Ritz-Carlton enters the luxury yachting sphere | Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

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The Ritz-Carlton in India recently announced the debut of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. This announcement marks the luxury group’s first foray into the luxury yachting space and it hopes to revolutionise the luxury cruising industry and create an entirely unique category designed for those in search of unmatched getaways and highly curated itineraries.

Luxury-seeking travellers will be treated to an opulent yachting vacation on board a choice of three fantastic yachts, including Evrima, the first of the three, which will allow for highly tailored getaways for passengers.

Chris Gabaldon, senior vice president for luxury brands, Marriott International said: “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 could not be more excited to give our guests the opportunity to experience The Ritz-Carlton in a new way.”

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Signature Suites boast luxurious living and dining areas with access to a private terrace. Image credit: Francisco Martinez

Clients can explore unique itineraries and immersive experiences. Itineraries will include docking at intimate and signature ports of call, most voyages range from seven to ten nights and each voyage is promised to be unique.

Choose from the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America with destinations along the way ranging from Spain’s Balearic Islands and coveted havens along the French Riviera, to the aquamarine shores of Aruba and the tropical coastlines of Costa Rica.

The intimate size of Evrima also allows unique access into some of the most sought-after ports of call, delivering yacht-style cruising in destinations such as Mykonos, Saint-Tropez, and St. Barts. The destination and journey would also depend on the weather and seasons.

Sailing in style

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All suites feature a private terrace and floor to ceiling windows, resulting in some of the most airy and expansive guestrooms at sea. Image credit: Francisco Martinez

The specially designed yacht measures 190-meters long and can accommodate up to 298 passengers. With 149 suites, the on-board experience will reflect the sublime comfort and legendary service for which The Ritz-Carlton brand is renowned. The group’s yacht boasts of one of the highest staff and space ratios at sea. Evrima also features several innovative two-storey loft suites, a unique duplex accommodation featuring luxurious amenities including a king bed, double vanity bathroom, luxury linens, and more.

All rooms feature a private terrace and floor to ceiling windows, resulting in some of the most airy and expansive guestrooms at sea. Through a blind wall, select suites also have the option to be combined into larger, open-concept spaces allowing for more flexibility when selecting accommodations.

Enriching entertainment on board includes intimate performances by in-house jazz and classical musicians, discussions led by renowned experts, and partnerships with local arts and music communities. Families exploring the world together can enjoy a dedicated space on board for Ritz Kids. The Ritz Kids programming, tailored for young guests between the ages of four and twelve, has been crafted to appeal to children’s curiosity and innate love for discovery, with an emphasis on marine conservation.

Food and spa experiences

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Guests can choose from a variety of dining options on board the yacht

Guests on the yacht can choose from a range of elevated programming and amenities including a thoughtfully curated menu of ESPA and 111SKIN spa treatments, a sauna and steam room, water sports from the yacht’s marina while at anchor, an infinity pool, a fitness studio and more.

Guests can also select from a breadth of dining options including locally inspired creations in The Evrima Room; creative interpretations of Southeast Asian Cuisine and a sit-down sushi bar at Talaat Nam; a speciality dining experience in S.E.A., designed by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.

On shore encounters

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Shore excursions include hiking the cloud forest in Costa Rica

At destinations, guests can choose from a selection of unique experiences within The Shore Collection that align with their interests. For a more personalised experience, guests can utilise the services of the Concierge Ashore to customise their own private tours. Experiences on shore range from a guided tour in a world-class museum with its curator, visiting a UNESCO World Heritage site, to yoga on a private beach, zip-lining through a rain forest, truffle hunting, and more.

Ritz-Carlton also works with local guides who were selected for their insider knowledge and subject matter expertise. Guests enjoy a singular journey and on select itineraries they can deepen their experience mid-voyage via an overnight tour, promising an unforgettable and uniquely immersive cultural experience before re-joining the yacht at their next destination.

Make it more exclusive

The yachts of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter.

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