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I don't know if this will help however I did a lot of research on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection some time back. I was really interested because of the Brand, Ritz.  As I have heard, they originally expected their first ship to be finished well before now.  There was an issue in the Ship Yard.  It is now on track and if I am not mistaken, taken a short journey.  They still have work to do but the ship is a success. When I did my research what I was looking for was how they communicated with the Luxury Client.  This was about 18 months ago.  

 

They were quite frankly not ready for public conceptions then.  I was disappointed with the reservationist and the materials that they sent.  It was an information dump rather then directly answering my questions.  I got quite upset. Then I sent a note to the CEO.  

 

Three weeks later the CEO called me directly and spent 45 minutes on the phone with me. That is all it took to understand that this Luxury Cruise Brand it going to be both different and GREAT.  It is not going after the long term cruiser.  Instead, the folks that never considered cruising at all.  The ship design, size, amenities, dining will be a cut above. Like most luxury cruise brands, they are NOT all inclusive like lets say Regent.  Instead their vision is to allow for the guest to design their experience with the assistance of their team members. 

 

The CEO was crystal clear on his vision and how he will pull it off.  I was quite impressed and I think you will be as well.  Consider all the best the Ritz has offered in their resorts and hotels, on the sea.  To do this there will be a premium to pay however that is part of what makes the Ritz the brand it is.  Very exciting time in the Luxury Segment for a few fortunate few.  Enjoy.

 

 

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I had a B2B booked for last May and they were fine to deal with. I haven’t kept up with developments since but the itinerary I had booked does not exist for my cruising plan for next year.  Most luxury cruise lines are in fact all-inclusive or nearly so with the exception of excursions.  As I recall, I think that is the case with RC.  The first ship looks beautiful in the renderings and will be run more like a floating hotel.  The target audience is their hotel clientele.  I stay mostly at Four Seasons and boutiques and have avoided RC after having been overly “nickel and dimed” so I would be a little concerned about that being a factor on their ships as well.

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On 6/8/2021 at 10:44 PM, Rebels82 said:

We have two cruises booked. It is all inclusive (food and drink on board) except S.E.A. restaurant. It is $285 per guest.

that is a lot f money on  a ship announced as all inclusive  -  i think silversea does charge 60 $ for "la dame " 

however  that is approximately the price of a tasting menu in a 3 starred restaurant in Europe  

 

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6 hours ago, vistaman said:

that is a lot f money on  a ship announced as all inclusive  -  i think silversea does charge 60 $ for "la dame " 

however  that is approximately the price of a tasting menu in a 3 starred restaurant in Europe  

 

And in the US.  That is pricey and surprising.

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