Top hospitality brands are taking to the seas! Luxury labels like The Ritz-Carlton, Virgin Voyages, Four Seasons and Aman are providing guests with five-star treatment from port to port. Here’s what you need to know about these exclusive maritime experiences.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is revolutionizing the luxury cruising industry. Debuted in October 2022, the 149-suite yacht Evirma offers guests the chance to experience a range of elevated programming and amenities, including a thoughtfully curated menu of ESPA and 111SKIN spa treatments, a sauna and steam room, watersports from the marina while anchored, an infinity pool, a fitness studio and more.
“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,” says Douglas Prothero, Chief Executive Officer for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
In each port, guests can choose from a selection of experiences that align with their interests or utilize the services of the Concierge Ashore to customize their own private tours. Guests can also select from a breadth of dining options, including locally-inspired creations in The Evrima Room with creative interpretations of Southeast Asian cuisine; Talaat Nam, a sit-down sushi bar; and S.E.A., a specialty dining experience by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant.
A second yacht, Ilma, will launch next year, followed by another in 2025. www.ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com
Launched at the end of 2021, Virgin Voyages is the award-winning, exclusively adult cruise line delivering unforgettable, relaxing vacations at sea.
In 2023, Virgin Voyages won Travel + Leisure’s highly coveted World’s Best Award for the best mega-ship ocean cruise line and swept the Cruise Critic Cruisers’s Choice Awards, marking the first time a brand has won in all five categories.
Inspired by super-yacht design, its fleet of ships are elevated, boutique hotels at sea. The cruises currently depart from Miami, Barcelona and Athens. The fleet offers more than 60 unique itineraries and sails to 100 ports. On board, guests can enjoy over 20 restaurants featuring culinary creations from Michelin-star chefs and other memorable touches like an onboard tattoo parlor. www.virginvoyages.com
The Four Seasons
Four Seasons Yachts will set sail in 2025 with 95 suites. The yachts’s first itineraries in the Mediterranean and Caribbean will be centered around destinations that offer tailored experiences, like private sailing and snorkeling. Guests will be able to enjoy 11 onboard restaurants and bars along with a full-service spa, salon, pool deck and more. fourseasonsyachts.com
Coming in 2026, Aman will be diversifying its tranquil guest experiences with a 50-suite yacht. Aman at Sea has been designed by SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design and will bring the revered spirit of Aman to the oceans. Accommodating just 100 guests, this vessel will feature a Japanese garden, a beach club and a luxe spa. aman.com
Each of these experiences is sure to exceed expectations and provide exclusive opportunities just like the onshore properties.
*Renderings of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are artistic concepts. All features, plans and specifications are subject to change without notice.