricing does not apply to certain stateroom categories and suites.)

With the friendly, small-ship atmosphere, solo cruisers will find it comfortable to socialize with other passengers and the crew. Onboard activities and immersive excursions also create opportunities for fostering friendships, especially among like-minded travelers. Excellent options for solo cruises include themed sailings centered around music and wine or the magical Christmas markets itineraries along the Danube, Rhone and Rhine rivers.

Explore AmaWaterways deals on GoToSea.

Lines with discounted supplement fares

Azamara's special offers for solo travelers include reduced single supplements of 25% to 50% of the double occupancy rate on select sailings. The line's four midsized sister ships – carrying no more than 700 passengers – are mostly all-inclusive. Amenities included in the cruise fare include most meals; standard spirits, wines and beers; bottled water, soft drinks, and specialty teas and coffees; shuttle service in port; gratuities; and complimentary AzAmazing Evenings ashore or Destination Celebration experiences on the ship. Dining at the two specialty restaurants is an additional cost unless guests have accommodations in the Club World Owner's Suites, Club Ocean Suite or Club Continent Suite.

Single guests on Azamara cruises will find events during the sailing and venues around the ship where you can mix and mingle with other solo travelers and chat with the friendly crew. Intimate and culturally immersive excursions also create opportunities to meet passengers with similar interests. Azamara Onward, the latest ship, boasts the new Atlas Bar, a great spot to meet other travelers.

For itineraries, Azamara's signature "Country-Intensive Voyages" are a favorite of solo cruisers, including the 10- or 11-night Greece Intensive Voyage. For an extended sailing, check out the festive 12-night Carnival in Rio Voyage, which features a stop in Rio de Janeiro during the city's famed Carnival.

Compare Azamara cruises on GoToSea.

Cunard Line

Cunard Line features dedicated solo staterooms on its three ships, priced at approximately 166% to 174% of the equivalent double occupancy cruise fare. Guests can choose between a spacious Britannia Inside or Britannia Oceanview cabin, or opt for a larger stateroom with a single supplement. For a little "me time" pampering while on board, solos will appreciate 24-hour room service, complimentary Penhaligon's toiletries and a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. Single guests will also be invited to get-togethers. You can either dine alone at venues around the ship such as the main dining room or choose to share a table with other passengers.

With an international mix of travelers, single cruisers will find many opportunities to meet and chat with others, especially during a Transatlantic Crossing. During the sailing, you'll find many enriching and relaxing activities that encourage socializing. According to Cunard , there's a sense of camaraderie and a passion around the voyage – and the unique travel experience of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Find a Cunard Line cruise on GoToSea.

Silversea Cruises

Luxury line Silversea Cruises offers 25% single supplements on various voyages throughout the year, including expedition cruises to destinations like the Galápagos Islands , Antarctica and the Arctic, and Greenland. The line's all-inclusive fares include luxurious ocean view suites, gourmet dining, complimentary wines and spirits, gratuities, onboard enrichment and entertainment, shore excursions, and more. Solo travelers will even have personalized butler service to indulge their every whim.

The line's fleet of a dozen intimate ships, carrying no more than 728 guests, offers a clubby atmosphere perfect for meeting solo and like-minded travelers. Single guests will also have the opportunity to engage with other solo passengers during a welcome reception with Champagne at the beginning of each voyage. Popular itineraries for Silversea's single cruisers include its Transoceanic journeys, a bucket list trip for many cruisers .

Explore Silversea Cruises deals on GoToSea.

Seabourn has special offers throughout the year where solo cruisers can take advantage of reduced pricing equal to double occupancy fares or discounts on the single supplement starting at 25% above the double occupancy fares. These rates are available on select voyages, including expedition cruises. Frequent solo cruisers and members of the luxury line's Seabourn Club Diamond Elite will also find reduced single supplements on Diamond Elite Single Supplement Sailings. In addition, club members receive invitations to exclusive events, where they can meet and mingle with fellow cruisers. Solo passengers are also invited to sit with the ship's officers, crew and entertainers at dinner – and there are hosted get-togethers for single travelers.

Solo cruisers will enjoy beautifully designed oceanfront suites and all-inclusive amenities on board Seabourn 's intimate ships. These perks include world-class dining; complimentary premium wine and spirits; a spa and wellness program in partnership with Dr. Andrew Weil; included gratuities; and the line's enrichment series, Seabourn Conversations. Single cruisers looking for an extended holiday will enjoy longer voyages on the line's newest purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit.

Compare Seabourn cruises on GoToSea.

Why Trust U.S. News Travel

Gwen Pratesi has been an avid cruiser since her early 20s. She has visited destinations around the globe on nearly every type of ship built, including the newest megaships, luxury yachts, expedition vessels, traditional masted sailing ships and intimate river ships on the Mekong River. She used extensive research and experience as a solo cruiser to write this article. Pratesi covers the travel and culinary industries for major publications, including U.S. News & World Report.

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