The premier luxury hotel company takes their experience to the open seas.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company takes its luxury experience from shore to sea with the Luxury Yacht Collection scheduled to leave port in 2020. While the views from your suite will resemble an infinity pool, the signature Ritz-Carlton standards will remain intact whether by land or by sea.
Although still in the planning stages of the venture, one thing for certain is that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will be accepting reservations beginning June 2018. Managing Director, Doug Prothero, confirms loyalty members and members of its parent company, Marriott International, will in fact be able to reserve their voyages starting this summer.
The first yacht is set to sail out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 1, 2020. The luxury voyage will include four nights in the Caribbean, a trip to Bimini, Bahamas and Key West, Florida.
In its opening season, the yacht collection will embark on 40 different voyages varying from 7 to 10 nights. Amenities are key when factoring in the luxury travel experience. To further enhance the experience, shore excursions will be grouped into five categories: Iconic Sights, Stirring the Senses, Cultural Connections, Active Explorations and Epicurean Experiences. These categories highlight everything from learning about the arts, wildlife and cuisine to wellness and relaxation. According to Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for The Ritz-Carlton, the trips “illustrate our commitment to providing rare opportunities to today’s luxury traveler”.
The impressively fashioned yacht will hold up to 298 passengers, 149 suites and will measure 623 feet. Each suite will have a private terrace. Let’s not forget the two penthouse suites, each sprawling at 1,700 square feet, with a private whirlpool Jacuzzi tub and interior décor by The Ritz-Carlton and the Tillberg Design firm located in Sweden.
Final prices have yet to be released. Stand by for more details on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection loyalty program and destination itineraries. And soon a Bon Voyage to you!