Start saving your hard-earned dollars:В The Ritz-CarltonВ just announced it'sВ setting sail in 2019. The luxury hotel chain is taking its unparalleled service and resort experience to sea. The small fleet of custom-built ultra-luxurious yachts sets out to blur the lines between yachting and cruising.
While the idea of cruisingВ is not everyone's cup of tea, especially in the high-end market, Ritz-Carlton is determined to change that: "We will be one of the smallest, ultra-luxury cruise ships in the marketвЂ¦ and we're hoping to attract those who wouldn't consider a mainstream cruise, but would entertain a highly-curated yacht style experience,"В Herve Humler, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Company,В told Town & Country. "Through collaborations with local chefs, musicians, and artists, guests will get to experience the locations in unique and experiential ways, both onboard and ashore."
Why flock to a single exclusiveВ resort destination when you can experience a handful? The ports of call predicted to be on the hotel chain's ultra-curated itineraries include smaller destinations like Capri, Portofino, and St. Barths, which are typically off-limits to larger cruise ships.
Not yet sold? Take a tour of the lavishly built yachts that will overhaul the luxury cruising industry.Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
Each custom-built yacht offers an intimate journey with space for only 298 guests.Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
Accommodations include 149 suites, each with its own balcony, and several luxurious duplex penthouses.Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
Luxury amenities including The Ritz-Carlton Spa and elevated dining, including a restaurant from three Michelin-starred chef SvenВ Elverfeld.
Want even more information? Read all about the Ritz-Carlton luxury yachts on Town & Country.
And now, while everyone else is flocking to Cuba, this is where you should vacation.