A growing demand for bigger, grander suites
Big, fancy, expensive suites, with butlers, are among the fastest growing accoutrements on cruise ships. Their size and number seem to increase with each new ship.
The top suites, which can cost $1,000 a day per person, or more, tend to be among the first accommodations sold out (along with the least expensive cabins to people on a tighter budget), an indication that an increasing number of well-heeled couples and families are willing to spend big chunks of their disposable income vacationing at sea.
Popularity and profitability explain why cruise lines, from luxury to mainstream, are putting new emphasis on their most spacious suites. This blog also appeared in the Miami Herald