New Wave Luxury: Cruising Done Differently

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Luxury Cruising is in the Midst of an Unprecedented Boom and The Ritz- Carlton is Leading the Way

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, a new cruise line from one of the leaders in luxury travel, is setting its sights high as it readies for the debut of its first of three custom-built yachts in February 2020. Recently, Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton, and Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, teamed with YourUpdateTV to discuss this exciting new cruise.

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Designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will distinguish Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton as the only provider of luxury accommodations both on land and at sea.

As travelers continue to search for more authentic, bespoke experiences, small ship cruising offers many appeals. These yachts will feel intimate and offer a highly personalized experience to guests, while also providing access to smaller ports that can’t be reached by larger ships.

With a leisurely cruising style, the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, and ports at sought after destinations around the world, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests onboard and transform the luxury cruising industry.

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About Douglas Prothero
In his role as CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Doug Prothero oversees all operations and strategic growth. As a seasoned professional in the marine industry, Doug has held key roles in maritime businesses involving both commercial vessels and private yachts with lead responsibility for product development, ship design, construction and marine operations. He also has extensive for profit and non-profit leadership experience.

About Lisa Holladay
As vice president and global brand leader for The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and Bulgari Hotels, Lisa Holladay's life is largely spent walking through airport security, gazing out airplane windows and enjoying the finer things her luxury hotels have to offer all over the world. A core tenet of her work is creating the perfect guest experience throughout her properties, so she gives her travel protocol the same attention to detail and precision she would any food and beverage program or turn-down service.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, for the latest company updates, visit and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 130 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit

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