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Evrima: Chic sailings on a superyacht from the Ritz-Carlton
Evrima is the first of three identical yacht-like ships that will start sailing for the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Its maiden voyage is set for May 6, 2022 from Lisbon, Portugal.
The company is positioning its ship as an ultra-luxury experience that takes guests to small, out-the-way encleaves like the island of Formentera in Spain, Saint-Malo in France and Mayreau in the Grenadines as well as more well-trod destinations.
Ritz-Carlton calls the 298-guest craft a superyacht that's been “designed to fuse the spacious, residential feel of The Ritz-Carlton properties with the innovative design quality of the world’s most stylish yacht interiors.” Sailings will be “energizing yet relaxed, seamlessly weaving moments of serene repose and blissful indulgence into a journey of discovery.” And with one of the highest space-to-guest ratios of any cruise ship and nearly one crew member for every guest on board, the emphasis with be on personalized, sophisticated service.
All accommodations are suites, and the small ship offers five different dining venues as well as around-the-clock in-room dining. Guests will also be treated to multiple high-end dining experiences, and the main lounge is home to a café serving freshly roasted coffee and pastries as well as a contemporary twist on afternoon tea.
Destination immersion is the main focus here. Evrima will offer itineraries beyond the Mediterranean and Caribbean and into Canada and New England, Northern Europe and elsewhere.
Who will enjoy a cruise on Evrima
The ship was designed for discerning luxury travelers who are looking for a customized and immersive experience that takes them to charming, off-the-beaten-track destinations. The company expects travelers who've stayed at a Ritz-Carlton to find themselves right at home on Evrima.
Where Evrima sails
Evrima is set for its maiden voyage — an 11-night sailing on May 6, 2022, from Lisbon, Portugal. Ports include Casablanca and Tangier, Morocco; and Malaga, Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, Spain, before ending in Barcelona. Those charming ports give you a sense of the kind of cultural immersion that's possible on small-ship Evrima.
After that, Evrima sets out on a series of Mediterranean from spring to fall before crossing the Atlantic to begin Caribbean sailings in November 2022. In winter 2022-23, the yacht will begin a series of 5- to 7-night itineraries out of Bridgetown (Barbados), Philipsburg (St. Maarten), San Juan, Panama City and Ft. Lauderdale.
Fares begin at $5,200 per person.
A sailing on Evrima is all-inclusive. Your fare covers alcoholic beverages, onboard gratuities, Wi-Fi and meals at all restaurants except one: S.E.A. from a three-star Michelin chef. As we understand this, your fare does not include air fare, pre- or post-hotel accommodations, transfers, luggage handling, individual shore excursions or onboard spa treatments.
No buffet lines here! With five main restaurants available, guests can choose to dine in a casual, al fresco or sophisticated setting. Dining venues include:
The Evrima Room: The yacht's main restaurant was designed to balance privacy and social connection within a spacious setting. The menu will feature locally inspired creatins. Groups of up to 10 can reserve Dining Privée, a private space for a fully customized lunch or dinner. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Talaat Nam: The venue, whose name means water market or floating market in Thai, will serve creative small plate interpretations of Southeast Asian cuisine within a sleek, contemporary space of big ocean views.
S.E.A.: Three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton in Wolfsburg, Germany, designed this intimate experience as a five-course culinary journey paired with fine wines and Champagne for 28 diners.
Mistral: For al fresco dining, head to this venue, which offers a fresh seafood bar and steaks grilled to order for lunch and dinner. You'll find it aft on Deck 8, with sweeping views of sea and land.
The Pool House: Next to the main pool on Deck 5 is this casual eatery for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a variety of cuisines prepared à la minute.
The Marina Terrace: Open when the ship is anchored, this venue will feature handcrafted cocktails and light bites to nibble at the water’s edge.
Guest can also order in-suite dining from an all-day menu, featuring selections from every dining venue on board.
Each stateroom on Evrima is a suite with a private balcony. Terrace Suites and Mid Suites are 312 square feet and come furnished with modern amenities.
Terrace Suites include:
- Dedicated Personal Assistant (for all suite categories)
- Private terrace overlooking the ocean
- Luxury queen or twin bed sleep system
- Luxury bed and bath linens, and bath amenities
- Double vanity bathrooms
- Modern, sleek shower system
- 24-hour in-suite dining
- State of the art espresso machine, with complimentary coffees and teas
- In-suite refrigerator, stocked with complimentary craft beers, juices, soft drinks and water.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Larger suites include all of the above and more. Signature Suites are 474 square feet. A Grand Suite runs 635 square feet. A Loft Suite sleeps three and is 700 square feet. A View Suite is 571-624 square feet, and the sumptuous Owner's Suite is 1,098 square feet.
Like others in its class — say, Crystal Esprit or SeaDream — the focus of the itineraries is on the destinations. On board you'll find a social gathering place and piano bar in The Living Room, an Observation Lounge to take in the sights at sea or in port and the Marinta Terrance for drinks and light bites. At times the Observation Lounge and Living Room will feature performances by in-house entertainment and local celebrity musicians.
Designed with spaciousness in mind, the ship offers open areas for guests to be able to lounge, meet with friends or enjoy a cocktail by the pool. Looking to relax? Treat yourself to a restorative spa experience in the Spa Treatment Room, which offers the option of an outdoor spa area.
At the aft of the ship, the Marina features a multi-function platform that allows guests direct access to the water. Those looking to explore outside the yacht can use the kayaks and paddle boards at no extra charge.
The ship has 10 decks, eight of them accessible to guests.
Unlike larger ships, where you have to be back on board by 4 or 6 p.m., the pace permits in-depth exploration of the villages and seaside towns, with itineraries that often include extended stays and overnights in port.
The name Evrima (pronounced EV-ruh-muh) comes from the Greek word for "discovery."
Timing of the launch
Evrima was originally scheduled to set sail in January 2020, but issues at the shipyard pushed back the launch. Then the coronavirus hit, leading to additional delays into 2021. In August 2021 Ritz Carlton set a hard launch date of May 2022 with a full season of salings in the Med before moving to a a full season of Caribbean sailings that winter.
Interested in a cruise on this ship?
If you're interested in a cruise on Evrima, contact a Cruiseable travel consultant at 1-877-322-3773 or by email. We can usually offer a better deal than you can get by contacting the cruise line directly.