The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship is launching in June 2020. The 298-passenger ship will debut on a seven-night cruise from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca, featuring port calls
in the Balearic Islands. Created to feel like a private yacht, the ship features a refined and relaxed upscale design. The onboard experience will reflect the comfort and legendary guest service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognized.
“The distinct design of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection places us in a new space within the cruise industry where the vessel is a destination in and of itself,” stated Douglas Prothero, CEO of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
“The design of our inaugural yacht and exceptional suites has been a collaborative effort and one that I am particularly excited about as we were able to envision and build a yacht from the ground up that will deliver an unparalleled guest experience.”
The interior design of the inaugural yacht was imagined by Tillberg Design of Sweden in collaboration with the Ritz-Carlton. Each facet of luxury yachting was considered to create a cruise voyage which combines the lifestyle of the resorts of the-Ritz Carlton with the casual freedom of a yachting cruise vacation.
Boasting a residential feel, the suites’ design inspiration includes the sleek and contemporary look of the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Sunny Isles, Miami Beach and Los Angeles, and offers a spacious setting, innovative marine qualities and some of the most design-forward yacht interiors in the world.
“A yacht evokes the feeling of freedom and the ability to go where you want in the world at your own pace. The inaugural yacht of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is designed to reflect this emotion by making guests feel as though they are on board their own private yacht,” said Fredrik Johansson, Owner and Executive Project Director of Tillberg Design of Sweden.
“In addition to a casually elegant atmosphere in the suites, dining venues and open areas to relax, there will be plenty of little escapes and private corners of the yacht, really giving guests the ability to define their experience.”
Complementing the unprecedented itineraries and signature experiences of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the design of the yacht’s 149 suites is an integral aspect of what sets the cruise ship apart.
In addition to offering a high percentage of large suites, the yacht will also feature several innovative loft suites, a unique two-storey accommodation that is ideal for in-suite entertaining.
All suites will feature a private terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings, resulting in some of the most airy and expansive guest staterooms in the luxury cruise ship category. Through a soundproof, blind wall, select suites also have the option to be combined into larger, open-concept spaces allowing for more flexibility when selecting accommodations.
All suites feature the luxurious amenities that visitors would find at a Ritz-Carlton on land, including a king bed, double vanity bathroom, luxury linens and more. Perfectly marrying form and function, the light-filled accommodations will connect guests to the seas and harbours they are cruising.
The specially designed yacht measures 190-meters and can accommodate up to 298 passengers.
The yachts will also have one of the highest crew to guest ratios in luxury cruising, with almost one crew member for every guest. Each suite has access to a Personal Concierge, guests’ single onboard touch point there to ensure a flawless, seamless journey from beginning to end.
In addition to unparalleled accommodations, guests of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will enjoy an all-inclusive luxury cruise experience including onboard activities and entertainment, beverages, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, Wi-Fi and watersports from the yacht’s marina.
Signature experiences available for an additional fee include a culinary experience at the yacht’s specialty restaurant designed by three Michelin-starred Chef Sven Elverfeld of the Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, spa treatments at the signature Ritz-Carlton Spa, and immersive shore excursions offered through the Shore Collection.
Cruise prices vary based upon the cruising itinerary and season. The yachts are also available for private charter cruises. For more information contact a Yacht Vacation Consultant at (833) 999-7292 (U.S. and Canada) or contact your travel professional.
Renderings are artistic concepts. All features, plans and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Information and renderings courtesy Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.