Expect a cruising experience like no other — with all-suite accommodation, personal butlers, curated excursions, and more.
If you’re looking to take your cruise holiday up a notch, consider Ritz Carlton’s yacht collection.
This new venture by Ritz-Carlton, as part of Marriott International, marks the hospitality brand as the only provider of luxury accommodations both on land and at sea.
The first of three Ritz-Carlton yachts will set sail in February 2020, with two more expected to launch the following year. Currently, all three are being built at the Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain in collaboration with leading Swedish firm Tillberg Design.
Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton, said: “Our goal is to introduce the legendary Ritz-Carlton service to luxury yachting, while also redefining curated travel at sea.”
Depending on the itinerary, starting prices for voyages can range from US$3,100 for four nights to US$10,000 for 12 nights. All-inclusive fares include round-the-clock in-suite dining, beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht, onboard entertainment, and more.
Each yacht can accommodate 298 passengers, with a space ratio of more than 8.2 square meters per person.
A total of five dining venues will be available onboard, including an Asian fusion restaurant, a main dining restaurant serving a variety of international cuisine, a poolside grill centered on fish and steak, a casual lounge area with international offerings, as well as the signature Aqua by chef Chef Elverfeld (who also helms three-Michelin-starred Aqua in the Wolfsburg Ritz-Carlton).
Room-wise, expect 149 suites across five decks, each boasting a private terrace, as well as a dedicated personal butler to make dinner reservations and book destination excursions.
Highlights include the two-story Loft Suites, which feature a modern living and dining space upstairs, as well as a downstairs bedroom; and the Owner’s Suites, which come with a private whirlpool on a 54.9-square-meter terrace.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection also has the highest staff to guest service ratio in the cruise industry, ensuring that all guest needs are more than satisfied.
While the yacht has almost everything a traveler could want, shore excursions are an integral part of the experience. Expect thematically crafted itineraries under the categories of Iconic Sights, Stirring the Senses, Cultural Connections, Active Explorations, and Epicurean Experiences. Guests can visit wineries in Bordeaux, learn to grow baby oysters in France, and more.
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