Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Announces Caribbean Itineraries

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced the Shore Collection for the Caribbean itineraries on The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, offering a first look at shore excursions in five distinct categories which include Iconic Sights; Stirring the Senses; Cultural Connections; Active Explorations; and Epicurean Experiences. For those guests looking to extend their time in the destination, the brand is also introducing a selection of Overland Programs.

The first ship to be part of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Rendering courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

The Shore Collection tours are offered in intimate group sizes and most can be personalized into private experiences, a dedicated Concierge Ashore is available to assist in creating those experiences for guests. Highlights of the Caribbean Shore Collection include a tour of Aruba Aloe in Oranjestad, Aruba, paired with an aloe-based treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Aruba; an overland adventure to Bogotá, Colombia; and exploring Belize's marine and mountain wonders from the skies.

Stirring the Senses: Aruba Aloe Tour and Aloe Spa Experience

The wellness-focused trip begins with a tour of Aruba Aloe, one of the world's first companies to formulate and manufacture skin and hair products with the plant. Following the tour, guests will experience the healing benefits firsthand at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Aruba, where they will first create a customized sugar scrub, then choose from a selection of aloe-based treatments.

Cultural Connections: Overland Adventure to Bogotá, Colombia

Experience Colombia's diverse regions on an overnight tour that takes guests from the Caribbean coast to the capital of Bogotá. Highlights of the overnight excursion include a guided tour of Bogotá's colonial district featuring the presidential mansion and museums dedicated to gold and Botero; an evening outing to Monserrate, a hilltop church; and dining experiences such as a cooking class with a local chef in a private home following a trip to the Plaza de Paloquemao fruit and flower market.

Active Explorations: Flightseeing over Blue Hole and Mayan Ruins

Discover Belize's marine and mountain wonders from the skies, followed by a Maya wine and food pairing at a resort. A chartered aircraft will take off from Belize City, traveling east over the waters. At Long Caye, the plane banks northward toward the Lighthouse Reef and the Great Blue Hole at its center. After circling the Blue Hole, the plane will fly over landscapes, waterfalls, and the hillsides of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Touching down in the tropical jungle, guests will arrive at a resort for a wine and food pairing four-course lunch.

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