Ritz-Carlton Yacht Evrima Delayed To 2021
By Anne Kalosh.
Due to delays at the Hijos de J. Barreras shipyard in Spain, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection‘s first vessel, Evrima, is set back to April 2021.
The inaugural had previously been delayed to June this year from its original early 2020 date.
New Shipyard Oversight
The shipyard has been undergoing widely publicized difficulties. These led to the majority of its shareholders agreeing to hand over control to a newly formed entity headed by Douglas Prothero, who is also CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. This new structure is intended to ensure Evrima’s completion.
“We sincerely apologize to all guests who were ready to sail with us,” Prothero said. “We remain deeply committed to ensuring a seamless delivery of the standards of quality and service that The Ritz-Carlton is known for as well as providing a highly customized, state-of-the-art build that will make our inaugural yacht the most distinctive of its kind.”
Lisbon-Palma Inaugural Cruise
The inaugural sailing is now scheduled for April 22, 2021, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The luxurious, 298-passenger Evrima had been one of 2020’s most anticipated new cruise ships.
Designed as a yacht inside and out, Evrima promises to be a beauty when completed, with its cascade of open decks aft, a marina and spacious suites and lounges. Dining experiences will include Southeast Asian small plates, an alfresco seafood bar/steak grill, a marina spot and a restaurant by three-star Michelin chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg.
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