Overview

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to our 2024 cruise, we are delighted to announce a second opportunity to set sail with Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi, founders of the eponymous Napa Vally estate.  Join us in the summer of 2025 from Lisbon to Portsmouth aboard Ritz Carlton’s newest yacht with all-suite accommodations and each with its own private terrace.  For 9-nights you will enjoy the company of your Darioush hosts along with fellow enthusiasts during private F&WT events both onboard and shore.

This cruise offers a captivating journey through some of Europe’s most picturesque coastal landscapes.  Visit historic port wine cellars in Porto; the Guggenheim Museum of Bilboa, Spain before reaching the wine capital of the world – Bordeaux where you will enjoy an overnight stay onboard ship allowing ample time to sample world-class wines, savor culinary delights and tour renowned vineyards.  Saint-Malo, situated on the rugged coast of Brittany is your next stop featuring cobbled streets, medieval architecture with a rich maritime heritage. Then it’s on to the UK’s St. Peter’s Port, the capital of Guernsey in the Channel Islands where you will be greeted by pastel-colored houses cascading down the hillsides, overlooking the azure waters.  Upon arrival at your final destination of Portsmouth, you will take home with you fond memories of an unforgettable journey and the camaraderie of fellow travelers.


Program Highlights:
  • Personally escorted by Proprietors Darioush & Shahpar Khaledi
  • Private onboard events including welcome reception, wine hour, and Winemaker’s Dinner featuring Darioush wines
  • F&WT optional 1-night pre-cruise Lisbon hotel & welcome dinner and 2-night post-cruise English Sparkling Wine land program
  • F&WT included wine-themed shore tours in select ports
  • $200 Shipboard Credit per stateroom/suite
Includes:
  • Luxury suite accommodations, each with private terrace overlooking the ocean
  • Access to a Personal Concierge in all suite categories
  • Legendary Ritz Carlton service
  • Free pre-paid gratuities
  • Beverages both in-suite and throughout the yacht
  • Complimentary in-suite bottle of Möet & Chandon Champagne upon arrival
  • Multiple dining venues plus 24-hour in-suite dining
  • Michelin-inspired, fine dining SETA restaurant (fee applies, reservation required)
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Marina-style platform with access to non-motorized watersports while at anchor

 

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  • Cruise Line

    The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

  • Ports of Call

    Lisbon to Portsmouth

Experts

Darioush & Shahpar Khaledi

Proprietors, Darioush

Itinerary

To & From:  Lisbon to Portsmouth
Dates: June 29 – July 8, 2025
Length: 9 Nights
Ship: ILMA

June 28
2025
Lisbon, Portugal

SAVE THE DATE!  F&WT Optional 1-night pre-cruise Darioush hosted hotel stay in Lisbon

June 29
2025
Lisbon, Portugal
Embark Ship
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Darioush Welcome Reception

June 30
2025
Porto, Portugal
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 10:00 PM

F&WT Included Shore Tour – In Development

July 1
2025
At Sea

F&WT Onboard Event: Darioush Winemaker’s Dinner

July 2
2025
Bilbao, Spain
Arrive 8:00 AM
Depart 5:00 PM

F&WT Included Shore Tour – In Development

July 3
2025
Bordeaux, France
Arrive 12:00 PM
Overnight

F&WT Included Shore Tour (Group 1) – In Development

July 4
2025
Bordeaux, France
Depart 8:00 PM

F&WT Included Shore Tour (Group2) – In Development

July 5
2025
At Sea
Depart 10:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Darioush Wine Hour

July 6
2025
Saint-Malo, France
Arrive (Anchor) 8:00 AM
Depart 8:00 PM
July 7
2025
St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, UK
Arrive (Anchor) 8:00 AM
Depart 6:00 PM

F&WT Onboard Event: Darioush Farewell Toast

July 8
2025
Portsmouth, England, UK
Disembark AM
July 8 - 10
2025
Portsmouth, England, UK

SAVE THE DATES!   F&WT Optional 2-night post-cruise English Sparkling Wine land tour

Per Person Pricing

Category DescriptionDouble Occupancy
TS - Terrace Suite$12,170
TMS - Terrace Mid Suite$12,570
SS - Signature Suite$19,070
SMS - Signature Mid Suite$19,870
GS - Grand Suite$25,370
LS - Ilma suite$34,070
VS - View Suite$29,670
CS - Concierge Suite$51,070
OS - Owners Suite$59,570

REQUEST PRICES FOR SINGLE/TRIPLE OR CATEGORY NOT LISTED.

PRICES ARE PER PERSON, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, AND INCLUDE SHIPBOARD ACCOMMODATIONS, $520 pp PORT TAXES(subject to change), MOST ONBOARD MEALS, GRATUITIES, UNLIMITED BEVERAGES ABOARD THE YACHT,  F&WT SHORE EXCURSIONS IN SELECT PORTS, HOST WINES SERVED DURING ONBOARD WINE PROGRAM EVENTS AND LIMITED TRAVEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES. PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE ROUNDTRIP AIR AND TRANSFERS, F&WT’s OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE HOTEL , CRUISE LINE SHORE EXCURSIONS,  TRAVEL INSURANCE, OR ALL ITEMS OF A PERSONAL NATURE. F&WT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT PRICING ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. PRICES WILL NOT INCREASE AFTER DEPOSIT RECEIVED, EXCEPT FOR FUEL SURCHARGES AND ANY TAXES, CHARGES OR LEVIES IMPOSED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

About the Ship

ILMA

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Inaugural Sailing: Sept. 2024    Capacity: 448 Guests      Tonnage: 46,750

With the highest ratio of space per guest at sea, Ilma features just 224 airy, light-filled suites, all with private terraces.  Five restaurants, six bars and a wine vault offer culinary experiences to please every palate.  The yacht’s aft Marina includes expansive spaces where you can dine alfresco while admiring the seascapes or enjoy watersports directly from the yacht.

Important Note: At this time actual images of Ilma are not available. Ilma is currently in building stages and its inaugural sailing begins in Sept. 2024.  Some images are based on the Ritz Carlton’s current yacht Evrima and may not represent the final décor or layout.

Owner's Suite Bedroom

Owner's Suite Bedroom

Terrace Suite

Signature Suite Living Area

Signature Suite Bedroom

Beach House Aft

Marina

Memori

Seta

Spa Relaxation Room

The Bar

Privee

The Living Room

Aft Deck

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