Could Majesty of the Seas be heading to Pullmantur Cruises after all?
Upon mentioning Majesty of the Seas, it is first necessary to draw reference to our previous blog posts on the Royal Caribbean vessel joining Pullmantur Cruises. In November 2014, it was announced that Majesty of the Seas would become the sixth addition to the fleet, boosting the line’s overall passenger capacity by 20%.
In July 2015, however, it was announced that Majesty of the Seas would no longer be transferring from parent company, Royal Caribbean, and that it would instead receive an extensive refurbishment before operating cruises out of Miami.
Now, Seatrade Cruise News is reporting that the vessel will transfer to Pullmantur Cruises after all, with the move scheduled for 2018. Original refit plans for Majesty of the Seas, which included a DreamWorks experience, waterslide and free internet for all passengers, have been scratched. Majesty of the Seas will still go into drydock in May 2016; however, the new features will instead include a new kids-only pool area, expanded pool bar, new poolside movie screen and upgraded cabins.
Although the vessel first entered service for Royal Caribbean in 1992 - and is therefore the oldest remaining ship still in operation for the line – it has remained popular among cruisers. There are many amenities on board for cruisers to enjoy including a number of bars, lounges, swimming pools, a basketball court and a rock climbing wall.
However, According to Cruise Critic, Pullmantur Cruises’ parent company, Royal Caribbean, has stated that there are no current transfer plans for the last remaining Sovereign Class vessel. Speaking to Cruise Critic, the Director of Global Corporate Communications for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Cynthia Martinez, stated there are "no plans to transfer Majesty of the Seas to Pullmantur."
The 73,000 gross tonne Majesty of the Seas has a capacity for 2,744 passengers and is the last remaining Sovereign class ship still in service for Royal Caribbean. The other two Sovereign class ships, Sovereign and Monarch, have both been transferred to Pullmantur Cruises in recent years. Sovereign was transferred in 2008, whilst Monarch is the newest addition to the Pullmantur Cruises fleet, having arrived in 2013.
Until any news is announced, Majesty of the Seas will continue to operate short cruises to the Bahamas out of Port Canaveral. We will be sure to keep you updated over the coming months.
In the meantime, Pullmantur Cruises can offer a range of exciting itineraries around the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Whilst on board, guests will be able to take advantage of an all-inclusive package – so you won’t have to worry about incurring hidden or additional charges.
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