As a seasoned luxury travel cruise expert, I’ve witnessed the evolution of luxury yachting over the years. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to the latest marvel in the world of luxury sea travel – the Ilma superyacht, a part of the esteemed Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
The Ritz-Carlton, synonymous with luxury and sophistication, has embarked on a remarkable journey, venturing into luxury yachting. The launch of their first yacht, the Evrima, began this exciting chapter. They’re set to captivate the world again by unveiling their second superyacht, the Ilma.
Join me as we embark on a virtual tour of this magnificent vessel, exploring its exquisite features, luxurious accommodations, and the unforgettable experiences it promises to offer.
The Ritz-Carlton’s Journey into Luxury Yachting
In 2017, the Ritz-Carlton announced its ambitious plan to venture into the luxury yachting world, promising a unique blend of luxury cruising and yachting.
The first venture was the Evrima, a custom-built yacht that set sail in 2023. The Evrima, with its exquisite suites and world-class amenities, has already made waves in the industry, setting a high bar for luxury sea travel.
Now, the Ritz-Carlton is ready to raise the bar even higher with the launch of its second superyacht, the Ilma. A third yacht, the Luminara, is already on the horizon, set to launch in 2025.
The Ilma Superyacht: A New Era of Luxury Sea Travel
The Ilma, named after the Maltese word for water, is a testament to the Ritz-Carlton’s commitment to redefining luxury sea travel. The Ilma is designed to carry up to 456 guests in its 228 suites.
The design of the Ilma is a collaborative effort by London-based firm AD Associates, lighting designer DPA, and Finnish yacht studio Aivan. Together, they have created a yacht that is not just a mode of travel but a destination in itself.
The Inaugural Voyage of the Ilma Superyacht
The Ilma is set to make its inaugural voyage in September 2024, offering guests a seven-night journey from Athens to Haifa, Israel. This voyage promises to be an unforgettable experience, combining the luxury of the Ilma with the rich history and stunning landscapes of the Mediterranean.
Living the Suite Life: Discover Luxury Accommodations Aboard the Ilma
The accommodations aboard the Ilma are designed to provide guests with the ultimate luxury experience. Every 228 suites feature a private terrace, offering guests personal space to enjoy the stunning ocean views.
But the true highlight of Ilma’s accommodations is the new 1,000-square-foot cabins. These spacious cabins offer guests a level of comfort and luxury that is truly unparalleled.
Whether you’re traveling as a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family looking for a unique vacation experience, Ilma’s accommodations promise to make your journey unforgettable.
Culinary Delights and Entertainment Galore
The Ilma takes dining and entertainment to a whole new level. With five restaurants on board, guests can indulge in various culinary experiences, from fine dining to casual fare. And with 24-hour in-room dining, delicious food is always just a call away.
For those who enjoy a good drink, the Ilma offers six bars, including a wine vault and a cigar lounge with an onboard humidor. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a cigar aficionado, Ilma has you covered.
But the entertainment on the Ilma goes beyond dining and drinks. The yacht features a Ritz-Carlton Spa, an infinity pool, and a boutique for those who enjoy a bit of shopping. And for our younger guests, there’s the Ritz Kids Club, offering a range of fun and educational activities.
The Ilma’s Unique Open-Air Marina Deck
One of the standout features of the Ilma is its open-air marina deck. This unique feature offers guests direct water access for swimming and water sports, bringing the thrill of the sea right to your doorstep.
This feature, also present on the Evrima, is a testament to the Ritz-Carlton’s commitment to providing guests with unique and unforgettable experiences.
Your Journey Begins Here: Booking Your Luxury Voyage on Ilma
Ready to embark on a journey of luxury with Ilma? Reservations for sailings aboard the Ilma are now open.
Rates for a seven-night cruise on the Ilma start at $7,400 per person. To make a booking, visit the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s official website.
The Future of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
The launch of the Ilma is just the next step in the Ritz-Carlton’s journey into the world of luxury yachting. With the Luminara set to launch in 2025, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is poised to continue redefining luxury sea travel.
As we look to the future, one thing is clear – the Ritz-Carlton is setting a new standard for luxury yachting, and the world is eagerly watching.
Embark on the Journey of a Lifetime with the Ilma Superyacht
The Ilma superyacht is more than just a vessel – it’s a gateway to a world of unparalleled luxury and unforgettable experiences. From its spacious suites and world-class dining options to its unique open-air marina deck, the Ilma offers guests the opportunity to experience the sea like never before.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or simply a chance to indulge in the finer things in life, the Ilma promises to deliver an extraordinary experience. With its inaugural voyage set for September 2024, the time to embark on your luxury yachting journey is now.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the pinnacle of luxury sea travel. Book your cruise on the Ilma today and set sail on a journey you’ll remember forever. Visit the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s official website to make your reservation. Your journey of luxury awaits!