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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection: A New Type of Luxury Cruise

Coming in February 2020, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will deliver the best of their award-winning hotel customer service and revolutionize the meaning of luxury cruising with the first of three yacht cruises. From personal concierge service to in-suite dining, Ritz-Carlton will translate their prestigious Gold Standards to an unforgettable experience at sea. With 149 suites and only 298 guests onboard, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will be a personalized and intimate experience across every detail of the journey.

Read on to learn more about the highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and its features…

Yacht Cruises Redefined

A rear view of a yacht with lounge chairs and a pool.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will feature spacious and open areas in both the suites and public spaces offering travelers freedom to enjoy their vacation leisurely. The first of its kind, this collection will combine the feeling of a private yacht and luxury hotel.

About Ritz-Carlton Yacht Cruises

Luxurious Suites and Accommodations

A dining room in a yacht cabin with an ocean view.

Luxury travel can be defined differently for every type of guest, but there’s no better feeling than enjoying your vacation at ease, effortlessly and your way. From the moment you walk into your suite, you’ll notice the spaciousness and modern living space. Each suite offers a private terrace that overlooks the ocean, allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy an in-suite meal or beverage with a view. Every guest will feel unique and catered to with their Dedicated Personal Concierge. They'll be able to assist with any detail of a guest’s vacation like arranging dinner reservations at a specialty restaurant or accommodating private tours in each destination.

Eclectic Dining

A modern and contemporary restaurant.

Dining onboard a Ritz-Carlton cruise is about fresh ingredients that are expertly paired to give guests a taste of their local destinations and other world-renowned places. With five dining venues available onboard, guests will be able to choose to dine in a casual, alfresco or sophisticated setting. Each restaurant offers a menu and experience that is uniquely inspired, from the Southeast Asian fusions at Talaat Nam to the specialty dining experience created by Chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.

Intimate Entertainment

A jacuzzi with an ocean view.

Whether you enjoy relaxing, adventure, making connections or privacy, there is an entertainment option for every type of lifestyle and interest. Designed to enjoy spaces at ease, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers open areas for guests to be able to lounge, meet with friends or enjoy a cocktail by the pool.

During the day, you won’t want to miss out on the casual, yet adventurous options the Marina offers. This multi-function platform allows guests direct access to the water. Those looking to explore outside the yacht  can enjoy a thrilling experience on water toys like kayaks and paddle boards.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, you can treat yourself to a restorative spa experience in the Spa Treatment Room or can enjoy the same pleasures in the outdoor spa area.

A yacht bar with open space and seating.

Guests can refresh with a shaken cocktail and live music at any of the bars like the Observation Lounge or The Living Room, where performances include in-house entertainment and local celebrity musicians.

Inaugural Season and Extraordinary Itineraries

An exterior photo of a Rit-Carlton yacht.

The first Ritz-Carlton yacht is set to sail February 5, 2020 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will begin its journey through some of the Caribbean’s most distinguished destinations including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Barbados.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer unique itineraries to destinations that large cruise ships cannot access, overnight stays and opportunities to take a cruise without repetitive destinations. The first yacht will take a journey through the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, Europe, Canada and New England.

A view of a Caribbean beach.

From February to March 2020, Caribbean itineraries will feature up to 27 distinct destinations including less traveled to ports of call in St. Lucia, Sint Maarten and countries in Latin America. Following the inaugural season, Mediterranean itineraries will include top destinations like France, Monaco and the Canary Islands and Northern Europe cruises will feature the best of Russia, Norway and Iceland.

Ritz-Carlton yacht cruises are perfect for luxury travelers looking to immerse into their destination and experience the true essence of what they have to offer. Just like the intimate and personalized experiences onboard, prepare to discover more and explore deeper at your own pace. One day you could be visiting iconic sites, take a hands-on cooking class or try an adventurous excursion like zip lining. With Ritz-Carlton, your choices will truly be endless in every aspect.

The Ritz-Carlton brand prides itself on many values including genuine care and personal service, which you’ll find onboard this luxury collection.

Are you ready to experience the best of luxury yacht cruising? For more details on itineraries and pricing, click here.

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