It was Lorde, back in 2013, who sang “And we’ll never be royals. It don’t run in our blood.”
Popular song, and in terms of hanging with Will, Kate, Harry or Meghan – she nailed it. None of us will ever walk the halls of Buckingham Palace or don a fur cape and crown. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend.
Disney has a long, storied history of making everyone – from little girls to men in Dad jeans – feel like a Princess or Prince. The escapism is reflected in the twinkle in their eyes, in the costumes seen daily in the parks. Tiny Cinderellas, dashing Prince Charmings, and every royal in between indulge their imaginations. Grown up versions take their royal dreams to the next level with weddings in the park, complete with carriage and footmen.
But when it comes to truly be feted like a His/Her Royal Highness, Disney Cruise Line awaits with the ultimate in pampering and prestige – The Royal Suites.
Last week, our own DeeAna Archer and family boarded the Dream at Port Canaveral and experienced a level of pampering and indulgence one imagines is the day-to-day of a true monarch.
Part of the Concierge level of cruising, the Royal Suites are located on all four ships, with varying numbers of rooms, beds, and designs.
Wonder – Walt and Roy Disney Royal suites, deck 8, 1029 sq ft – 1 of each. They sleep 7.
Magic – Walt and Roy Disney Royal suites, deck 8 – 1 of each. They sleep 7, with the ability to also reserve the connected stateroom providing even more sleeping space.
Dream & Fantasy – Walt and Roy Disney Royal Suites, deck 12, 1781 sq ft – 2 – they each sleep 5 with the option of reserving the connecting stateroom in between, and/or the stateroom to either side for additional sleeping accommodations.
DeeAna provided a tour of the Roy that you can watch through the link below. Put on your tiara and be swept away…
From spacious living areas, to a kitchen with a refrigerator stocked with Mickey Bars, to a sweeping verandah complete with hot tub – they were swaddled in comfort and treated like Kings and Queens. And seriously, that verandah, at the very front of the ship is amazing. Think Jack screaming, “I’m the King of the World!” Watch.
As the suites are part of the Concierge experience, they all include the following:
Shoreside Concierge services 125 days prior to the cruise, Unlimited internet, order from Palo dinner to your dining room, order hot breakfast to your room, limited hours (Palo and hot breakfast to Royal Suites only), unlimited soda and bottled water, robes and slippers of appropriate sizes for all those in your suite, priority embarkation, separate check in, priority tendering, priority disembarkation, Concierge lounge, fruit or food or cake gift each day in suite, lithograph exclusive for concierge, upgraded shampoos and soaps in room (Elemis), Concierge hosts to book Spa, Remy, Palo, ticketed meet and greets, ticketed character breakfast, Mixology, classes, etc, a private character meet and greet, and of course, the indulgent Pillow Menu complete with Cinderella worthy silk pillow cases.
Having now cruised DCL 20 times myself, and now a committed Concierge addict, the Royal Suites are my Holy Grail – the one level left to access and conquer. As with any level of stateroom, costs vary depending on length of cruise, destination, and time of year. So yes, while the Royal Suites have a price tag that often mimics the downpayment on a home, it is possible to find them open at a price point more accessible to more wallets.
While Lorde may be right in that we will never BE royals, as DeeAna found out, being treated like royalty is very much a possibility. Now you’ll have to excuse me, my crown needs polishing and I gave my lady-in-waiting the day off. Princess Bliss understands…
No matter where your daydreams may take you – Archer Luxury Travel can turn them into reality. Your imagination is the only limit. Whether it’s hiking in the mountains, sailing the deep blue sea, luxuriating at an all-inclusive resort, or indulging your inner child with an incredible package to Disney, let DeeAna help you plan your next great escape. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org