The Ritz-Carlton is taking its legendary service and unmatched luxury to sea. Beginning in 2019, the company will offer bespoke cruises on three lavishly built yachts. Each custom-built yacht offers an intimate journey with space for only 298 guests. Accommodations include 149 suites, each with its own balcony, and several luxurious duplex penthouses. As with The Ritz-Carlton on land, cruises feature:
- Thoughtfully designed, modern interiors
- Destination-based activities with local chefs, artists and musicians
- Luxury amenities including The Ritz-Carlton Spa
- Elevated dining including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, and Panorama Lounge
Itineraries are developed with an intent to combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s luxury resorts and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. Calling at intimate and signature destinations alike, voyages will range from seven to ten days. The first ship will cruise a wide variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Due to the intimate size of the vessel, the yacht will call at unique locations typically not accessible to large cruise ships, from Capri and Portofino to St. Barths and the old town of Cartagena. With a relaxed pace, that includes both overnight and daytime ports of call, guests will be offered a uniquely curated destination experience.
The yacht will also feature two 138 square-meter lavish duplex penthouse suites, with modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and leading cruise ship design firm, Tillberg Design of Sweden. The onboard experience will reflect the sublime comfort and unparalleled level of individualized guest service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognized.
What's included on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Find peace of mind on board, knowing that every detail of your surroundings has been considered. From in-suite espresso machines and premium beverages to small bites all hours of the day, a higher tier of mini-luxuries are yours to enjoy with our compliments.
All-inclusive fares include:
- All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace
- Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite
- Onboard gratuities
- Multiple dining venues
- 24-hour in-suite dining
- Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht
- Onboard entertainment and enrichment
- Marina-style platform with access to watersports
Dining on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Specialty restaurants, intimate venues, and innovative menus ensure your every culinary craving can be fulfilled. Stunning contemporary interiors maintain an understated and relaxed luxury, while alfresco spaces embrace the fresh sea air and daily destination.
MAIN DINING EXPERIENCE
Designed with intimate seating arrangements, the spacious main restaurant offers a thoughtfully-designed balance of privacy and social connection. A menu of locally inspired creations changes daily to reflect the passing scene.
Creative interpretations of Southeast Asian cuisine are paired with sophisticated, laidback luxury in this sleek, contemporary restaurant. Sit down at the sushi bar, enjoy a more family-style table experience, or dine outside and watch the day’s destination disappear with the setting sun.
Indulge in a dining experience designed by Chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton®, Wolfsburg. This namesake offers an inspired European á la carte journey in a sophisticated setting with a contemporary feel. Reservations required, additional fee applies.
THE OUTDOOR GRILL
Come as you are, for lunch or a romantic dinner al fresco. The seafood bar features fresh local catches while prime cuts are prepared to order from the grill. The deck serves as one of the best views on the yacht to enjoy dinner or drinks.
MARINA LOUNGE AND BAR
From a leisurely breakfast for early risers to late-night dining, this casual eatery serves a variety of cuisines prepared à la minute in an open air space.
THE LIVING ROOM CAFÉ
Guests will wake to freshly roasted coffees and baked pastries at the espresso counter and bar. An array of ready-made culinary treats are also available for day trips and late nights.
Begin your evening with a bubbly cocktail, toast a special event or relax with an after dinner nightcap, this intimate cocktail lounge serves top labels from around the world, as well as premium Champagnes with caviar pairings.
All-day, all-night dining in the comfort of your suite or on your terrace can be ordered from the 24-hour menu, or during regular hours from the main dining room menu.
What's The Dress Code On The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection?
The dress code on board the yacht reflects the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and casual freedom of a yachting vacation. During the day for breakfast and lunch, the dress code is Yacht Casual, where shirts, shoes, and bathing suit cover ups are required when not at the pool. During the evening for dinner bathing suits and sleeveless t-shirts are not permitted and shirts and shoes are required throughout the yacht. In Aqua, the dress code is Yacht Sophisticated - collared shirts are not required, but highly recommended. There are no formal nights on board.
Public rooms on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Like the slower pace lifestyle of a superyacht, life on board is laid back and casual, with a sense of freedom and flexibility. Spaces are designed to embrace the natural surroundings, with walls of glass that flow seamlessly toward the sea and elegant yet comfortable décor.
MARINA AND MARINA TERRACE
Sitting right at the water’s edge, the Marina offers sun loungers and a generous choice of water toys. Like a private beach with seamless entry into the sea, it’s the go-to spot while at anchor. Just steps above, the Marina Terrace serves handcrafted cocktails and light bites with stunning views.
THE LIVING ROOM
Bold shades of blue reflecting the sea provide a vibrant accent to the yacht’s gathering place, with its chic, comfortable furnishings and library with travel guides and best sellers. Diffused lighting transforms the space into a cocktail lounge with piano bar, and dancing and live music later on.
THE OBSERVATION LOUNGE
Top-deck views erase the borders between land and sea, an inspired setting for lounging, cocktails or socializing. At twilight, the space is transformed into a venue with cocktails and live entertainment, extending into a late-night hangout.
An infinity oasis of blue is just steps away from The Marina Lounge & Bar, where guests can enjoy all-day dining poolside. Frozen treats and refreshing water mistings pamper guests on the sun loungers and banquettes or soaking in the whirlpools. A spacious venue for deck parties and open-air movies.
THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA®
Exceptional massages, facials, and a variety of locally inspired treatments await you within our serene onboard oasis. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment in one of five private rooms, or alfresco, paired with ocean views. Plus, a full-service Beauty Lounge, Gentleman’s Grooming Salon, and a sauna, steam room and quiet zones allow you to truly disconnect. Reservations required, additional fee applies.
The Gym is home to a health and wellness program that integrates fitness and spa with lectures and nutrition that can be customized for each guest. From personal training in the Gym to sunrise yoga and mat pilates in the Fitness Studio, each voyage has opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Cap off your day with a premium cognac in this intimate lounge with its comfortable furnishings. An excellent selection of premium, hand-rolled cigars are showcased in the state-of-the-art humidor.
From exclusive sportswear and branded apparel to jewelry and leather goods, leading labels offer enticing options. In select ports, your shopping experience is further enhanced by bespoke collaborations with local artisans who come on board to showcase their offerings.
ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT ON THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION
Like the yacht itself, entertainment and enrichment onboard are an intimate affair. Our in-house classical and jazz musicians will provide highly personal performances across the many venues onboard throughout each voyage. The yacht's leisurely pace offers the freedom and flexibility for our team to arrange fully immersive cultural experiences both onboard and ashore. From partnerships with the local arts and music communities, to discussion led by renowned experts and lecturers, each experience is designed to stir the senses in an uncommonly profound way.
Families exploring the world together are welcome aboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. With its own dedicated space on board, Ritz-Kids® is an educational and fun-filled program that encourages children to explore the world around them. Enhanced services will be available during holidays and summer months.