Partwork of Marriott International, the Ritz-Carlton hotel team is set to get a new death: together with the guarantee that they will provide among the most lavish experiences it’s going to be possible to have at sea, the chain is set to start three luxuriously appointed cruise boats from 2019.
Easuring 190 metres and apparently made to resemble privately possessed superyachts, the boats will match around 298 passengers and attribute 149 suites, each with balconies. The most desirable residences of all will be two 138sq metre duplex penthouse suites. Facilities expected on each ship includes a restaurant offering a culinary concept the three restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg; a spa; and also a panorama lounge and wine barthat can host live entertainment.
Lthough full itineraries are not yet been published, the hotel group says they will provide “a uniquely curated destination experience… that contains both overnight and daytime ports of call.” Trips will last between seven and 10 days and will serve expected destinations like the Mediterranean and Caribbean, as well as Colombia’s Cartagena and other romantic, exclusive destinations, including Capri and Portofino, that are usually inaccessible to larger cruise boats. Announcing the initiative, Ritz-Carlton president and COO Herve Humler said: “The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is going to have a distinctive character and the boats are sure to be authentic stand outs in a number of the most glamorous ports around the world.”
In Italy, Borgo Santo Pietro hotel has established its own superyacht Satori. It features just five guest rooms (best is your master suite with its freestanding walnut bathtub); mahogany dining and bar area with open-view kitchen and 200-bottle wine cellar. At night, an outdoor theatre could be installed on deck.
In Oman, Six Senses Zighy Bay has just established its 90m dhow Dhahab. Accommodating just six guests in 3 cabins, it has multiple dining areas and two sun decks, and will provide three-day itineraries (from $22,000) that investigate the shore of Musandam, distant fishing villages along with little-visited fishing spots. Aman Resorts, meanwhile, already offers romantic voyages aboard the 52m hand-crafted Indonesian phinisi Amandira – five-night tours of the spectacular Raja Ampat marine area are very popular; Alila Hotels’ 46m Alila Purnama additionally provides tours of this region.