Part of Marriott International, the Ritz-Carlton hotel group is arranged for a new journey with the promise that they will present one of the most luxurious experiences possible to have at sea; the group is set to launch three extravagantly appointed cruise ships on 2019.
Measuring 190 meters and professedly designed to match privately owned superyachts, the ships will serve up to 298 passengers and feature 149 suites, all with terraces. The most sought-after residences of all will be the two 138sq meter penthouse suites, created by Ritz-Carlton in partnership with cruise-ship design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden. Amenities expected on each ship will include a restaurant offering a culinary idea designed by Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg; a spa; and a panorama lounge and wine bar, that will host live entertainment.
Trips will last around seven to ten days and will serve expected stops such as the Mediterranean and Caribbean, as well as Colombia’s Cartagena and other intimate, private destinations, such as Capri and Portofino, that are usually inaccessible to bigger cruise ships.
Complete itineraries are yet to be published; the hotel group says they will offer “a uniquely curated destination experience… that includes both overnight and daytime ports of call.”
Announcing the initiative, Ritz-Carlton CEO and COO Herve Humler said: “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.”