Monarch set to arrive into Europe


Following a year of change for Pullmantur Cruises - which has seen Empress return to Royal Caribbean - the European cruising sector is set to receive a boost. Whilst she is currently operating itineraries around the Caribbean, calling at ports in Venezuela, Aruba and Sint Maarten, Monarch is set to return to Europe on the 9th June 2016. In the past, Monarch had operated itineraries around South America but, instead, European cruisers will be able to experience everything she has to offer.

The Ship

Along with Sovereign, Monarch has spent a considerable amount of time sailing under Royal Caribbean as one of the fleet’s Sovereign-class vessels. She launched in 1991, at which point she became one of the largest cruise ships in the world and, with a capacity for 2,733 passengers, she still retains her original prowess.

Monarch was transferred to Pullmantur Cruises in 2013, making her one of the youngest ships in the fleet. During time on board, guests can take advantage of a range of dining venues to suit all needs – whether formal or casual. Guests looking to unwind can do so in one of the many bars and lounges on board or in the onboard library. For the more lively guests, there is a video game arcade, night club and a casino – where guests can attempt to win back the cost of the cruise.



On the 24th May 2016, Monarch will cease completing Caribbean itineraries and will instead embark on a journey across the Atlantic. Departing from La Guaira, Venezuela, Monarch will head to Oranjestad (Aruba), Colon (Panama), Cartagena (Colombia) and Philipsburg (Sint Maarten) before commencing the nine-night transatlantic journey. On 9th June 2016, she will arrive in Lisbon, Portugal, where her European season will commence.

Monarch will embark on a cruise along the Iberian coast en route to Rostock, Germany, during which she will also dock in Dover. Out of Rostock, she will operate alternating itineraries to the stunning Norwegian fjords and Baltic nations respectively. On September 17th 2016, for the first time in history, a transatlantic cruise will sail out of the Spanish city of Bilbao before heading to the Caribbean.

Summer is only just around the corner and there is no better time to start thinking about your next cruising holiday. Whether you decide to sail on board Pullmantur Cruises’ impressive Monarch, or on board Zenith, Horizon or Sovereign, one factor is synonymous across all four ships. The all-inclusive package, which covers all meals and drinks, means you won’t have to worry about a thing during your time on board.

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