As a Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Loyalist, this could not excite me more! Ritz Carlton will announce the Marriott Bonvoy program and how it will apply towards cruise bookings first quarter 2020. I will be waiting patiently for the announcement as I cannot wait to book a cruise on this luxury yacht. June 2020 European Cruises set sail and then Caribbean cruises set sail November 2020.
I have been on 3 cruise ships over the last 10 years. Mega cruise ships, those with shopping malls, waterslides, massive restaurants, etc. The Ritz Carlton yacht will not be a mega ship at all. In fact, the ships will have approximately 150 suites, accommodating 300 guests. All rooms will be exterior facing and each have balconies that have the feel of a Ritz Carlton luxury residence instead of the feels of a mega cruise ship.
According to the Ritz Carlton Yacht’s webpage, “our yacht experience offers impressive suites enhanced with a private ocean view terrace in every suite and tailored features. Guests can enjoy in-suite dining or visit one of our world-class onboard restaurants for culinarily curated menus incorporating local ingredients and Michelin star quality”.
The service looks to be impeccable too! Each guest will have an employee assigned to them to ensure exceptional customer service. Whether they are crafting the perfect cocktail, creating the perfect excursion, making your personalized service the heart of the yacht experience.
Find peace of mind on board, knowing that every detail of your surroundings have been considered. From in-suite espresso machines and premium beverages to small bites all hours of the day, higher-tier mini luxuries are yours to enjoy complimentary.
While Ritz-Carlton cruises aren’t cheap, they do include basic alcoholic drinks, all food, all gratuities, wifi, etc. Good news, you won’t end up with a gigantic surprise bill at the end of your cruise.
All guests aboard the yacht collection can enjoy a variety of world-class features as part of their all-inclusive cruise fare, regardless of suite type or voyage duration.
ALL-INCLUSIVE FARE INCLUDES:
• Oceanview accommodations, each with private terrace overlooking the ocean
• Access to a Personal Concierge in all suite categories
• Onboard gratuities
• Multiple dining venues
• 24-hour in-suite dining
• Beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht
• Onboard entertainment and enrichment
• Marina-style platform with access to non-motorized water sports while at anchorSpa/Gym
THE SPA: offers massages, facials and locally inspired treatments. There are 5 private rooms with ocean views. Plus they have a beauty lounge/gentleman’s grooming station, sauna, steam room and quiet zones. Bonkers!
THE GYM: State of the art equipment, wellness program including personal training, yoga and mat pilates make this stop a must!
Specialty restaurants are all over the ship. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection aims to redefine cruise ship dining with world-class menus and expertly curated flavors of local ingredients and internationally inspired flavors. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection dining options include meals designed for every diner, palate, dietary need, and adventurous spirit.
So many to choose from…
Iconic Sites: museums, tours, historian guides
Active Explorations: zip lining, kayaking, speed boat tours, dune buggy, etc.
Stirring the Senses: practice yoga on a private beach, lavender field tours
Concierge ashore: predesigned private excursions can be booked to meet all of your expectations.
Epicurean experiences: Organized visits to Michelin-starred restaurants, wineries, olive groves, etc.
Cultural Connections: Meet the locals behind the scene finding a deep cultural connection.
Right now prices start at approx. $600/pp a day, however…here’s the kicker, I am awaiting the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. I can’t wait to share what I learn. I spoke to a Ritz Carlton Rep today and again, the program details should be out this quarter. Until the, let’s dream of our spot on this amazing yacht~
All photos courtesy of Ritz Carlton.
Tiffany is truly a credit card point guru. She was very patient and helped my husband and I navigate our credit card point game.
WE’VE SAT ON THOUSANDS OF POINTS FOR YEARS WITH NO CLUE HOW TO REALLY USE THEM. TIFFANY COACHED US HOW TO COMBINE OUR POINTS, TRANSFER POINTS AND ADD MORE POINTS THROUGH CREDIT CARD SIGN-ON BONUSES. AWESOME SERVICE.
WE OWN A SMALL BUSINESS AND HAVE ALWAYS WRITTEN CHECKS OR USED OUR DEBIT CARD EARNING ZERO TRAVEL REWARDS. WE’VE CHANGED OUR WHOLE WAY OF MANAGING MONEY AND ARE ON OUR WAY TO A FREE LUXURY VACATION THANKS TO TIFFANY.
TIFFANY HELPED MY HUSBAND AND I EARN A VACATION TO CROATIA BY USING SPECIFIC TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS ON OUR DAUGHTER’S WEDDING. WE HAD PLANNED TO WRITE CHECKS TO ALL OF THE VENDORS, SO GLAD WE MADE A 1:1 COACHING CALL.
WITH TIFFANY’S GUIDANCE, we EARNED 400,000 CREDIT CARD POINTS BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW BEST TO USE THEM. WE HIRED HER TO PLAN OUR TRIP USING A COMBINATION OF POINTS, MILES AND CASH (CREDIT CARD). HIRING HER WAS THE BEST MONEY I’VE EVER SPENT. SHE WENT WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND. PARIS HERE WE COME.