INTRODUCING THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION!
Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2021. Most voyages range from seven to ten nights, offering many overnight calls and uniquely curated experiences ashore. Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. The yachts are also available for private charter.
The new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is designed to defy all cruise ship stereotypes, with larger rooms, relaxing common spaces, and an on-board spa. There will also be high-end dining options, including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua — the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.
“This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in a press release.
“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,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton, in a news release.
The third deck features The Marina. With direct ocean access, it’s the perfect spot to sunbathe and jump on a water toy or go for an ocean swim. There’s also a terrace for a drink and a light bite.
Inside, there are endless glass walls, and elegantly comfortable decor. The living room is on the fourth deck. It features a library and turns into a cocktail lounge complete with piano bar and live music at night.
The main dining room, which serves locally inspired meals that change every day, and living room cafe with espresso counter and baked pastries are also on this level. The cafe also serves treats during the day and at night.
The pool is on the deck above, where guests can enjoy all-day dining, frozen treats, and water mistings. There are also a few whirlpools.
On deck six, there are two luxe restaurants and a Champagne bar which serves caviar pairings. Guests can indulge in the restaurant Aqua, designed by the chef behind the three Michelin-starred Aqua in the Wolfsburg Ritz-Carlton.
They can also enjoy Southeast Asian cuisine at Asian Fusion, which has a sushi bar. Guests can eat whenever they wish at any of the restaurants on board, rather than the traditional set meal times that are customary on cruises.
If that doesn’t suit your fancy, there’s always the outdoor grill on deck eight that serves fresh local catches for a sunny lunch or al fresco dinner.
Guests can work on their wellness on deck nine, which has a gym that offers offers personal training, sunrise yoga, and a wellness program customized for each guest. There’s also spa with a full-service beauty lounge, sauna, steam room, and gentleman’s grooming salon. Spa treatments can be enjoyed in a private room or al fresco.
On deck ten, you’ll find a humidor and an observation lounge to soak in views of the endless blue, enjoy sunset cocktails, and dance into the night.
Across five of the decks are 149 rooms. Unlike most cruises, rooms will not be called staterooms, but rather, suites.
Each of the 149 suites has its own private terrace and comes with a dedicated personal assistant, who can do everything from making your dinner reservation to organizing a destination excursion.
Two of these suites are Owner’s Suites, which are 1,098 square feet. They have two bathrooms and a private whirlpool on the 592 square-foot terrace.
The View Suites range from 571 square feet to 624 square feet and have stunning floor to ceiling windows.
At 700 square feet, the Loft Suites are two stories, with a luxurious modern living and dining area upstairs, and sleep area downstairs. They also have picture windows.
The Grand Suite is 635 square feet with a spacious terrace of 108 square feet.
There are also the Signature Suite and the Terrace Suite. Both are less than 500 square feet, but are still spacious and just as luxurious as the other suites, with impressive ocean views.
Certain suites can be combined into larger spaces “by removing soundproof, blind wall sections,” Douglas Prothero, Managing Director of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, told Forbes. This gives guests more accommodation flexibility.
Prothero also told Forbes The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will have the highest staff to guest service ratio in the cruise industry, with almost as many staff members as guests to fulfill all your wishes.
During each trip, local talent — such as chefs, artists, and guest lectures — will join for a variety of entertainment throughout the cruise. There are also in-house classical and jazz musicians.
But there’s also plenty of entertainment off board. Trip itineraries will offer less time at sea with more time to explore intimate, remote ports that bigger cruise ships don’t have access to because of their size. Guests have the option to book back-to-back voyages without repeating ports.
Some voyages are packaged into themes. There’s Escapes of Discovery, which explores the azure waters and sunshine of the eastern Caribbean, such as St. Lucia and the Grenadines.
There’s also Yachting Playgrounds, with programs that cruise through the best of the Mediterranean: the Greek Isles, Balearic Islands, and French Riviera.
The Marquee Voyages are designed to take passengers to events around the world, such as the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo or the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland.
There are also voyages for the holidays, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and luxury crossing voyages for endless days at sea.
Baltic and Northern Europe voyages explore everything from the palaces of St. Petersburg and the glaciers of Iceland to the beaches of Normandy and Norway’s fjords.
Voyages in Canada and New England take place in the autumn months, exploring fishing villages, Maine harbors, and Canadian maritime ports. There’s also the chance for some whale watching.
To complement the unique itineraries, there are six themed shore excursion tracks. Iconic Sights can take one from the opera to a museum, Stirring the Senses has guests practicing yoga on a private beach and learning Feng Shui, and Active Explorations can involve snorkeling through a reef or zip-lining through a rainforest.
Epicurean Experiences can involve the behind-the-scenes of a Michelin-starred restaurant, visiting a winery with a sommelier, or learning to grow baby oysters in France, while Cultural Connections will have one helping the wildlife or environment. Guests can also opt for Concierge Ashore to customize a bespoke event.
Find peace of mind on board, knowing that every detail of your surroundings has been considered. From in-suite espresso machines and premium beverages to small bites all hours of the day, higher-tier mini luxuries are yours to enjoy with compliments.
THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE
Whether yachting through mesmerizing waters in a luxury Northern Europe and Baltic cruise, relaxing in the warm waters of the Caribbean through a luxury Caribbean cruise, or taking a crossing voyage, amenities should be your last worry while voyaging with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. All guests aboard our bespoke yacht collection can enjoy a variety of world-class features as part of their all-inclusive cruise fare, regardless of suite type or voyage duration.
YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE FARE INCLUDES:
• Oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace overlooking the ocean
• Access to a Personal Concierge in all suite categories
• Onboard gratuities
• Multiple dining venues
• 24-hour in-suite dining
• Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht
• Onboard entertainment and enrichment
• Marina-style platform with access to non-motorized watersports while at anchor
Starting prices for voyages can range anywhere from $3,100 to $10,100, depending on length of trip and location.
For Complete charter expect anything from $193K a week and upwards.
Reservations are now open, be among the first to experience The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
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