Ritz-Carlton’s luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail

(CNN) — The highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton superyacht cruise has finally made her debut, three and a half years after her maiden voyage was originally scheduled.

Evrima, the first of three bespoke yachts from the famed hotel chain’s Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, embarked on a seven-night cruise on October 15 from Barcelona, ​​Spain, to Nice, France.

The 190-meter-long ship, which can accommodate 298 passengers, consists of 149 suites with private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows and features an infinity pool, wine cellar, Ritz-Carlton spa, nightclub and more its very own “Marina”. .

Prices for a week’s stay start at $6,400 per person for Mediterranean voyages, while Caribbean voyages start at $5,100 per person, with accommodation options ranging from standard cabins to two-story “loft-style” apartments and sprawling 1,091-square-foot “owner’s Suite” with private jacuzzi.

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Those who embark on these luxury cruises can expect “service at its finest” — the yacht claims one of the highest staff and space-to-guest ratios at sea — as well as fine dining experiences, complimentary water sports and more. entertainment on board.

There is also a dedicated children’s facility on board with a packed program for children aged four to twelve.

Evrima, meaning discovery in Greek, will sail to a range of destinations throughout the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Central and South America, with most cruises lasting between seven and 10 nights.

The luxury yacht is to be followed by two more, Ilma and Luminara, currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

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Ritz-Carlton announced plans to enter the luxury yacht world back in 2017, describing the company as “a hybrid of luxury cruises and yachts.”

“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is revolutionizing the luxury cruising industry, creating a totally unique category created for those seeking unparalleled getaways, highly curated itineraries, insider access and a level of personalization that is in the world has never seen before,” Douglas Prothero, chief executive officer for the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, said in a statement.

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According to the Ritz-Carlton, Evrima has one of the most spacious ratios in a luxury cruise at 85.2 square feet of space per guest.

According to the Ritz-Carlton, Evrima has one of the most spacious ratios in a luxury cruise at 85.2 square feet of space per guest.

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“Every element of the luxury yacht experience has been considered in the design and development of Evrima, and we look forward to providing memorable voyages for both long-time cruisers and those new to the industry.”

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All three superyachts will be available for private charters. While Ritz-Carlton hasn’t disclosed the charter price, it’s safe to assume that those who choose to charter the ships will need fairly deep pockets.

“We are very pleased to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and to herald an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand,” said Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President for Luxury Brands at Marriott International.

Evrima’s launch has been delayed multiple times due to supply chain issues and the global pandemic.

Earlier this month, Four Seasons announced plans for its first ship, a 207-meter, 14-deck, 95-suite superyacht, due to open in late 2025.


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