The day that many of you have been waiting for has arrived: reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are now open. The inaugural season of The Yacht Collection, which bills itself as a blend of a leisurely cruising style and the “legendary service” of The Ritz-Carlton, is set for February 2020.
With several distinct itineraries available in its inaugural season, guests have the option to book back-to-back voyages without repeating ports, allowing them to explore a wider range of destinations and delve into the local culture at each port.
The first yacht will cruise a wide variety of destinations, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and Northeastern United States. Voyages will range from seven to ten nights with ports including Barbados, Cartagena, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Mykonos, Portofino and more. Each itinerary offers unique programming at each destination, from the Christening Celebration on the Inaugural Voyage to the Monaco Grand Prix, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, exploring the yachting playgrounds of the Greek Isles, Balearic Islands and French Riviera, and celebrating the holidays in the Caribbean. Itineraries include both daytime and overnight ports of call, giving guests more flexibility for their time on land.
The yachts, measuring 620 feet, will accommodate up to 298 passengers in 149 suites, each with its own private terrace. The yacht will also have two 1,700-square feet Owner’s Suites, which will have their own private whirlpools.
The Yacht Collection is all-inclusive, with accommodations, onboard activities and entertainment, beverages, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, Wi-Fi and watersports from the yacht’s marina included in fares. Signature experiences available for an additional fee include a culinary experience at Aqua, the yacht’s signature restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Sven Elverfeld, spa treatments, and immersive excursions offered through The Shore Collection.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has also launched a new website, which offers full details of itineraries, pricing and onboard experiences. Voyages are browsable by region, departure date or ports of interest using the “Find a Cruise” feature. Suite and fare information, details about the yacht experience and more is also available.
The yachts of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter.