The Ritz Carlton® today announced the launch of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, marking an important moment for the iconic hospitality brand as it makes its foray into the luxury yachting space. Designed to perfectly blend the Ritz-Carlton resort lifestyle with the laid-back freedom of a yacht vacation,Evrimathe first of three custom-built yachts in the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set sail on October 15, 2022, with a voyage from Barcelona, Spain to Nice, France, offering highly personalized getaways for travelers looking to fully immerse yourself in the culture of each destination.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Ritz-Carlton yacht collection and open an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand,” said Chris Gabaldon, senior vice president for luxury brands, Marriott International. “The Ritz-Carlton has long been rooted in innovation and service excellence, guided by a commitment to be at the forefront of delivering transformative travel experiences. As we continue to evolve our legendary brand, we couldn’t be more excited to give our guests the opportunity to experience The Ritz-Carlton in a new way.
Unveiling unique itineraries and immersive experiences, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection carves out an exclusive space within the industry while exemplifying the brand’s forward-thinking approach to luxury hospitality. Stopping at both intimate and iconic ports of call, most voyages last 7-10 nights, with no two identical voyages so guests can combine itineraries without repeating a destination. Depending on the season, Evrima visits the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Destinations en route range from the Spanish Balearic Islands and coveted paradises along the French Riviera to the aquamarine shores of Aruba and the tropical shores of Costa Rica. The intimate size of Evrima also allows unique access to some of the most sought-after ports of call, offering yacht-style cruising in destinations such as Mykonos, St. Tropez and St. Barts.
“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is revolutionizing the luxury cruise industry, creating a completely unique category designed for those seeking unparalleled getaways, highly curated itineraries, privileged access and a level of personalization never seen in the world. ‘space”, commented Douglas Prothero, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “Every element of the luxury yachting experience was considered when designing and creating Evrimaand we are delighted to provide unforgettable voyages to long-time cruisers and those new to the industry.
The specially designed yacht measures 190 meters and can accommodate up to 298 passengers. The onboard experience reflects the sublime comfort and legendary service for which the Ritz-Carlton brand is renowned, with one of the highest staff-to-space ratios at sea. The design of the yacht’s 149 suites is l one of the many elements that set the tone. In addition to offering a high percentage of large suites, Evrima also offers several innovative two-story loft suites, unique duplex accommodation. All rooms have a private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, making them some of the airiest and most spacious rooms at sea. Through a blind wall, some suites also have the option of being combined into spaces larger open-plan layouts, allowing greater flexibility when choosing accommodation. All suites feature the luxurious amenities guests have come to expect from Ritz-Carlton properties around the world, including a king bed, double vanity bathroom, luxury linens and more.
Travelers enjoy a relaxing sense of freedom on board Evrima, with access to a range of top-notch programs and amenities, including a carefully curated menu of ESPA and 111SKIN spa treatments, sauna and steam room, water sports from the yacht’s marina at anchor, swimming pool at overflow, a fitness studio, and more. Guests can also choose from a wide range of dining options, including locally inspired creations in the Evrima Room, creative interpretations of Southeast Asian cuisine, and a sit-down sushi bar in Talaat Nam , a specialty dining experience at SEA, designed by Chef Sven Elverfeldof Aqua. , the three-star Michelin restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, and more. Enriching onboard entertainment includes intimate performances by jazz and classical musicians, discussions led by renowned experts, and partnerships with local arts and music communities. Families exploring the world together can take advantage of a dedicated space on board for the Ritz Kids. The Ritz Kids’ programming, suitable for young guests aged four to twelve, has been designed to appeal to children’s curiosity and innate love of discovery, with an emphasis on marine conservation.
In each destination, guests can choose from a selection of unique experiences within The Shore Collection that match their interests or use the services of the Ashore Concierge to customize their own private tours. Shore experiences range from a guided tour of a world-class museum with its curator and visit to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to yoga on a private beach, to ziplining through a rainforest, truffle hunting, etc. By working with local guides selected for their insider knowledge and subject matter expertise, guests enjoy a singular journey. On select itineraries, guests can deepen their mid-term experience with an overnight tour, promising an unforgettable and unique immersive cultural experience, before rejoining the yacht at their next destination.
Yachts from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter. For more information, please visit www.RritzCarltonYachtCollection.com. For reservations, contact a reservation services agent at +1 833 999-7292 (US and Canada) or contact your travel professional. Trip prices vary depending on the route and the season. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is also part of Marriott Bonvoy®Marriott International’s travel program.
About the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection combines the luxurious lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the laid-back freedom of a yacht vacation, with travel on three custom-built superyachts. As with the Ritz-Carlton® ashore, each yacht will offer personalized service, high-end catering and luxury amenities, including a Ritz-Carlton spa and a space dedicated to Ritz Kids. Stopping at both intimate and iconic ports of call, most voyages will last seven to 10 nights, with no two identical voyages. Yachts are also available for private charter. The result of a collaboration between the Ritz-Carlton brand of Marriott International, Oaktree Capital Management, LP and maritime expert Douglas Prothero, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will welcome its first guests in 2022. For more information, visit at www.RitzCarltonYachtCollection.com.
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