Ritz-Carlton Launching a New Luxury Cruise Line
One of the biggest names in luxury travel is starting a cruise line. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, which operates 94 luxury hotels, announced that is entering the cruise industry with a small ship operation catering to the luxury market.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will launch in time for the 2019 cruise season with its first ship coming in with capacity for 298 passengers, and two additional ships expected in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
The small ships will measure 190 meters, accommodate up to 298 passengers, and feature 149 suites, each with its own private balcony.
The yachts will also feature two 138 square-meter duplex penthouse suites, with modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and leading cruise ship design firm, Tillberg Design of Sweden.
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