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Virtuoso® announces preferred partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Global luxury travel network Virtuoso® has accepted The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection into its portfolio of world-class cruise lines, providing an exciting new option as the desire for an elegant small-ship experience continues to grow among its discerning clientele. “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 & 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.” The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer significant advantages to Virtuoso clients. In 2020, it will participate in the network’s Virtuoso Voyages cruise enhancement program, offering six sailings with complimentary benefits to guests who book through a network advisor. Two of the voyages will feature a Virtuoso …

Princess Cruises Introduces La Mer Restaurant by Three Michelin Star French Chef Emmanuel Renaut onboard Sky Princess

Restaurant Opening Marks the First Time the Cruise Line Introduces a French Restaurant to North American Guests Marking the first time in the cruise line’s history, Princess Cruises will introduce a new French restaurant to North American guests. The debut of La Mer by Three-Michelin Star Chef, Emmanuel Renaut, onboard its next new cruise ship Sky Princess, will arrive in Ft. Lauderdale in December 2019 for an inaugural season of Caribbeancruises. Chef Renaut is owner and executive chef of the Flocons de Sel restaurant, located in the French Alps village of Megève. Flocons de Sel was awarded a third Michelin star in 2012, having earned its first in 2004 and a second in 2006. Before establishing the restaurant in 1998, Renaut worked in restaurants including Claridge’s, Hotel de Crillon and Auberge de l’Eridan. He also holds the prestigious title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (MOF) which translates to One of the Best Craftsmen of France. La Mer will offer casual, French bistro-style dining with a modern twist inspired by the flavors and feeling of the French Alps …

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Reveals Seven Seas Splendor™ Suite Details and Artistic Renderings

15 Suite Categories Perfect Luxury At Sea In anticipation of the newest cruise ship joining its fleet, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® announced in January details of the Regent Suite on Seven Seas Splendor™, the largest and most elegant suite ever built on a luxury ship. The lavish Regent Suite sets the tone for all 14 other suite categories on Seven Seas Splendor. Today, Regent reveals additional details of all guest suite categories, further establishing Seven Seas Splendor as the ship that will perfect luxury when she debuts in February 2020. Luxury is found in intricate details, exquisite finishings and enormous balcony space. More than 46,000 square-feet of Italian marble will adorn Seven Seas Splendor — more than an acre of marble — including the marble-detailed bathrooms in each of her 375 guest suites. Nearly 52,000 square-feet of balcony space is found on the all-balcony vessel — larger than the size of an American football field and averaging 138 square feet of balcony space per suite. Approximately 500 crystal chandeliers will illuminate the ship’s interior. “Perfecting luxury is …

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection opens reservations to the public

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. announced this month the opening of reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. With a leisurely cruising style, the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, and ports at sought after destinations around the world, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests onboard and transform the luxury cruising industry. “As the first luxury hotel company to bring the legendary service and ambience of its resorts to sea, we are thrilled to offer guests a new way to create memories with The Ritz-Carlton,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton. “From the yacht’s design, to programming onboard and ashore, every aspect of the voyage has been carefully created to embody the signature service and casual luxury of a Ritz-Carlton resort. We look forward to officially welcoming guests onboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection as we open reservations.” Reservations are now open for the inaugural season of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, set to take the seas in February 2020. With several distinct itineraries available in 2020, guests have the option to …