Four Seasons is getting into the cruise business with the upcoming launch of Four Seasons Yachts.
The new project, brought together by entrepreneurs Nadim Ashi and Philip Levine, as well as Fincantieri, will deliver the first new vessel by the end of 2025.
The order, which was announced last July, includes the option for two additional vessels and amounts to approximately EUR 1.2 billion.
The first Four Seasons Yacht will appeal to discerning guests looking to “reimagine their love of travel” through modern sea voyaging.
“Four Seasons Yachts represents the next chapter of our long history of industry leading innovation, and a milestone moment for our company as we continue to capitalize on new opportunities to extend the world of Four Seasons,” said Christian Clerc, president, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “True vision rests in the ability to imagine the possibilities while always remaining loyal to one’s values. Our vision for this new venture does exactly that. Together with our partners at Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD, we are creating something extraordinary that combines their expertise with what Four Seasons does best – delivering unmatched quality and excellence, surrounded by beautiful acts of service and love for our guests.”
With its inaugural journey anticipated for late 2025, the first Four Seasons vessel will be 207 metres (679 feet) long and 27 metres (88.6 feet) wide with 14 decks.
At a cost to build of USD 4.2 million per suite, no expense is being spared in terms of the remarkable custom design.
The first Four Seasons Yacht will offer nearly 50 per cent more living space per guest than currently available, offering ultimate privacy, flexibility and spaciousness in an all-suite nautical residential setting.
The vessel’s 95 spacious accommodations will feature an extensive network of joining suite combinations creating adaptable, villa-like residences.
Each suite will offer floor-to-ceiling windows providing unobstructed natural light and access to expansive terrace decks.
The combination of generous indoor and outdoor private guest space and ceiling heights of more than 2.4 metres (7.9 feet) will achieve a new level of guest comfort.
Suite accommodations will start at an average of 54 square metres (581 square feet) of indoor/outdoor living space, designed seamlessly to be part of each room.
Sixty percent of the vessel’s inventory is in excess of 76 square metres (818 square feet) of indoor/outdoor space.
The most expansive residence, the “Funnel Suite” will be an astonishing four levels, offering more than 892 square metres (9,601 square feet) of combined indoor/outdoor living space, including a private wading pool and dedicated private spa area, creating a sea view home away from home.
The vessel’s restaurants, lounges and bar concepts will celebrate the excellence and creativity that has been the hallmark of Four Seasons.
The Four Seasons Yacht will also offer guests a full-service spa, salon, and wellness programming – from fitness to health, and nutrition.
The classic canoe-shaped aft will be home to an expansive pool deck, allowing for moments of leisure and relaxation.
This area will also transform into an outdoor movie theatre or space for an array of private events.
The elegant and industry-first transverse marina is also an ideal spot for guests to enjoy the inviting water, sunbathe or explore the specially-designed aqua leisure toys and accessories.
Many more of the vessel’s unique features and programming will be revealed in the coming months and up to the vessel’s delivery in late 2025.
The onboard yacht experience will be led and staffed by a dedicated Four Seasons Yacht team to bring each voyage’s itinerary and destinations to life.
The vessel will have an industry-leading staff-to-guest ratio to deliver an unmatched standard of highly-personalized service.
Four Seasons Yachts is the latest addition to the brand’s world-class offerings, from the ongoing global expansion of new hotel, resort and residential properties to the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience, the Four Seasons At Home Collection and more.
This introduction of a new lifestyle travel experience is taking place at the world-renowned Monaco Yacht Show on September 28, 2022.