Monday, March 21, 2016

Royal Caribbean to offer personal butlers in exclusive cabins

‘Royal Genie’ will craft unique experiences for upmarket guests 


Cruise line Royal Caribbean will be redefining the term “upmarket” when it debuts the Royal Suite Class this May, complete with personal butler service for guests in the higher end Star Class cabins.

“Guests in the Star Class – Loft Suites or higher categories – will have the opportunity to have their own personal Royal Genie to cater to their every whim,” the company announced in a recent news release. The Royal Genie, which the line calls “the ultimate insider,” will help craft unique experiences based on a guest’s personal style and preferences.

“To some extent they can be described as a personal butler but as with most things we do at Royal Caribbean they will be a bit more than that and really cater a guests experience based on their personal preference and style,” a company spokesperson told TheTravelPro in an email.

These personal attendants will be at the guests’ beck and call with an eye toward making the guests’ cruise truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

1,640-sq.ft. Royal Loft Suite aboard Anthem of the Seas
“From planning the perfect date night or a unique family celebration to creating the memorable adventure of a lifetime in one of the ship’s destinations, the Royal Genie will curate personalized experiences catered to each guest,” according to the cruise line.

The Royal Genies will provide many different types of assistance depending on the desires of the guests.

After a day of customized shore excursions, guests might wish to return to their suite to savor handcrafted cocktails made in-suite. Alternatively, the Royal Genies can also assist with making restaurant and show reservations, in-room dining requests, and other needs from laundry, pressing and shoe-shining, to luggage handling and unpacking.

Each Royal Genie will embody contemporary fashion and lifestyle with his or her own distinct look and feel, according to the company.

“From day time casual looks that feature pants and linen shirts for balmy Caribbean days to a more formal evening look with bold pops of purple and cranberry, the Royal Genie will impress in more ways than one,” the company said.

An exclusive experience for guests seeking a luxury adventure, the Royal Suite Class features well-appointed accommodations including amenities such as complimentary VOOM – the fastest internet at sea; complimentary specialty dining in all of the cruise lines signature venues; an ultimate beverage package; inclusive gratuities; preferred seating at select onboard venues and upgraded room amenities, the cruise line added.

The Royal Suite Class will be available for sailings beginning May 2016 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas and the Quantum-Class Anthem of the Seas and the Ovation of the Seas when they debut this spring.

Royal Genies will only be available on the Ovation of the Seas on sailings departing from Sydney, Australia.

Additional details on the Royal Suite Class and amenities available for each class are available on Royal Caribbean’s web site.

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