The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Bygg nr. 1705 og 1706 ved Astillero Barreras, Cruiseskip "Evrima" & "TBN"

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THE RITZ-CARLTON TAKES TO THE SEA - FIRST LUXURY HOTEL BRAND TO OFFER BESPOKE YACHT EXPERIENCES

Setting Sail in 2019, Custom-Built Luxury Yachts to Bring the Iconic Ritz-Carlton Service and Style to Unique and Distinguished Destinations Around the World

CHEVY CHASE, MD – June 22, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality service under a long-term operating agreement. Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a unique foray into the cruise industry for a luxury hotel operator. The first of three lavish cruising yachts in this series is scheduled to take to sea in the fourth quarter of 2019, and distinguishes Marriott International as the only provider of luxury accommodations both on land and at sea.

“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will have a distinctive personality and the vessels are sure to be true stand outs in some of the most glamorous ports around the world,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “This unique combination of yachting and cruising will usher in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover the world in a relaxed, casually elegant and comfortable atmosphere with the highest level of personalized service.”

Itineraries are being developed with an intent to combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s luxury resorts and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. Calling at intimate and signature destinations alike, voyages will range from seven to ten days. The first ship will cruise a wide variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. Due to the intimate size of the vessel, the yacht will call at unique locations typically not accessible to large cruise ships, from Capri and Portofino to St. Barths and the old town of Cartagena. With a relaxed pace, that includes both overnight and daytime ports of call, guests will be offered a uniquely curated destination experience.

The specially designed small capacity vessel will measure 190-meters, accommodate up to 298 passengers, and feature 149 suites, each with its own private balcony. The yacht will also feature two 138 square-meter lavish duplex penthouse suites, with modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and leading cruise ship design firm, Tillberg Design of Sweden. The onboard experience will reflect the sublime comfort and unparalleled level of individualized guest service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognized; a first in the cruise industry.

“The Ritz-Carlton is known for its legendary service and high standards,” said Douglas Prothero Managing Director, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “We are delighted to collaborate with The Ritz-Carlton as our hospitality operator in offering the most exclusive yachting experience to be found at sea in a venture that will give new meaning to curated luxury travel,” continued Lars Clasen, Managing Director, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

Throughout the journey, guests will indulge in a cruising style that is unparalleled in the ultra-luxury cruise and private yachting sectors. The Ritz-Carlton yachts will feature a restaurant by Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg; a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa; and a Panorama Lounge and wine bar, offering a wide variety of on-board entertainment. Additionally, the yacht will offer one-of-a-kind curated destination journeys through collaborations with local chefs, musicians and artists, allowing guests to experience the locations in unique and experiential ways, both onboard and ashore.

Reservations will open in May 2018. The ships of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/yachts.

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Begge illustrasjoner: via The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
 

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Barreras to Lay Ritz-Carlton Keel on Jan. 11

Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain, will lay the keel to the first ultra-luxury Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection vessel on Jan. 11, according to a prepared statement.

Expected VIPs at the event include Jose Garcia Costas, chairman of the yard; Fredrik Johannson, owner and executive project director at Tillberg Design, the design firm behind the stunning look of the ships; Timthoy Grisius, global real estate officer, Marriott; and Douglas Prothero, managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

The trio of ships are expected have capacity for 298 passengers and are roughly 25,000 tons.

The first ship will be delivered in late 2019, and is being built at an estimated cost of $225 million.

Kilde: Cruise Industry News
 

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First Ritz-Carlton Ship Set for Float Out

Barreras Shipyard is set to launch the first Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection ship on Tuesday, October 9, as the 298-guest vessel will touch water for the first time, according to local sources.

The ship will then be moved to a pier for final hotel and marine outfitting.

The float out is taking place three months ahead of schedule, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The ship is set to enter service in early 2020.

Kilde: Cruise Industry News
 

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According to Spanish newspapers, the contract for the second vessel is almost in place. This contract may represent the entrance of the cruise liner in the ownership of the shipyard, acquiring the shares of PEMEX.
 

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Confirms Construction of Second Ship

Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, issued the following statement today regarding construction of the second yacht in The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is delighted to announce the construction of its second yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain, with the keel laying expected to take place this year," Prothero said. "This custom-built yacht will be a true sister ship and follow the same design and styling as the first yacht. The first yacht of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is currently under construction at H.J. Barreras Shipyard and is set to be delivered later this year, with its inaugural voyage slated for February 2020. We are incredibly excited to grow The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and look forward to continuing our partnership with H.J. Barreras Shipyard and the Galicia region.”

Kilde: Cruise Industry News
 

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Den andre av desse to får bygg nr. 1706 ved Astillero Barreras

Tipper om andre opsjon blir erklært også, så får den bygg nr. 1707 siden det står "ledig" i ordreboka til verftet...
 

rd77

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Name of AZORA has been changed to EVRIMA according to the local paper "Faro de Vigo". Apparently there is a problem with registering the name AZORA.
 
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