Virtuoso announces preferred partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Virtuoso has accepted The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection into its portfolio of luxury cruise lines.  

The luxury travel network hopes the new addition will provide an exciting option for clients seeking to enjoy the growing trend of small ship sailing.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set to offer voyages on the first of three custom-built yachts in 2020, will reportedly provide “significant advantages” to Virtuoso clients.

In 2020, it will participate in the network’s Virtuoso Voyages cruise enhancement programme, offering six sailings with complimentary benefits to guests who book through a network advisor. 

Two of the voyages will feature a Virtuoso host, as well as the guest’s choice of a complimentary shore excursion, shipboard credit or private car and driver. All six sailings will offer an exclusive cooking class and chef’s tasting. 

“The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is a natural partner for Virtuoso due to our long-standing alliance with this renowned luxury brand,” said Beth Butzlaff, vice president of cruise sales at Virtuoso. 

“With 56 Ritz-Carlton properties already in our hotels and resorts portfolio, we know how strong the appetite is among our clients for The Ritz-Carlton experience, which it consistently delivers seamlessly. Now offering the choice to enjoy that excellence on land or at sea, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will introduce new guests to cruising, which is welcomed news for the entire industry.”

Itineraries on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will range from seven to ten nights, beginning in the Caribbean in February 2020. Each yacht will offer 149 suites, all with a private terrace. 

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