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Ritz-Carlton's First Ship to Be Named Azora

By ,   December 6, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The first ship of the new luxury cruise brand Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is due to debut in February 2020 and was initially named Azora.

The name, which Ritz-Carlton revealed in an announcement on Wednesday, December 5, is of Spanish origin, derived from “azure” and the “azul” color Ritz said, reflecting the signature color of the brand.  

The newbuild accommodates 298 passengers in a total of 149 cabins (all-balcony suites) and in 4 different categories, outside of its 2 duplex penthouse suites. Suite sizes can be adjusted and each yacht is designed with flexible air walls allowing Ritz to increase the size of its smallest, Terrace suites.  

Ritz-Carlton Azora cruise ship

There will be 5 dining venues, all of which can be divided into smaller spots so that even the biggest dining room feels like ten smaller venues, along with signature Ritz-Carlton Spa, super yacht marina, and more, designed to bring Ritz Carlton experience to sea.  

The all-inclusive fares of the brand include multiple dining venues, onboard gratuities, onboard activities and entertainment, WiFi, and more.