Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Debuts Next Year

The first Ritz-Carlton yacht, the Evrima, will launch next spring. Here's what we know.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection


By Cailey Rizzo

Sep 17, 2021

 RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION, the newest offshoot of the luxury brand, has announced that it will sail May 2022, due to “the ongoing impact of Covid-19, combined with related challenges created for construction operations in Europe,” a spokesperson for the collection told Travel + Leisure on Monday.

The collection’s first yacht, the Evrima, was originally scheduled to set sail in November. It will now make its inaugural voyage from Lisbon on May 6, 2022. 

“While we are eager to welcome guests on board the Evrima, we have had to re-evaluate the timing of our first voyage given the rapidly changing circumstances and their impact on the Evrima’s completion,” Douglas Prothero, CEO of Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, said in a statement shared with T+L.“We remain excited to set sail in the spring and thank our guests for their understanding and patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented global environment.”

Passengers scheduled on impacted itineraries have been contacted to either reschedule their sailing or discuss reimbursement options. 

When the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection makes its grand debut it will be with the aim to translate a Ritz-Carlton hotel experience to the water, complete with fine dining, spas, and suite-style accommodations. “This is a curated yacht experience that’s going to be targeted to one percent of global travelers,” Prothero told T+L in a 2017 interview. “We’ve designed and focused the product on an intimate experience.”

The ships will have a maximum capacity of 298 passengers while carrying a total of 236 staff members aboard, one of the highest staff to guest ratios in the industry. 

Itineraries are available to book from US$4,999 per person for six nights. 

Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 100 Hotels in the World

The top 100 Best Hotels Overall in 2021 as voted by our readers in the World’s Best Awards.

Tips & News

Iceland’s 4-day Workweek Proves to Be ‘Incredible Success,’ Study Says

Productivity increased while hours decreased in the study performed from 2015 to 2019.

Hotels & Resorts

Marina Bay Sands

Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 855,000-square-meter MBS rises from reclaimed land in the city’s downtown, with three 55-story towers capped by a 340-meter-long cantilevered floating garden.


Slow Life in Bhutan

While Bhutan continues its march to modernity, many parts of the country are in no hurry to catch up. Lester V. Ledesma mounts an expedition into the eastern frontier.


Why You Should Plan Your Next Trip to Japan Around One of Its 72 Microseasons

Whether it’s when the irises open, the tomatoes are hung, the manatees migrate or the lobsters lose their shells — to everything there is a season. Japan might be the most poetic, but Adam H. Graham finds microseasons enrich your travels everywhere.