Four Seasons launches 95-suite cruise ship as demand for luxury cruises goes ‘off the charts’ – take a look at the new ship

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  • Luxury hotel company Four Seasons has launched its new cruise business: Four Seasons Yachts.

  • The cruise brand’s first 679-foot-long, 14-deck ship will depart in late 2025.

  • Hotel and hospitality companies like Ritz-Carlton and Margaritaville have also launched or are launching cruise brands.

The cruise industry is about to get more luxurious: hospitality company Four Seasons has launched its new cruise arm, aptly named Four Seasons Yachts.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

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And this moment couldn’t be better.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

Despite lingering fears of a recession, the luxury cruise market is “off the beaten track” as prices for 2023 cruises have soared, UBS analysts said in an Oct. 11 note.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

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But these impatient, well-paid travelers will have to wait a few more years before going on vacation at sea aboard the floating hotel Four Seasons.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

The brand’s first yacht-style cruise ship will not depart until the end of 2025 with itineraries in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

And until then, the future cruise liner will be under construction in Italy with well-known shipbuilding giant Fincantieri.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

The Italian shipbuilder is as experienced as it gets. The company has previously built ships for popular cruise lines such as Carnival, Norwegian, Disney and MSC.

The Carnival Valor cruise ship.

Carnival Cruise Line

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And he could soon have several Four Seasons cruise ships under his belt: the order from the luxury hotel company also covers the option of two more ships, which could be as much as $1.17 billion.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

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Aside from future plans, Four Seasons’ next 679-foot-long, 14-deck ship will have 95 suites.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

And it wouldn’t be a Four Seasons suite without luxurious amenities like large windows, high ceilings, and a terrace.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

These accommodations start at an average of 581 square feet, including outdoor space.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

Most suites will be 818 square feet, but that pales in comparison to the larger 9,600 square foot four-level accommodation with a private spa and pool.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

But this level of luxury won’t come cheap: Each suite will cost $4.2 million to build.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

Four Seasons has yet to release full details of the amenities on board the ship…

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

…but so far we know the cruise ship will have 11 bars and restaurants, including a sushi bar, a marina with water toys, and a full Four Seasons-approved spa.

A render of the upcoming Four Seasons cruiser-yacht

Four Seasons

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Four Seasons has expanded its portfolio beyond traditional hotels to include travel offerings like private jet itineraries and now a cruise brand…

Four Seasons private jet.

Four Seasons

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…but it’s not the first big-name hotel company to venture into an ocean-based concept.

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The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection.The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

The hotel-cruise pipeline is surprisingly strong. In 2017, the equally luxurious Ritz-Carlton announced its eponymous “Yacht Collection” and its first cruise ship, the Evirma…

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The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection.The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

…although the ship has since been delayed multiple times amid COVID-19 and reports of budget issues.

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The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection.The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

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And while not quite as opulent, hotel giant Margaritaville — best known for its Jimmy Buffett-branded restaurants, hotels and RV parks — has also launched its own Margaritaville at Sea cruise line.

The Margaritaville Paradise sailing at sea

Margaritaville paradise.The McBride Company

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