The new Ritz-Carlton luxury cruise ships for the '1% of global travelers' look like incredible super yachts — here's a look at all the amenities and perks

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  • Ritz-Carlton cruise ships are designed like yachts and come with 149 suites — each with their own private terrace — accommodating up to 298 guests.
  • The Ritz-Carlton cruise line will begin sailing in 2020. 
  • Reservations for the inaugural season of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection opened in June.

Last year the Ritz-Carlton Hotel revealed plans for a luxury cruise line, with three cruise ships set to begin sailing in 2020. Now, reservations are open for its inaugural season.

Somewhere between a private super yacht and a small ocean liner, the Ritz-Carlton cruise ships will accommodate the „the 1% of global travelers,“ according to Bloomberg. Starting prices for voyages can range anywhere from $3,100 to $10,100, depending on length of trip and location.

The new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is designed to defy all cruise ship stereotypes, with larger rooms, relaxing common spaces, and an on-board spa. The cruise ships boast 149 suites — each with their own private terrace — accommodating up to 298 guests. There will also be high-end dining options, including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua — the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.

„This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world,“ said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in a press release.

From the yacht’s design, to programming onboard and ashore, every aspect of the voyage has been carefully created to embody the signature service and casual luxury of a Ritz-Carlton resort,“ said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton, in the most recent news release.

Ahead, a look at one of the designs for the Ritz-Carlton cruise ship, created by the firm Tillberg Design of Sweden.

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Starting prices for voyages range from to $3,100 for four nights to $10,100 for 12 nights, depending on location. The all-inclusive fare comes with onboard gratuities, 24-hour in-suite dining, beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht, Wi-Fi, and onboard entertainment and enrichment.

The first of the three Ritz-Carlton cruise ships will set sail in 2020. With ten decks, it can accommodate up to 298 passengers and has a space ratio of more than 89 square feet per person.

The third deck features The Marina. With direct ocean access, it’s the perfect spot to sunbathe and jump on a water toy or go for an ocean swim. There’s also a terrace for a drink and a light bite.

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Source: Business insider

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