The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has announced its sailing itineraries for the summer 2025 season.
After an overall positive launch with its first yacht, “Evrima”, the Ritz is already expanding its Yacht Collection line up with the addition of two larger vessels. Its second and much larger ship “Ilma” is set to join the fleet in time for its 2024 season, while the third “Luminara” will be completed in time for 2025’s sailings.
“With Luminara, we are not just adding another superyacht to our fleet; we are expanding the horizons of ultra-luxury travel,” stated Jim Murren, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “This growth embodies our unwavering dedication to exploration, enrichment, and the pursuit of extraordinary experiences for our guests. Luminara is an invitation to embark on remarkable journeys and discover the world’s most captivating destinations with unparalleled amenities and service.”
With the 2025 line up confirmed, the Marriott-owned sailing brand will offer 53 itineraries across its three ships to a number of destinations in the Caribbean, Northern Europe, Baltic states, and along the Mediterranean Sea. If you’re looking for something a bit more long term, there are also a number of crossing voyages between ports in Europe and the Caribbean/U.S. coast lines.
Here are some of the highlighted cruises being added to the 2025 sailing season.
Highlights of 2025 Summer Itineraries Aboard Luminara:
July 31, 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 harbor of Porto Cervo.
August 7, 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 theaters 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.
August 21, 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:
June 29, 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 Mont-Saint-Michel perched on a tidal island near Saint-Malo.
July 24, 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.
August 17, 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:
April 24, 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 unrivaled beaches of the Balearic Islands.
June 5, 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 center.
June 27, 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.
The smaller 624-foot long Evrima is outfitted with 149 suites capable of hosting up to 298 guests, while its bigger sisters Ilma and Luminara, both 790 feet long, are expected to have 224 regular guest suites. The Luminara has two additional larger suites measuring 1,076 square feet. Ilma can accommodate up to 448 guests while Luminara can host 452.
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