Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection renames launch vessel

Originally named Azora, the ultra-luxury yacht is now known as Evrima

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has abandoned the name Azora for its inaugural ultra-luxury ship, today revealing its new title as Evrima. The switch in name comes just a few weeks after the start-up cruise line postponed the launch date of the ship by four months, from February to June 2020, due to “shipyard issues”. The revised name coincides with the launch of the Ritz-Carlton Collection’s 2021 cruise program, expanding into new destinations.

The name Evrima is of Greek origin and means “discovery”. Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said via an email blast to guests that it believes the name “inspires travellers to immerse themselves in exceptional experiences, explore new destinations and foster the spirit of adventure”.

Last December, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s CEO Doug Prothero said the new cruise company wanted a name that “embodies the wanderlust of a luxury journey at sea and inspires travellers to dream of their next destination. Azora, which evokes the beauty of the sky and ocean, does both,” he said.

Ritz-Carlton Collection Azora now Evrima
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's original rendering, identifying the inaugural ship as Azora

“Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to use the name Azora,” a spokesperson for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection exclusively told LATTE. “We look forward to sharing upcoming news with you from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.”

Among the new seven-night 2021 itinerary options highlighted are a San Juan to Bridgetown, Barbados cruise on 27 March, a Greek Isles departure round-trip from Athens on 5 June, a Dubrovnik to Venice sailing on 17 July, and an 11-day Boston to Montreal voyage on 29 September.

Reservations for the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection 2021 season are on sale now.

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