Two new cruise lines featuring familiar names coming soon: Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Virgin Cruise Line

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton is taking its legendary service and unmatched luxury to sea. Beginning in 2019, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke cruises on the first of three lavishly built yachts.

Each custom-built yacht offers an intimate journey with space for only 298 guests. Accommodations feature 149 suites, each with its own terrace, including two luxurious penthouse suites. As with The Ritz-Carlton on land, cruises feature:

Thoughtfully designed, modern interiors
Destination-based activities with local chefs, artists and musicians
Luxury amenities including The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Elevated dining including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, and Panorama Lounge
Most voyages range from 7 to 12 nights and include intimate and signature destinations alike with many overnight calls. The first yacht sets sail in 2019; reservations open May 2018.

Virgin Voyages

The first Virgin Voyages cruise will accommodate 2,700 passengers when it finally sets sail in 2020– and the company has announced that the ship’s first “experience” will have an “Adult by Design” theme. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed on board.

A $500 deposit puts you on the list for Virgin’s pre-sale. That means when pre-sale begins, you’ll be among the first to secure a cabin.

If you would like to be alerted as soon as reservations open for the new ships, please email


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