The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has offered a preview of the “forward-thinking suites” which will feature on its maiden ocean cruise ship, Azora, when she enters service in 2020. The company has released a batch of renderings and video fly-throughs (see below) of the six suite types.
“Created to feel like a private yacht, the vessel will uniquely feature one designer, resulting in a unified flow of design which is refined, relaxed and unlike any other accommodations at sea,” the company said.
“The distinct design of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection places us in a new space within the industry, where the vessel is a destination in and of itself,” said Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
“The design of our inaugural yacht and exceptional suites has been a collaborative effort and one that I am particularly excited about, as we were able to envision and build a yacht from the ground up that will deliver an unparalleled guest experience.”
The interior design of the inaugural yacht was imagined by Tillberg Design of Sweden in collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton. Each facet of luxury yachting was considered to promise a voyage which combines the lifestyle of The-Ritz Carlton resorts with the casual freedom of a yachting vacation.
Complementing the unprecedented itineraries and signature experiences of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, the design of the yacht’s 149 suites is an integral aspect of what sets the vessel apart. In addition to offering a high percentage of large suites, the yacht will also feature several innovative loft suites, a unique two-storey accommodation that is ideal for in-suite entertaining.
All suites will feature a private terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and great ceiling heights, resulting in some of the most airy and expansive guestrooms in the luxury cruise category. Through a soundproof, blind wall, select suites also have the option to be combined into larger, open-concept spaces.
All suites feature the luxurious amenities that visitors would find at a Ritz-Carlton on land, including a king bed, double vanity bathroom and luxury linens. Perfectly marrying form and function, the light-filled
accommodations will connect guests to the seas and harbours they are sailing. The specially designed yacht measures 190 metres and can accommodate up to 298 passengers.
The yachts will also have one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios in luxury cruising, with almost one crew member for every guest. Each suite has access to a Personal Concierge, guests’ single onboard touch point there to ensure a seamless journey. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will enjoy an all-inclusive experience including onboard activities and entertainment, beverages, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, Wi-Fi and water sports from the yacht’s marina.
Signature experiences available for an additional fee include a culinary experience at the yacht’s specialty restaurant designed by three-Michelin-starred chef Sven Elverfeld of The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg; spa treatments at the signature Ritz-Carlton Spa; and immersive excursions offered through The Shore Collection.
Voyage prices vary based upon the itinerary and season. The yachts of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter.
And here’s a fly-through inside each of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collections’ full range of Suites.
The Terrace Suite
The Owner’s Suite
The Grand Suite
The View Suite
The Signature Suite
The Loft Suite
Lead image: The Owners Suite – Dayroom