Ilma The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection | Luxury Superyacht Prepares For Maiden Voyage
Thinking of new ways to spend your vacation? Enter Ilma, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s newest superyacht, as it graces the seas with its inaugural season in the Mediterranean. With an emphasis on luxury, sophistication, and an unparalleled yachting experience, Ilma promises an unforgettable voyage for travelers seeking the pinnacle of maritime indulgence.
Ilma, meaning ‘water’ in Maltese, is a masterpiece of maritime engineering and design and has the highest ratio of space per guest at sea. Constructed in collaboration with shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique, this 46,750-ton superyacht boasts 11 decks, 224 suites—all with private terraces—a 448 guest capacity, and an innovative approach to sustainability, using liquefied natural gas as fuel. A focus on environmental responsibility includes an advanced water treatment system, a heat recovery loop, and LED lighting, minimizing Ilma’s impact on the environment.
The yacht offers a variety of spacious suites, from the Owners Suite with a private whirlpool to the Terrace Suite, providing magnificent ocean views. Experience the luxury of space and time with open-air terraces, an aft Marina for water sports, and the indulgent Ritz-Carlton Spa. The Pool Deck, Infinity Pool, and Fitness Studio cater to guests seeking wellness and rejuvenation, while The Living Room and The Boutique provide spaces for socializing and shopping.
Ilma’s dining experience is a culinary journey inspired by global cuisines. From the warm ambiance of Tides, the main restaurant, to the elevated experiences at Dining Privée and Seta, Ilma ensures that every palate is pleased. Memori offers creative Southeast Asian cuisine, while Beach House provides an open-air poolside eatery for any time of the day. Guests can also enjoy in-suite dining with a variety of selections from the onboard restaurants.
The indulgence continues with the ultimate spa experience at The Ritz-Carlton Spa aboard Ilma. With rejuvenating massages, facials, and locally inspired treatments, the spa offers a serene oasis for relaxation. The Barber & Salon services cater to beauty and grooming needs, ensuring guests look and feel their best throughout the voyage. The Fitness Studio offers a holistic approach to health and wellness, integrating fitness and spa treatments with personalized programs.
Ilma’s all-inclusive experience ensures peace of mind for guests, covering ocean view accommodations, personal concierge services, onboard gratuities, multiple dining venues, in-suite dining, beverages, entertainment, enrichment, Wi-Fi, and access to non-motorized watersports at anchor.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection sets the gold standard for service both on land and at sea. With a Personal Concierge dedicated to each suite, guests can expect a seamless and personalized voyage. The Ritz-Carlton Gold Standard ensures an unwavering commitment to hospitality, providing an extraordinary experience for every guest.
Embarking on its inaugural season in 2024, Ilma charts a course through the Mediterranean’s enchanting waters. The superyacht explores iconic destinations like the Amalfi Coast, Greek Isles, Monte Carlo, Rome, and Barcelona during the late summer and fall. This maiden voyage promises a blend of cultural gems and celebrated yachting destinations, offering travelers an unforgettable experience.
Guests can delve deeper into each destination with The Shore Collection, offering themed categories for curated and immersive experiences. From Iconic Sights to Cultural Connections, guests can tailor their journey to match their interests. Private excursions, bespoke events, and intimate group tours provide an authentic perspective on each destination.
Ilma prioritizes the well-being of guests, employees, and the communities visited. While proof of vaccination and pre-voyage testing is no longer required, health and safety protocols, including sanitation efforts, contact tracing, and isolation procedures, ensure a safe environment. The yacht collaborates closely with local operators for safety ashore and recommends participating in The Shore Collection tours.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers a seamless travel experience from air to land. Personal travel professionals assist in designing a stress-free journey, providing customized reservation arrangements, airline preferences, and additional services such as luggage shipments and ground transfers.
Ilma, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s maiden voyage is expected to begin in September 2024. To request a quote or to get more information, please visit The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection website.