Ritz-Carlton’s $7,000 a Week Luxury Yacht Voyage Sets Sail
Travel is officially back and hitting the high seas has never hit your hip pocket quite so hard. Famed luxury hotelier Ritz-Carlton has officially unveiled the Yacht Collection, a stunning new selection of superyacht expeditions designed to offer anything you can imagine. From a restaurant backed by a Michelin-star chef to a cigar room and nightclub, the new cruise-style travel offering is fit for a king and has a price tag to match. An initial scope through the destination packages sees the lowest price for a seven-night stay at USD$4,900 (AUD$7,790), but it must be said, it does come with some serious perks.
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection marks the first foray into the luxury yachting space for the renowned hotel brand. The new offering kicked off on October 15 when Evrima, the first of three custom-built yachts, officially left port from Barcelona on a trek destined for Nice.
According to the brand, most voyages under the new banner will range from seven to ten nights, stopping at both “intimate and signature” ports of call. Depending on the season, you can expect to visit a number of the world’s most unique and stunning destinations. Evrima will tackle the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America., visiting destinations as diverse as Spain’s Balearic Islands all the way through to the tropical coastlines of Costa Rica. Better still, as a relatively bodied vessel, Evrima will be able to access yacht-style cruising in destinations such as Mykonos, Saint-Tropez, and St. Barts.
“We are thrilled to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and usher in an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand,” 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.”
In terms of what you can expect on board Evrima, the experience is second to none. The 190-metre vessel can accommodate 298 passengers across 149 suites, embodying the subtle luxury for which Ritz-Carlton has become renowned. Guests can enjoy two-storey loft suites, with all rooms featuring a private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering unimpeded views of the deep blue sea. Perhaps even more impressively, select suites also feature a blind wall which allows guests to rejig the layout of the room to facilitate a larger, more open-plan arrangement.
Once you’ve had enough of the room, however, there’s a lot to see and do on board. Ritz-Carlton has confirmed Evrima will grant guests access to a series of luxury amenities including a curated menu of ESPA and 111SKIN spa treatments, a sauna and steam room, watersports from the yacht’s marina while at anchor, an infinity pool and a fitness studio. You can also gorge yourself at the sit-down sushi bar, The Evrima Room or at S.E.A., the brainchild of chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin star outpost in Wolfsburg.
“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is revolutionizing the luxury cruising industry, creating an entirely unique category designed for those in search of unmatched getaways, highly curated itineraries, insider access and a level of personalization previously unseen in the space,” Douglas Prothero, chief executive officer for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said. “Every element of the luxury yachting experience was considered when designing and creating Evrima, and we are excited to deliver unforgettable journeys for both longtime cruisers and those who are new to the industry.”
When it comes to sailing the high seas in style, it’s no surprise that Ritz-Carlton is doing it well. The premier hotelier and hospitality giant has carved out a niche for impressive experiences on land and it’s taking to yacht life like a duck to water. But before you spend your hard-earned cash on a new Mediterranean getaway, consider this. The vessels within the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter, so next time you want to grab 297 of your closest friends and lap up luxury, you know who to call. Reservations for the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are available now, visit the link below for more information.