, 2022-02-19 02:00:00,
Ritz-Carlton has been celebrated and revered since it began in 1983, giving the well-heeled an exceptional place to rest their heads. Synonymous with luxury and class, it was only a matter of time before the Ritz Carlton made its foray into the luxury yacht cruise space.
Enter the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. When it was announced in 2017, the idea of a new luxury yacht collection from such a famous and respected brand perked up the ears of cruisers and general travelers alike. Naturally, over at Cruise Critic, the idea of a Ritz-Carlton Yacht cruise piqued our interest, too.
However, nearly half a decade after being announced, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection isn’t yet a fully realized collection so much as something the cruise world is still anticipating. Finally, after build delays due to supply chain issues and COVID-19 challenges, the brand’s first luxury yacht, the 298-passenger Evrima, is scheduled to start sailing in August.
In honor of the final countdown, we’re sharing seven things about the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection that we can’t stop thinking about.
1. Bonvoy members can redeem points for sailings aboard a Ritz-Carlton Yacht
First and foremost, we can’t get over the fact that, because Ritz-Carlton is in the Marriott portfolio, Marriott Bonvoy members can book a high-end luxury cruise with their hotel points. We know there are cruise loyalty programs out there (and we love them), but the seamless connection between Marriott Bonvoy and Ritz-Carlton Yacht…
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