Ritz-Carlton unveils 2024-2025 winter Caribbean cruises for the ships Evrima and Ilma

   August 18, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

On August 15th, 2023, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection made an announcement regarding its highly anticipated 2024-2025 winter Caribbean schedule for the luxury yachts Evrima and Ilma. These itineraries are now available for booking.

The newly unveiled adventures promise extraordinary and unparalleled experiences both on board each superyacht and during the port visits. From the stunning white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs of Roatan to the untamed forests and jungle rivers of Belize City, these journeys offer distinct and unique encounters.

Jim Murren (the company's Executive Chairman and CEO) expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming season's enriching and engaging opportunities across captivating Caribbean destinations. He emphasized that each meticulously curated journey on the Evrima and Ilma invites relaxation, exploration, and unforgettable experiences.

Encompassing the period from November 2024 to April 2025, the new season boasts 38 exquisite voyages aboard the ultra-luxury yachts Evrima and Ilma, representing the brand's first foray into this realm.

With a focus on sun-drenched winter retreats, the superyachts will visit unique destinations, including nine new ports selected for their beauty, cultural richness, and diverse experiences. Among the additions are South Friar's Bay on St Kitts Island, renowned for its snorkeling and inviting beach bars, and Saint-Pierre in Martinique, known for its historical ruins and lush surroundings. Overnight stays include the jewel of Colombia's Caribbean coast, Cartagena, and the enriching cultural and eco experiences of Oranjestad Aruba.

Key Highlights of the 2024-2025 Winter Itineraries aboard Ilma

November 14, 2024 (6-night roundtrip from San Juan Puerto Rico). Ilma embarks on her inaugural Caribbean voyage, offering a blend of relaxation and exploration. Travelers can enjoy a rainforest hike to St Lucia's UNESCO-protected Pitons and discover the palm-shaded shores of Terre-de-Haut Island Guadeloupe, Antigua's secluded sands, and Virgin Gorda BVI's distinctive boulder-filled grottoes.

December 11, 2024 (9-night roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale Florida USA). This journey departs from South Florida to visit the stunning beaches of Grand Turk and Puerto Plata Dominicana. After a two-day exploration of San Juan, Ilma sails through the beautiful Bahamas before returning to Fort Lauderdale.

March 1, 2025 (7-night from San Juan Puerto Rico to Bridgetown Barbados). This seven-night voyage showcases natural wonders, including a hike to Le Chameau's peak in Terre-de-Haute. Rainforest adventures, hidden waterfalls, and serene beach time on volcanic isles like St. Lucia, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are part of the experience.

Key Highlights of the 2024-2025 Winter Itineraries Aboard Evrima

December 5, 2024 (8-night roundtrip from Oranjestad Aruba). Sailing the turquoise waters of Oranjestad, this eight-night journey uncovers Cartagena's colonial architecture and the vibrant nightlife of the Getsemani district. Guests can hike the Sierra Nevada mountains in Santa Marta before exploring the tropical paradises of Curacao, Bonaire, and Aruba.

January 22, 2025 (6-night from Bridgetown Barbados to San Juan Puerto Rico). Over six nights, guests will visit scenic harbors like Bequia and St. John's, offering opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and delving into the rich history of Antigua and Barbuda. The journey includes a beach party at South Friar's Bay and an exploration of Virgin Gorda's distinctive rock formations.

March 22, 2025 (5-night roundtrip from San Juan Puerto Rico). This extraordinary five-night journey includes exploration of St John, boutique shopping in Gustavia, and relaxation amid the crystal-clear waters and golden sands of Philipsburg St Maarten. The voyage continues with beachside tranquility and the natural beauty of Virgin Gorda's dramatic rock formations.