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After a succession of delays, the first ship in the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is scheduled to launch in May. The company originally ordered three identical vessels, the first of which was due to begin operations in 2020. Reservations are now being accepted for cruises this August. Evrima — the name means “Discovery” in Greek — will be 620 feet long, so it is fairly sizable, even as superyachts go. (The world’s largest private superyacht, Azzam, owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the emir of Abu Dhabi, is 592 feet in length.) The 298 passengers will be accommodated in 149 suites in six categories, ranging from Terrace Suites (300 square feet) to the two Owner’s Suites (1,091 square feet).
All accommodations will come with balconies or terraces ranging from 50 to 635 square feet. And all suite categories will provide a personal concierge service to facilitate restaurant reservations and bespoke shore excursions. Evrima will have several dining venues, including Mediterranean and Southeast Asian restaurants, plus S.E.A., a gourmet experience overseen by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the Michelin three-star restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Wolfsburg, Germany. Other amenities will include a spa, with five treatment rooms (all with ocean views) employing ESPA products, a fitness studio and an infinity pool. This fall, cruise itineraries will explore the Mediterranean, before Evrima transfers to the Caribbean on November 5 for the winter season.