The 10 Best Cruise Ship Bathroomsby John Roberts | December 21, 2015
Although inside cabins and lower-category outsides may have tight showers and strange configurations — have you seen the design in which the whole bathroom becomes the shower? — luxurious suites tend to have jaw-droppingly beautiful bathrooms. Here are 10 of our favorites:
These cabins are classically elegant, with Italian marble and mosaic tiles. Marvel at the large, walk-in, glass shower, complete with marble bench, and the separate tub with ocean views ... and a TV.
This incredible one-of-a-kind bathroom is large and dramatic, with an oversize bathtub and a flat-screen TV. Still, it's the unique cantilevered glass shower that juts over the edge of the ship that gets people talking.
Grand Duplex Suites
Queen Mary 2
It's no surprise that the line known for classes goes all out with its top suite bathrooms. This one comes with a large jetted tub, a walk-in shower, fancy marble finishes throughout, tons of natural light, and (best of all) a bidet.
The bathroom in this stylish cabin offers Ralph Lauren designs, with all the details you would find in a luxe home: double vanity, wall-mounted TV, large round jetted tub, and rain shower. But it's the sexy details — mahogany, nickel, and marble finishes — that set it apart.
Anthem of the Seas
You'll never want to leave the gorgeous open bathroom; it's as large as many standard cabins. Plus, it features a huge whirlpool tub with a prime ocean view that's great for relaxing in when sailing in and out of port (with a drink, of course).
Grand Wintergarden Suites
These suites have not one but two bathrooms. The master baths feel downright enormous, and they come with a glass-walled shower, a circular jetted bathtub, and Molton Brown products, including bath oils.
How big is this bathroom on Hapag Lloyd's luxurious ship? Well, to begin with, it has three sinks. It also has a shower with steam sauna and a round whirlpool tub room, a large daybed, and spectacular ocean views.
Garden Villa Suite
These "villas" have bathrooms with massive floor-to-ceiling "windows" — let's be honest, they're really glass walls. The bathrooms also have a jetted soaker tub, a separate shower, and dual sinks.
This Uniworld bathroom may just be the most luxurious and spacious powder room on the European rivers. You'll find dual sinks, a bidet, and a separate rain shower and tub. Plus, the room is outfitted with L'Occitaine and Hermes products and plush towels and robes. We suggest starting your cruise by opening a complimentary bottle of wine ... in the tub.
The Holland America Line ship bathroom is opulent in a flashy, no-holds-barred sort of way. Picture a whirlpool tub, a walk-in shower with six settings, and unapologetically gold-colored sinks and faucets.
John Roberts is a New Jersey-based writer for ShermansCruise who worked at The Virginian-Pilot.