The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has opened bookings for its first season operating its entire fleet of three superyachts.
Having launched in October last year with Evrima, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is now accepting bookings for not only Ilma, slated for delivery in 2024, but Luminara which had its first steel cut in mid-2023. The subsequent yachts are significantly larger in capacity to Evrima, which accommodates up to 298-guests. Ilma has a capacity of 448 passengers, and Luminara 452 – a bump of more than 50%.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection continues to build on its success signifying continued growth and offering more opportunities for luxury travellers to enjoy unforgettable getaways at sea.
“With Luminara, we are not just adding another superyacht to our fleet; we are expanding the horizons of ultra-luxury travel,” said Jim Murren, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
“This growth embodies our unwavering dedication to exploration, enrichment, and the pursuit of extraordinary experiences for our guests. Luminara is an invitation to embark on remarkable journeys and discover the world’s most captivating destinations with unparalleled amenities and service.”
Luminara, derived from Latin origin and meaning “light,” will measure 242 metres and comprise 226 spacious suites, each boasting a private ocean-view terrace. Luminara will encompass an airy assortment of larger suites akin to Ilma. The onboard experience will feature curated and evolving world-class dining, an extensive wine collection, a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa, and an expanded dynamic marina providing direct and seamless access to the sea. Among its range of upper-suite categories will be a new expansive accommodation, The Residential Suite.
Slated to make its maiden voyage on 1 July 2025, Luminara will embody yet a new twist of contemporary craftsmanship and refined interior design envisioned by Chapi Chapo Design, the internationally acclaimed Toronto-based luxury design firm, AD Associates, the renowned London-based architectural and design firm, and celebrated lighting designer DPA.
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The yacht’s sleek and graceful exterior design, envisioned by Helsinki-based design studio Aivan, draws inspiration from the elegant aesthetics of private yacht design. Inspired by light and luminescence, Luminara‘s design emphasises elegance and sophistication. Its layout, featuring explorative passages creates a seamless design, offering a range of intimate spaces for quiet retreat to entertainment functions for more social and vibrant experiences.
The 2025 Summer Season
The summer season spanning from April to October 2025 presents a curated selection of 53 itineraries, featuring new ports of call, standout shore excursions, and an inaugural experience – nine exclusive voyages aboard Ilma in Northern Europe.
Ilma will inaugurate an extraordinary set of journeys in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, offering dynamic and immersive cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Reykjavík, alongside culturally rich stops in Belfast, Bergen, Antwerp, and more. Guests will also explore beloved yachting havens, including the Greek Isles, the Balearic Islands, the French Riviera, and the Italian Riviera, such as the historic maritime city of Toulon, the lively nightlife of Marbella, and the pristine beaches in Kos.
With more time in port, the new voyages allow plenty of time for exploration.
Providing the opportunity to uncover all a destination has to offer, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers a curated collection of enriching onshore excursions. In Palma de Mallorca, guests are invited to book a private helicopter tour to a wine tasting nestled at the foot of Mallorca’s mountain region. Guests in Livorno, Italy may sail the canals of the city in a boat exclusively for guests of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection before disembarking for a mixology class with a world-class bartender. Panoramic views of Portofino Bay await voyagers at the elegant Hotel Splendido where guests will enjoy a lunch of traditional Italian recipes, paired with one of Italy’s most precious ingredients: olive oil.
Highlights of 2025 Summer Itineraries Aboard Luminara:
31 July 2025 | 7-Night Rome Round Trip
During an overnight in Livorno, go truffle hunting in Tuscany, climb the infamous Tower of Pisa, and discover the Renaissance icons of Florence. Then take in the scenic Ligurian coast by kayak from Portofino and the equally stunning Côte d’Azur via helicopter from Monte Carlo, continuing to the mountains of Corsica and the yacht-filled harbor of Porto Cervo.
7 August 2025 | 7-Night Rome Round Trip
On the rooftop terrace of a 17th-century palace in Malta, the Michelin-starred restaurant De Mondion offers a delicious prelude to adventures in Italy. Contrast Sicily’s ancient Greek theaters with the vast ruins of Pompeii near Sorrento and reflect on the ancient history you’ve witnessed while boating along the Amalfi Coast and exploring ethereal blue grottoes.
21 August 2025 | 7-Night Barcelona Round Trip
Enjoy two days to explore the countless icons of Rome, such as the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, and toss a coin in Trevi Fountain to ensure your return. Then natural wonders take centre stage as you kayak the Ligurian coastline and explore the scenic countryside around Collioure that inspired artists like Matisse and Picasso.
Highlights of 2025 Summer Itineraries Aboard Ilma:
29 June 2025 | 9-Night Lisbon to Portsmouth
Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will appreciate the opportunity to sip port in Portugal, taste Rioja in Spain, and spend two days exploring the renowned vineyards of Bordeaux. Culinary delights are complemented by cultural marvels like Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and the magnificent abbey of Mont- Saint-Michel perched on a tidal island near Saint-Malo.
24 July 2025 | 7-Night Copenhagen to Stockholm
UNESCO protects many cultural treasures surrounding the Baltic Sea, including the 17th-century naval port of Karlskrona, the 18th-century fortress guarding Helsinki, and the medieval Old Town of Tallinn. While exploring five different countries along these fascinating shores, shop for a souvenir of Baltic amber in Gdansk, and try Swedish pancakes and smoked salmon in Mariehamn.
17 August 2025 | 7-Night Reykjavík Round Trip
Setting off from Reykjavík, circumnavigate Iceland to experience this wonderland from the waterfalls and thermal baths around Akureyri to the mountains and glaciers near Grundarfjörður. Explore remote villages where intrepid locals have made lives amidst the raw natural beauty and sail as far north as the Arctic Circle along the way.
Highlights of 2025 Summer Itineraries Aboard Evrima:
24 April 2025 | 10-Night Lisbon to Barcelona
Bask in the Mediterranean’s balmy spring as you sail from Lisbon to Barcelona. Compare two grand Moorish fortresses protected by UNESCO – the Alcázar royal palace of Seville and Granada’s Alhambra castle near Málaga – and then explore the contrasting cultures and unrivaled beaches of the Balearic Islands.
5 June 2025 | 7-Night Venice Round Trip
Adriatic culture, cuisine and history are the themes of this journey that begins and concludes along the iconic canals of Venice. Stroll the narrow medieval streets of the Old Towns in Kotor and Zadar, sip Croatian wine as the sun sets on Dubrovnik, and tour the 15th-century Venetian palace in Koper’s historic centre.
27 June 2025 | 9-Night Athens Round Trip
Experience two of Turkey’s most wondrous icons with an overnight stay in a nexus of civilization – the city of Istanbul – and a visit to the remarkably restored ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. Along the way, go Greek island hopping through whitewashed villages dripping in bougainvillea from Skiathos to Mykonos.