Fans of the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand already know that the posh hotel magnate is expanding its brand to the sea with the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. The first of the three lavish yachts sets sail in 2020, and we’re giving you a sneak peek at what is poised to become one of the most coveted experiences at sea.

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Thoughtfully designed accommodations blend the classic elegance known throughout the Ritz-Carlton brand. Expect resort lifestyle blended with the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. Tillberg Design of Sweden collaborated with the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to deliver a home away from home vibe brimming with sleek and contemporary accents for a design-forward interior. “A yacht evokes the feeling of freedom and the ability to go where you want in the world at your own pace. The Inaugural yacht of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is designed to reflect this emotion by making guests feel as though they are onboard their private yacht,” said Fredrik Johansson, Owner and Executive Project Director of Tillberg Design of Sweden. “In addition to a casually elegant atmosphere in the suites, dining venues and open areas to relax, there will be plenty of little escapes and private corners of the yacht, really giving guests the ability to define their experience.”

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Accommodating 298 passengers the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will boast one of the highest guest to crew ratios in luxury cruising, resulting in unparalleled service. Suite guests will enjoy access to a personal concierge tending to their needs by helping with planning and ensuring a flawless experience. In true luxurious fashion, guests will savor an epicurean bounty in the yacht’s exclusive restaurants and pampering at the Ritz-Carlton Spa.

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If you’re looking for curated excursions, the Shore Collections offers an immersive cultural experience at every port. Five distinct categories include Iconic Sights, Stirring the Senses, Cultural Connections, Active Explorations, and Epicurean Experiences with opportunities to extend the time in the destination with the Overland Programs.