Mud of your Agatha Christie novels: The Orient Specific model is slated to hit the seas in three years.
Paris-based resort conglomerate Accor plans to launch a superyacht division of the Orient Specific model in spring 2026 with the 722-foot Orient Specific Silenseas. Whereas the Orient Specific model is usually related to ultra-luxurious thriller due to Agatha Christie’s “Homicide on the Orient Specific,” its grip on luxurious journey past the rails is on the rise.
Accor is already at work on Orient Express hotels in Rome and Venice and rolling out a practice providing (to not be confused with Belmond’s existing Venice Simplon-Orient Express) in 2024. Each Orient Specific motels are additionally slated to open subsequent 12 months.
Increasing the model into cruises would put Accor nose to nose with Marriott’s Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which lastly set sail in October after years of delays.
Bloomberg first reported Accor’s plan to launch an Orient Specific superyacht division. An Accor spokesperson declined to supply further particulars to TPG and mentioned there can be additional data offered later this week.
The three-masted Orient Specific Silenseas can be the world’s largest crusing superyacht, Accor claims, and is anticipated to launch with routes traversing the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Reservations are anticipated to go dwell subsequent 12 months.
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With 54 suites capable of accommodate a complete of 120 passengers, the Silenseas can be a extra intimate cruise setting than Ritz-Carlton’s 298-passenger Evrima superyacht. Due to the smaller passenger depend, anticipate charges to be dearer on Silenseas, Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin advised Bloomberg.
Charges on the Evrima throughout its first season common between $700 to $900 per particular person per evening on Caribbean sailings and begin at $1,100 per particular person per evening within the Mediterranean, TPG reported again in October.
Suites aboard the Silenseas will common 750 sq. toes, and 6 suites on the highest deck can mix to type a 15,230-square-foot presidential suite with a personal terrace.
Public areas will function two swimming swimming pools, two eating places, an oyster bar and speakeasy, a cabaret and a spa. Given its namesake model, the Silenseas is anticipated to function extraordinarily detailed buildouts and repair. French architect Maxime d’Angeac, who already works on Accor’s upcoming Orient Specific practice and Orient Specific resort in Rome, can be overseeing the inside design of the superyacht.
Accor guarantees to make the Orient Specific superyacht a extra sustainable possibility. The Silenseas won’t use diesel gasoline and as an alternative depend on a hybrid propulsion system relying totally on wind power. An engine will even run on liquefied pure fuel.
Already, Accor has plans for a second superyacht to debut someday in 2027.