Widely known as the ultimate standard for luxury hotels, in 2018, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announced they were taking their hospitality to the seas. The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection will offer three ships that are custom-designed to feel more like a yacht than a traditional cruise ship.
“This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world in a relaxed, casually elegant and comfortable atmosphere with the highest level of personalized service.”
– Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
Boasting one of the highest staff-to-guest service ratios in the cruise industry, Ritz Carlton is bringing luxury accommodations to the cruise industry. From all-inclusive packages to exclusive shore excursions and adventures, Ritz Carlton is setting a new bar for luxury in the cruise industry.
Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection’s Fleet
Each specifically designed yacht in the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection Fleet will measure 190-meters and accommodate up to 298 passengers. The intimate setting will offer:
- 149 suites, each with its own private terrace
- Two 158 square-meter lavish penthouse suites
- A restaurant by Michelin-starred chef, Sven Elverfeld of Aqua
- A signature Ritz-Carlton Spa
- Multiple lounges offering onboard entertainment
With a 2021 inaugural season, the first of three ships, the Evrima, is ready to set sail with itineraries that include destinations such as:
- The Greek Isles
- Côte d’Azur
- Puerto Rico
- The British Virgin Islands
- New England
- Eastern Canada
The Evrima faced construction, budget and other challenges along the way, which led to the decision to delay the inaugural season.
Cases Against Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection
From the start, the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection has faced delays and challenges. Only four months prior to their originally-scheduled inaugural season, construction challenges forced the postponement of the entire 2020 season. According to a statement issued by the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection team:
“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is extending voyage fare savings when guests rebook their future voyage or full reimbursement for our guests’ paid cruise fare and airfare and hotel change fees.”
The cancellation came well before other cruise lines faced challenges in 2020 due to the safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus.
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