Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2024

47 zero-emission energy sources as part of our approach. Guest-centric hospitality Four Seasons Yachts aims to recreate Four Seasons’ renowned hospitality onboard the vessel. “The same incredible chefs that create the innovative, high-end culinary experiences for the brand’s landbased resorts are developing them for this vessel too,” says Brown. “Guests will be able to dress up for meals in a formal restaurant setting, enjoy causal al fresco lunches and dinners, or eat privately in the comfort of their own suite. They will be guaranteed exceptional food and beverages, as well as impeccable personalised service.” Guests can can expect to enjoy similarly exclusive experiences when they visit destinations too. “Our first yacht will debut with itineraries to boutique Caribbean destinations before repositioning to the Mediterranean to cruise iconic yachting locales, such as the Adriatic coast, the Greek Isles and the French and Italian Rivieras,” says Brown. “However, many of our guests will be very welltravelled and accustomed to visiting such destinations, so they will have very high expectations when it comes to itineraries and onshore experiences. Seasoned travellers want to be the first to discover a new place or try an exclusive experience, so we’re planning personalised non-traditional onshore experiences that uncover the hidden gems in each destination.” Exclusive explorations Four Seasons’ long-standing guests and travel partners were the first to receive personal invites to sail on the yacht during its maiden season, while other luxury travel enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the product and be placed on a waitlist. “We want to take care of those individuals who have been committed to Four Seasons and central to the brand’s soaring success over the years, so we’re ensuring they are the first onboard our yacht,” explains Brown. “We’ve already seen significant interest from these guests, many of whom are excited to see how we’re going to bring the Four Seasons experiences they know and love to sea. Our dedicated team of personal yacht consultants will handle every aspect of their booking to ensure the experience is smooth and seamless.” As the vessel’s launch date draws nearer, Brown and the wider team are excited to reveal the many Four Seasons Yachts stories as the ship is being meticulously bult at Fincantieri’s Ancona, Italy shipyard. “We’re building a stunning seafaring venture that will be enjoyed as a yacht experience rather than a cruise experience,” says Brown. “We only have one chance to make an amazing first impression and I’m confident Four Seasons Yachts will do just that.” FEATURED INTERVIEW