Introducing the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection - private yacht experience with award winning service
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FROM IDEA TO REALITY - introducing the Ritz-Carlton AZORA

Having the advantage of designing ships from the bottom up, Ritz-Carlton Yachts have all the appointments that have made the brand a by-word in luxury, and winner of so many hospitality awards.

Launching in 2020 and accommodating just 298 passengers, the first of a trio of luxury yachts, the AZORA has been designed to fuse the spacious, residential feel found at Ritz-Carlton properties, with the innovative design quality of the world's most stylish yacht interiors.

Here, luxury and comfort are synonymous; simplicity and elegance go hand-in-hand. With nearly one crew member for every guest, the famous Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen attend to your every need.

From handcrafting your favourite cocktail for a sunset toast, to planning a bespoke excursion that satisfies your taste for adventure, personalized service is at the heart of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht experience.

award winning service

A True Yacht Experience

Unlike other "cruise experiences", your Ritz-Carlton yacht AZORA is in no hurry. Sensibly avoiding packing in as many truncated port visits as possible, normally at the expense of quality time in each port, the Ritz-Carlton AZORA offers a relaxing alternative.

You will find your port visits will not only be highly informative, but will last the full day and longer if necessary. Moreover, most itineraries offer opportunity to go shore-side in the evenings, AZORA normally not departing until midnight. There are also a number of itineraries featuring overnight in ports where it is considered one day is not enough to absorb all that the destination has to offer.

When not in port, days at sea offer a chance to relax on deck with a chilled drink, take a spa treatment or just read a book up on your own private veranda.

AZORA Facts

  • Guest Occupancy: 298
  • Total Crew Members: 246
  • Total Suites: 149
  • Tonnage: 26,500
  • Length: 624 feet
  • Yacht's Registry: Malta
  • Launch Date: Late 2019
  • On-board Currency: US $
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On Board Inclusions

Every guest on board one of the Ritz-Carlton's Yacht Collection is a Suite Guest, and will enjoy award-winning premium service with amenities including:

Spacious All-Suite Ocean-View accommodation, each with a private terrace
A dedicated Personal Assistant in all Suite categories
Five unique dining experiences including Aqua, a restaurant featuring menus crafted by a Michelin three-starred chef
Drinks including wines, beers and selected spirits, as well as soft drinks, coffee, tea and bottled water - in-suite and throughout the yacht
In-Suite Dining - dining table in all suites (except Terrace) for a 24/7 "at-home" dining experience
On-Board gratuities for all restaurant, bar and housekeeping services included
Complimentary WiFi access throughout the yacht
Retractable Marina Platform
Use of water "toys" including kayaks, paddleboards etc.

Where Do We Go ?

CANADA and NEW ENGLAND

Beaches, quaint fishing villages, artists' colonies, world class museums, national parks - Canada and New England's coastline offers a taste of everything.

Attractive throughout the year, this area is even more captivating during Autumn, when the vivid red and gold of the foliage is simply unparalleled.

The ports of the Canadian Maritimes - Charlottetown, Lunenburg and St. Andrews - reveal their seafaring past and love affair with the sea. Halifax blends historic and cosmopolitan charm, while outside of the city, nature lovers thrill at bear and moose sightings and whale watching.

The coast of Maine captivates with its picturesque harbours, iconic lighthouses and lobsters pulled fresh from the sea. Savour the art and culture of Montreal, the colonial history of Boston and the buzz of New York City.

With The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, your journey is always unhurried, with plenty of overnights and opportunities to see the ports come alive.

The CARIBBEAN

The Caribbean is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest yacht cruising grounds.

With its archipelagos of emerald islands, fringed by powder-soft sand and turquoise seas, the Caribbean promises a stunning yachting experience - whether you're diving on wrecks and reefs, dining on gourmet dishes by the moonlit sea, blissing out in a beach hammock or floating in a deep lagoon pool, beneath a waterfall.

To cruise through the Caribbean on your very "own" luxury yacht offers the ultimate way to explore this tropical paradise.

ICELAND

With its spectacular landscape of waterfalls, glaciers, spurting geysers and mud pools, together with its warm and welcoming people and lively cultural scene, Iceland manages to offer something for everyone.

It is home to a progressive and peaceful nation that has formed a modern society where freedom and equality are the most important qualities.

Iceland continuously ranks near the top of measurements for quality of life, gender equality, and democracy, and is one of the highest ranked countries in the world regarding health care, education and life expectancy.

Forged by volcanic eruptions around 18 million years ago, Iceland is the youngest landmass in Europe. About one-third larger than Scotland or Ireland, it is the continent's least densely-populated country with about 330,000 inhabitants, half of whom live in Reykjavík - the world's most northerly capital - and the immediate surrounding area.

A land of extreme geological contrasts and known as "The Land of Fire and Ice," Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world's most active volcanoes, which constantly pump out 75-degree water through one of 800 hot springs. From an energy point of view, this is great - some 85 per cent of the country's homes are heated naturally by geothermal water - and from a visitor's point of view, there are a plethora of "hot pots" in which to take a dip.

Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with near 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight. Although the average July temperature is 13°C, Iceland's summers can be surprisingly warm, with endless daylight hours in which to explore the country and experience the many activities on offer.

During the summer months in particular, Icelandic shores become a veritable feeding ground for multiple species of large marine mammals, giving visitors a chance to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Over 20 species of Cetacea - including the Orca, Minke, Humpback, and Blue Whale - can be seen in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans on either side of the island.

THE MEDITERRANEAN

Rich in history, with monuments and ruins dating back to the earliest civilizations, the Mediterranean moves at a much slower pace than its northern neighbours.

Time-honoured traditions dating back centuries interact with present day in the most engaging way.

Discover the cliff-clinging pastel houses of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, the blue-domed whitewashed churches of Santorini, the massive columns of the Pantheon, or the priceless treasures of the Vatican Museum.

With harbours framed by limestone cliffs, charming cobblestone fishing villages and miles of pristine beaches, relax and experience it all on a voyage with the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht AZORA.

Sailings

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Palma to Lisbon 21 June 8 details
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Fort Lauderdale to San Juan 6 November 9 £4596 details
San Juan to Philipsburg 14 November 8 details
Philipsburg to Bridgetown 21 November 8 £3617 details
Bridgetown to Bridgetown 28 November 8 £5818 details
Bridgetown to Castries 5 December 8 £3837 details
Castries to Philipsburg 12 December 8 £3777 details
Philipsburg to San Juan 19 December 9 £5653 details
San Juan to San Juan 27 December 8 £5113 details
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Reykjavik to Halifax 12 September 15 £10362 details
Halifax to Boston 26 September 8 £4755 details
Boston to Montreal 3 October 13 £8665 details
Montreal to Boston 15 October 13 £8755 details
Boston to Nassau 27 October 10 £4738 details
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Reykjavik to Reykjavik 5 September 8 details
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Lisbon to Palma 22 April 10 enquire details
Palma to Nice 1 May 8 enquire details
Nice to Rome 8 May 8 enquire details
Valletta to Athens 29 May 8 enquire details
Athens to Athens 5 June 8 enquire details
Athens to Venice 12 June 8 enquire details
Dubrovnik to Athens 24 June 10 enquire details
Athens to Athens 3 July 8 enquire details
Athens to Dubrovnik 10 July 8 enquire details
Dubrovnik to Venice 17 July 8 enquire details
Venice to Athens 24 July 8 enquire details
Athens to Valletta 31 July 8 enquire details
Valletta to Rome 7 August 8 enquire details
Rome to Rome 14 August 8 enquire details
Rome to Malaga 26 August 8 enquire details
Malaga to Lisbon 3 September 8 enquire details
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San Juan to St.Maarten 3 January 8 enquire details
St.Maarten to Barbados 10 January 8 enquire details
Barbados to St.Lucia 17 January 8 enquire details
St.Lucia to Aruba 24 January 8 enquire details
Aruba to St.Lucia 31 January 8 enquire details
St.Lucia to St.Maarten 7 February 8 enquire details
St.Maarten to St.Lucia 14 February 8 enquire details
St.Lucia to San Juan 26 February 8 enquire details
San Juan to San Juan 10 March 8 enquire details
San Juan to Barbados 27 March 8 enquire details
Barbados to Barbados 3 April 8 enquire details
Barbados to Lisbon 10 April 13 enquire details
St.Lucia to Aruba 17 November 8 enquire details
Aruba to Aruba 24 November 9 enquire details
Aruba to Barbados 2 December 8 enquire details
Barbados to Barbados 9 December 8 enquire details
Barbados to San Juan 16 December 8 enquire details
San Juan to San Juan 23 December 11 enquire details
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Lisbon to Halifax 10 September 13 enquire details
Halifax to Boston 22 September 8 enquire details
Boston to Montreal 29 September 12 enquire details
Montreal to Halifax 10 October 13 enquire details
Halifax to Fort Lauderdale 22 October 13 enquire details