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Elevate your cruising experience with Big Ship Suites from Panache Cruises. Big Ship Suites is a brand-new concept by Panache Cruises which provides luxury experiences aboard some of the most popular cruise lines at sea. Enjoy top-of-the-line luxury experiences on some of the bigger ships cruising the seven seas.

Big Ship Suites are ideal for those who prefer more choice on board their cruise ship, including restaurants, cafes, bars, swimming pools and more, but still wish to experience the added extras such as specialty dining, exclusive events, and even personal butler service.

If you love luxury cruising - or want to try it for the first time - and want the facilities and amenities of a larger mainstream ship, but without the crowds, then Big Ship Suites might be the perfect choice for your next cruise holiday.

The emphasis is well and truly on the luxury experience, no matter which ship you are cruising aboard.

Cunard Queen Elizabeth
Lobby, Cunard Queen Elizabeth
Celebrity Cruises Royal Suite
Royal Suite, Celebrity Cruises
Norwegian Encore Mandara Spa
Mandara Spa, Norwegian Encore

Why book Big Ship Suites?

Booking a larger and more luxurious suite on a cruise ship can significantly elevate your overall cruising experience, offering a range of advantages and amenities that go beyond what standard cabins provide. You can enjoy all the benefits of a big cruise ship - including a vast range of dining venues, bars, lounges, entertainment, sports and gym facilities, to name a few - with the added luxury touches and all-inclusive offerings which will ensure a stress-free and more relaxing holiday.

One of the most apparent benefits of opting for larger cruise ship suites is the increased space it offers. These accommodations typically come with more room to move around, making your time onboard more comfortable and enjoyable. With extra space, you might have the luxury of a separate living area, a dining space, and even room for private gatherings, which can be especially valuable during longer cruises.

Cunard Fleet
Cunard Fleet
The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises
The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises

Enhanced amenities are another draw for those looking to book a suite. These can include private balconies, whirlpool tubs, separate living areas, and even a personal butler. These added comforts can bring a touch of luxury to your cruising experience, making it more akin to a five-star hotel on the water.

The view from your suite can be a defining factor in your cruise experience. Larger and better suites often grant access to floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, offering spectacular vistas of the open sea and the ports of call. This is particularly beneficial for those who cherish scenic cruising and stunning ocean landscapes.

Privacy and exclusivity are additional perks associated with booking Big Ship Suites. Many cruise lines provide exclusive access to designated areas or private lounges, creating a sense of exclusivity and escape from the bustling crowds on the ship. Top tier suites on some cruise ships even allow guests private spa and steam room access, plus outdoor terrace areas with private hot tubs, away from the busier public outdoor areas.

A personalised touch is often associated with suites. Some come with a dedicated butler or concierge services, ensuring that your needs and requests are promptly met. This personalised service can make your cruise feel tailor-made and exceptionally convenient.

Grills by Cunard
Grills by Cunard
The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises
The Retreat by Celebrity
Haven by Norwegian Cruise Line
The Haven by Norwegian
Royal Suite Class by Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean Suite Class

Big Ship Suites Cruise Lines

The concept of big ship suites in the cruising world represents an elevated and exclusive experience within a larger cruise ship, offering a heightened level of luxury, privacy, and personalised service to a select group of passengers. It can be likened to a 'ship within a ship' concept. Typically found on larger cruise ships, big ship suites cater to travellers seeking a more upscale and exclusive cruise experience.

These added luxuries and perks come at a premium cost which are not your standard for the larger ships and mainstream cruise lines that you may be familiar with. Rather, prices reflect the luxury onboard experience offered and are more in line with the cost of the luxury cruise lines we tend to partner with at Panache Cruises.

We are proud to partner with some of the most popular cruise lines in the world who offer beautiful onboard escapes in these stunning inclusive (and exclusive) suites. Take a look below and find out more about what each cruise line includes in their luxurious Big Ship Suites.

Big Ship Suites for Special Occasions

For special occasions, such as anniversaries or honeymoons, booking a larger and more luxurious suite can provide a romantic and memorable setting, perfect for celebrating in style.

Moreover, suites often come with additional perks like complimentary beverages, specialty dining, shore excursion credits, and more. These perks can make your cruise more enjoyable and cost-effective, particularly if you're planning to take advantage of these offerings.

Finally, the comfort and relaxation that a suite offers can enhance your overall cruise experience, allowing you to fully enjoy your time on the ship, unwind in your private space, and create lasting memories.

Cunard Queen Mary 2 Dining
Fine Dining, Cunard
The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises
The Retreat, Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises Edge Villa
Edge Villa, Celebrity Cruises

Featured Cruises

Multi-Generational Cruises

Multi-generational cruising is a popular way to travel, as families are increasingly looking for unique and convenient ways to bond and create lasting memories. This type of holiday involves bringing together members from multiple generations within a family, often including grandparents, parents, and children, to embark on a cruise adventure, often during the school holidays. The concept of multi-generational cruising has several key benefits that make it an attractive option for families looking to spend quality time together.

Explore fantastic destinations all around the world and get your younger ones experiencing amazing things. Whether it's sailing as nearby as Northern Spain, as far away as sunny Australia, or ticking off bucket list experiences like seeing the Northern Lights, a family cruise is guaranteed fun for all the family.

Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas
Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean
Family Suite Royal Caribbean
Family Suite, Royal Caribbean
Norwegian Encore Race Track
Race Track, Norwegian Cruise Line

One of the primary advantages of multi-generational cruising is the inclusive experience it provides for all family members. Cruise ships are designed to cater to a wide range of interests and age groups, making it an ideal choice for families with varying preferences and needs.

Whether it's specific children's facilities such as kids' clubs and splash zones for the little ones, spa treatments and fine dining for the adults, or engaging activities for the seniors, family cruises offer something for everyone. This inclusivity ensures that each family member can find activities and amenities that align with their interests, ensuring a well-rounded experience for all.

Where do Big Ship Suites come in?

For families wanting to enjoy memorable travel experiences together, but would prefer not to be part of the hustle and bustle of the busiest parts of the ship, our Big Ship Suites partners offer luxurious cruise holidays with all the added benefits for each generation to enjoy.

Ultra-luxury cruise ships often don’t cater well to young children, so holidaying on a bigger, more ‘mainstream’ ship gives children the opportunity to join kids clubs and be looked after by a dedicated team of entertainers on board.

Meanwhile, the older generations of the family can retreat to their own private and exclusive area of the ship for the luxurious, peaceful experience they might be craving. Rather than fighting for a sunbed by the public swimming pools, head up to the exclusive adults-only pool area or reserve a table at a speciality restaurant on board. The beauty of a bigger ship is that there are even more dining establishments on board, so you have more areas to choose from throughout your holiday.

Celebrity Edge Cabanas
Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises
Wonder of the Seas Royal Caribbean
Wonder of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

This level of convenience and accessibility are major selling points of multi-generational cruising. Once you step aboard a cruise ship, everything you need is conveniently within reach. This minimises the hassle of planning and execution, as all your essentials, from full-board dining options to exclusive entertainment and luxury accommodations, are easily accessible.

This is particularly beneficial for families with members of varying ages, as it ensures that everyone can participate in various activities without the need for extensive travel between locations.

Connect with the family on a deeper level with multi-generational cruises aboard some of the biggest and most impressive ships in the world. Enjoy all the facilities and amenities of a big ship while soaking up the elegant atmosphere of the exclusive luxury retreats on board throughout your 'Big Ship Suite' experience.


  • Solarium Suite Royal Caribbean

    Solarium Suite on Royal Caribbean's Utopia of the Seas

  • Wonder of the Seas Royal Caribbean

    Quiet pool area on Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas

  • The Haven Lounge

    The Haven Lounge on Norwegian Encore

  • The Haven Courtyard

    The Haven Courtyard on Norwegian Bliss

  • Haven Suite Norwegian Prima

    Haven Suite on Norwegian Prima

  • Celebrity Beyond in Santorini

    Celebrity Beyond in Santorini

  • Iconic Suite on Celebrity Edge

    Iconic Suite on Celebrity Edge

  • Queens Grill Suite Cunard

    Queens Grill Suite on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth

  • Cunard Queen Mary 2 Afternoon Tea

    An iconic afternoon tea on Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Grills Suites

What is Grills by Cunard?

Grills by Cunard is a premium cruising experience, offering exclusive access to the Queens Grill and Princess Grill restaurants, as well as spacious suites, personalised service, and other upscale amenities for an elevated cruise experience.

Which ships offer Grills by Cunard?

All 4 ships in the Cunard fleet offer the elevated Grills Suite experience: Queen Victoria, Queen Mary II, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Anne.

What is the difference between Queen's Grill and Princess Grill Suites?

Queens Grill Suites are typically more spacious and offer a higher level of service compared to Princess Grill Suites.

Is there a dress code for Grills Restaurants?

Yes, Cunard typically maintains a formal dress code for Grill Suite dining venues on certain nights.

Are there additional charges associated with Grills Suites?

Grill Suites come at a premium cost compared to regular staterooms. However, once booked, everything is included within your Grills Suite booking and there are no significant additional costs throughout your voyage.

The Retreat

What is The Retreat by Celebrity Cruises?

The Retreat is an exclusive and luxurious cruising experience offered by Celebrity Cruises, providing premium suite accommodations, personalised services, and a range of upscale amenities.

Which ships feature The Retreat?

The Retreat is available on select Celebrity Cruises ships. Availability may vary by ship and cruise itinerary, so it's advisable to check the specific ship you are interested in. The Retreat is featured on board Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Beyond, Celebrity Ascent, and Revolutionised ships. If you’re not sure whether The Retreat is available on your chosen itinerary, please get in touch and we will find out further details for you.

What are the perks of booking The Retreat?

Guests in The Retreat enjoy spacious suites, personalised concierge service, private dining options, priority embarkation, exclusive events, and access to a private sun deck, among other perks.

Can I customise my experience in The Retreat?

Yes, you can often customise your experience in The Retreat by working with your dedicated connoisseur to plan shore excursions, special events, and dining reservations according to your preferences.

Is butler service included in all Retreat Suites?

Butler service is available in some Retreat suites, providing an even higher level of personalised attention and service.

Are there exclusive events in The Retreat?

Yes, The Retreat often hosts special events and gatherings exclusively for its guests, providing opportunities to socialise and enjoy unique experiences while on the cruise.

Is The Retreat an adults-only experience?

No, The Retreat is accessible to guests of all ages.

What is Luminae at The Retreat?

Luminae at The Retreat is a private restaurant accessible for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It boasts a distinctly elegant design that perfectly complements its unique culinary offerings. This restaurant is not only exclusive, but its menus are also unparalleled. Crafted by our Michelin-starred chef, the modern and eclectic cuisine served at Luminae at The Retreat cannot be found anywhere else on the ship.

Can guests of The Retreat invite friends/family into The Retreat Lounge and Sundeck?

No, only guests of The Retreat may access The Retreat Lounge and Sundeck.

Is The Retreat accessible to less mobile passengers?

Accessible suites are available. The Retreat Lounge, Luminae, and The Retreat Sundeck are all accessible. If you have any specific queries regarding accessibility aboard your Celebrity Cruises ship, please get in touch with your personal connoisseur.

Royal Suite Class

What is Royal Suite Class by Royal Caribbean?

The Royal Suite Class is a premium cruise experience for suite guests, blending Royal Caribbean's innovative suite accommodations with top-tier service, personalised attention, and exclusive privileges. Divided into three tiers – Star, Sky, and Sea – this programme grants guests exclusive entry to dedicated lounges and dining venues during their cruise, along with attentive service and extra stateroom amenities.

Which ships offer Royal Suite Class by Royal Caribbean?

All ships within the Oasis, Quantum, and Icon classes offer the spectacular Royal Suite Life. This includes Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Spectrum of the Seas, Odyssey of the Seas, and Icon of the Seas.

What grade suite should I book?

Book a Junior Suite or above in order to get the full enjoyment and perks out of your Royal Suite Life experience with Royal Caribbean.

Can Royal Suite Class guests host a cocktail party in their suite?

Certainly, Royal Suite Class passengers have the option to organise a cocktail gathering within their suite, inviting family and friends to join. To facilitate these arrangements while on board, the Royal Genie is available for Star guests, the Concierge for Sky guests, and Guest Services for Sea guests. It's important to note that extra fees will be incurred, which will vary based on factors such as the specific request, the number of attendees, the choice of hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and the duration of the event, among other considerations.

What benefits are included in Royal Suite Class Sea Tier?

  • Dinner at Coastal Kitchen, based upon availability
  • All Day Access to Silver Dining for guests onboard Spectrum of the Seas
  • Royal Caribbean Plush Bathrobes for Use Onboard
  • Luxury Pillow Top Mattress
  • Luxury Bathroom Amenities
  • Lavazza Espresso Coffee Machine

What benefits are included in Royal Suite Class Sky Tier?

  • Concierge Service
  • All Day Access to Coastal Kitchen
  • All Day Access to Gold and Silver Dining for guests onboard Spectrum of the Seas
  • Specialty Bottled Water (upon arrival)
  • The Fastest Internet at Sea
  • Flexible Arrival Boarding & Priority Departure
  • Priority Dining Reservations
  • Reserved seating section in select entertainment venues (reservations required)
  • Suite Lounge Access (complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails each evening)
  • Access to Suite Sun Deck. Sky guests onboard Spectrum of the Seas have access to The Balcony
  • Plus all Sea Tier perks

What benefits are included in Royal Suite Class Star Tier?

  • Exclusive Access to Royal Genie Service
  • Complimentary Specialty Restaurants (including Chef’s Table and à la carte dining)
  • Complimentary Deluxe Beverage Package (for guests 21 years or older, or 18 and over where applicable by law)
  • Complimentary Refreshment Package (for guests under legal drinking age)
  • Still and Sparkling Water Replenished Daily
  • Complimentary Gratuities
  • Expedited Boarding and Departure
  • Best Seats in the House in Select Entertainment Venues
  • Priority Entrance to Many Onboard Activities
  • Complimentary Minibar stocked with Coca-Cola Beverages and Water
  • Complimentary Laundry and Pressing Services
  • Luxury Frette Linens
  • Plus all Sea and Sky Tier perks
The Haven by Norwegian

What is Freestyle Cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line?

Freestyle Cruising on your Norwegian voyage allows more flexibility on board and, in general, a more relaxed approach to cruising. Passengers have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of entertainment options, shore excursions and dining venues, without the pressure of pre-booking anything and with a relaxed dress code.

Is there WiFi on board?

Norwegian Cruise Line have partnered with StarLink to provide the best connection at sea. The Unlimited WiFi Package for one device costs $29.99 per day and the Premium Unlimited WiFi Package for one device costs $39.99 per day.

I have specific dietary requirements. Will Norwegian cater to them?

Yes, Norwegian are happy to cater to any dietary requirements provided they are given at least 30 days notice prior to you boarding your cruise. Please speak to your cruise connoisseur to discuss any allergies or requirements.

Can I book connecting rooms for my friends/family?

Yes! Just let us know when you’re booking your Haven Suite by Norwegian and we will find the best connecting option for you.

Do I still pay for activities on board despite being a Haven Suite guest?

Haven guests receive a whole host of fantastic inclusions throughout their voyage. However, activities such as the Galaxy Pavilion, Prima Speedway (race track), and laser tag still require an additional payment. Guests can purchase activity packages on board.

Are there kids clubs on board?

‘Kid’s Crew’ is Norwegian’s onboard children’s programme which offers a comprehensive range of activities for children and teens aged 3-17.

Is babysitting offered by Norwegian Cruise Line?

Babysitting is not offered but select ships and itineraries offer Group Sitting Services for children ages 3 -12 years old every night from 10:30pm - 1:30am.

Can I bring my own alcohol on board?

Only wine and Champagne are permitted to be brought onboard by passengers. When these are consumed in any restaurant, public room area or in their stateroom, a corkage fee will be charged according to bottle sizes. If you purchase alcohol at any ports-of-call, Norwegian will safely store your purchase and either on the final night of the cruise or the morning of debarkation it will be available for pick up in a designated area.

Yacht Club by MSC

What is included in the Yacht Club by MSC?

Every Yacht Club guest will enjoy a truly all-inclusive luxury cruise experience. Enjoy:

  • Exclusive access to the Sun Deck (with private pool, whirlpool, solarium and bar)
  • Premium drinks package
  • Internet package
  • In-suite mini-bar
  • 10% discounts on spa treatments
  • 24-hour personal butler service
  • Intimate dining in the exclusive Yacht Club restaurant
  • ...and so much more!

Which ships offer the Yacht Club by MSC?

All World Class, Meraviglia Class, Seaside Class and Fantasia Class ships currently feature the Yacht Club and all the spectacular facilities and amenities that come with it.

What suites are available in the Yacht Club by MSC?

Yacht Club by MSC provides some of the most beautifully-appointed and spacious suites at sea. From Interior Suites to Family Suites and even the magnificent Duplex Suite, your Yacht Club experience ensures that you enjoy a comfortable and personalised luxury cruise holiday.

Are gratuities included in the Yacht Club by MSC?

Yes, all gratuities and service charges are included in your cruise fare. There is no expectation and it is not recommended to tip individual members of staff.

What is the MSC Voyagers Club?

MSC Voyagers Club is the Loyalty Program dedicated to MSC Cruises guests. There are 5 levels to pass through: Welcome, Classic, Silver, Gold and Diamond. Earn points every time you cruise aboard Yacht Club by MSC and receive a host of exclusive amenities and extras, such as onboard credits, suite gifts, priority embarkation and more.

Is WiFi included in the Yacht Club by MSC?

Yacht Club guests benefit from the Browse Internet Package as part of their cruise fare, meaning standard internet access is available in all public areas of the ships and in all Yacht Club suites. Guests have the option to upgrade to the Unlimited Internet Package which covers two devices.

What is available for children onboard MSC ships?

Depending on your children's ages, there is a wide range of activities they can get involved with on your MSC voyage. There are ad-hoc programmes designed for every age group, including sports, quizzes, competitions, treasure hunts and games. Children of appropriate ages can make use of ntertainment facilities such as the swimming pools, sports and games deck, cinema, flight simulator and more. All children's activities are free of charge and it is possible to leave your children onboard in the care of the miniclub staff while parents and responsible adults leave the ship for shore excursions.

Can guests access all entertainment and activities during bad weather?

Bad weather and rough seas can impact the availability of entertainment and activities onboard MSC ships. Depending on the situation, waterslides and outdoor activities may temporary close and all entertainment will be moved indoors.

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