The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company revealed that it has opened reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection aims to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests onboard and transform the luxury cruising industry.
The first of three bespoke yachts in The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will stop at both signature and iconic destinations. Its size allows for the vessels to sail into city harbors around the world, and the yachts offers both daytime and overnight ports of call, giving guests more flexibility for their time on land.
The first yacht will cruise a wide variety of destinations, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and Northeastern United States. Voyages will range from seven to ten nights with ports including Barbados, Cartagena, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Mykonos, Portofino and more.
“As the first luxury hotel company to bring the legendary service and ambience of its resorts to sea, we are thrilled to offer guests a new way to create memories with The Ritz-Carlton,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for The Ritz-Carlton. “From the yacht’s design, to programming onboard and ashore, every aspect of the voyage has been carefully created to embody the signature service and casual luxury of a Ritz-Carlton resort. We look forward to officially welcoming guests onboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection as we open reservations,” Holladay added.
Reservations are now open for the inaugural season of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set to take the seas in February 2020. With several distinct itineraries available in 2020, guests have the option to book back-to-back voyages without repeating ports, allowing them to explore a wider range of destinations. It was originally set to take to the seas in 2019.
“The opening of reservations marks an exciting milestone for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which is set to redefine luxury at sea,” said Doug Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “Whether you are looking for culture, adventure, or the chance to go off the beaten path, we are thrilled to be able to invite guests to explore the world with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.”
Customers are also encouraged to visit the newly launched website for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which offers full details of itineraries, pricing, and onboard experiences. Guests can browse for voyages by region, departure date or ports of interest using the “Find a Cruise” feature, view suite and fare information, explore the yacht experience, and more.
The specially designed small capacity vessel will measure 190m and accommodate up to 298 passengers, and feature 149 suites, each with its own private balcony. The yacht will also feature two 138m2 duplex penthouse suites, with interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and cruise ship design firm, Tillberg Design of Sweden.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection guests will enjoy an all-inclusive luxury sailing experience including accommodations, onboard activities and entertainment, beverages, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, WiFi and watersports from the yacht’s marina. Signature experiences available for an additional fee include a culinary experience at Aqua, the yacht’s signature restaurant designed by Michelin-starred chef Sven Elverfeld, spa treatments, and excursions offered through The Shore Collection. Voyage prices vary based upon the itinerary and season.
The yachts of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter.