Ritz-Carlton Cruises Delays Its Debut

By ,   April 15, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection pushed back its debut until February 1, 2020, when the vessel will depart on a 4-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale FL

Previously, Ritz-Carlton announced it would begin sailing in November 2019. The cruise line still plans to take delivery of its first cruise ship in the 4th quarter of 2019, according to marketing director Sara Duncan, but set the new date to coincide with the Super Bowl LIV at Dolphins Stadium close to Miami FL.

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The debut cruise, that will visit Key West and Bimini, kicks off a Caribbean program which will extend through March 28, when the company has scheduled a 12-day transatlantic crossing out of Barbados to Lisbon.

The first Mediterranean cruise of Ritz-Carlton will be an 8-day trip from Lisbon visiting Gibraltar, Valencia, MalagaIbiza, Palma de Mallorca. The still unnamed 298-guest ship will then spend time in the Mediterranean through the end of June. On July 5 it's scheduled for a 9-day voyage from Bordeaux and visiting the French ports Belle Ile, St Malo, Honfleur; St. Peter Port in Channel Islands; and finishing in London UK.

From there, the cruise ship will sail northern Europe prior to transiting from Iceland to Halifax, starting September 12. It will sail Canada & New England itineraries, starting with a 7-day trip from Halifax.

On October 27, the ship will reposition to Caribbean again with a 9-day voyage from Boston to Nassau.