Join our celebrity friends for this exclusive opportunity aboard the brand new, luxurious 624-foot superyacht from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection on a remarkable five-night voyage to the breathtaking region of the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy from August 18-24, 2023!
Among the exciting places we will visit on this unique cruise are Rome, Naples, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, and Malta. You will be joined by a host of celebrity guests for a truly magical experience.
After hosting our guests with incredible locations in Italy each year since 2014, we are excited to offer this spectacular experience onboard Evrima, the first luxury superyacht from The Ritz- Carlton Yacht Collection, chartered exclusively for our donors and numerous celebrity guests including Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Reba McEntire, John Corbett, Bo Derek, Evander Holyfield, The London Essentials, Katharine McPhee, Michael W. Smith, Pia Toscano, Chris Tucker, John Maxwell, and more! This will not only present a chance to visit one of the most beautiful locations in the world, but you will be on board the brand-new ship from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. Enjoy an unforgettable yachting experience accompanied by the highest level of guest service at sea.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is designed to combine the luxury lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton with the casual freedom of a yachting vacation. Each of the yacht’s 149 suites feature a private terrace, and the accommodations provide a relaxed, casually elegant atmosphere, including personalized, high-level service, elevated dining and luxury amenities. Of all the remarkable destinations we will sail to, the yacht itself may become your favorite – especially after a day ashore. The steward who welcomes you with a cold towel to take off the heat. The attendant who hands you chilled mint water on the way to your suite.
With almost as many staff members as guests, the attention to detail is immediately realized. And don’t forget this is an all-inclusive experience with access to a personal concierge, multiple dining venues, 24-hour in-suite dining, beverages in-suite and throughout the yacht, Wi-Fi, and a marina-style platform with access to watersports while at anchor. All of this delivered in an intimate setting with a heightened level of care and attention.
A privately chartered, luxury Airbus A340 with all lay-flat seating will take off from JFK Airport in New York City on a direct flight to Rome. Once on board you will enjoy gourmet catering and the attention of a full-service team dedicated to making your flight enjoyable.
Upon arrival in Rome, guests can choose to be driven in executive Mercedes vans directly to the yacht in Civitavecchia and begin soaking in the luxury; or the adventurous, thrill seekers can choose to take the wheel on their own through the charming Italian countryside in adrenaline-inducing, high performance sports cars like the Ferrari F8 Tributo/Spider, Lamborghini Huracán EVO, Maserati GranCabrio, and Dallara Stradale. After an idyllic lunch, and a few hours of ripping through the roads from quaint village to village, this customized circuit will end in Civitavecchia where you will board the yacht to re-join the group before setting sail for Naples.
by MICHAEL W. SMITH and CHRIS TUCKER
This morning we arrive in Naples, the famous home of pizza, and the world’s best buffalo mozzarella! During the day we will visit the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa right along the shore of the Gulf of Naples. The museum features engines, machinery and modern railways going way back to the 1800s. In the fabulous botanical gardens, you will be treated to an enjoyable, interactive time of making your own Neapolitan pizza and cutting your own buffalo mozzarella. You will learn from many talented chefs while indulging in unbelievable cuisine on this casual day. This formal night will feature a stunning dinner on the terrace of the Royal Palace of Naples overlooking the bay, followed by an intimate performance by Andrea Bocelli in the private theater inside the Palazzo Reale.
Breakfast presentation by JOHN MAXWELL
Evening theater performances by ANDREA BOCELLI,
PIA TOSCANO and DAVID FOSTER
Black Tie Attire
We arrive in Amalfi this morning where you can immediately see and smell the world-famous Amalfi lemons! For those that want to visit the nearby town of Positano, private transportation is arranged for you to be driven there, along with a scenic, coastal boat ride on your return. Once in Positano, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish with a private lunch buffet conveniently located in the center of town exclusively for our guests. This magical night will be in the hilltop town of Ravello overlooking the Amalfi Coast where we will be treated to a breathtaking concert on the Villa Rufolo stage that literally overhangs the steep slope of the coast. This stage is only erected once each year for the famous Ravello Music Festival, but they have agreed to keep it up just for us!
Evening concert performances
by DAVID FOSTER and KATHARINE McPHEE
All White with ‘A Touch of Lemon’ Attire
As we anchor off the coast of Capri, you will immediately be impressed by the rugged, and towering landscape of the island. You can spend your day visiting the many upscale shopping and designer fashion shops. Weather permitting, we will organize a trip to the renowned Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue. This night we will enjoy a rare opportunity to be privately entertained at the famous Taverna Anema e Core, featuring the band that has raucously performed for pop stars, politicians, supermodels, movie stars, and royals. This spontaneous and fun show is well-known for keeping even the most inhibited guests on their feet laughing and dancing.
by TAVERNA ANEMA E CORE
As we sail to our final destination of Malta, we will journey through the Strait of Messina, which narrowly separates the island of Sicily and the toe of Italy’s boot. This is your day to do as you choose while enjoying all the comforts of the Ritz Carlton Yacht, Evrima. Relax by the pool, or find a comfortable chair on deck, book a massage at the spa, take a fitness class…the day is yours!
by REBA McENTIRE
We will port in the medieval, walled city of Valletta on the island of Malta for our last stop of this memorable journey. This capital city was founded in 1565 by the Order of St. John as a refuge for soldiers returning from the Crusades. During our brief visit to this piece of living history, we will have a nice brunch before heading to the airport for our flight back to New York City.
The donation for this voyage is $75,000 per person if you are flying on the private charter jet, and $65,000 if you will be providing your own flights. Approximately 70% of this donation will be tax-deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor.
There are a limited number of suites available, so please make your reservation soon.
The extraordinary trip will leave from New York City on August 18, 2023 onboard an Airbus jumbo jet with all lay-flat seats. Upon landing in Rome, we will embark on our 5-night voyage flying back to New York on August 24, 2023. We expect the very limited seats on the jet to fill up quickly, so we advise you to make your reservations soon.