The first of three cruising yachts will take to the sea in 2019 The first of three cruising yachts will take to the sea in 2019

Ritz-Carlton goes cruising

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, is entering the luxury yachting and cruise sector – bringing the brand’s service and style to sea.
Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a foray into the cruise industry for a luxury hotel operator.

The first of three cruising yachts in this series is scheduled to take to sea in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Itineraries are being developed to combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s luxury resorts and the freedom of a yachting vacation. Voyages will range from seven to 10 days.
The first ship will cruise a wide variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Due to the size of the vessel, the yacht will call at locations typically not accessible to large cruise ships, from Capri and Portofino to St. Barths and the old town of Cartagena.
The specially designed small capacity vessel will measure 190-metres, accommodate up to 298 passengers, and feature 149 suites, each with its own private balcony. The yacht will also feature two 138 square-metre duplex penthouse suites, with modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and cruise ship design firm, Tillberg Design of Sweden.
Throughout the journey, guests will indulge in a cruising style that is unparalleled in the ultra-luxury cruise and private yachting sectors.

The Ritz-Carlton yachts will feature a restaurant by Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg; a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa; and a Panorama Lounge and wine bar, offering a wide variety of on-board entertainment.

Additionally, the yacht will offer curated destination journeys through collaborations with local chefs, musicians and artists, allowing guests to experience the locations in unique and experiential ways, both onboard and ashore.

Reservations will open in May 2018.