There have been a number of new developments in luxury cruises this week. Take a look.
The new cruise brand from Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, launched the brochure for its debut season this week. With the official season starting a bit later than planned, in February 2020 instead of 2019, the new brand will offer shore excursions emphasizing culture, active exploration and cuisine. Itineraries will range from seven to 10 days.
Also this week Regent Seven Seas Cruises opened bookings for the new Seven Seas Splendor, which launches in February 2020. With 750 guests, the all-suite, all-balcony ship will have a similar design to its sibling ship, Seven Seas Explorer. The first sailing, beginning on February 7, 2020, will be a 14-night transatlantic itinerary from Barcelona to Miami.
Finally, Silversea Cruises announced another new hotel partnership this week, with Rocco Forte Hotels. The partnership will see Silversea offer exclusive benefits to guests of Rocco Forte Hotels, including savings on rates, VIP treats at embarkation, a private culinary event for two and a dinner invitation at the Captain or Senior Officers table. Silversea guests staying at any Rocco Forte hotel will enjoy upgrades, transfers and unpacking services at the hotel, as well as VIP amenities.