The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s maiden vessel has set sail for the first time, marking a “significant moment” for the hospitality group.
The Ritz-Carlton said that Evrima, the first of three custom-built yachts from the luxury firm, will deliver “highly-tailored getaways for travellers seeking to wholly immerse themselves in the culture of each destination” after it embarked on its inaugural voyage from Barcelona to Nice on Saturday (October 15).
“We are thrilled to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and usher in an exciting new chapter for this beloved brand,” said Chris Gabaldon, senior vice-president for luxury brands at Marriott International.
“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.”
Evrima measures 190-metres and can accommodate up to 298 passengers. All rooms feature a private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Most voyages on Evrima will last between seven and 10 nights and will visit the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Destinations along the way will include Spain’s Balearic Islands and the French Riviera, to the coasts of Aruba and Costa Rica.
Douglas Prothero, chief executive officer for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, said: “Every element of the luxury yachting experience was considered when designing and creating Evrima, and we are excited to deliver unforgettable journeys for both long-time cruisers and those who are new to the industry.”