The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection unveiled its summer 2025 itineraries for its three superyachts, Evrima, Ilma, and Luminara, marking a thrilling moment as the company accepts bookings for its third superyacht’s first season.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection debuted in October 2022 with the introduction of Evrima, marking the first time a luxury hospitality brand ventured into the cruising sector. With all three superyachts now available for reservations, the brand expansion builds on its success, indicating continuing development and providing more opportunities for luxury travellers to experience exceptional getaways at sea.
“A standard in luxury cruising was set in 2022 with the introduction of Evrima, the first of our Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection fleet, marking our expansion into the yachting category,” stated Tina Edmundson, President, Luxury, Marriott International. “In a short time, our world-class itineraries have attracted guests who are new to the category and interested in exploring new horizons and cultures with the assurance of The Ritz Carlton brand. We are thrilled to have created experiences that have redefined luxury cruising. Endless explorations await as we launch Ilma, our second boat, in 2024, and Luminara, our third, in 2025.”
“With Luminara, we are not just adding another superyacht to our fleet; we are expanding the horizons of ultra-luxury travel,” said Jim Murren, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “This growth embodies our unwavering dedication to exploration, enrichment, and the pursuit of extraordinary experiences for our guests.” Luminara invites you to embark on remarkable journeys and discover the world’s most captivating destinations with unparalleled amenities and service.”
The First Season of Luminara Luminara, which derives its name from Latin and means “light,” will stand 794 feet (242 metres) tall and house up to 452 guests. The onboard experience will include world-class dining, a wine vault, The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, and an expanded marina with direct access to the sea, in addition to 226 spacious suites, each with a private ocean-view terrace, a higher percentage of upper-suite categories, and superior guest amenities.
A new expansive accommodation, The Residential Suite, will be among its upper-suite categories, promising a variety of preferences appealing to an array of preferences. AD Associates, a renowned London-based architectural and design firm, will envision contemporary craftsmanship and refined interior finishes for Luminara, with creative direction from Chapi Chapo Design, an internationally acclaimed Toronto-based luxury design firm, and celebrated lighting designer DPA.
The yacht’s sleek and graceful exterior design, expertly envisioned by Helsinki-based design studio Aivan, draws inspiration from the elegant aesthetics of private yacht design.
A serene colour palette of soft brown oak, Calcutta marble, leather accents, and touches of rich red, navy, and green will provide an elegant oasis at sea.
Summer Season 2025, From April to October, offers a curated variety of 53 itineraries, including new ports of call, standout shore excursions, and an exclusive experience – nine exclusive voyages aboard Ilma in Northern Europe.
Ilma will sail the North and Baltic Seas, visiting dynamic cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Reykjavik and culturally rich stops in Belfast, Bergen, and Antwerp. Guests will also explore beloved yachting havens such as the Greek Isles, the Balearic Islands, the French Riviera, and the Italian Riviera.
Breathtaking ports of call, such as the ancient maritime city of Toulon, Marbella’s lively nightlife, and Kos’s pristine beaches, provide guests with new experiences. Wine enthusiasts can explore the famed vineyards of Bordeaux, while history lovers can see Edinburgh’s old castles.
With more time in port, the new cruises allow plenty of time for exploration. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers a curated collection of enjoyable onshore excursions, allowing guests to discover everything a location provides. Guests in Palma de Mallorca can reserve a private helicopter excursion to a wine sampling at the foot of Mallorca’s Mountain region.
Guests in Livorno, Italy, may explore the city’s canals on a boat reserved exclusively for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection guests before disembarking for a mixology class with a world-class bartender. The elegant Hotel Splendido awaits guests with panoramic views of Portofino Bay, where guests will enjoy classic Italian cuisine mixed with one of Italy’s most valuable ingredients: olive oil.
Highlights of 2025 Summer Itineraries Aboard Luminara:
31 July 2025 | 7-Night Rome Round Trip – During an overnight in Livorno, go truffle hunting in Tuscany, climb the infamous Tower of Pisa, and discover the Renaissance icons of Florence. Then take in the scenic Ligurian coast by kayak from Portofino and the equally stunning Côte d’Azur via helicopter from Monte Carlo, continuing to the mountains of Corsica and the yacht-filled harbour of Porto Cervo.
7 August 2025 | 7-Night Rome Round Trip – On the rooftop terrace of a 17th-century palace in Malta, the Michelin-starred restaurant De Mondion offers a delicious prelude to adventures in Italy. Contrast Sicily’s ancient Greek theatres with the vast ruins of Pompeii near Sorrento and reflect on the ancient history you’ve witnessed while boating along the Amalfi Coast and exploring ethereal blue grottoes.
21 August 2025 | 7-Night Barcelona Round Trip – Enjoy two days to explore the countless icons of Rome, such as the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, and toss a coin in Trevi Fountain to ensure your return. Then natural wonders take center stage as you kayak the Ligurian coastline and explore the scenic countryside around Collioure that inspired artists like Matisse and Picasso. Highlights of 2025 Summer Itineraries Aboard Ilma
29 June 2025 | 9-Night Lisbon to Portsmouth – Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will appreciate the opportunity to sip port in Portugal, taste Rioja in Spain, and spend two days exploring the renowned vineyards of Bordeaux. Culinary delights are complemented by cultural marvels like Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and the magnificent abbey of MontSaint-Michel perched on a tidal island near Saint-Malo.
24 July 2025 | 7-Night Copenhagen to Stockholm – UNESCO protects many cultural treasures surrounding the Baltic Sea, including the 17th-century naval port of Karlskrona, the 18th-century fortress guarding Helsinki, and the medieval Old Town of Tallinn. While exploring five different countries along these fascinating shores, shop for a souvenir of Baltic amber in Gdansk, and try Swedish pancakes and smoked salmon in Mariehamn.
17 August 2025 | 7-Night Reykjavík Round Trip – Setting off from the cosmopolitan capital of Reykjavík, circumnavigate Iceland to experience this wonderland from the waterfalls and thermal baths around Akureyri to the mountains and glaciers near Grundarfjörður. Explore remote villages where intrepid locals have made lives amidst the raw natural beauty and sail as far north as the Arctic Circle along the way.
Highlights of 2025 Summer Itineraries Aboard Evrima:
24 April 2025 | 10-Night Lisbon to Barcelona – Bask in the Mediterranean’s balmy spring as you sail from Lisbon to Barcelona. Compare two grand Moorish fortresses protected by UNESCO – the Alcázar royal palace of Seville and Granada’s Alhambra castle near Málaga – and then explore the contrasting cultures and unrivalled beaches of the Balearic Islands.
5 June 2025 | 7-Night Venice Round Trip – Adriatic culture, cuisine and history are the themes of this journey that begins and concludes along the iconic canals of Venice. Stroll the narrow medieval streets of the Old Towns in Kotor and Zadar, sip Croatian wine as the sun sets on Dubrovnik, and tour the 15th-century Venetian palace in Koper’s historic centre.
27 June 2025 | 9-Night Athens Round Trip – Experience two of Turkey’s most wondrous icons with an overnight stay in a nexus of civilization – the city of Istanbul – and a visit to the remarkably restored ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. Along the way, go Greek island hopping through whitewashed villages dripping in bougainvillea from Skiathos to Mykonos.