Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Sets Sail for Asia-Pacific with Luxury Superyacht Luminara

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Sets Sail for Asia-Pacific with Luxury Superyacht Luminara

(IN SHORT) The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with its new luxury superyacht, Luminara, offering 10 distinct voyages from December 2025 to May 2026. These cruises will visit 28 ports across 10 countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and Thailand, promising exclusive and culturally immersive experiences. The collection aims to redefine luxury cruising by providing personalized journeys that cater to discerning travelers’ desires for authentic and enriching experiences in iconic Asian destinations.

(PRESS RELEASE) Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2024-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is expanding its luxury cruising portfolio into the Asia-Pacific region with the introduction of Luminara, set to embark on 10 new voyages from December 2025 to May 2026. These journeys will traverse 28 ports across 10 countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and Thailand, offering unparalleled experiences tailored for discerning travelers.

Jim Murren, Executive Chairman and CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, emphasized the brand’s dedication to elevating luxury cruising standards globally. He highlighted the new itineraries as a testament to their commitment to delivering innovative and culturally immersive experiences aboard their superyachts.

Jenni Benzaquen, Senior Vice President of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and Bulgari Hotels and Resorts, underscored the brand’s pioneering role in luxury hospitality entering the cruise industry. She emphasized the collection’s focus on exclusive, personalized journeys that transcend traditional hospitality, catering to sophisticated travelers’ desires for intimate and authentic experiences.

The curated itineraries include a range of enriching experiences from exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan during cherry blossom season to discovering vibrant cityscapes like Bangkok and Shanghai. Guests can choose from various excursion options, including private tours tailored to personal interests, ensuring each journey is tailored to fulfill individual passions.

The expansion of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection into Asia-Pacific marks a significant milestone in luxury cruising, offering travelers unprecedented access to some of the region’s most captivating destinations aboard the luxurious Luminara.


Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton® with the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers bespoke voyages in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. Calling on unique and distinguished destinations, voyages typically span five to ten nights with an all-inclusive onboard journey and curated excursions ashore.

Its inaugural yacht, Evrima, embarked on its maiden voyage in October 2022. Measuring 624 feet in length, Evrima features 149 airy suites across various categories, each with a private terrace, creating a relaxed and intimate ambiance for up to 298 guests. Continuing the fleet’s expansion, two new superyachts boasting among the highest space ratios per guest at sea, Ilma and Luminara, are slated to set sail in 2024 and 2025, respectively. Spanning 790 feet, Ilma will offer 224 spacious, light-filled suites of varying categories, accommodating up to 448 guests. Slated to make its 2025 debut, Luminara will join Ilma and Evrima on voyages to secluded harbors and iconic cities. Reflective of The Ritz-Carlton on land, each yacht offers personalized service, elevated dining experiences, and exclusive amenities.

Private charter options are also available, allowing guests to craft a truly tailored journey. For more information, visit ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com.

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