Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said the name of its first
vessel will be Evrima, a name of Greek origin meaning "discovery."
The 298-passenger ship was initially called Azora, but that
name was withdrawn in 2018.
Ritz-Carlton had originally hoped to debut the ship in
January 2020 in Fort Lauderdale prior to next year's Super Bowl game in Miami.
After delays at the Hijos de J. Barreras shipyard in Vigo,
Spain, Ritz-Carlton canceled voyages through June 13, 2020, when it now hopes
to sail the ship on its maiden voyage.
A unit of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. has a contract to manage
the Evrima, which is owned by private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management
along with senior managers of the brand.