The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced what it calls the Shore Collection for the Caribbean itineraries on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, offering a first look at the signature shore excursions in five distinct categories which include Iconic Sights; Stirring the Senses; Cultural Connections; Active Explorations; and Epicurean Experiences. For those guests looking to extend their time in destination, the brand is also introducing a selection of Overland Programs.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection could build up to five more yachts in addition to the three it is planning at the moment, , while its parent compaby Marriott is likely to launch other cruise brands across its hotel portfolio, Travel Weekly reports in the UK. (cruisebusiness.com)
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced itineraries and shore excursion categories for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Whether visiting a celebrated destination or one that is off the beaten path, guests will benefit from a dedicated Concierge Ashore in addition to five distinct categories of shore excursions, including Iconic Sights; Stirring the Senses; Cultural Connections; Active Explorations; and Epicurean Experiences. (cruisebusiness.com)
Representatives from Seatrade Cruise Global, an annual business-to-business convention that attracts more than 11,000 attendees from over 113 countries, has invited two top executives from new South Florida-based cruise brands to headline a panel at the event. (bizjournals.com)
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has celebrated the keel laying of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The anticipated launch is set for late 2019. (travelagentcentral.com)
“This is slightly different from a traditional cruise start up,” said Doug Prothero, managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which announced last week it will build at least three 298-passenger luxury cruise ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Marriott, which owns Ritz-Carlton, is not new to the cruise industry. Earlier on Thursday Ritz-Carlton announced its long awaited entry to the industry. Marriott, a global hotel operator, had a significant stake in Sun Line, a Greek cruise company, in the 1980s and 1990s. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
Yet another new shipyard may be joining the cruise ship building business as sources told Cruise Industry News that Barreras Shipyard will build the three new 298-passenger ships for The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea.