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The Ritz-Carlton Is Launching a Luxury Cruise Line That Will Take Your Honeymoon to The Next Level

Ritz-CarltonThe Ritz-Carlton announced this week that it’s venturing into the high seas with the introduction of an upcoming ultra-luxury cruise line entitled The Ritz-Carlton Yacht collection. (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton)

This one goes out to the cruise-adoring brides and grooms! The Ritz-Carlton announced this week that it’s venturing into the high seas with the introduction of an upcoming ultra-luxury cruise line entitled The Ritz-Carlton Yacht collection.

Every ship will feature 149 suites and carry 298 passengers. Journeys will encompass the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and parts of South America, and Northern Europe. Each room includes a private balcony (since all boats should come equipped with bathrobes and a beautiful seaside view, yes?) and for those who want the ultimate Ritz experience: Private charter vessels are also available for booking.

The experience sounds like the perfect honeymoon alternative for luxury-seeking couples who appreciate the convenient offerings of a cruise—or for anyone looking to celebrate their love with an hyper-luxe experience. “This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world in a relaxed, casually elegant, and comfortable atmosphere with the highest level of personalized service,” the hotel company’s president and COO Herve Humler said in a press release.

Ritz Carlton Cruise

The Ritz-Carlton announced this week that it’s venturing into the high seas with the introduction of an upcoming ultra-luxury cruise line entitled The Ritz-Carlton Yacht collection. (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton)

Tillberg Design of Sweden, which is tasked with building out the ship’s aesthetic, is hardly new to the field having already worked with cruise lines like Norwegian and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The food critics will also want a stake in the sailing experience. Michelin-rated chef Sven Elberfeld–whose Aqua restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Wolfsburg, Germany–has become a destination of its own, will oversee a restaurant on the ship.

Finally, for those who want to unwind and revel in being pampered and primped: There will be a signature Ritz-Carlton spa for relaxation and more.

Eager passengers, however, will have to exercise some patience. Reservations open in May 2018 and the first sail will take place in late 2019.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.