The Evrima is currently on a seven-night cruise from Phillipsburg, St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico with 285 passengers and 212 crew members onboard and after the vessel departs the Virgin Islands, she will complete her itinerary and conclude the cruise in Puerto Rico.
A release on the call has detailed that Evrima is the Ritz-Carlton’s first venture into the cruise industry which will be followed by two others, the Ilma in 2024 and the Luminara in 2025. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has mentioned that the company is committed to sustainable practices and implies that the superyachts will be designed with advanced environmental features and technologies to minimize ecological impact.
The BVIPA said the welcoming of the ship to the VI has highlighted the Territory’s renewed focus on the cruise industry, “Part of the cruise growth strategy involves focusing on smaller luxury lines that will spend multiple days in the Virgin Islands. This is important as the Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA) State of the Industry 2022 report indicates that 6 in 10 people who have taken a cruise say that they have returned to a destination that they first visited via cruise ship,” the release noted.
Plaque Exchange during the welcoming party. (L-R) Dr. the Hon. Natalio D. Wheatley, Hon. Shereen D. Flax-Charles, Captain Duncan Holroyd and Hon. Kye M. Rymer.
Jr Minister for Trade & Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) said it was an absolute pleasure joining her colleagues and the crew of the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection’s Evrima.