You can add the Ritz Carlton Yacht collection too the growing list of "properties" that do not participate in Marriott Rewards program.
All of the advance promotional emails and websites with regard to the new Ritz Carlton Yacht collection has been silent with regard to any affiliation to the MR program. Reservations opened yesterday for these cruises.
I called to make a reservation for the new Ritz Yacht, with my "special" reservation code. The agent confirmed that there are no plans to have any connection between Ritz Yacht Collection and Marriott Rewards. Zero points. No upgrades. No on board credit. No status recognition.
This is the same profitable "deal" that Marriott has set up for the Ritz Reserve hotels and others. These deals represent the largest devaluation of points ever perpetrated by Marriott.
Now that they are adding the Yacht collection to this, there may be no end in sight for the following growing list of Ritz Carlton-ness that does not earn points:
Ritz Carlton Millennia, Singapore
Ritz Carlton Krabi Phulay Bay
Ritz Carlton Los Cabos
Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach
Ritz Carlton Mandapa
Hotel Ritz Carlton London
Ritz Carlton Vail
Ritz Carlton Waikiki Beach
Ritz Carlton Juizhaigou China
Ritz Carlton Nanjing China
Ritz Carlton Tamuda Bay
Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection
All Bulgari: London, Bali, Dubai, Shanghai, Bejing