Use Marriott Bonvoy points for Ritz Carlton Yacht trips
Marriott Bonvoy has now added The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to their program as a way to redeem points. Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn and redeem points for voyages from 6 May 2022. Given how expensive these cruises are, being able to spend your Bonvoy points to get a discount or even the whole thing on points, has to be a good thing!
Marriott Bonvoy elite members will enjoy an elevated luxury experience during their voyage, including a private reception upon boarding and other bespoke recognition during their sailing.
“We are thrilled to announce that The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, creating a truly unrivaled offering for our members and guests,” said Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President, Luxury Brands for Marriott International. “The Ritz-Carlton brand continues to drive innovation within the hospitality industry, creating the one-of-a-kind experiences we know the modern affluent traveler seeks. As the iconic brand continues to evolve, the participation of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in Marriott Bonvoy encourages both longtime Ritz-Carlton loyalists, those who are new to the brand, and guests across Marriott International’s portfolio, to earn and redeem points while exploring this incredibly exciting, elevated and immersive travel experience.”
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is the latest accommodation under Marriott Bonvoy, joining 30 hotel brands with 7,900 properties across 138 countries and territories around the world, including the company’s all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and in addition to 44,000 premium and luxury vacation rentals from Homes and Villas by Marriott International. As a participant in Marriott Bonvoy, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection provides members with another opportunity to earn and redeem points:
- Members will earn five points per $1 spent on the cruise fare only, as well as on the hotel package rate for participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels booked through The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
- Members can redeem an initial 180,000 points toward a $1,000 savings on the cruise fare, and increments of 90,000 points may be redeemed toward a $500 savings thereafter. Full redemption may be available.
- Members will receive one elite night credit per night onboard toward achieving higher Elite status.
- Cruise fare and hotel package rate will be applied toward the annual qualifying spend for members striving for Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite status.
- Members can accelerate the points earned on their voyage purchase and even more when using their Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards from American Express.
Evrima, the first yacht from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, will cruise to a variety of destinations depending on the season, including the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The intimate size of the vessel allows the yacht to call on locations typically not accessible to larger cruise ships, including Saint-Tropez, Ibiza and St. Barts. Cruises will include both overnight and daytime ports of call,
The specially designed yacht measures 190-meters (624 feet) and features 149 suites. Guests will enjoy a range of programming including a menu of spa treatments, watersports from the yacht’s marina and Evrima’s signature restaurant, S.E.A., designed by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg in Germany. In each destination, guests can choose from a selection of exclusive experiences within The Shore Collection that align with their interests or utilize the services of the Concierge Ashore to customize their own private tours. By working with local guides selected for their insider knowledge, guests will enjoy a highly personalized and immersive journey while exploring the culture of each destination.
More details can be found at ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com/loyalty. For voyage reservations, members in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa can contact a Reservation Services Agent at +356 2778 0076.
Access Qatar Airways’ Black Friday offers early
Qatar Airways are offering their Privilege Club Members exclusive access to their Black Friday offers. You will need to join the Privilege Club by 23 November 2021, then you can enjoy exclusive early access to their Black Friday offers in economy and business class.
Enroll using the code ACCESS21 and you will also get 2,500 bonus Qmiles. They are also offering savings on extra baggage, seat selection, and Qatar Airways Holidays through the Privilege Club. It’s free to join, so it’s probably worth it if you are going to be looking at Qatar’s Black Friday sale.