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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is now a part of Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott has announced that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has joined the loyalty program as of 9th November 2021.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, taking the Ritz-Carlton experience to sea, is poised to become one of the most exciting debuts in the luxury travel sector, carving out an entirely unique space within the industry. Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn and redeem points for voyages slated to begin on 6th May 2022.

As a participant in Marriott Bonvoy, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection provides members with another opportunity to earn and redeem points as they pursue their passions through travel:

  • Members will earn 5 points per $1 spent on the cruise fare only, as well as on the hotel package rate for participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels booked through The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
  • Members can redeem an initial 180,000 points toward a $1,000 savings on the cruise fare, and increments of 90,000 points may be redeemed toward a $500 savings thereafter. Fortunately, full redemption may be available.
  • Members will receive one elite night credit per night on board toward achieving higher Elite status.
  • Cruise fare and hotel package rate will be applied toward the annual qualifying spend for members striving for Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite status.
  • Members can accelerate the points earned on their voyage purchase and even more when using their Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards from JPMorgan Chase and American Express.

David Flueck, Senior Vice President, Global Loyalty, Marriott International, said:

It is exciting to expand our unparalleled portfolio of travel experiences with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Marriott Bonvoy offers more unique accommodations than any program and this new offering is an incredible addition for our most discerning members.

Marriott Bonvoy elite members will enjoy additional perks such as private reception upon boarding and other bespoke recognition during their sailing.

Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President, Luxury Brands for Marriott International, said:

We are thrilled to announce that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, creating a truly unrivaled offering for our members and guests. The Ritz-Carlton brand continues to drive innovation within the hospitality industry, creating the one-of-a-kind experiences we know the modern affluent traveler seeks. As the iconic brand continues to evolve, the participation of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in Marriott Bonvoy encourages both longtime Ritz-Carlton loyalists, those who are new to the brand, and guests across Marriott International’s portfolio, to earn and redeem points while exploring this incredibly exciting, elevated and immersive travel experience.

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first yacht is “Evrima”. It will cruise a variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The specially designed yacht measures 190-meters (624 feet) in length. Because of the intimate size of the vessel, it allows the yacht to call on locations typically not accessible to larger cruise ships, including Saint-Tropez, Ibiza and St. Barts. With a relaxed pace, which includes both overnight and daytime ports of call, guests will be offered a curated collection of experiences. Marriott says that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will also collaborate with Marriott International luxury brand hotels worldwide on unique activations for guests. Travelers will additionally have the option to extend their pre- and post-voyage getaways, redeeming points at Marriott International hotels to explore a range of cities and towns across a vast number of destinations.

The experience onboard Evrima will perfectly blend the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton resorts with the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. The yacht features 149 guest rooms and suites. Guests will enjoy a range of programming including a thoughtfully curated menu of spa treatments, watersports from the yacht’s marina and Evrima’s signature restaurant, S.E.A., designed by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg in Germany. In each destination, guests can choose from a selection of exclusive experiences within The Shore Collection that align with their interests or utilize the services of the Concierge Ashore to customize their own private tours. By working with local guides selected for their insider knowledge, guests will enjoy a highly personalized and immersive journey while exploring the culture of each destination.

Meanwhile, Marriott Bonvoy recently announced that it will remove Award Charts from March 2022 and will introduce Dynamic Award Pricing.

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