The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has announced the name of the first of three yachts from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. The first yacht will be named Azora, meaning “sky blue”, a word of Spanish origin derived from “azure” and the color “azul”.
“We are thrilled to officially reveal the name of the inaugural yacht from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection,” said Doug Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “We wanted to select a name that embodies the wanderlust of a luxury journey at sea and inspires travelers to dream of their next destination. Azora, which evokes the beauty of the sky and ocean, does both. To the mind, the color blue also a suggests a distinct sense of peace and clarity, emotions we hope to stir in our guests during their journey with us.”
With blue as a signature color of The Ritz-Carlton brand and an inspiration-inducing color of travel, Azora was a fitting choice for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s inaugural yacht. The calmness of the sky and serenity of the ocean are also highly representative of the color, opening the mind to creativity, relaxation and new experiences.
The specially designed yacht, which is expected to set sail in February 2020, will measure 190- meters (624-feet), accommodate up to 298 guests and feature 149 suites, each with its own private terrace. The yacht will also feature two 102 square-meter (1098 square-feet) lavish Owner’s suites, each with its own private 55 square-meter (592 square-feet) terrace, modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and leading design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden. The onboard experience will reflect the sublime comfort and unparalleled level of individualized guest service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognized.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection guests will enjoy an all-inclusive luxury experience including spacious accommodations, onboard activities and entertainment, beverages, multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, WiFi and watersports from the yacht’s marina platform. Signature experiences available for an additional fee include a culinary experience at the yacht’s signature restaurant designed by Michelin-starred Chef Sven Elverfeld of The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, spa treatments, and immersive excursions offered through The Shore Collection. Voyage prices vary based upon the itinerary and season.