Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrates keel laying for first vessel

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying For First Vessel

In accordance with maritime tradition, the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has celebrated the milestone keel laying of its inaugural yacht at the Hijos De J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying For First Vessel

Representing a unique first for a luxury hotel operator, the collection brings the brand’s legendary service to the seas having a bespoke yachting experience in addition to today, drew one step closer to its anticipated launch in late 2019.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying For First Vessel

“We are delighted to commemorate that will milestone as we embark on our journey to bring the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to life,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying For First Vessel

“The keel laying marks the realisation of a longstanding dream for the Ritz-Carlton brand as we bring our guest experience in addition to service ethos to the seas through these highly unique luxury vessels in addition to one-of-a-kind onboard amenities in addition to experiences.”

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying For First Vessel

Celebrating the official start of a ship’s construction, the keel laying ceremony was historically used to mark the initial placement of a central beam, which served as the vessel’s backbone.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying For First Vessel

Today, as ships are built in a series of modular components, the symbolic ceremony will be used to mark the lowering of the first module into place from the building dock.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Celebrates Keel Laying For First Vessel

Reservations for the first of three lavish yachts in that will series will open in May.

The inaugural ship will cruise a wide variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, northern Europe, the Caribbean in addition to Latin America.

The specially designed, modest capacity vessels will measure 190-meters in addition to feature 149 luxury suites to accommodate up to 298 passengers.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer voyages ranging by seven to ten days, combining signature Ritz-Carlton service in addition to amenities onboard with uniquely curated destination experiences.

The ships of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection are also available for private charter.

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrates keel laying for first vessel

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