I recently came across a new luxury content site for the ultra rich called Penta, that’s part of Barron’s,. They’ve covered some interesting things in the past like a piece about Ritz Carlton yacht cruises.
Reservations open this month and cruises are expected to start in 2020. This gives us, the travel hacking community, a bit of time to churn some points and redeem for a luxurious cruise. Perhaps it’ll be a good idea to manufacture spend Starwood Preferred points as they will be worth 3 Marriott points in the very near future.
Set sail on a journey of discovery with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer bespoke voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020. Most voyages range from seven to ten nights, offering many overnight calls and uniquely curated experiences ashore. Each yacht will feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace, and accommodate up to 298 guests in a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere. As with The Ritz-Carlton® on land, each yacht will feature personalized service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. The yachts are also available for private charter.
On the Yacht site, we learn that there are cruises through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe.
There seems to be a lot of dates and prices already available for you to search.
I am a little surprised with the little to no coverage or press releases from Marriott.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers the freedom to explore life’s most extraordinary experiences. Shortly, we will announce loyalty benefits for members of Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG. We look forward to recognizing our valued loyalty members and welcoming you aboard your private yachting oasis.
It will be interesting how the merger will take place and what is available for a cruise. Perhaps Matt can help us figure out how to get a free cruise.