Would you pay $499 to have a butler draw you a bath?
That's the cost of the new Mediterranean Soak experience unveiled today by Norwegian Cruise Line.
Available to passengers in suites on Norwegian's 12 ships, the experience involves a butler who draws a bath for passengers with French Verbena bubbles and serves a bottle of chilled Dom Perignon champagne and sturgeon caviar.
The service is part of a new Bath Butler menu for passengers in butler-served suites that will include five other offerings for adults that cost $99 a piece. There also is a bath experience for kids that costs $49.
Among the $99 offerings is a Mexican Riviera Retreat that includes a lime exfoliating body scrub with loofah, and a margarita nightcap (made from 100% agave tequila, premium triple orange liqueur and fresh squeezed limes). Another option, Caribbean Calm, brings a passion fruit bath gel with exfoliator gloves, topped off with a hand-muddled Mojito.
The amounts Norwegian is charging top customers in suites to have a butler-drawn bath is notable. A number of other cruise lines that boast butler service with suites such as Silversea Cruises offer such services for free.
At Seabourn Cruise Line, suite stewardesses will draw a Pure Pampering bath with Molton Brown organic bathing solutions as a standard part of in-suite amenities. The bath preparations include flower petals strewn across the water.
For a glimpse of suites on Norwegian ships, click through the Cruise Ship Tour below of Norwegian's latest vessel, the Norwegian Breakaway.
By Gene Sloan, USA Today
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