[dropcap size=small]G[/dropcap]uests accustomed to The Ritz-Carlton standard of luxury can now find it at sea with the launch of The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection. The fleet of three superyachts comes with sumptuous, modern interiors, but the experience extends to land as well, with curated destination activities involving local chefs, artists and musicians.

At 190m in length, the ships are smaller than traditional cruise vessels, allowing them access to smaller islands along their northern Europe and Caribbean routes. Excursions, which range from seven to 10 days, will begin in the Caribbean next November, but Marriott Rewards members get first dibs on reservations this May.