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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to launch cruise brand

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced that it is to expand its operation into the luxury cruise market.

The new cruise line, which will operate as The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, will commence service in 2019 and will consist of three passenger yachts, each catering for 298 guests. The onboard accommodation options will comprise of 149 suites with private balconies and two larger penthouses.

In-keeping with the luxurious standards found in their groups collection of hotels, the design and layout of each ship will take on elements of Ritz-Carlton’s land-based offerings. It has also been announced that the chef Sven Elverfield, who masterminded Ritz-Carlton’s three Michelin starred restaurant in Wolfsburg, Germany, will have his own centrepiece dining venue onboard. Details of other attractions include a Ritz-Carlton Spa, a sophisticated wine bar and a panorama lounge.

In terms voyage options, the ships will offer itineraries focused on taking guests to smaller ports, harbours and islands that are inaccessible to larger vessels. The sailings will range from 7 to 10 days with key destinations including the Mediterranean, Baltic region, the Caribbean and Central America. Ashore, guests will enjoy a curated programme of activities and excursions, planned in partnership with artists, chefs and performers from each region.

Speaking about the launch of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the company’s 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 glamourous ports in the world”.

Reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will open in 2018. Should you require further information, please call 0800 008 6677. You can also read more about this news on our blog.

About Ritz-Carlton

Established in 1983, Ritz-Carlton are part of Marriott International and have 91 hotels in 30 countries. One in particular, based in Half Moon Bay, was recently included in Condé Nast’s Gold List for 2017 which lists the publication’s editors favourite hotels in the world.