Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 globally, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has made the decision to reschedule its inaugural voyage. Evrima, the first yacht of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, will now set sail on July 24, 2021 from Venice, Italy to Athens, Greece. Previous delays at the shipyard pushed back the vessel’s original 2020 debut to April 22, 2021, when planned to sail its inaugural voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Speaking on the latest reschedule, Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, said in a press statement, “The safety and wellbeing of our guests and ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ continues to remain our highest priority. Due to the ongoing safety concerns and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, we have decided to proactively reschedule our first sailing to later in the summer. Knowing that our guests are eager to travel to the Mediterranean, we have also adjusted our fall itinerary schedule to include additional voyages in the Mediterranean.”
In addition, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has established a Flexible Booking Program for 2021 Mediterranean voyages. Under this program, guests can submit a request to receive a future cruise credit equal to 100 percent of the cruise fare paid up to 31 days prior to sailing, should travel restrictions prevent guests from reaching their scheduled port of embarkation after final payment. The credit can be applied within 12 months of issue toward any available voyage thru April 14, 2023.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection says it is reaching out to impacted guests and their travel advisors. Guests affected by this schedule change may choose to reschedule their voyage to any available voyage in 2021, 2022 or 2023 or discuss reimbursement options through The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
Guests and travel advisors can also contact The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection via the reservation lines below:
- Americas and Australia: (833) 999-7292 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (305) 907-7099 (Outside the U.S. and Canada); Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
- Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa: +356 2778 0076 (Outside the U.K.) or 08000 488667 (U.K.); Monday to Friday 8 – 18:30 CET; and Saturday: 10 – 14 CET