The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Is Adding a New Ship for the Caribbean
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has floated out its next “super yacht,” Ilma.
The new boutique cruise ship, which was floated out at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France, will make its maiden voyage next year.
Ilma will follow the company’s first “superyacht,” Evrima, which made its debut this year in the Caribbean.
“As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we are immensely proud of the dedication and craftsmanship by all those involved in the construction of Ilma,” remarked Jim Murren. “We are thrilled to have partnered with the team at Chantiers de l’Atlantique and are excited to enter the next stage of construction and outfitting in anticipation of the yacht’s inaugural journey next year, expanding our fleet and vision within the ultra-luxury space.”
The 790-foot-long vessel will have 224 suites, all with private terrace, with capacity for up to 448 passengers.
Ilma will include five different dining concepts and a signature Ritz-Carlton spa, among other amenities.
It will also be visiting the Caribbean (along with the Mediterranean), with select ports of call in Central America and South America, depending on the season.
“We are thrilled to witness Ilma‘s float out. Ilma embodies Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s dedication to ultra-luxury,” expressed Arnaud Le Joncour. “This milestone marks the beginning of the next construction phase of outfitting. Drawing inspiration from Ilma‘s elegance, clean lines, and unique features, our teams are united in the pursuit of meeting the expectations of today’s most discerning luxury travelers.”