The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has announced its highly anticipated 2024-2025 winter Caribbean itineraries for Evrima and Ilma, are now open for reservations. From the powdery white sand beaches and colorful coral reefs of Roatán to the untamed forests and jungle rivers of Belize City, the newly released adventures promise unique and unparalleled experiences on board each superyacht and during port visits.
Spanning November 2024 to April 2025, the new season encompasses 38 exquisite voyages aboard Evrima and Ilma, the first custom-built yachts from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Promising sun-drenched winter retreats, the superyachts will call on unique destinations along the way, including nine new ports, chosen for their inherent beauty, vibrant culture, and diverse experiences. Among the new inclusions are South Friar’s Bay, situated on the beautiful sandy shores of Saint Kitts, renowned for its world-class snorkeling and inviting beach bars, and Saint-Pierre, a charming seaside town in Martinique characterized by historical ruins and lush surroundings. Overnight calls include Cartagena, the jewel of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, and Oranjestad, Aruba, celebrated for its extraordinary beaches, aquamarine waters, and enriching cultural and eco experiences.
Highlights of 2024-2025 Winter Itineraries Aboard Ilma:
November 14, 2024 | 6-Night San Juan, Puerto Rico Round Trip
Ilma follows the sun on its inaugural Caribbean voyage. After a relaxing sail from San Juan, travelers can venture on a rainforest hike in St. Lucia’s twin peaks, the UNESCO-protected Pitons, before setting off to Terre-de-Haut’s palm-shaded shores, Antigua’s secluded sands, and Virgin Gorda’s boulder-laden grottoes.
December 11, 2024 | 9-Night Fort Lauderdale, Florida Round Trip
Departing South Florida shores, guests will visit the stunning beaches of Grand Turk and Puerto Plata. After two days in San Juan, where blue cobblestone streets lead to plazas lined with colonial architecture and alleys filled with colorful boutiques, Ilma will sail the beautiful Bahamas before returning to Fort Lauderdale.
March 1, 2025 | 7-Night San Juan, Puerto Rico to Bridgetown, Barbados
Seven nights of natural wonders showcase sweeping views and explorations along the way, including a hike to Le Chameau's peak in Terre-de-Haute. Rainforest adventures to hidden waterfalls, hot springs, and crater lakes are complemented by serene beach time on the volcanic isles of St. Lucia, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Highlights of 2024-2025 Winter Itineraries Aboard Evrima:
December 5, 2024 | 8-Night Oranjestad, Aruba Round Trip
Sailing the turquoise waters of Oranjestad, this eight-night voyage uncovers Cartagena’s signature colonial architecture by day and the artist studios and eclectic nightlife of the Getsemani district by night. Guests have the chance to hike the Sierra Nevada mountains in Santa Marta before journeying to the tropical paradises of Curaçao, Bonaire, and Aruba.
January 22, 2025 | 6-Night Bridgetown, Barbados to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Over six nights of scenic harbors, the voyage sweeps guests aways to Bequia—a haven for snorkeling and diving—and St. John’s, where they can delve into Antigua and Barbuda’s rich history. An unforgettable beach party awaits at South Friar's Bay, while opportunities for exploration include the striking boulders and serene grottoes of Virgin Gorda’s shoreline.
March 22, 2025 | 5-Night San Juan, Puerto Rico Round Trip
Embarking on an extraordinary five-night journey, guests will explore the pristine natural beauty of St. John, indulge in boutique shopping in Gustavia, and find ultimate relaxation amid the crystal-clear waters and golden sands of Philipsburg. The journey continues with the enchantment of Mother Nature and beachside tranquility among Virgin Gorda’s dramatic rock formations.
Bringing the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton to sea, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection presents an all-inclusive luxury yachting experience that leads guests to ports at some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Onboard, a considered fusion of personalized service, Michelin-inspired cuisine to satisfy every palate, and exceptional amenities await, including The Ritz-Carlton Spa® and The Fitness Studio with a focus on well-being and the rejuvenation of the senses. Led by experts, personalized training targets specific objectives, while sunrise yoga sessions welcome a serene start to the day amid ocean breezes and endless blues.
Airy, inviting spaces encourage relaxation and reflection, while private terraces in each suite provide the perfect place to unwind and take in sunsets. As the sun dips below the horizon, the Observation Lounge beckons with breathtaking panoramic views, delightful music, and space to connect, creating a comfortable environment to wrap up the day. The yacht experience includes both daytime and overnight ports of call, promising more flexibility for guests’ time on land.
The Shore Collection invites guests to step ashore and immerse themselves in local culture and unparalleled moments at every port through curated shoreside excursions. From snorkeling with sea turtles in St. John to bathing in mineral-rich mud at St. Lucia’s Sulphur Springs, and exploring Martinique's magnificent volcanic beaches and waterfalls, carefully crafted experiences provide a glimpse into the heart of each destination. Concierge Ashore is available to curate highly personalized, authentic private adventures, customized to match desired interests and activity levels.
Whether taking a glass-bottom boat ride that reveals the coral reefs along the coast of Trinidad and Tobago with Evrima or spotting starfish in the incredible natural beauty of San Salvador’s Pigeon Creek tidal lagoon with Ilma, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection bridges unforgettable luxury with tranquil serenity. For more information on Evrima, Ilma and the upcoming yachting seasons of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, please visit www.ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com.