Ritz-Carlton launches minimum £5, 000-a-week luxury yacht cruises
Holidays aboard Evrima aim to ape life on a billionaire’s superyacht with dedicated PAs, restaurant, humidor and nightclub
A version of the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain will take to the seas on Saturday offering 298 passengers – paying a minimum of £5, 020 a week – a cruise holiday designed to ape existence on the billionaire’s superyacht.
Evrima , launched by the five-star Ritz-Carlton resort chain, boasts a restaurant designed by a three-Michelin-starred chef, “dedicated personal assistants”, four pools, a champagne bar, humidor (cigar room), nightclub and even “non-surgical facelifts”.
The yacht will embark upon its maiden voyage from Barcelona, Spain, to Nice in France, on 15 October after a three-year delay caused by the Covid pandemic and the supply chain crisis.
Despite being launched amid a cost of living crisis plus surging inflation, the company says it has been overwhelmed by demand, with almost all cabins sold out for this winter’s trips around the Mediterranean and the particular Caribbean.
Evrima, which means discovery in Greek, is the first of three luxury yachts Ritz-Carlton has ordered as it seeks in order to capitalise on wealthy people’s desire to experience something akin to billionaire’s lifestyle upon board their superyachts .
Tickets for Evrima’s 1st seven-night cruise , which takes in Palma de Mallorca, Saint-Tropez and Antibes before ending in Nice, start at a minimum of £5, 020 although most cabins are likely in order to cost a lot more.
As well as standard cabins, the yacht offers a series of suites including the two-storey “loft-style” apartment, and a 1, 098sq ft “owner’s suite” which includes a luxuriant living plus dining area, two bathrooms and a private balcony with a private whirlpool.
Those booking suites are usually told they will be greeted on board by a “dedicated personal assistant” with a complementary chilled bottle associated with champagne. The particular assistants are promised to ensure guests “a flawless, seamless journey through beginning to end”.
Ritz-Carlton declined in order to state how much those rooms cost.
Hervé Humler, Ritz-Carlton’s president and chief operating officer, said the private yachts had been made to have a “distinctive personality” plus “be true standouts in some of the particular most glamorous ports around the world”.
“This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world in a relaxed, casually elegant and comfortable atmosphere along with the highest level of personalised service. ”
As well as 24-hour room service, the yacht offers seven different bars plus restaurants including S. E. A, the fine dining experience designed by Sven Elverfeld, the head chef associated with Aqua, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Wolfsburg, Germany. “This namesake provides an inspired European à la carte journey in the sophisticated setting with a contemporary feel, ” the organization states. Reservations are usually required, having a five-course tasting menu expected to cost a minimum of £250.
After-dinner entertainment is provided by the yacht’s resident jazz and classical musicians, as well as the company says local entertainers will come on board in order to perform at some ports. The deckchairs on the top deck are removed every night with the particular space transformed into a nightclub where guests can dance under the stars until sunrise.
Those with kids may drop them off at “Ritz Kids”, the boat’s dedicated kids’ club facility offers “child-friendly amenities and menus address the day-to-day comforts of young travellers” whose “curiosity is sparked by locally inspired environmental and cultural experiences”. It costs an extra £40 a child for each visit.
The particular yacht consists of an infinity pool, while well as its own “marina” from which visitors can take out paddleboards, kayaks, sailboats, windsurf boards plus snorkelling equipment.
There is also a gym, sauna, steam room, the beauty lounge offering treatments including non surgical facelifts, and a “gentleman’s grooming salon”.
Evrima, which has been delayed eight times, will be followed by two more identical yachts – Ilma and Luminara – which are usually under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, Italy, where the Queen Mary 2 was built.
For those with really big budgets, Ritz-Carlton says all three yachts are also available for private charter. The company did not state the fee.
Ritz-Carlton, which owns 108 hotels and resorts around the world, was founded inside 1983 and is part associated with the Marriott hotel empire. It does not own the Ritz hotel in London.