The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020. Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities.

With The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection you will explore charming harbours, exclusive beaches, outdoor adventures and inspired destination-based itineraries crafted from the localized perspective of the experts. Discover new worlds, cultures, tastes — the serene quietude of an underwater ecosystem, or the transcendent flavours of an unexplored cuisine. Along the way, discover another side of yourself.
As with The Ritz-Carlton on land, cruises feature:
• Thoughtfully designed, modern interiors such as the Panorama Lounge
• Destination-based activities with local chefs, artists and musicians
• Luxury amenities including The Ritz-Carlton Spa
• Elevated dining including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the  three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg

Exclusive Yachting

Cruise Type
Ship
Datum
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Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
05.02.2020
15.02.2020
10
North America, Caribbean, Exclusive yachting - Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Bridgetown
Fare from € 7.497
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Travelroute
Day 1

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

With an average temperature of 25°C and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Fort Lauderdale’s gorgeous beaches are just the beginning of the city’s attractions. Venturing into the water allows for scuba diving, deep-sea fishing or an airboat tour of the Everglades with a live gator show. Often called the “Venice of America” for its many canals and waterways, Fort Lauderdale is also a lovely place for a stroll. A trek along the Riverwalk reveals a tropical landscape lined with restaurants, art and entertainment and continues down Las Olas Boulevard for a posh shopping spree. Architectural highlights include the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Stranahan House and City Hall. Also check out FAT Village, downtown's creative enclave for art, crafts, music and fun. Restaurants showcase the wizardry of celebrity chefs as well as local talent. Settle in for the atmosphere and ambrosia in any number of Jamaican and Brazilian restaurants citywide.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favorite book.

Day 3

Sailing Time

Day 4

Samaná, Dominican Republic

The Samaná peninsula is the Dominican Republic’s natural treasure, a region of verdant mountains, waterfalls, a beautiful bay and miles of pristine beaches. The port town of Santa Bárbara de Samaná overlooks Samaná Bay, where the annual winter gathering of thousands of Atlantic humpback whales is the top attraction. At the bay’s western end, Los Haitises National Park preserves and protects a diverse collection of subtropical plants and birds amid the forests and mangroves. Samaná’s famous beaches are on the northern coast along the Atlantic. Las Terrenas, the most developed town, has a decidedly cosmopolitan air, thanks to the French and Italian expats drawn to the silky sands and crystalline waters of Playa Bonita and Playa El Portillo. Quiet Las Galeras, at the peninsula’s remote far end, is the closest village to idyllic Playa Rincón.

Day 5

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is a big, energetic city with a vibrant urban culture. At its heart is the walled Zona Colonial, a compact district of cobblestone streets and graceful plazas lined with incredible heritage architecture, some dating to the early 1500s. Sights include the Catedral Primada de América, the ruins of the San Francisco monastery, and the original Spanish-built fortifications, as well as museums, shops and eateries. Galleries, designer boutiques, cool cafés and hot restaurants for modern Dominican cuisine have injected energy and new life into the increasingly revitalized historic district. Outside the Zona Colonial, the Plaza de la Cultura is home to the Museo de Arte Moderno and other major institutions. The National Botanical Garden and the caverned lagoons of Los Tres Ojos are natural retreats within the city. Dancers will love Santo Domingo’s legendary nightlife, which moves to the rhythms of merengue, son and bachata.

Day 6

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is an intriguing blend of the old and the new. Founded in 1521, the city was a key port in the Spanish colonial empire, as evidenced by El Morro, the huge fortress that guards the harbor. Behind thick stone walls, Old San Juan retains its original character of blue cobblestone streets, elegant plazas and brightly colored heritage architecture. This lively center is the city’s – and island’s – cultural hub for museums, music, dining and more. The nearby Santurce district has emerged as the city’s hippest, with unique shops, cutting-edge restaurants and trendy nightlife. Just minutes from the heart of San Juan are the iconic beaches of the Condado and Isla Verde, whose stretches of palm-fringed sands are lapped by the azure waves of the Atlantic.

Day 7

Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Stunning beaches, cerulean seas, colorful coral reefs and the Caribbean’s largest wildlife preserve: incredible tropical nature is the essence of Vieques, a small island less than 10 miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico. For decades most of the island was controlled by the U.S. Navy, whose former holdings – some 70 percent of the land – became the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge after the military withdrew in 2003. The refuge features Vieques’ best beaches, acres of forest, and coastal habitats that encompass mangroves, reefs, sea grass beds, lagoons and open waters, as well as bioluminescent bays that make for a spectacular experience after dark. The refuge shelters a diverse array of wildlife, including nearly 200 species of resident and migratory birds and four types of sea turtles. On the south coast, the fishing village of Esperanza is the island’s main hub, where life continues to follow traditional rhythms.

Day 8

Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Covered in rainforest and ringed with beaches, Nevis offers the quintessential Caribbean experience in a quiet, relaxing environment. Throughout the island, the ancient volcano of Nevis Peak forms the scenic backdrop, its upper reaches often shrouded in clouds. The capital of Charlestown is a delight to explore on foot, its streets lined with 18th- and 19th-century Georgian-style architecture that includes the Museum of Nevis History, housed in the birthplace of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. Other historic sights on Nevis include former sugar estates, colonial-era churches and the elegant 18th-century Bath Hotel, the Caribbean’s first to promote the restorative properties of hot springs. A number of plantation houses have been converted into hotels and are featured on the Nevis Heritage Trail, but unspoiled nature is the main attraction. Close to Charlestown is Pinney’s Beach, popular yet never crowded at nearly three miles long. Head inland to hike the rainforest or discover native flora at the Botanical Gardens.

Day 9

Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

Les Saintes are a volcanic archipelago of two islands and seven uninhabited islets surrounded by thriving coral reefs and clear seas. Small at just over two square miles, Terre-de-Haut is the most developed of the group, thanks to an anchorage-rich coastline of scenic bays, natural harbors, quiet beaches and charmingly picturesque villages. The ambience is decidedly low-key, and days are devoted to beachgoing, hiking, snorkeling and diving. The island, too hilly and arid for agriculture, boasts longstanding maritime traditions and a rich Norman-Breton heritage dating to the first French settlers. The main town of Bourg des Saintes is home to cafés, bistros, the historic church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption and Fort Napoleon. Built on the ruins of Fort Louis, the 19th-century garrison was used as a prison and today houses a cultural history museum with a botanical garden and the best views of Les Saintes.

Day 10

Fort-de-France, Martinique

France’s “Isle of Flowers,” Martinique enticingly combines tropical beauty, distinctive Creole culture and Gallic sophistication. Its mountainous north is volcanic – where gray and black sands separate blue seas from the lush greens of the rainforest – and dominated by Mont Pelée. The towering volcano last exploded in 1902, prompting the move of the capital to the scenic port on Martinique’s deepest natural anchorage. Fort-de-France today is the island’s biggest city, home to elegant boutiques, a traditional covered market, cafés, patisseries, and restaurants serving fine island cuisine and classic French fare. Many key sights are close to the revitalized waterfront park of La Savane, the city cathedral and historic Fort Saint-Louis among them. Just outside the capital are Sacré-Coeur de Balata – a small-scale replica of the Parisian church – and an acclaimed botanical garden. On the far side of Fort-de-France bay, the Caribbean seascapes begin to change into the white sand beaches that distinguish Martinique’s southern half.

Day 11

Bridgetown, Barbados

Disembarkation.
Barbados is a sophisticated tropical beauty steeped in English heritage and enlivened by the warm Bajan culture. In the capital of Bridgetown, the well-preserved Old Town and historic Garrison district represent an impressive British legacy designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island’s lush interior is largely covered in forest and fields of sugar cane, a source of prized rums and great colonial fortunes. Attractions include restored great houses, a wildlife preserve, the underground formations of Harrison’s Cave, first-rate golfing and some 60 beaches of incredible variety. To the west are white sands and gentle azure waters. The south is the center for both nightlife and reef snorkeling, while the high cliffs of the southeast form a stunning backdrop for windsurfing. The windswept east coast, with its pounding Atlantic surf, is Barbados at its most rugged and wild.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €397 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Bridgetown

Join in the christening celebration of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection on this inaugural voyage. Incredible marine life, beautiful heritage, architecture and the distinctive cultural legacies of the French, English and Spanish are among the highlights as you sail along the arc of the Caribbean islands to their easternmost reaches.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
22.02.2020
29.02.2020
7
Latin America, Caribbean, Exclusive yachting - Cartagena to Bridgetown
Fare from € 4.233
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Travelroute
Day 1

Cartagena, Colombia

The jewel of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Cartagena brings together a rich heritage and dynamic culture with incomparable tropical charm. Narrow cobblestone streets lined with colourful Andalusian-style architecture – adorned with equally vibrant cascades of bougainvillea – are hallmarks of the 16th-century walled center. Colonial churches, museums and an imposing hilltop fortress showcase the storied past. Innovative restaurants, chic hotels and designer boutiques infuse historic Cartagena with new energy. Just outside the stone walls that encircle the center is the edgy and eclectic Getsemani district, a hub for artists, artisans and nightlife. The nearby islands of Baru and Rosario beckon with Cartagena’s finest beaches and aquatics, thriving coral reefs and Colombia’s acclaimed National Aviary.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 3

Oranjestad, Aruba

Gorgeous beaches, aquamarine waters, abundant sunshine and cooling trade winds have long been Aruba’s calling card. This Dutch island captivates with diverse outdoor options – world-class golfing, windsurfing, snorkelling and diving – the distinctly bent divi-divi trees and striking geological formations. The desert-like landscapes and rugged coastline of Arikok National Park are the focus of eco-explorations. The archaeological museum, 18th-century Fort Zoutman and restored Dutch-colonial buildings are among the historic sights in Oranjestad, the colourful capital and center for shopping, restaurants, casino gambling and nightlife. Aruba’s fusion culture encompasses indigenous, European, African and Asian influences, a mix especially evident in its cuisine. A new generation of chefs is committed to preserving Aruba’s culinary heritage and showcasing fresh, local and regional ingredients.

Day 4

Sailing Time

Day 5

St. Georges, Grenada

Grenada is the legendary Spice Isle, where nutmeg perfumes the air. Fort George guards the entrance to the colourful, pedestrian-friendly capital of St. Georges. The 18th-century garrison and the hilltop Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception offer the best views of the city and its picturesque harbour, the Carenage. To the south of St. George’s is the wide expanse of Grand Anse Beach, the main resort area. Tiny Grenada boasts more than 40 beaches around the island, from calm, secluded coves to windswept Bathway Beach on the Atlantic side, as well as wonderful snorkelling spots, including an underwater sculpture park. The lush mountainous interior is a mix of fragrant spice plantations, rainforest and protected parkland whose natural sights include waterfalls, swimming holes and the great crater lake of Grand Etang. Grenada’s flavourful cuisine naturally features prominent spices, especially in Indian-influenced dishes like roti, a savoury stuffed pastry.

Day 6

Carriacou, Grenada

Carriacou, part of the Grenadines chain, belongs to the multi-island nation of Grenada. Early colonial records suggest the name was derived from the Kalinago word for “land surrounded by reefs.” A hilly, rural island of villages, it is an off-the-beaten-track destination with fantastic snorkeling. Hillsborough is the main town, close to scenic west coast spots like Paradise Beach and the pretty anchorage at Tyrell Bay. The town’s Carriacou Museum is an introduction to the history and heritage that shape the vibrant local culture. African drums, music and dance are an important part of weddings, boat launchings, tombstone feasts and many festivals. Carriacou’s famously raucous Carnival includes the Pierrot, or Shakespeare Mas, a costumed battle of wits using the bard’s verses. Carriacou also has a long tradition of boat building, using techniques first introduced by Scots who settled here after Britain took control from France in 1783.

Day 7

Carriacou - Union Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Toward the southern end of the Grenadines chain, Union Island is a favourite getaway for sailors and adventurous travellers drawn to its unspoiled scenery and relaxed lifestyle. Chatham Bay, on Union’s west coast, is a secluded anchorage backed by steep, verdant hills topped by the ruins of an old fort. Along its quiet beach are bars and a restaurant frequented by locals and visitors alike. On Union’s east coast, Clifton is an unpretentious port town with local shops, cafés and restaurants on the waterfront and main road. Meals here typically showcase locally grown fruit and produce and the day’s catch. Snorkelling and diving are perennially popular pursuits. More recently, Union Island has emerged as a top Caribbean spot for kitesurfing. Land explorations include coastal walking trails and hiking up Mount Taboi, the island’s highest peak.

Day 8

Bridgetown, Barbados

Disembarkation.
Barbados is a sophisticated tropical beauty steeped in English heritage and enlivened by the warm Bajan culture. In the capital of Bridgetown, the well-preserved Old Town and historic Garrison district represent an impressive British legacy designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island’s lush interior is largely covered in forest and fields of sugar cane, a source of prized rums and great colonial fortunes. Attractions include restored great houses, a wildlife preserve, the underground formations of Harrison’s Cave, first-rate golfing and some 60 beaches of incredible variety. To the west are white sands and gentle azure waters. The south is the center for both nightlife and reef snorkeling, while the high cliffs of the southeast form a stunning backdrop for windsurfing. The windswept east coast, with its pounding Atlantic surf, is Barbados at its most rugged and wild.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €133 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Cartagena to Bridgetown

Join the The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection on this lovely voyage. From a great Spanish-colonial city to an island capital steeped in English heritage, discover the wonders of the southern Caribbean. Aruba’s desert-like interior offers a striking contrast to verdant Grenada and the unspoiled natural beauty of exclusive retreats in the Grenandines.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
19.03.2020
28.03.2020
9
Caribbean, Exclusive yachting - Castries to Bridgetown
Fare from € 5.290
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Travelroute
Day 1

Castries

St. Lucia’s capital, Castries is a busy working port on the island’s northwest coast. City sights include the vibrant murals of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the lively Castries Market, a source for crafts as well as the fruits and produce that feature prominently in the island’s celebrated Creole cuisine. Just north of Castries, Pigeon Island National Park is home to two beautiful beaches and the ruins of the British-built Fort Rodney, whose hilltop lookout offers incredible views over the northern part of the island and the surrounding seas. Outside the capital lies St. Lucia’s striking natural beauty of volcanic mountains, luxuriant forests, waterfalls and hidden coves. A drive along a winding coastal road leads to the Pitons, the towering volcanic plugs that are St. Lucia’s most recognizable landmarks, and the original colonial capital of Soufrière, founded by the French.

Day 2

Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Bequia is known as the Grenadines’ “big” small island for its captivating combination of great natural beauty, classic Caribbean experiences and unhurried ambience, all in just seven square miles. The capital, Port Elizabeth, is a yachting town with a village feel, set on the scenic natural anchorage of Admiralty Bay. At the bay’s western end, Princess Margaret Beach is one of the island’s many stunning stretches of sand. Turquoise waters and colorful reefs ring Bequia, offering great snorkeling and diving. A hike in the forested, hilly interior is rewarded with views of Saint Vincent and other nearby islands like private Mustique. Bequia welcomes an eclectic crowd of sailors, beachgoers and expats who enjoy the warm, friendly hospitality, whether drinking the local brew at a laid-back bar or dining on gourmet fare in a fine restaurant.

Day 3

Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

No airport, few vehicles, one village, beautiful palm-lined beaches – tiny Mayreau, the only inhabited island within Tobago Cays Marine Park, represents Caribbean pleasure, pure and simple. On the northern coast, Salt Whistle Bay is the island’s most popular anchorage. Its calm, sheltered waters and soft sands are great for swimming, sunning and snorkeling. Around the island, smaller bays and hidden coves, many rarely visited, offer even greater tranquility. Mayreau’s best views are found at the hilltop Catholic church, a quaint stone building featuring lovely stained glass and art work. After a day of beachgoing or exploring the reefs and islets of the park, visitors and locals meet and mingle in one of Mayreau’s famously friendly bars.

Day 4

Carriacou, Grenada

Carriacou, part of the Grenadines chain, belongs to the multi-island nation of Grenada. Early colonial records suggest the name was derived from the Kalinago word for “land surrounded by reefs.” A hilly, rural island of villages, it is an off-the-beaten-track destination with fantastic snorkeling. Hillsborough is the main town, close to scenic west coast spots like Paradise Beach and the pretty anchorage at Tyrell Bay. The town’s Carriacou Museum is an introduction to the history and heritage that shape the vibrant local culture. African drums, music and dance are an important part of weddings, boat launchings, tombstone feasts and many festivals. Carriacou’s famously raucous Carnival includes the Pierrot, or Shakespeare Mas, a costumed battle of wits using the bard’s verses. Carriacou also has a long tradition of boat building, using techniques first introduced by Scots who settled here after Britain took control from France in 1783.

Day 5

St. Georges, Grenada

Grenada is the legendary Spice Isle, where nutmeg perfumes the air. Fort George guards the entrance to the colorful, pedestrian-friendly capital of St. Georges. The 18th-century garrison and the hilltop Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception offer the best views of the city and its picturesque harbor, the Carenage. To the south of St. George’s is the wide expanse of Grand Anse Beach, the main resort area. Tiny Grenada boasts more than 40 beaches around the island, from calm, secluded coves to windswept Bathway Beach on the Atlantic side, as well as wonderful snorkeling spots, including an underwater sculpture park. The lush mountainous interior is a mix of fragrant spice plantations, rainforest and protected parkland whose natural sights include waterfalls, swimming holes and the great crater lake of Grand Etang. Grenada’s flavorful cuisine naturally features prominent spices, especially in Indian-influenced dishes like roti, a savory stuffed pastry.

Day 6

Castries

St. Lucia’s capital, Castries is a busy working port on the island’s northwest coast. City sights include the vibrant murals of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the lively Castries Market, a source for crafts as well as the fruits and produce that feature prominently in the island’s celebrated Creole cuisine. Just north of Castries, Pigeon Island National Park is home to two beautiful beaches and the ruins of the British-built Fort Rodney, whose hilltop lookout offers incredible views over the northern part of the island and the surrounding seas. Outside the capital lies St. Lucia’s striking natural beauty of volcanic mountains, luxuriant forests, waterfalls and hidden coves. A drive along a winding coastal road leads to the Pitons, the towering volcanic plugs that are St. Lucia’s most recognizable landmarks, and the original colonial capital of Soufrière, founded by the French.

Day 7

Fort-de-France, Martinique

France’s “Isle of Flowers,” Martinique enticingly combines tropical beauty, distinctive Creole culture and Gallic sophistication. Its mountainous north is volcanic – where gray and black sands separate blue seas from the lush greens of the rainforest – and dominated by Mont Pelée. The towering volcano last exploded in 1902, prompting the move of the capital to the scenic port on Martinique’s deepest natural anchorage. Fort-de-France today is the island’s biggest city, home to elegant boutiques, a traditional covered market, cafés, patisseries, and restaurants serving fine island cuisine and classic French fare. Many key sights are close to the revitalized waterfront park of La Savane, the city cathedral and historic Fort Saint-Louis among them. Just outside the capital are Sacré-Coeur de Balata – a small-scale replica of the Parisian church – and an acclaimed botanical garden. On the far side of Fort-de-France bay, the Caribbean seascapes begin to change into the white sand beaches that distinguish Martinique’s southern half.

Day 8

Roseau, Dominica

Rugged mountains, rainforest, black sand beaches and natural wonders: this is Dominica, the Nature Island. Volcanoes forged the striking interior of high peaks, deep gorges, rivers and waterfalls. Geothermal forces are still at work, from roiling the waters of Boiling Lake to blowing bubbles at Champagne Reef. The dramatic underwater topography of boulders, plunging stone walls and ancient craters is filled with colorful tropical fish, making for great diving and snorkeling as well as whale watching. A stroll along the winding streets and waterfront promenades of the capital city of Roseau reveals a mixed French and English colonial legacy. Dominica’s culture is a rich, unique blend of African and European heritage along with Carib, thanks to the rare surviving community known as the Kalinago.

Day 9

Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is nicknamed “le papillon” – the butterfly – for the distinctive shape of its two main islands. The left wing, Basse-Terre is a lush, wild eco-paradise of great natural beauty. La Grande Soufriere volcano rises more than 4,800 feet over the verdant mountainous interior, most of which forms a vast, uninhabited rainforest preserve. Guadeloupe National Park is celebrated for its rich array of tropical flora -- trees, ferns, orchids and more – many birds, rivers, stunning waterfalls and challenging hikes. Basse-Terre’s coastline is strikingly diverse, home to more fishing villages and towns than resorts amid the mix of pebbly shores and stretches of black, pink, brown and golden sands. On the west coast you’ll find the Grande Anse, the island’s best beach, and fantastic diving and snorkeling spots that include the Cousteau Reserve, set around tiny Pigeon Island. A botanical garden and a pre-historic archaeological park are among the handful of cultural sights but Guadeloupe’s acclaimed slavery museum, Memorial ACTe in the port city of Point-a-Pitre, can be visited from Basse-Terre.

Day 10

Bridgetown, Barbados

Disembarkation.
Barbados is a sophisticated tropical beauty steeped in English heritage and enlivened by the warm Bajan culture. In the capital of Bridgetown, the well-preserved Old Town and historic Garrison district represent an impressive British legacy designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island’s lush interior is largely covered in forest and fields of sugar cane, a source of prized rums and great colonial fortunes. Attractions include restored great houses, a wildlife preserve, the underground formations of Harrison’s Cave, first-rate golfing and some 60 beaches of incredible variety. To the west are white sands and gentle azure waters. The south is the center for both nightlife and reef snorkeling, while the high cliffs of the southeast form a stunning backdrop for windsurfing. The windswept east coast, with its pounding Atlantic surf, is Barbados at its most rugged and wild.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €190 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Castries to Bridgetown

Stunning volcanic landscapes, vibrant reefs, gorgeous beaches and rich cultures are all part of this voyage. From Saint Lucia, explore the Grenadines and visit the fragrant Spice Isle before discovering the tropical beauty and unique heritage of the French Caribbean.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
28.03.2020
09.04.2020
12
Ocean Voyage / Exclusive yachting – Bridgetown to Lisbon
Fare from € 4.722
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Travelroute
Day 1

Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados is a sophisticated tropical beauty steeped in English heritage and enlivened by the warm Bajan culture. In the capital of Bridgetown, the well-preserved Old Town and historic Garrison district represent an impressive British legacy designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island’s lush interior is largely covered in forest and fields of sugar cane, a source of prized rums and great colonial fortunes. Attractions include restored great houses, a wildlife preserve, the underground formations of Harrison’s Cave, first-rate golfing and some 60 beaches of incredible variety. To the west are white sands and gentle azure waters. The south is the center for both nightlife and reef snorkelling, while the high cliffs of the southeast form a stunning backdrop for windsurfing. The windswept east coast, with its pounding Atlantic surf, is Barbados at its most rugged and wild.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 3

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Day 9

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Just 130 miles from Africa, Santa Cruz de Tenerife was founded in 1494, becoming a key port on the trade route between Europe and the Americas. Framed by Baroque churches and historic buildings, charming plazas dot the city, including the central Plaza de España. In contrast, the modern Torres de Santa Cruz are the tallest twin towers in Spain, and the futuristic Auditorio de Tenerife sits majestically on the waterfront. Calle de la Noria bustles with Canarian style and offers shopping, entertainment and cuisine. Outside of town, the rugged laurel forest of Anaga Rural Park has marked hiking trails, while the UNESCO World Heritage site of Teide National Park displays the island’s volcanic origins and the highest summit in Spain. Another UNESCO World Heritage site, the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna is home to many of Tenerife’s oldest buildings. The island also has spectacular beaches and is famous for mild weather.

Day 10

Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

The bustling capital of Arrecife is named for the black reefs behind which boats once hid from pirates. The dark, barren hills and vast craters of the island’s spectacular volcanic terrain can be explored by bus or 4x4, on foot or by camel, and nearby Timanfaya National Park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The island is also renowned for its stellar beaches. Manmade attractions include Castillo de San Gabriel, on a tiny islet facing town, and Castillo de San Jose, home to the contemporary art museum. Arrecife surrounds a natural lagoon known as Charco de San Ginés, lined with charming cottages and the pretty Church of San Ginés. A few miles north of Arrecife is the home of artist César Manrique, the island’s favorite son. Manrique left a lasting impact on the aesthetics of Lanzarote, from the absence of high-rise hotels to the trademark whitewashed houses with green or blue woodwork.

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Day 13

Lisbon, Portugal

Disembarkation.
Portugal’s capital on the Atlantic Ocean is comprised of several key districts built on seven hills. A good place to begin is the historic Alfama district, a maze of medieval streets and alleyways leading to a hilltop on which you will find the Castelo de São Jorge. One of Lisbon’s most popular attractions, the castle provides sweeping views over the city. Descend to the riverfront Baixa district to enjoy its shopping, restaurants and neoclassical architecture. The Bélem district is home to a pair of UNESCO World Heritage sites: Bélem Tower, celebrating the Age of Discovery, and Jerónimos Monastery, a prime example of ornate Manueline architecture. If time permits, the charming villages of Sintra and Cascais are only a short distance away, and many choose to make the pilgrimage from Lisbon to Fátima, where apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared in 1917.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €122 per passenger are included.

Overview

Ocean Voyage / Exclusive yachting – Bridgetown to Lisbon

Indulge in the luxury of a leisurely ocean sailing from the Caribbean’s easternmost island to the captivating European capital that launched the great Age of Exploration. This classic journey also features time under the sun amid the dramatic landscapes off the coast of Africa, in the Canary Islands.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
09.04.2020
17.04.2020
8
The Mediterranean, Exclusive yachting - Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Fare from € 5.733
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Travelroute
Day 1

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal’s capital on the Atlantic Ocean is comprised of several key districts built on seven hills. A good place to begin is the historic Alfama district, a maze of medieval streets and alleyways leading to a hilltop on which you will find the Castelo de São Jorge. One of Lisbon’s most popular attractions, the castle provides sweeping views over the city. Descend to the riverfront Baixa district to enjoy its shopping, restaurants and neoclassical architecture. The Bélem district is home to a pair of UNESCO World Heritage sites: Bélem Tower, celebrating the Age of Discovery, and Jerónimos Monastery, a prime example of ornate Manueline architecture. If time permits, the charming villages of Sintra and Cascais are only a short distance away, and many choose to make the pilgrimage from Lisbon to Fátima, where apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared in 1917.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favorite book.

Day 3

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

This British Overseas Territory on Spain’s southern coast is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, fondly called The Rock. For spectacular views, take a six-minute cable car ride to the top, where you can see two continents, two bodies of water and three countries. A short walk brings you to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve and the cheeky Barbary macaques, the famous monkeys that roam freely here. Other highlights include the illuminated stalagmites of St. Michael’s Cave and the Great Siege Tunnels, a maze of defensive fortifications carved into the rock in the 18th century and extended to an underground city during World War II, housing the garrison, canons, artillery and food. Another cave adventure is the Gorham’s Cave Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site where rock carvings provide evidence of Neanderthal man dating back 120,000 years.

Day 4

Málaga, Spain

Tall hotels rise up from the golden beaches in Málaga, the historic enclave on the Costa del Sol. While the Mediterranean bathes its coastline, Málaga's mountains back the city to form a cocoon that ensures mild weather. Málaga is among the world's oldest cities, founded 2,800 years ago and settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Christians. Looming over the skyline are the citadels Alcazaba and Castle of Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule. Málaga was revitalized in recent years, now featuring some 30 museums and an edgy urban art community. Picasso's hometown naturally has a museum dedicated to him, as well as the Centre Pompidou and Museo Carmen Thyssen. Málaga also boasts a chic cuisine scene – but a simple bowl of traditional porra antequerana soup is never hard to find. A must-see in the hills surrounding Málaga are the pueblos blancos, white villages bursting with Andalusian charm.

Day 5

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Day 6

Valencia, Spain

The distinctive cityscape of Valencia harmoniously blends centuries of architecture. The first stone of Valencia Cathedral was laid in 1262, and one of the chapels holds a chalice purported to be the true Holy Grail. Meanwhile, the Plaza del Mercado provides a delightful contrast between the art nouveau Mercado Central and the Gothic architecture of Lonja de la Seda, a former silk exchange and UNESCO World Heritage site. Moving into the 21st century, the City of Arts and Sciences was designed by renowned Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava and opened in 2005. The soaring arches and gleaming glass of the modern structures host the largest aquarium in Europe, the tallest opera house in the world and other museums. Additional treasures can be found north of town in the Lladró Porcelain Museum. Valencia also has a lovely beachfront promenade, a great place to sample paella in the city where the dish was invented.

Day 7

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

One of Europe's favorite playgrounds, Ibiza boasts more than 100 miles of coastline frosted with exquisite beaches. It's a hub of sun worship, white sand, beach bars and clubs that buzz all night. And there's history too. The fortified Old Town, known as Dalt Vila, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacular example of Renaissance military architecture. Carrer del Calvari leads to Portal Nou, the entrance through the old city walls, and a walk up the hill reveals panoramic views of the city. Interestingly, the contemporary art museum is found here – housed in a 17th-century building – as is the impressive Ibiza Cathedral. Another fascinating site, the necropolis of Puig des Molins features ancient burial chambers and treasures found within them, including painted ostrich eggs. The island is home to multiple vineyards producing high-quality wines, and shopping ranges from the famous hippy markets to luxury boutiques.

Day 8

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Day 9

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Disembarkation.
The capital of the Balearic Islands, beautiful Palma is famous for La Seu, the massive Cathedral of Santa Maria overlooking the bay. The adjacent Alumdaina Palace has been a royal residence since the 14th century, and the Gothic-style Bellver Castle houses the city's history museum. The Juan March Foundation Museum boasts a permanent collection of 70 works by the most important Spanish vanguard artists of the 20th century. Beachgoers will find abundant options offering water sports, sailing, horseback riding and more, and shoppers should check out Avenue Jaime III and the tree-lined Passeig del Born. The rest of Mallorca holds plenty of appeal as well, from the Carthusian monastery where George Sand and Frédéric Chopin once stayed to the remarkable stalactites of the underground lake known as Cuevas del Drach.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €233 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Lisbon to Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Sail through the storied straits of Gibraltar — where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean — to the enchanting capital of the Balearics. Along the way, explore the cultural riches — ancient, artistic, culinary and historic — of a British outpost, sun-drenched Spanish cities and the legendary White Isle.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
26.04.2020
03.05.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Exclusive yachting – Valletta to Athens (Piraeus)
Fare from € 5.490
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Travelroute
Day 1

Valletta, Malta

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is a diminutive city packed with history. Sailing into the harbor is an experience in itself, as the dome and spire of competing churches rise above the cluster of limestone façades and formidable ramparts. Built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century, Valletta is architecturally Baroque in character, with Mannerist, neoclassical and modern elements as well. It’s easy to navigate the city on foot and take in sights such as the City Gate, National Museum of Archaeology, Grand Master’s Palace and St. John's Co-Cathedral, which houses the famous Caravaggio painting The Beheading of St. John. Gardens are plenty, including the Upper Barrakka, which offer panoramic views. In the Maltese countryside, megalithic temples reveal the island’s prehistoric past, and the surrounding waters are also worth exploring, particularly the gorgeous sea caverns of the Blue Grotto.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 3

Monemvasia, Greece

Historic and romantic, the medieval town of Monemvasia is situated on the island nicknamed the “Gibraltar of the East,” an enormous hunk of rock rising from the sea and creating a natural fortress for its inhabitants. Only a single causeway links Monemvasia with the mainland, and visitors must leave cars behind to explore the walled town carved into the cliffside. Ancient stone houses with terracotta rooftops look out over the crystal blue waters and mountains beyond. There are six museums and many churches, including Agia Sophia, among the oldest Byzantine churches in Greece. Ancient ruins lie nearby on the mainland, including the towns of Epidaurus Limera and Kyphanta and the fortress of Zarakas. The area around Monemvasia is rich with flora and fauna, ideal for geological explorations, rock climbing, hiking and water sports, and a wide variety of beaches ring the promontory.

Day 4

Santorini, Greece

Make sure to be on deck to witness sailing into one of the Aegean’s most spectacular sights: the volcanic caldera that is Santorini’s bay. Rising from the sea, the earth transforms into a wall of stone that looms in striating hues of ochres, grays and pinks. Dotted with the island’s iconic blue-domed churches, the whitewashed village of Fira hovers in the cliffs, bustling with shops, tavernas and a fine museum while clinging to the caldera’s rim. After gazing down at the stunning view from Fira, you can hike the Caldera Trail to Oia – a different and equally breath taking perspective of the exquisite bay awaits you at every turn. Or sample other island delights – the wineries, the black sand beaches or the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri, which Plato believed was the lost city of Atlantis. Then relax in a cliffside taverna with a local assyrtiko wine and watch an amazing sunset.

Day 5

Mykonos, Greece

Bronze bodies bask in the sun on golden beaches, blue-domed churches dot the island, and picturesque windmills paddle the horizon. This is Mykonos, one of the most charming and fashionable of the Greek isles. Chora, its capital, is a cubist jumble of whitewashed houses and a maze of alleyways built long ago to foil pirates. Get lost in these narrow, twisting lanes filled with exclusive boutiques, art galleries and world-class restaurants. Take a 4x4 to explore the hidden corners of this stunning Cycladic island, or take a short boat trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delos, a sacred islet of ancient ruins and the mythological birthplace of the twins Apollo and Artemis.

Day 6

Nafplion, Greece

The Venetians left their mark in Nafplion. Perched on a cliff jutting into the sea, their impregnable fortress is an elegant display of Venetian might. Walk through the Old Town with its handsome neoclassical buildings and balconies dripping with bougainvillea. One of the most beautiful towns in Greece, Nafplion is also one of the most historic; its cultural roots date back to both the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War. From here you can drive across the Peloponnese where tales from Homer’s Iliad come alive. Visit the immense beehive tomb of Agamemnon in the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wonder at the acoustic marvel of the ancient theater in Epidaurus, another UNESCO World Heritage site, built in the 4th century BC and still in use today.

Day 7

Nafplion, Greece

Day 8

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Disembarkation.
Athens is the cradle of the Western democratic tradition, home to a civilization as radiant as any before or since. Feel the pulse of history as you climb to the hilltop Acropolis, home to some of the city’s most renowned ancient sites. Gaze in amazement at the massive columns of the Parthenon, Pericles' greatest monument. Admire the little Temple of Nike and the fantastic carvings of the caryatids that support a porch of the Erechtheion. At the bottom of the hill, the Acropolis Museum includes original statues of the maidens and numerous other artefacts unearthed here. Equally outstanding is the National Archaeological Museum, one of the largest in the world. In the Agora, you can walk in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, carry on an imaginary dialogue with Socrates and discover where Hippocrates healed and Pericles ruled. Then for lighter fare, savour the lively tavernas and twisting lanes of the Plaka neighbourhood.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €90 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Exclusive yachting – Valletta to Athens (Piraeus)

The iconic sights and cosmopolitan chic of the Cyclades, the idyllic beauty of an Ionian island, and the stunning architectural heritage of an ancient Peloponnesian port town make this sailing an exceptionally scenic showcase of romantic Greece.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
03.05.2020
11.05.2020
8
The Mediterranean, The Adriatic, Exclusive yachting – Athens (Piraeus) to Venice
Fare from € 5.377
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Travelroute
Day 1

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens is the cradle of the Western democratic tradition, home to a civilization as radiant as any before or since. Feel the pulse of history as you climb to the hilltop Acropolis, home to some of the city’s most renowned ancient sites. Gaze in amazement at the massive columns of the Parthenon, Pericles' greatest monument. Admire the little Temple of Nike and the fantastic carvings of the caryatids that support a porch of the Erechtheion. At the bottom of the hill, the Acropolis Museum includes original statues of the maidens and numerous other artifacts unearthed here. Equally outstanding is the National Archaeological Museum, one of the largest in the world. In the Agora, you can walk in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, carry on an imaginary dialogue with Socrates and discover where Hippocrates healed and Pericles ruled. Then for lighter fare, savor the lively tavernas and twisting lanes of the Plaka neighbourhood.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favorite book.

Day 3

Corfu, Greece

History oozes from every corner of Corfu, an island prize coveted by a succession of maritime powers since the Peloponnesian War in the 4th century BC. But who can blame them? This Ionian idyll is the greenest of all Greek islands, swathed in orange and olive groves and endless beaches bathed by a cerulean sea. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Town of Corfu includes the magnificent Esplanade, where you can watch a game of cricket from a sidewalk café. There are also beautiful palaces, castles and archaeological sites to explore. Empress Elizabeth of Austria built the gorgeous Achillion Palace for her summer home, while the former Greek royal family used to vacation at Mon Repos. And don’t miss the lovely beaches of Paleokastritsa, where Odysseus was washed ashore.

Day 4

Kotor, Montenegro

Simply arriving in Kotor is an unforgettable experience. One of the world’s most breathtaking waterways, the fjord-like Bay of Kotor follows a winding path through the forested mountains that rise on all sides of the sparkling sea. Nestled along the most inland cove are the coral-tiled roofs of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fortified during Venetian rule, medieval ramparts surround the Old Town, where visitors will find historic landmarks such as the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Tryphon and the Maritime Museum. The physically fit should climb the 1,350 steps to clifftop St. John’s Fortress for gorgeous views of the town and the bay. A more leisurely option would be a boat tour to the unique Our Lady of the Rocks Church, situated on a tiny manmade islet, or a drive to the charming medieval town of Budva.

Day 5

Kotor, Montenegro - Dubrovnik, Croatia

It was George Bernard Shaw who famously described Dubrovnik as “the pearl of the Adriatic” and recommended that “those who seek paradise on Earth should come … and see Dubrovnik.” Coral-tiled roofs and a backdrop of green hills contrast sharply with the spectacular blue of the Adriatic Sea. Thick medieval walls wrap around beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Dubrovnik is truly amazing, and it’s no wonder this UNESCO World Heritage site played a central role in TV’s popular Game of Thrones. Be sure to take a walk along the city walls. No matter how many times you’ve been to Dubrovnik, you can’t help being inspired by the ancient ramparts that survived sieges by countless invaders for centuries and still stand proudly today.

Day 6

Dubrovnik, Croatia

It was George Bernard Shaw who famously described Dubrovnik as “the pearl of the Adriatic” and recommended that “those who seek paradise on Earth should come … and see Dubrovnik.” Coral-tiled roofs and a backdrop of green hills contrast sharply with the spectacular blue of the Adriatic Sea. Thick medieval walls wrap around beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Dubrovnik is truly amazing, and it’s no wonder this UNESCO World Heritage site played a central role in TV’s popular Game of Thrones. Be sure to take a walk along the city walls. No matter how many times you’ve been to Dubrovnik, you can’t help being inspired by the ancient ramparts that survived sieges by countless invaders for centuries and still stand proudly today.

Day 7

Venice, Italy

One of the most enchanting cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Venice rises from a lagoon on more than a hundred tiny islands linked by the iconic network of canals. A romantic gondola ride provides the perfect introduction to the city, gliding underneath the Ponte di Rialto – the oldest and most famous of Venice’s hundreds of bridges – and past the ornate palaces lining the Grand Canal. The power and wealth of the Venetian empire are on display at Piazza San Marco, the city’s most splendid square, where stands the grand St. Mark’s Basilica and the Gothic-style Doge’s Palace. Priceless art collections vie for attention, including the Italian masters in the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the modern works of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Some of the world’s most talented glassblowers showcase their wares on the island of Murano, while the colorful shops of Burano are home to artisan lace makers.

Day 8

Venice, Italy

Disembarkation.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €177 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Athens (Piraeus) to Venice

Mighty fortresses and walled old towns reveal fascinating layers of cultural heritage, from antiquity to the 20th century, on an enchanting Ionian Island and along the Adriatic coast as you sail to the iconic city that once ruled these cobalt seas.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
10.05.2020
21.05.2020
11
The Adriatic, The Mediterranean, Exclusive yachting – Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)
Fare from € 7.784
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Travelroute
Day 1

Venice, Italy

One of the most enchanting cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Venice rises from a lagoon on more than a hundred tiny islands linked by the iconic network of canals. A romantic gondola ride provides the perfect introduction to the city, gliding underneath the Ponte di Rialto – the oldest and most famous of Venice’s hundreds of bridges – and past the ornate palaces lining the Grand Canal. The power and wealth of the Venetian empire are on display at Piazza San Marco, the city’s most splendid square, where stands the grand St. Mark’s Basilica and the Gothic-style Doge’s Palace. Priceless art collections vie for attention, including the Italian masters in the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the modern works of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Some of the world’s most talented glassblowers showcase their wares on the island of Murano, while the colourful shops of Burano are home to artisan lace makers.

Day 2

Venice, Italy

Day 3

Koper, Slovenia

Koper is Slovenia’s port city on the Adriatic, but it is its history as part of the Venetian Republic that appeals to the visitor. The Old Town is an easy walk from the port, and Tito Square is a good place to start. Visit the Venetian-influenced Praetorian Palace dating back to the 15th century and Da Ponte Fountain, a replica of Venice's famed Rialto Bridge. Rebuilt many times, the 12th-century Cathedral of the Assumption features a tall campanile with sweeping bay views. Just a short distance from Koper is the coastal city of Piran, where more Venetian style buildings and a walk along the coast are the attractions.

Day 4

Hvar, Croatia

Super yachts crowd the harbour and waterside bars hum with wealthy vacationers and young partiers in this posh island getaway with a laid-back Mediterranean vibe. The island of Hvar is famous for its lavender fields, vineyards, year-round sunshine and nonstop nightlife, but it’s also rich in culture and history. Near the harbour stands a Benedictine convent where nuns fashion lace as part of a 150-year-old tradition recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. UNESCO has also recognized Stari Grad Plain, a cultural landscape that has remained practically unchanged since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks in the 4th century BC. And let us not forget the island’s charming capital, one of the best-preserved historic towns on the Adriatic. It’s worth the climb to the ancient fortress to take in the views.

Day 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

It was George Bernard Shaw who famously described Dubrovnik as “the pearl of the Adriatic” and recommended that “those who seek paradise on Earth should come … and see Dubrovnik.” Coral-tiled roofs and a backdrop of green hills contrast sharply with the spectacular blue of the Adriatic Sea. Thick medieval walls wrap around beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Dubrovnik is truly amazing, and it’s no wonder this UNESCO World Heritage site played a central role in TV’s popular Game of Thrones. Be sure to take a walk along the city walls. No matter how many times you’ve been to Dubrovnik, you can’t help being inspired by the ancient ramparts that survived sieges by countless invaders for centuries and still stand proudly today.

Day 6

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 7

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 8

Taormina (Naxos), Italy

Nestled on the beautiful Sicilian coast, Taormina is most famous for the 3rd-century Teatro Antico di Taormina, the world's most dramatically situated Greek theater. Nearby cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches. The city center is filled with 15th-century stone palaces and churches, and pedestrian-only Corso Umberto is the spot for people watching, shopping, fine dining or a gelato. Strung along the bay below Taormina is Giardini Naxos, a picturesque seaside resort on the site of the most ancient Greek colony in Sicily. Of course, many visitors make the trek inland to magnificent Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for a hike through the foothills or a walking tour of the upper crater. On the north slope is the often overlooked but incredibly scenic waterfalls and rapids of Alcantara Gorge, a great place for hiking or cooling off with Sicilian locals.

Day 9

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 10

Sorrento, Italy

This port on Italy’s southern coast overlooking the Bay of Naples is a popular starting place to see all of the pretty towns along the famous Amalfi Coast, but don’t miss the charms of Sorrento itself. The town is perched on cliffs high above the marinas and port below. Visit the 8th-century Cloisters of San Francesco and the Sorrento Cathedral, started in the 15th century with many additions made over time. Relax at a café in Piazza Tasso, the hub of the town. From Sorrento it is also possible to take an excursion to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii and the mighty volcano Vesuvius.

Day 11

Sorrento, Italy

Day 12

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Disembarkation.
An amazing amalgam of sights and sounds, Rome is a kinetic tapestry stimulating every sense. The ring of church bells and honks of early morning traffic echo off the weathered stone of ancient buildings. Office workers dash past fruit stands and sidewalk cafés in the shadows of elegant palace façades. Meanwhile, tourists make their way from piazza to piazza, monument to monument, church to church: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica. From the sculptures of the ancients to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes to the Baroque fountains of Bernini, Rome’s art and architecture are unsurpassed. Here the day-to-day life of a busy European metropolis intermingles with many of the most recognizable monuments ever created. Rome belongs not only to Italy, but to the world.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €184 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)

Journey to the Italian capital on leisurely sailing, exploring historic towns along the eastern Adriatic, rounding Italy’s boot to call on an ancient Sicilian village and on the lemon-scented town perched between the Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
29.05.2020
07.06.2020
9
The Mediterranean, Exclusive yachting – Rome (Civitavecchia) to Monte Carlo
Fare from € 6.833
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Travelroute
Day 1

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

An amazing amalgam of sights and sounds, Rome is a kinetic tapestry stimulating every sense. The ring of church bells and honks of early morning traffic echo off the weathered stone of ancient buildings. Office workers dash past fruit stands and sidewalk cafés in the shadows of elegant palace façades. Meanwhile, tourists make their way from piazza to piazza, monument to monument, church to church: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica. From the sculptures of the ancients to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes to the Baroque fountains of Bernini, Rome’s art and architecture are unsurpassed. Here the day-to-day life of a busy European metropolis intermingles with many of the most recognizable monuments ever created. Rome belongs not only to Italy, but to the world.

Day 2

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France

The large island of Corsica rests enticingly between the French Riviera, Sardinia and Tuscany. This French playground has it all – hilltop villages, unspoiled beaches, rugged mountain scenery, dense forests, a dramatic coastline and thousands of years of history. Situated on the island’s western coast, Porto-Vecchio is Corsica’s St. Tropez, a city of luxury yachts, fashion shoots, nightclubs and some of Corsica’s most beautiful beaches. For an entirely different experience, travel inland to the mountainous region with its gorges, rivers and waterfalls. Closer to shore, there’s world-class diving, every imaginable water sport, and a historic district full of cafés and boutiques, complete with a 16th-century citadel perched on high.

Day 3

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France

Day 4

Calvi, Corsica, France

With growing popularity as a beach resort, this small town on the northwest coast of Corsica is a delight to visit. Walk along the lively beachside promenade where you’ll find restaurants, bars and shops. A 15th-century citadel built by the Genoese takes its place of prominence on the hilltop above the town, affording spectacular views of the harbour below. Visit Église Sainte-Marie, a charming pink church, and Notre Dame de la Serra, a 19th-century chapel. You’ll see a plaque that commemorates the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, but the claim is controversial. For natural wonders, take a boat tour of the beautiful rock formations of the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 5

Calvi, Corsica, France

Day 6

Cannes, France

Famous worldwide for its annual Cannes Film Festival, this French Riviera resort town attracts the rich and famous to its beaches and sophisticated scene. The Promenade de la Croisette is the place to see and be seen. This broad pedestrian walkway along the beach is lined with designer boutiques, grand hotels and fancy restaurants. So famous is La Croisette, that many miss the other side of Cannes. Tucked up in the hills is Le Suquet, the historic quarter. Wander along its cobblestone streets and enjoy views of the city below. Not far from Cannes are the casinos of Monte Carlo and the birthplace of the French perfume industry at Grasse.

Day 7

Marseilles, France

Founded in 600 BC, Marseilles is the oldest city in France and its third largest metropolitan area. A must-see is the 19th-century basilica, Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point in the city. Also worth a visit is the water fountain at Palais Longchamp, built under the reign of Napoleon III. Marseilles is considered the birthplace of bouillabaisse, so make time to stop for a bowl of this famous seafood stew in the Old Port. You might also wish to drive through the Provençal countryside to Aix-en-Provence, a charming town best known as the home of impressionist painter Paul Cézanne.

Day 8

Marseilles, France

Day 9

Marseilles to Cassis, France

Located east of Marseille on the southern coast of France, Cassis is a quaint Mediterranean fishing village that has become a popular destination thanks to its lovely beaches and the nearby Calanques, narrow coastal inlets framed by scenic limestone cliffs. Hikers can take the well-marked trails to Cap Canaille, a rocky headland with panoramic sea views. In town visitors will find narrow streets bordered by the colourful homes of local fishermen. Numerous restaurants and sidewalk cafés offer the wonderfully fresh catch of the day. The second most important industry here is wine production, so complement your lunch with a delicious glass of local rosé.

Day 10

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Disembarkation.
Perhaps no port of call is better designed to welcome a luxury yacht than Monte Carlo, where some of the most splendid vessels in the world make their home. At this playground for the rich and famous, the only thing more spectacular than the yachts filling the harbour are the luxury cars driving the winding streets that host the annual Grand Prix. Verdant mountains ascend abruptly behind the lavish high-rises lining the bay, and perched on the cliff is the Palace of the Prince, where the Changing of the Guard attracts onlookers each morning at 11:55. The nearby Cathedral of Monaco holds the tomb of beloved Princess Grace and other royalty. Prince Albert I founded the city’s remarkable oceanographic museum, once curated by Jacques Cousteau, and Prince Charles III established the elaborate Monte Carlo Casino, where high rollers try their luck and James Bond famously sips his martinis.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €133 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting – Rome (Civitavecchia) to Monte Carlo

Immerse yourself in the rugged seascapes, rich history, vibrant cultures and regional flavors of Corsica and southern France. Enjoy time on the coast and inland explorations with overnights in two Corsican towns and three days in the great port of Marseilles.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
07.06.2020
14.06.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Exclusive yachting – Monte Carlo to Barcelona
Fare from € 5.559
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Travelroute
Day 1

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Perhaps no port of call is better designed to welcome a luxury yacht than Monte Carlo, where some of the most splendid vessels in the world make their home. At this playground for the rich and famous, the only thing more spectacular than the yachts filling the harbour are the luxury cars driving the winding streets that host the annual Grand Prix. Verdant mountains ascend abruptly behind the lavish high-rises lining the bay, and perched on the cliff is the Palace of the Prince, where the Changing of the Guard attracts onlookers each morning at 11:55. The nearby Cathedral of Monaco holds the tomb of beloved Princess Grace and other royalty. Prince Albert I founded the city’s remarkable oceanographic museum, once curated by Jacques Cousteau, and Prince Charles III established the elaborate Monte Carlo Casino, where high rollers try their luck and James Bond famously sips his martinis.

Day 2

Antibes, France

It’s not surprising that Graham Greene, Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso loved Antibes. What better place for creative inspiration than this spectacular setting on the Côte d’Azur? Half of the world’s biggest yachts anchor for at least part of the year at “Billionaires’ Quay,” where the sound of summer is the clink of champagne flutes. But celebrity sighting isn't the only draw. The Grimaldi Castle is the home of the famous Picasso Museum, which includes many works donated by the artist himself, including his famous La Joie de Vivre. For something different, check out the Absinthe Museum, where you can learn about the history of this heady elixir. There are historic mansions too, such as Vila Eilenroc from La Belle Époque, and Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, a throwback to the F. Scott Fitzgerald era with a guest list out of a Hollywood movie.

Day 3

St. Tropez, France

A jetsetter haven, St. Tropez is best known for its designer shopping, drink-and-dance-‘til-dawn nightlife, and ritzy beach clubs like Le Club 55 and Nikki Beach. After all, this is where French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot popularized the bikini in the 1950s, and to this day Bardot makes her home here. But another side of this once humble fishing village can be found in the hills far above the beachfront. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets and visit the 17th-century citadel for stunning views of the port.

Day 4

St. Tropez, France

Day 5

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 6

Sète, France

Only small ships and yachts can access the harbour of Sète, which is one reason this enchanting French port has retained its many charms. The birthplace of numerous artists, including poet Paul Valéry and singer-songwriter Georges Brassens, Sète has a rich artistic heritage and its museums pay tribute. Colourfully painted façades line the town’s canals, which include the north eastern entrance to the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site linking the Mediterranean and Atlantic through southern France. Several other UNESCO sites nearby compete for attention. To the east are the Roman monuments of Arles, a town that famously inspired Van Gogh, and to the west lie the massive, painstakingly restored fortifications, towers and castle of Carcassonne. Renowned for both its historic quarter and the modern Antigone district designed by architect Ricardo Bofill, the city of Montpellier also merits a drive up the coast.

Day 7

Roses, Spain

With it's tranquil blue waters, 28 miles of beaches and some nine miles of coves, the Bay of Roses has been ranked one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Tempted by this harbour, the Greeks came in the 5th century BC to set up a commercial village. Various settlement remains can still be seen, including the monastery of Santa Maria. Other top sights include the 16th-century Castell de la Trinitat and the Dolmen de la Creu d’en Cobertella, the largest megalithic monument in Catalonia. Roses stands apart from other Costa Brava ports with its western-facing beaches that provide stunning sunsets. Restaurants put their own spin on suquet de peix, a Catalan fish stew made with the day's catch and potatoes, which pairs perfectly with a regional Empordà wine. Despite the delights of Roses, art lovers will be drawn to the nearby Salvador Dalí museums in Port Lligat and Figueres.

Day 8

Barcelona, Spain

Disembarkation.
Barcelona is a true global city of breathtaking architecture, countless world-class museums, bustling markets, colorful parks and high-end fashion. This town is big but perfectly discoverable on foot. Imposing Montjuïc Castle is a good starting point for a stunning panorama of the city, and the renowned Joan Miró museum and Catalonian national art museum are also in the area. One might fill an entire day strolling amidst the 12th- and 13th-century architecture of the Gothic Quarter and then checking out the extensive collection of the Museu Picasso. But Barcelona may be most renowned for the unmistakable imprint made on the city by architect Antoní Gaudi, from the spectacular unfinished church of La Sagrada Família to the whimsical Park Güell. More of his work can be found along tree-lined La Rambla, one of the world’s most famous promenades and the perfect place to experience the striking architecture, designer shopping and delicious tapas of the city.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €159 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting –  Monte Carlo to Barcelona

Set sail along the Cote d’Azur to Barcelona and experience the rugged beauty and seaside chic of the most exclusive towns on France’s southern coast. This scenic journey also features a call on a charming Catalan village tucked into Spain’s Costa Brava.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
21.06.2020
28.06.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Exclusive yachting – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands to Lisbon
Fare from € 5.249
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Travelroute
Day 1

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

The capital of the Balearic Islands, beautiful Palma is famous for La Seu, the massive Cathedral of Santa Maria overlooking the bay. The adjacent Alumdaina Palace has been a royal residence since the 14th century, and the Gothic-style Bellver Castle houses the city's history museum. The Juan March Foundation Museum boasts a permanent collection of 70 works by the most important Spanish vanguard artists of the 20th century. Beachgoers will find abundant options offering water sports, sailing, horseback riding and more, and shoppers should check out Avenue Jaime III and the tree-lined Passeig del Born. The rest of Mallorca holds plenty of appeal as well, from the Carthusian monastery where George Sand and Frédéric Chopin once stayed to the remarkable stalactites of the underground lake known as Cuevas del Drach.

Day 2

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 3

Cartagena, Spain

Founded by Carthaginians circa 220 BC, Cartagena has one of the world's oldest naval bases and a wealth of Roman archaeology. The 1st-century Roman theater was only unearthed a few decades ago, and discoveries are ongoing, including an entire town block dating to Roman times called the Barrio del Foro Romano. Likewise of interest are the Casa de la Fortuna – a house with Roman murals, mosaics and excavated objects – and the Punic Wall Interpretation Center displaying remains of a 3rd century defensive wall. Archaeology doesn’t stop at the shoreline in this city, as the ARQUA Museum contains artefacts found off Murcia's coast. A lift takes visitors to a castle overlooking it all, Castillo de la Concepcíon, for panoramic views. Cartagena is not all history, however. There are rocky coves and sandy beaches to explore, fine dining with regional wines to taste and many opportunities for divers, hikers, golfers and windsurfers.

Day 4

Málaga, Spain

Tall hotels rise up from the golden beaches in Málaga, the historic enclave on the Costa del Sol. While the Mediterranean bathes its coastline, Málaga's mountains back the city to form a cocoon that ensures mild weather. Málaga is among the world's oldest cities, founded 2,800 years ago and settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Christians. Looming over the skyline are the citadels Alcazaba and Castle of Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule. Málaga was revitalized in recent years, now featuring some 30 museums and an edgy urban art community. Picasso's hometown naturally has a museum dedicated to him, as well as the Centre Pompidou and Museo Carmen Thyssen. Málaga also boasts a chic cuisine scene – but a simple bowl of traditional porra antequerana soup is never hard to find. A must-see in the hills surrounding Málaga are the pueblos blancos, white villages bursting with Andalusian charm.

Day 5

Málaga, Spain

Day 6

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

This British Overseas Territory on Spain’s southern coast is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, fondly called The Rock. For spectacular views, take a six-minute cable car ride to the top, where you can see two continents, two bodies of water and three countries. A short walk brings you to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve and the cheeky Barbary macaques, the famous monkeys that roam freely here. Other highlights include the illuminated stalagmites of St. Michael’s Cave and the Great Siege Tunnels, a maze of defensive fortifications carved into the rock in the 18th century and extended to an underground city during World War II, housing the garrison, canons, artillery and food. Another cave adventure is the Gorham’s Cave Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site where rock carvings provide evidence of Neanderthal man dating back 120,000 years.

Day 7

Sailing Time

Day 8

Lisbon, Portugal

Disembarkation.
Portugal’s capital on the Atlantic Ocean is comprised of several key districts built on seven hills. A good place to begin is the historic Alfama district, a maze of medieval streets and alleyways leading to a hilltop on which you will find the Castelo de São Jorge. One of Lisbon’s most popular attractions, the castle provides sweeping views over the city. Descend to the riverfront Baixa district to enjoy its shopping, restaurants and neoclassical architecture. The Bélem district is home to a pair of UNESCO World Heritage sites: Bélem Tower, celebrating the Age of Discovery, and Jerónimos Monastery, a prime example of ornate Manueline architecture. If time permits, the charming villages of Sintra and Cascais are only a short distance away, and many choose to make the pilgrimage from Lisbon to Fátima, where apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared in 1917.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €149 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting –  Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands to Lisbon

Travel along the Iberian Peninsula’s sunny southern coast, where great Mediterranean civilizations left a rich cultural legacy. Discover centuries of history at the mighty rock of Gibraltar before reaching the Atlantic and Portugal’s colourful capital.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

Contact
Booking
Luxury Yachting
Ritz-Carlton Azora
28.06.2020
05.07.2020
7
The Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Exclusive yachting – Lisbon to Bordeaux
Fare from € 5.299
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Travelroute
Day 1

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal’s capital on the Atlantic Ocean is comprised of several key districts built on seven hills. A good place to begin is the historic Alfama district, a maze of medieval streets and alleyways leading to a hilltop on which you will find the Castelo de São Jorge. One of Lisbon’s most popular attractions, the castle provides sweeping views over the city. Descend to the riverfront Baixa district to enjoy its shopping, restaurants and neoclassical architecture. The Bélem district is home to a pair of UNESCO World Heritage sites: Bélem Tower, celebrating the Age of Discovery, and Jerónimos Monastery, a prime example of ornate Manueline architecture. If time permits, the charming villages of Sintra and Cascais are only a short distance away, and many choose to make the pilgrimage from Lisbon to Fátima, where apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared in 1917.

Day 2

Vigo, Spain

Vigo is simultaneously a quaint historic town and a world-class industrial port – it delights in both dimensions. The name Vigo comes from the Latin vicus, meaning small village, and yet this biggest city in Galicia is home to the world's largest fishing fleet. The keel was laid in Vigo for the inaugural luxury yacht of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in January 2018. Meanwhile, ancient Vigo lives on in the Old Town, home to stately stone buildings and the underground remains of the ancient city wall. Monte del Castro rises in the city center where Vigo was first settled. In addition to beautiful views, the mountain gives a glimpse into life 2,000 years ago and also features an ancient fortress, castle ruins and lovely gardens. Many visitors to Vigo will want to make the famous pilgrimage to the celebrated cathedral in nearby Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage site said to hold the tomb of Saint John.

Day 3

Vigo, Spain

Day 4

Sailing Time

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favourite book.

Day 5

Bilbao, Spain

Perhaps no single edifice has had more impact on a city than the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao. Designed by renowned architect Franck Gehry and opened in 1997, the massive, billowing, titanium-clad structure reflects the city’s revitalized relationship with the river that runs through it, and the modern collection within the museum is as impressive as the exterior. Other worthwhile museums include the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Euskal Museoa, devoted to Basque culture. A contrast to the city’s modern sensibilities, the colourful medieval streets of Casco Viejo are filled with shops, markets, restaurants and taverns, as well as historic churches such as the 14th-century Catedral de Santiago. While in Bilbao, one must stop into a couple of bars for some pintxos, delightful Basque nibbles typically speared onto bread with a toothpick. The local txakoli wine makes a nice complement.

Day 6

Biarritz (St. Jean de Luz), France

This seaside resort in French Basque Country lies only 15 miles from the Spanish border. Long popular with surfers, Biarritz now offers stylish boutiques and sophisticated restaurants to complement its beach bars. Perhaps French fashion designer Coco Chanel foresaw the future when she opened her first shop here in 1915. Visit the city’s most famous landmark, Hotel du Palais, built by Napoleon III as a summer home for his bride, Empress Eugenie. Just 20 minutes from Biarritz, the resort town of St. Jean de Luz features beautiful 17th-century architecture, including the Church of St. John the Baptist, one of the most representative of Basque churches.

Day 7

Bordeaux, France

Located in southwestern France, Bordeaux is a handsome 18th-century city with stately buildings, broad avenues and historic public squares. Highlights include the majestic gate known as Porte de Bourgogne, the stained glass windows of Bordeaux Cathedral, the 12th-century Romanesque basilica and the impressive Hôtel de Ville, or City Hall. But no visit to Bordeaux is complete without an acknowledgment of what makes this region of France known worldwide – wine! Wine lovers everywhere will recognize appellations such as Pauillac, St. Emilion, Margaux and Sauternes. Visit a wine chateau and learn how the grapes are grown, aged in oak barrels and then processed. It’s a fascinating tour of the vintner’s art.

Day 8

Bordeaux, France

Disembarkation.
Please note; fares are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses of €199 per passenger are included.

Overview

Exclusive yachting –  Lisbon to Bordeaux

Embark on a leisurely journey to revered lands both sacred and secular, beginning with a trek from Vigo to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santiago de Compostela and concluding by sipping your way through Bordeaux’s renowned wineries.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

A voyage with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers an unprecedented opportunity to be untethered. Here, freedom and flexibility allow immersion in life’s exceptional experiences; exploration of earth’s exquisite and unexpected hideaways; and stirring of passions and curiosities that create new and deepened connections.

All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention. Enlivened and enlightened, marvel at the beauty of the world though fresh eyes. Live untethered, live fully.

Please note: more Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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Ship information

Ritz-Carlton

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 190 m
Passenger Capacity: 298

Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020.
Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Exclusive yachting experience!

Some of the highlights aboard the Ritz-Carlton:

All-suite oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace • Dedicated Personal Assistant attending each suite • Onboard gratuities • Multiple dining venues; main dining room, Asian fusion restaurant, seafood grill, poolside grill and Aqua restaurant –developed by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld, Bon Appétit! • 24-hour in-suite dining • Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht • Onboard entertainment and enrichment • Wi-Fi • Marina-style platform with access to watersports • Spa
• Panorama Lounge and wine bar

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