The Ritz-Carlton Introduces its New Luxury Cruise Line

The hotel brand dives into the luxury cruise industry.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht CollectionCourtesy The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton is bringing its five-star service and refined style to the sea with the debut of three custom-built cruising yachts. Each accommodates 298 passengers and will feature 149 suites, each equipped with its own private balcony, along with two duplex penthouse suites.

"The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will have a distinctive personality and the vessels are sure to be true stand outs in some of the most glamorous ports around the world," says Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. "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."

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Owner’s SuiteCourtesy The Ritz-Carlton

Itinerary

Starting in 2019, choose from seven- to ten-day voyages sailing to destinations that include the Caribbean, Latin America, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, as well as more uncommon cruise locations such as Capri, Portofino, St. Barths and the old town of Cartagena.

And if you’re looking for a more personalized experience, The Ritz-Carlton will be providing one-of-a-kind curated destination journeys — both onboard and ashore — with collaborations with local chefs, musicians and artists.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Marina BarCourtesy The Ritz-Carlton

Amenities

Indulge at sea with the yacht's entertainment offerings, including a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa; a Panorama Lounge and wine bar; and a restaurant by Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.

Visit The Ritz-Carlton website to reserve a cabin or a private charter beginning May 2018.