The Ritz-Carlton luxury superyacht cruise has finally set sail

(CNN) — The highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton superyacht cruise has finally made its debut, three and a half years after it began its maiden voyage.

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

The 190-meter vessel, which can accommodate 298 passengers, is made up of 149 suites with a private terrace, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, and features an infinity pool, a wine cellar, a Ritz- Carlton, a nightclub and its own “marina”.

Rates 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 luxury apartments. two-storey “loft style” and a vast 1,091 square meters. -foot “owner’s suite” with a private hot tub.

Hotels at sea

The Ritz-Carlton superyacht cruise has made its debut, embarking on its maiden voyage, a seven-night cruise from Barcelona to Nice.

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Those embarking on these luxury cruises can expect “superior service” – the yacht boasts one of the highest staff and space-to-guest ratios at sea – as well as fine dining experiences, sports free water sports and on-board entertainment.

There is also a dedicated children’s facility on board with a full program for children aged 4 to 12.

Evrima, which means discovery in Greek, will sail to a range of destinations across the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America, with most cruise durations ranging from seven to 10 nights.

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

Ritz-Carlton first announced plans to enter the world of luxury yachting in 2017, describing the company as “a hybrid between luxury cruising and yachting”.

“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is revolutionizing the luxury cruise industry, creating a completely unique category designed for those seeking unparalleled getaways, highly curated itineraries, privileged access and a level of personalization never seen in the world. ‘space,” Douglas Prothero, chief executive of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said in a statement.

The future of cruising?

According to Ritz-Carlton, Evrima has one of the highest space ratios in luxury cruises, with 85.2 square feet of space per guest.

According to Ritz-Carlton, Evrima has one of the highest space ratios in luxury cruises, with 85.2 square feet of space per guest.

Christopher Cypert

“Every element of the luxury yachting experience was considered when designing and creating Evrima, and we are delighted to provide unforgettable voyages for long-time cruisers and those new to the industry.”

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

“We are thrilled to introduce the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and open an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand,” said Chris Gabaldon, senior vice president for luxury brands at Marriott International.

The launch of Evrima has been repeatedly postponed due to supply chain issues and the global pandemic.

Earlier this month, the Four Seasons announced plans for its first ship, a 14-deck, 207-meter-long superyacht with 95 suites, which is expected to enter service in late 2025.

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