Mainstream Luxury on the Open Sea
When most people think about going on a cruise, they may picture the gargantuan ships that sail out of the Port of Miami, some resembling small cities as they miraculously float atop the water. Thousands of passengers line up to board these massive cruise ships, and there is barely a sense of personal space once you leave your cabin. Perhaps, for anyone who works a full time job in a landlocked, frigid winter climate, almost anything that is not a frozen tundra would suffice as an ideal, and somewhat luxurious vacation. Then again, personal standards and tastes are completely subjective and widely varied.
Of course, the mainstream geared cruise ships do offer different cabin classes, as well as add-on experiences, such as finer dining options, fishing excursions, spa treatments, and scuba diving sessions, that could be sufficient enough for some luxury travelers. Additionally, many of the major cruise operators have caught wind of the increasing demand for a more high end experience desired by those who are willing to shell out more money exchange for less crowded ships, and more personalized service.
Some of the other exclusive features aboard this ultra luxe ship class which guests are privy include access to the Canyon Ranch Spa and Gym on board. This extension of the extremely high end, Arizona based spa brand is like a retreat within a retreat. Those who wish to may enjoy a full day of luxury spa treatments while taking in the gorgeous vistas provided by the wide open ocean waters. Guests may also attend wellness seminars, hosted by Canyon Ranch nutrition and health experts, and learn all of the ways to treat themselves generously, and maintain an optimal state of mind.
As far as accommodations are concerned aboard the Celebrity Equinox ship, the suite level options offer an unsurpassed level of luxury for the most discerning travelers. Sky Suites offer guests a quaint 529 square feet of private space, as well as a cozy balcony where you can lounge as you enjoy your favorite book while taking in the ocean sunrise.
However, the level of luxury can escalate as high as your heart desires, up to the stratosphere of the extraordinary Reflection Suite, which starts at a rate of around $17,000 per night! This floating palace more closely resemble an exquisite New York City luxury penthouse than a cruise ship cabin. Floor to ceiling angled steel-framed glass windows and extensive wood panelling are among the stately architectural features on exhibit within these suites. Add to that two bedrooms, a living room complete with fine sculptures, two full bathrooms with tubs and showers, a generously sized sundeck with a jacuzzi for you to relax in. The Reflection suite is the pinnacle of luxury accommodations available on a full sized cruise liner.