Ritz-Carlton Yacht inaugural delayed further by COVID

Ongoing setbacks for new ultra-luxury cruise operator near two-year mark

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has rescheduled its inaugural voyage due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in Europe, including challenges created by varying international and regional travel restrictions and regulations.

Evrima, the first of three yachts in The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, will now set sail on 10 November 2021 in the Caribbean.

The debut of the ultra-luxury yacht has already incurred multiple setbacks and delays since its originally flagged launch date of February 2020, the most recent of which was earlier this year, when LATTE revealed Evrima‘s revised start date of mid-April 2021 had been pushed back to 24 July, in the Mediterranean, due to the pandemic.

This latest schedule update postpones the vessel’s start date by nearly four more months.

Mistral Outdoor Grill Bar aboard Evrima

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“While we remain excited by the promise of future travel, given the unpredictable environment created by existing restrictions and the inability to safely gather our Ladies and Gentlemen at this time, we have made the difficult decision to forgo our 2021 Mediterranean season,” said Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

“We look forward to welcoming guests on board Evrima in the Caribbean this fall.”

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is contacting impacted guests and their travel advisors to make them aware of the change. Guests impacted by this schedule change may choose to reschedule their voyage to an available voyage in 2021, 2022 or 2023 or discuss reimbursement options.

S.E.A. Restaurant onboard Evrima

The new inaugural cruise for Evrima is a seven-night voyage from San Juan to Castries, priced from US$5,600 per person twin-share.

Evrima is currently in drydock at the Astilleros de Santander shipyard in Spain where the finishing touches to the yacht’s exterior, including the painting of the distinctive navy blue hull, will be carried out.

“The work at Astander marks the next phase in advance of sea trials,” The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said on social media last week.

Note: Renderings are artistic concepts. All features, plans and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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