Marriott Bonvoy®, the travel program of Marriott International, announced today that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will join the program starting November 9, 2021. Reflecting the legendary Ritz-Carlton experience at sea, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is fast becoming one of the most exciting debuts in the luxury travel industry, carving out a very unique space for itself within the industry. Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn and redeem points for trips slated to begin May 6, 2022, marking an exciting time as they are invited to experience the Ritz-Carlton brand like never before.
Elite Marriott Bonvoy members will enjoy an elevated luxury experience during their trip, including a private reception upon boarding and other bespoke reconnaissance while sailing.
“We are delighted to announce that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, creating a truly unmatched offering for our members and guests,” said Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President, Luxury Brands for Marriott International. “The Ritz-Carlton brand continues to drive innovation within the hospitality industry, creating the unique experiences we know the modern affluent traveler is looking for. As the iconic brand continues to evolve, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s participation in Marriott Bonvoy encourages both long-time Ritz-Carlton loyalists, those new to the brand and guests from Marriott’s portfolio. International to earn and redeem points while exploring this incredibly exciting, elevated and immersive travel experience.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is Marriott Bonvoy’s latest accommodation, joining 30 extraordinary hotel brands with 7,900 properties in 138 countries and territories around the world, including the company’s all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and in addition to 44,000 premium and luxury vacation rentals from Homes and Villas by Marriott International. As a Marriott Bonvoy attendee, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers members another amazing opportunity to earn and redeem points while pursuing their passions through travel:
- Members will earn five points for every dollar spent on the cruise-only fare, as well as the hotel package fare for participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels booked through The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
- Members can redeem 180,000 points upfront for $ 1,000 in cruise fare savings, and 90,000 point increments can be redeemed for $ 500 in savings thereafter. Full refund may be available.
- Members will receive one Elite Night Credit per night onboard to achieve higher Elite status.
- The Cruise Fare and Hotel Package Fee will be applied to eligible annual expenses of Members seeking Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite status.
- Members can accelerate points earned on their travel purchase and more by using their Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards from JPMorgan Chase and American Express.
Evrima, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first yacht, will sail to a variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The intimate size of the ship allows the yacht to call in places generally inaccessible to large cruise ships, including Saint-Tropez, Ibiza and Saint-Barth. With a relaxed pace, which includes both night and day stopovers, guests will be offered a collection of curated experiences. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will also work with Marriott International luxury brand hotels around the world on unique activations for guests. Travelers will also have the option of extending their pre- and post-trip getaways, redeeming points at Marriott International hotels to explore a range of towns and villages across a variety of destinations.
The experience on board Evrima will perfectly combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton resorts with the relaxed freedom of a yacht vacation. She will reflect the sublime comfort and unparalleled level of individualized service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is known, with one of the highest space and service ratios at sea. The specially designed yacht measures 190 meters (624 feet) and includes 149 suites. Guests will enjoy a range of programs including a carefully curated menu of spa treatments, water sports from the yacht marina and that of Evrima signature restaurant, SEA, designed by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin star restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg in Germany. In each destination, guests can choose from a selection of exclusive experiences within The Shore Collection that match their interests or use the services of the Ashore Concierge to customize their own private tours. By working with local guides selected for their insider knowledge, clients will enjoy a highly personalized and immersive journey while exploring the culture of each destination.
More details can be found at ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com/loyalty. For travel reservations, members in the Americas and Australia can contact a Reservation Services agent at 833.999.7292 (US and Canada) or +1.305.907.7099 (excluding US and Canada), members in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa can contact a Reservation Services agent on +356 2778 0076, or members can contact their travel professional.
About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative and eye-opening experiences around the corner and around the world. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands delivers renowned hospitality in the world’s most memorable destinations. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through daily purchases with co-branded credit cards . Members can redeem their points for experiences such as future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments or through Partners for luxury goods from Marriott Bonvoy stores. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members benefit from a level of personalization and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To register for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, of Bethesda, MD, part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 34 countries and territories. For more information or to book, visit the company’s website at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.marriott.com and to join the conversation live, use #RCMemories and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences at Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits, including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, and encompasses a portfolio of approximately 7,900 properties under 30 major brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses owned vacation resorts around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its award-winning travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. Additionally, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.