Aman Resorts Will Offer Luxury Yacht Cruising, billing it as the first Aman Resort at sea, starting in 2026. Aman joins Four Seasons, which is introducing the Four Seasons Yacht in 2025, and the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which launched in 2022 and where TravelSort Clients enjoy Virtuoso Voyages benefits on select voyages.
The new Aman yacht (as yet unnamed, but known as Project Sama) will be built by Italy’s T. Mariotti shipyard, known for building superyachts such as Fulk Al Salamah, the royal yacht of Oman; cruise ships such as Regent's Seven Seas Voyager; and several Silverseas and Seabourn vessels. The owner is Neptune Co., a joint venture between Aman Group and Cruise Saudi.
The cruise ship will be approximately 600 feet long and 23,000 gross tons, with only fifty suites, each with a private balcony. Guest suites are being designed by SINOT, a Dutch yacht design studio whose portfolio includes Larry Ellison's Musashi superyacht. Dining options are to include an all-day dining restaurant, a signature restaurant, a relaxed club and lounge, and an Aman Spa complete with a Japanese relaxation garden. Other amenities include two helipads and a beach club.
Aman is most known for its original resorts in Asia, such as Amanjiwo by Borobudur, Amankila in Bali, Amansara near Angkor Wat, and Amanpulo, a private island in the Philippines. The brand has sought to expand into urban centers with Aman Tokyo and most recently Aman New York, which has received decidedly mixed reviews. While every brand has certain properties that are better than others, the degree of variability and uneven experience among Aman resorts is a significant detriment to the brand, as we wrote in The Decline of Aman Resorts. Ultimately, no matter how spectacular the resort or yacht, luxury brands live and die by service, and Aman no longer consistently delivers.
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