Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

5 0 FEATURE: FLORIDA- CARIBBEAN CRUI S ING A distinctive cruise experience Douglas Prothero explains how The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has carefully crafted immersive itineraries to enable guests to experience the bespoke yachting lifestyle in the Caribbean Driven by a desire to deliver a bespoke and luxurious yachting experience to guests, The RitzCarlton Yacht Collection is preparing to welcome its first-ever cruise ship, the 298-guest Evrima, in May 2022. Featuring elegant interiors by Tillberg Design of Sweden and a name that means ‘discovery’ in Greek, Evrima has been designed to offer guests a distinctive cruise experience that is unlike any other in the market. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s quest for the ship to inspire travellers to explore new destinations and foster the spirit of adventure guides its itinerary planning process. Each cruise is meticulously curated to feature a complementary combination of marquee and lesser-known destinations, as well as extended port visits to allow guests sufficient time to explore. “Similar to the design of the yacht, our itinerary style is based on the tenets of casual luxury,” says Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “During the itinerary planning process, we focus on unique destinations that align with the yachting lifestyle, and the Caribbean has no shortage to choose from. “The intimate size of the yacht will allow us to provide guests with unique access to hidden gems that are not on the usual cruise route and shouldn’t be missed, like Montserrat or Terre-de-Haut. With no two Caribbean itineraries alike, there is an added sense of adventure and exploration with each journey.” “ We have an amazing range of Caribbean destinations planned for guests” Soufrière’s iconic volcanic peaks – known as the Pitons – are two of the many attractions for cruise guests visiting St. Lucia