With the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the hotel chain Marriott is entering the cruise industry – and this is what we can expect.

Ritz-Carlton revealed its plans to shake up the cruise industry as early as in 2017. After countless delays and disruptions due to the covid-19 pandemic, we can hopefully see the first yacht – Envrima – debuting in April next year.

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Photo: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton brand is all about providing exemplary service to guests – and in this context, it is found throughout the concept. The yacht is designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of a Ritz-Carlton hotel, with the more casual freedom of a yachting vacation.

Each yacht accommodates 298 guests in 149 suites – each with its private terrace. There are four suites categories and two penthouse suites on two levels.

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Photo: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Ritz-Carlton has collaborated with the renowned studio, Tillberg Design of Sweden, to design its yachts – and the interior is elegant sleek, modern, with mixed materials and earthy tones.

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Photo: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Passengers will be offered exceptional facilities and amenities. In addition to Ritz-Carlton’s spa, there is a panoramic lounge and wine bar. As well as a restaurant run by Sven Elverfeld, the chef at three Michelin-starred Aqua restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg, Germany.

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Photo: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The yachts are a mixture between a cruise ship and a superyacht. Its size enables the yacht to station at some of the world’s most coveted ports, and reach waterways that usually larger vessels cannot.

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Photo: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The yacht will explore the Mediterranean, northern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and the northeastern United States. Most trips range from seven to ten nights and will offer passengers unique experiences both onboard and on land.

Her first month looks like this:

  • 22 April 2021: 9 nights – Lisbon, Portugal to Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 1 May 2021: 7 nights – Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Nice, France
  • 8 May 2021: 7 nights: Nice, France to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  • 15 May 2021: 6 nights – Rome, Italy to Marseille, France
  • 21 May 2021: 8 nights – Marseille, France to Valletta, Malta

 

The starting price varies between $ 3,100 (approx. £2,400) and $ 10,100 (approx. £7,800) depending on the length of the trip, suite and destination.