Evrima, the first of three custom-built yachts from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set sail on October 15, 2022, with a voyage from Barcelona, Spain, to Nice, France, delivering highly tailored getaways.
Unveiling unique itineraries and immersive experiences, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection marking a significant moment for the iconic luxury hospitality brand. Stopping at both intimate and signature ports of call, most voyages range from 7 to 10 nights, with no two journeys alike so that guests can combine itineraries without repeating a destination.
Depending on the season, Evrima visits the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Destinations along the way range from Spain’s Balearic Islands and coveted havens along the French Riviera, to the aquamarine shores of Aruba and the tropical coastlines of Costa Rica. The intimate size of Evrima also allows unique access to Mykonos, Saint-Tropez, and St. Barts.
In each destination, guests can choose from a selection of experiences within The Shore Collection that align with their interests or utilize the services of the Concierge Ashore to customize their own private tours. Experiences on shore range from a guided tour in a world-class museum with its curator and visiting a UNESCO World Heritage site, to yoga on a private beach. On select itineraries, guests can deepen their experience mid-voyage through an overnight tour.
The specially designed yacht measures 190-meters and can accommodate up to 298 passengers. The yacht features 149 suites, including several innovative two-story loft suites, a unique duplex accommodation. All rooms feature a private terrace and floor to ceiling windows. Through a blind wall, select suites also have the option to be combined into larger, open-concept spaces, allowing for more flexibility when selecting accommodations.
The range of programming and amenities includes a thoughtfully curated menu of ESPA and 111SKIN spa treatments, a sauna and steam room, watersports from the yacht’s marina while at anchor, an infinity pool, a fitness studio, and more. Entertainment on board includes performances by in-house jazz and classical musicians, discussions led by experts, and partnerships with local arts and music communities.
Guests can also select from a breadth of dining options including locally-inspired creations in The Evrima Room, creative interpretations of Southeast Asian Cuisine, and a sit down sushi bar at Talaat Nam, a specialty dining experience in S.E.A., designed by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.
We are thrilled to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and usher in an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand. The Ritz-Carlton has long been rooted in innovation and service excellence, guided by a commitment to be at the forefront of delivering transformative travel experiences. As we continue to evolve our legendary brand, we could not be more excited to give our guests the opportunity to experience The Ritz-Carlton in a new way.
Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President for Luxury Brands, Marriott International
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is revolutionizing the luxury cruising industry, creating an entirely unique category designed for those in search of unmatched getaways, highly curated itineraries, insider access, and a level of personalization previously unseen in the space. Every element of the luxury yachting experience was considered when designing and creating Evrima, and we are excited to deliver unforgettable journeys for both longtime cruisers and those who are new to the industry.
Douglas Prothero, Chief Executive Officer for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
Furthermore, the brand is expanding its fleet with the addition of Ilma and Luminara by 2024 and 2025. Ritz-Carlton is not the only luxury hospitality brand to embark on the adventure of a yacht collection. Indeed, Four Seasons announced a short time ago its ambition to launch a new luxury yacht experience thanks to a partnership with Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD and the Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri. The first ship is scheduled to take to the seas in late 2025.