Ritz-Carlton Expands Its Luxury Reputation to Cruising With a Stunning New Yacht Collection

Travel Cruises
by Jori Ayers Mar 8, 2024

After shutting down during the height of the pandemic, cruising has hit a new stride. Expansive, months-long cruises like Royal Caribbean’s nine-month cruise have captured enormous attention on social media, while new long-haul journeys like Viking’s Arctic to Antarctica cruise keep popping up seemingly every week. Royal Caribbean recently launched the biggest cruise ship yet, and expedition cruises are more accessible than ever. Now, luxury hospitality brands like Ritz-Carlton are venturing into the realm of cruising to capture the allure of a very luxe life at sea.

With its newest yacht collection, Ritz Carlton is dipping its toes into the cruising realm. The company’s first yacht in service is called the Evrima, which comes from the Greek word meaning “discovery.” The Evrima was built in 2021 and can hold up to 298 passengers.

This luxury yacht has five onboard levels that guests can access, and 149 rooms with many different layouts. Onboard the ship, there are six suites: The Owners, The View, The 2-story Loft, The Grand, The Signature, and The Terrace. Each suite varies in size, from 300 square feet to the 1,000-square-foot Owner’s Suite that has ocean views, spacious accommodations, and personalized services and amenities.

On the Evrima, guests can indulge in luxury amenities on board. There are six restaurants on board with Michelin-level dining, six lounges, a boutique, a kids’ space, and four pools (including a jacuzzi), alongside a fitness center and a water-level Marina Terrace equipped with an array of water toys.

The Evrima is not the sole luxury yacht in this collection; there are two others. One is named the Ilma, set to be constructed this year. It has a capacity of 448 guests with 224 suites, five restaurants, six bars, and a wine vault. The other, the Luminara, scheduled for construction in 2025, will accommodate 452 guests with 226 suites, five restaurants, six bars, and a wine vault.

The yacht collection sails to many destinations, from exclusive beaches to popular cities to island hideaways in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and the Baltic Sea. It also makes longer voyages like a route from Bermuda to Portugal.

To sail on the Evrima, a one-week journey aboard the Ritz-Carlton yacht will cost you approximately $6,400 per person.

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