Royal Suite Class, the Royal Genie and How To Royal Up!

If you are looking for a cruising experience to top all others, then Royal Caribbean‘s Royal Suite Class accommodations may be for you.

Find the right extra spacious cabin for you and your family and consider booking or upgrading to a suite. There are loads of extra perks included, and the indulgence of a true luxury vacation.

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Suite Class program offers different levels of luxury in addition to more space.

Your Royal Suite Class: Sea, Sky or Star

There are three different levels (or class) of suite accommodation to choose from when booking your cruise: Sea, Sky and Star.

And within these levels of Sea, Sky and Star, there are many types of suites you can choose between.

And the best and the brightest of them all is a Royal Suite Star Class, with your very own cruising Genie, no less. So what does this mean?

Let’s talk about these different levels here, and the types of suites that you can choose between.

Sea Class

Sea Class suites offer the following:

  • priority check-in
  • dinner at Coastal Kitchen (your own restaurant with other guests who have booked suites)luxury pillow menu
  • branded bathroom amenities and soft bathrobes to use on board
  • bottled water
  • espresso coffee maker and tea service in your cabin
  • access to Coastal Kitchen – the restaurant designated only for suite guests.

Coastal Kitchen offers a concept of Californian cuisine paired with Mediterranean flavors. With an exciting menu that frequently changed during your cruise, this restaurant always offers the freshest seasonal ingredients. It truly is fantastic.

Sea Class is offered with Junior suites and Junior Suites with Balconies.

Sky Class

Sky Class suites include all the perks listed above in Sea Class, plus:

Royal’s ‘Voom’ internet package. This is a full surf and stream package that keeps you in contact with friends and family during your entire time on board, it even allows you to download and stream.
Concierge service
Exclusive Signature Activities – your concierge can book you into activities onboard without wait time, or arrange backstage tours or galley tours of the ships otherwise inaccessible to other guests.
Access to the club lounge
Priority arrival and departure – if you are in a hurry to disembark and beat the crowds when your cruise comes to an end.

Sky Class is offered with 1 bedroom AquaTheater Suite, Crown Loft Suite, 1 bedroom Owner’s Suite and 1 & 2 bedroom Grand Suites.

We can really recommend the AquaTheater Suites where you will have prime seating for the extraordinary aqua acrobatic shows, direct from your balcony. Plus a fantastic panoramic view from the back of the ship during your entire cruise.

Royal Suite Star Class – cruising at its indulgent best

The ultimate in being a VIP! In Royal’s Royal Suite Star class you get everything that is included with Sea and Sky class, plus:

The Royal Genie
Complimentary specialty restaurants
Deluxe beverage package
Free mini bar, replenished daily
Hand-crafted cocktails
7-day spa pass
Complimentary in-suite movies
Duxiana mattresses on your bed

What is a Royal Genie?

Your Royal Genie is your own personal butler and is unique to a Royal suite Star Class. Your assigned “Genie” takes care of all your cabin services and requirements, and creates VIP experiences over the entire ship for you.

This means that if you want a special celebration or personal event on board they book and arrange the whole thing for you. It could mean the best seats at the theater or a personal shopping experience.

The Genie takes service to a whole new level and your luxury vacation to an all inclusive, unforgettable luxurious experience. It really is that good.

Star class is offered with Ultimate Family Suite, Royal Loft Suite, Villa Suites, Owner’s Loft Suites, Grand Loft Suite, Star Loft Suite, Panoramic Suites and AquaTheater Suites.

Which cruise ships offer the 3 Royal Suite Class of Sea, Sky and Star?

Right now Royal Caribbean offer their Royal Suite Class on the following cruise ships:

Quantum Class Ships:

Quantum of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Ovation of the Seas
Spectrum of the Seas
Odyssey of the Seas

Oasis Class Ships:

Oasis of the Seas
Allure of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas
Wonder of the Seas

What is the Royal Up program?

We have had a lot of questions regarding Royal Caribbeans Royal Up program.

Basically it is an upgrade program where you may be able to get the opportunity to bid for a move to a cabin in a higher price class.

So once you have a booking, you can still take a look at other cabin categories. If your budget allows, decide how much more you are willing to spend on another cabin category. Then make your bid – that is, you tell Royal Caribbean how much more you are will to pay per person for that cabin category.

Royal will let you know if you bid is successful. Then you pay the extra and your new cabin will be allocated to you. If your bid is unsuccessful then you are not charged anything and you stay in your existing booked cabin.

Give it a try if you have the extra budget available and you think an upgrade is worth it. You never know – you could end up with a great cabin in a higher category at a fraction of the price it would have cost you to book it!

Contact Royal Caribbean to see if your cabin and cruise is eligible for an upgrade!

Suites and VIP status – is it right for you?

Only you know what you and your family want from a vacation. And what your budget allows.

Whilst a suite has numerous advantages. Think extra space and comfort (often a lot of extra space compared to standard cabins which are, lets be honest, quite small), priority embarkation (you get on board much quicker with little wait time) and member-only restaurants and lounges, to name a few.

But then there is the price tag to consider.

The hefty jump is price from standard balcony cabins to junior suites and beyond may be worth the extra to many, but perhaps not to all.

Be sure to know what is included in the cabin category you booking. Then give the cruise company a call and check the price difference if you were to upgrade to the next highest suite category. And what exactly are you getting for the extra $$ ?

Factor in that you may actually get the beverage package, wifi package and more included in the price of a suite. These are things you would normally pay extra for when booking a standard cabin. You may be surprised to learn that a suite offers good value for money after all.

For many it does. And the peace of mind that you really are getting an inclusive vacation with nothing more to think about when you step on board. Now, who doesn’t love a holiday like that?

Looking for the right Royal Caribbean Ship for you? Read more about their amazing fleet here.

Meet the author: With more than 20 years experience from the travel industry, Mattias offers tips, expert advice and a unique perspective anchored in having worked with market leading cruise lines, tour operators, consolidators, airlines and hospitality suppliers. Read more..