Four Seasons is launching a luxury cruise line under the leadership of cruise industry veteran Larry Pimentel.
Pimentel, who led luxury cruise line Azamara from 2009 to 2020, said
there will be "nothing else like it on the open seas" when Four Seasons
Yachts makes its debut in 2025. He called the endeavour an
"unprecedented luxury lifestyle project".
"We are creating a new category of luxury lifestyle travel that
appeals to discerning guests. We are bringing together the very best
across industries to create the pinnacle yachting offering through
world-class design, curated experiences, and truly exceptional service,"
Four Seasons is partnering with Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings, a company
incorporated in Malta that is led by entrepreneurs Nadim Ashi and
Ashi is the founder of Fort Partners, owner of the Four Seasons Hotel
at The Surf Club in Surfside, Florida. Ashi is also the developer of a
future Four Seasons hotel in Rome. Levine is a former two-time mayor of
Miami Beach and a real estate and cruise entrepreneur.
Fincantieri will build the first Four Seasons yacht at its yard in
Trieste, Italy. The ship order, which includes an option for two
additional vessels, amounts to about US$1.16 billion.
A 14-deck yacht with just 95 suites
Four Seasons Yacht's first 95-suite ship will have 14 decks and
stretch 207m long and 27m wide. The ship will include restaurants,
lounges and bar concepts that nod to Four Seasons' culinary history. The
ship will also have a full-service spa, salon and wellness programming.
Four Seasons says there will be a 1-to-1 guest-to-staff ratio.
Each of the 95 suites will cost US$4.2 million to build, according to
Four Seasons Yachts. Each suite will have floor-to-ceiling windows, a
ceiling height of 2.4m and an expansive terrace deck. Four Seasons said
guests will be able to book adjoining suites to create "adaptable,
Suite accommodations will start at an average 54sqm of indoor-outdoor
living space. Sixty percent of the yacht's suites will be in excess of
78 sqm of indoor-outdoor space, Four Seasons said.
The most expansive residence, the Funnel Suite, will have four levels
and 892sqm of combined indoor/outdoor living space, including a private
wading pool and private spa area.
The aft will feature a pool deck that transforms into an outdoor
movie theatre or space for private events. The yacht will also have what
Four Seasons Yachts calls "an industry-first transverse marina" for
guests to sunbathe, enjoy the water or access "specially-designed aqua
leisure toys and accessories".
Tillberg Design of Sweden is the lead architect designing the ship
exterior and guest suites. London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
will design many of the guest areas. The design teams will be paired
with the creative influence of luxury travel publisher Prosper
Four Seasons Yachts plans to sail in the Mediterranean and the
Caribbean and offer extensions linking sailings with stays at Four
Seasons hotels and resorts.