Rather than taking account of the many hospitality brands now getting into maritime luxury, it might just be easier to list those who are not. From the Ritz-Carlton to Aman, RH to Orient Express, all have either already launched tricked out branded boats, or have announced plans to do so in the next few years. The Med is going to be quite crowded come summer 2026.
Last year at the Monaco Yacht Show, Four Seasons announced it was getting into the game. In partnership with luxury yachting company Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings Ltd. and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, it's building a 679-foot vessel that will have 95 suites (each equipped with a terrace), one of the largest pools at sea, custom sea limousines for coastal tours, and 11 food and beverage options. A second yacht is also in the works.
The boat's real pièce de résistance is the Funnel Suite, a 4-level, 9,500-square-foot penthouse on the water with a 5,000-square-foot terrace, a private spa and pool, and 280-degree views afforded by one giant slab of curved glass that cost $4.5 million.
When she sets sail on her maiden voyage in late 2025, the Four Seasons Yacht will do as any seafaring tycoon does and cruise the Caribbean in the winters and the Mediterranean in the summers. The brand also has the advantage of a sprawling network of hotels—126 properties in 47 countries—sprinkled throughout glitzy ports of call like the French Riviera, Taormina, Athens, and Anguilla.
As for how to book? Due to high demand, priority reservation access for the inaugural voyage will be given to loyal Four Seasons clients. If that's you, expect an invitation in the mail. For everyone else, best of luck with that waitlist.
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