The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is set to bring its luxe land-based brand of hospitality to the seas in the coming months. After multiple delays, the line's yacht, Evrima, will take its first sailing from Spain to France on Oct. 15.
The first of its three yachts, it can accommodate 298 passengers and will travel to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, South America and more, depending on the time of year, with itineraries that include Costa Rica and the French Riviera.
"Every element of the luxury yachting experience was carefully considered in creating Evrima," Douglas Prothero, the line's CEO, said in a news release. "This attention to detail and innovation, and our commitment to delivering highly personalized, immersive journeys will place The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in a league of its own, promising unforgettable getaways for both longtime cruisers and those who are new to the space."
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What can passengers expect from Evrima?
The guest experience on the yacht will serve as an extension of the Ritz-Carlton brand, reflected across various aspects of the vessel, from the design to the dining options.
Evrima has 149 suites, including two-story loft suites and some that have soundproof blind walls, allowing guests to combine them into, "larger, open-concept spaces," according to the news release. Each suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace, and king beds.
S.E.A., the vessel's signature restaurant, serves a European tasting menu and was designed by chef Sven Elverfeld, who heads up three-Michelin-starred restaurant Aqua at the Ritz-Carlton's Wolfsburg, Germany property. Other choices include Southeast Asian-inspired cuisine at Talaat Nam, and Mistral, which offers a Mediterranean-influenced menu and prime views.
There will also be spa treatments, as well as a variety of shore excursions on offer, including snorkeling at reefs, yoga on the beach, and curator-led museum tours, which vary by itinerary. Passengers can also customize their own.
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How much do the voyages cost?
Prices vary depending on the itinerary and the dates of the sailing, but Evrima's inaugural seven-night trip starts at $7,600 per person at double occupancy, according to its website. The fare includes multiple restaurants, room service, Wi-Fi, personal concierge service, and more. There is an additional $265 charge per guest for taxes, port expenses and fees.
Airfare is sold separately, but the line can help make reservations. Flights from New York to Barcelona for the entire trip start at $555 for economy and $2,505 for business class, according to Google Flights.
What else do travelers need to know?
Evrima has three wheelchair-accessible suites, and ADA-compliant pool and whirlpool lifts. Guests with accessibility needs can also email email@example.com, according to the line's website.
The vessels can also be chartered privately. Travelers can find more information on the line's website, and book by calling 833-999-7292 or through their travel agent.
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