Evrima, the luxury mega cruiser from the Ritz-Carlton, spotted off the coast

What do you get when you cross a cruise liner with a superyacht? The brand new Evrima, the first seaborne venture from the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection that will be heading for the Principality of Monaco next week. 

The eagle-eyed will have noticed a new boat in town in recent days: the glimmering, dark-hulled Evrima from the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

The luxury liner – although it’s hard to distinguish whether the Evrima is more cruise ship or megayacht – cast off anchor at the end of last year and is now spending its first summer cruising the Mediterranean.  

It was most recently in the French Riviera when it picked up a fresh batch of passengers from the port of Nice on 15th July, before heading along the coast to Cannes and later Calvi and Ajaccio in Corsica. After a pit stop in the Balearic Islands, the Evrima will wind up its current trip in Barcelona at the weekend.  

The next voyage leaves the Catalonian capital on 22nd July for Rome 11 nights later, but not without stopping off in Monaco for two nights on 28th and 29th July.  

The Evrima will be docking in Monaco at the end of July. Photo credit: Juliette Remi

All about the Evrima 

Named for the Greek word for “discovery”, the 25,400 tonnage, eight deck Evrima was completed in 2021. She measures 190 metres in length and 23.8 metres at her widest.  

There’s space enough for 298 guests and almost as many crew and service staff. Some 50,000 employees from across the Ritz-Carlton Group are reported to have applied for one of the 250 jobs onboard, meaning that only the very best in service, hospitality and skill will be working aboard the prestigious vessel.

Just shy of 150 guest suites, each with an outdoor terrace, are available. Two are classed as “Owner’s suites” and are the ultimate in seagoing luxury, measuring 160 square metres.

There are five restaurants and six lounge spaces on the ship as well as fitness centres, a spa with outdoor terrace, a hairdressing and beauty salon, a kids centre, an outdoor swimming pool complex, meeting rooms, a wine tasting zone and a boutique.  

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A pool with an ocean view. Photo credit: Jack Hardy* 

All in all, the Evrima is a clever combination of private superyacht and all-inclusive cruise ship, giving it appeal to those who don’t own a yacht but dream of experiencing the lifestyle, and those who simply don’t want the fuss of maintaining or managing their own boat.  

How much does it cost? 

Prices for the recent Nice to Barcelona seven-night voyage started at €8,750, while the longer trip from northeastern Spain to the Italian capital has spaces from €12,588. The most expensive cruise this summer is an island-hopping journey from Istanbul to Athens over 11 nights. Tickets start at €15,412. 

It’s a similar story next summer, with the Evrima trips stopping over in Monaco and the south of France amongst the best value for money. The full itinerary for next year can be found here.  

All suites benefit from a private outdoor terrace. Photo courtest of Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection*

Between now and then, the Evrima will cross the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean for the winter season. 

The Ritz-Carlton fleet is also set to grow next year with the release of the Ilma sometime in 2024. This ship will be even bigger than the first, and will almost certainly ride the waves the Evrima is already making in the sailing holiday industry.  

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Photos courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection*


*Renderings are artistic concepts. All features, plans and specifications are subject to change without notice.