Thanks to the launch of the 149-suite Evrima, luxury cruising at sea is being taken to the next level.
One of Marriott International’s top-tier hotel brands has just made a head-turning foray into the luxury yachting space with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Evrima, the first of three custom-built vessels under the label, set sail last week on her maiden voyage from Barcelona to Nice. Expect highly personalized getaways and the service standards expected of any Ritz-Carlton property, with among the highest staff-to-guest and guest-to-space ratios at sea.
Most voyages range from seven to ten nights, with no two journeys alike so that guests can combine itineraries without repeating a destination. Depending on the season, Evrima visits the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Destinations range from Spain’s Balearic Islands and points along the French Riviera, to Aruba and the coastlines of Costa Rica. The smaller size of Evrima also allows for access into sought-after ports of call such as Mykonos, Saint-Tropez, and St. Barts.
The yacht measures 190 meters from bow to stern and can accommodate up to 298 passengers. Among the 149 suites are several duplex-style loft suites; all rooms feature a private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, not to mention a king bed and a bathroom with double vanities. Through a blind wall, select accommodations can be combined into larger, open-concept spaces for even more flexibility.
Aboard Evrima, guests will enjoy a curated menu of ESPA and 111SKIN spa treatments, as well as a sauna and steam room, watersports from the yacht’s marina while at anchor, an infinity pool, a fitness studio, and more. Dining options on board range from The Evrima Room (for locally inspired dishes) and mod-Southeast Asian venue/sushi bar Talaat Nam to S.E.A., a specialty restaurant designed by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred venue at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg in Germany.
Performances by in-house jazz and classical musicians will be part of the experience, and travelers can broaden their horizons through expert-led discussions and the yacht collection’s partnerships with local arts and music communities. Families will find a dedicated space on board for Ritz Kids, where programs tailored for children between the ages of four and 12 come with an emphasis on marine conservation and aim to pique their curiosity and innate love for discovery.
In each port of call, voyagers have a variety of experiences under The Shore Collection to choose from, or they can arrange to customize their own private tours via the Concierge Ashore service. Excursions on offer might include a curator-guided visit to a world-class museum, yoga on a private beach, zip-lining through a rain forest, or truffle hunting. On select itineraries, travelers will have the chance to embark on an overnight tour before rejoining the yacht at their next destination.