Newport, RI – The brand-new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will stop in Newport during its inaugural fall season in 2020.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc., announced in June 2017 its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will take delivery of the first of three lavish cruising yachts in this series in late 2019 and will welcome its first guests in February 2020, and distinguishes Marriott International as the only provider of luxury accommodations both on land and at sea.

The company just recently has begun to announce itineraries for its first guests in February 2020 and throughout the remainder of the year, on the schedule is a visit to Newport in October.

Coming To Newport

There is currently one itinerary that includes a stop in Newport. During a 9 night cruise from Boston to Nassau, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will arrive in Newport on October 28th at 3 pm and will depart Newport the next day at 5 pm.

The overnight stay for the cruise ship will be unique, it is not common for cruise ships to remain in port overnight in Newport.

Fares for this particular cruise begin at $4,900. Taxes, fees and port expenses of $842 per passenger are additional. Fares are per person based on double occupancy.

The specially designed small capacity vessel will measure 190-meters, accommodate up to 298 passengers, and feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace. The yacht will also feature two 159 square-meter lavish penthouse suites, with modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and leading cruise ship design firm, Tillberg Design of Sweden. The onboard experience will reflect the sublime comfort and unparalleled level of individualized guest service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognized; a first in the cruise industry.

More About The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Itineraries are being developed with an intent to combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s luxury resorts and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. Calling at intimate and signature destinations alike, voyages will range from seven to ten days.

The first ship will cruise a wide variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Due to the intimate size of the vessel, the yacht will call at unique locations typically not accessible to large cruise ships, from  Portofino to St. Barths and the old town of Cartagena. With a relaxed pace, that includes both overnight and daytime ports of call, guests will be offered a uniquely curated destination experience.

Throughout the journey, guests will indulge in a cruising style that is unparalleled in the ultra-luxury cruise and private yachting sectors. The Ritz-Carlton yachts will feature a restaurant by Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg; a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa; multiple lounges offering a wide variety of onboard entertainment. Additionally, the yacht will offer one-of-a-kind curated destination journeys through collaborations with local chefs, musicians and artists, allowing guests to experience the locations in unique and experiential ways, both onboard and ashore.

Reservations are now open to the public. The ships of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter. For more information, visit