A new three-tiered suite class aimed at “discerning adventurers” is being introduced by Royal Caribbean International.
The Royal Suite Class will be available on sailings from May 2016 on the line’s largest ships, the Oasis and Quantum-class Anthem of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas.
The service will also be available on new ships Harmony of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas when they are launched in spring 2016.
The line’s president and chief executive, Michael Bayley, first revealed his intentions to create a suite class in an interview with Travel Weekly at the launch of Anthem of the Seas in Southampton.
The Royal Suite Class comprises three service levels based on suite category: Star Class, Sky Class and Sea Class.
Star Class includes the most comprehensive collection of facilities and services and the largest accommodation, such as Quantum-class’ two-deck high Royal Loft Suite, along with the Owner’s Loft Suite, Four Bedroom Family Suite, Grand Loft Suite, Sky Loft Suite and Two Bedroom AquaTheatre Suite.
Sky Class features a selection of inclusive amenities in accommodation such as the AquaTheatre Suite, Crown Loft Suite, Owner’s Suite, Royal Family Suite, Superior Grand Suite and Grand Suite.
Sea Class includes premium offerings in spacious suites such as the Family Connected Junior Suite, Family Junior Suite, Spa Junior Suite and Junior Suite.
Exclusive offerings for passengers booked in to Royal Suite Class, based on their suite category, include 24-hour butler-style ‘Royal Genie’ service for those in Star Class.
Other offerings include free Voom, claimed to be the fastest internet access at sea, free speciality dining, inclusive gratuities and a drinks package.
Royal Suite Class passengers will have with upgraded amenities, such as Hermès, Ferragamo and L’Occitane bath products and luxury pillow top mattresses. Star Class guests will have Duxiana DUX mattresses and Frette linens.
Royal Suite Class passengers will gain access to the Coastal Kitchen restaurant reserved for suite guests only.
Those in Star and Sky Class will have access to a private suite sun deck and reserved seating in on board entertainment productions such as Broadway musicals and Oasis-class’ AquaTheatre high-diving spectaculars.
Bayley said: “The new Royal Suite Class redefines luxury at sea with exceptional experiences that discerning travellers will appreciate.
“We offer some of the most amazing and unique suites aboard the most revolutionary ships, and with Royal Suite Class we are creating an experience that is both inviting and invigorating, for guests seeking a luxurious adventure.”
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