Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
said it held a launch ceremony for its first ship at the Hijos De J. Barreras
Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.
The ship was moved down a
slipway and into the water for the first time. Construction will continue on
the interior finishes of the 298-passenger ship for the next year or so.
Ritz-Carlton said it will
hold a naming ceremony for the as yet unnamed ship in December.
The company, a partnership
between Marriott International’s Ritz-Carlton brand and investment firm Oaktree
Capital Management, will hold a christening prior to putting the ship in
service in February 2020.