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By Chris | November 1 2013
Top cabin: Suite Privilege
Key selling points: There are 14 identically sized suites on board, each with its own unique style and charm, but the exquisite Suite Privilege is the newest. It boasts a full bathroom designed by Roca with a sauna and hydromassage shower, beautiful wood paneling, an intricate stained-glass window, and a leather sofa in the lounge area that faces large windows showcasing the Spanish countryside.
Standout service: The crew accommodates any guest requests, including restaurant reservations for those who wish to dine out during the journey and securing tickets to landmarks like the original Altamira Caves.
Style: Classical with a modern edge, by José Antonio Rodríguez García, 2009
Special amenities: Italian tapestries, La Viuda de Tolrá linens, Loewe cologne and skin cream, two flat-screen Samsung TVs
Square footage: 108
Number of bedrooms: One
Number of bathrooms: One
Number of cabins on train: 14 suites
Who’s slept here?: Top actors, sports stars, politicians, and presidents
Rate: $5,640 per person for a seven-night itinerary Route: The train runs from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela, and vice versa, along the Cantabrian coast.
Charter: El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo is available for charter and tailormade trips whenever there are no regularly scheduled departures. The duration of the trip and the number of passengers are flexible, though the minimum duration is one day and the maximum number of passengers is 28.
Executive José Antonio Rodríguez García