From customized beds to wraparound balconies, T+L constructs the ultimate cruise ship cabin.
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Double-Height View: Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

The floor-to-ceiling windows of the ship’s Royal Loft suites wrap around an 874-square-foot terrace and span two floors from top to bottom.

High Design: Windstar Surf, Spirit, and Star

The line’s refurbished cabins are all about subtlety and warmth: custom lamb’s-wool throws, nautically themed sepia-tone prints from Britain’s Beken of Cowes, and Allegra Hicks–designed fabrics for bolster covers and cushions.

Spalike Bathroom: Norwegian Breakaway

Spa suites have oversize bathrooms with waterfall showerheads; adjustable jets are angled in multiple directions.

Deluxe Balcony: Oceania Riviera

The ship’s Owner’s suites have terraces with whirlpools overlooking the bow. In the mood for a movie? A flat-screen TV is mounted on a nearby wall.

Bespoke Bed: Celebrity Millennium-Class Ships

Suite butlers can customize mattresses by swapping in softer or firmer memory-foam cushions, depending on guests’ preferences.

By Lisa ChengJane Wooldridge and Lisa Cheng