The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection launches first Asia-Pacific season aboard Luminara


The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with Luminara, offering 10 new journeys between December 2025 and May 2026.

These voyages will explore 28 ports across 10 countries, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand and beyond.

“As luxury travellers continue to seek unforgettable, personalised experiences around the world, we are thrilled to introduce voyages in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Jim Murren, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

“These new itineraries exemplify our steadfast commitment to continually raising the bar in luxury cruising, offering innovative ways to experience our superyachts and explore vibrant local cultures across the globe.”

Luminara will offer 226 suites, accommodating up to 452 guests. The 10 journeys ranging from 10 to 15 nights in length and depart from either Tokyo, Hong Kong, or Singapore. Itineraries will include stops at Hạ Long Bay in Vietnam and Puerto Princesa in the Philippines.

“As the first luxury hotel brand to venture into the cruise space, we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our yacht voyages into Asia’s most sought-after destinations,” said Jenni Benzaquen, senior vice president of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis and Bulgari Hotels and Resorts.

“This milestone underscores our commitment to providing exclusive and immersive experiences that cater to the discerning tastes of luxury travellers.

“Today’s sophisticated adventurers seek intimate, authentic, personalized journeys that go well beyond traditional hospitality, and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection offers guests unparalleled access to the world’s most exquisite destinations, all while enjoying the hallmarks of luxury and personalized service for which The Ritz-Carlton brand is renowned.”