Ilma, The Second Yacht From The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Opens Reservations To The Public
Expanding on the yacht-style pace of cruising offered by The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Ilma, which translates to “water” in Maltese, pays homage to the sea, delivering guests an exciting new way to experience the most sought-after yachting destinations.
“We are thrilled to open reservations for Ilma to the public and unveil our inaugural season of itineraries,” commented Douglas Prothero, Chief Executive Officer for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
“With a relaxed sailing pace and more overnights in port, our 2024 Mediterranean season underscores the essence of the yachting lifestyle, giving guests more time to truly immerse themselves in the vibrant cultures, local cuisines and natural beauty of the region.”
Ilma is slated to take to the seas in September 2024 with a seven-night maiden voyage from Athens, Greece to Haifa, Israel. Voyages range from seven to 13 nights, visiting a range of destinations in the sun-drenched Greek Isles, scenic Amalfi Coast, and the iconic yachting playgrounds of the French Riviera and Balearic Islands. Guests will be transported to historic cities such as Rome, Italy; Florence (via Livorno), Italy; and Monte Carlo, Monaco; and exotic destinations like Tangier, Morocco and Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Overnights include Alexandria, Egypt; Amalfi, Italy; and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, amongst other coveted destinations.
Ilma will measure 790-feet (241-meters) and feature 228 airy, light-filled suites, each with their own private terrace. Accommodating up to 456 guests, Ilma will offer one of the highest space ratios at sea and a significant percentage of larger suites, with two new, spacious upper suite categories measuring more than 1,000 square feet in size. Perfectly blending style and sophistication with a relaxed atmosphere, the superyacht will showcase modern craftsmanship and interior finishes imagined by London-based architect and design firm, AD Associates, and awardwinning lighting designer, DPA. The exterior design of Ilma, developed by Finland-based yacht stylist, Aivan, takes inspiration from the world’s most elegant superyachts.
The onboard experience will reflect the sublime comfort and legendary guest service for which the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognized. Having one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the luxury cruising category, Ilma will provide nearly one staff member for every guest. In addition to unparalleled accommodations, the new superyacht will include five restaurants, six bars, a wine vault, and signature spaces found on Evrima such as an expanded marina with a new mezzanine feature, a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa, and a special space for Ritz Kids programming.