History made as Pullmantur Cruises and Wamos Air join forces


As of this month, Pullmantur Cruises’ Monarch arrived in Europe having completed a winter season in the Caribbean. This move also saw Empress return to parent company, Royal Caribbean, for a refit prior to operating short Caribbean sailings.

Monarch is one of the larger vessels of the Pullmantur Cruises fleet and is currently operating alternating itineraries to the Baltic nations and the Norwegian fjords. With the popularity for cruising always on the increase, it seems that Spanish passengers have certainly caught the cruising bug.

On 18th June 2016, a huge double-decker aircraft arrived in the German town of Rostock, which is an ideal point of access for other cities such as Berlin and Hamburg. It is also the point from which Monarch will depart on many of her European itineraries throughout the summer. The Boeing 747, operated by Wamos Air, was carrying at least 500 passengers and 19 crew members from the Spanish capital, Madrid, to Rostock prior to boarding Monarch.

This is the largest plane to land in the German town since former U.S. president George W. Bush visited on Air Force One in 2006. The plane, which was piloted by Commander Alberto Blasco, was overseen by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Minister of Mecklenberg-Vorpommern, Christian Pegel, and the Mayor of Rostock, Roland Methling.

At 8pm the same evening, the double-decker Boeing 747 returned to Madrid full of passengers who had just come off of a Pullmantur cruise in northern Europe. This year, Wamos Air is expected to complete seven turnarounds from Madrid to Rostock and back again, carrying a total of 7,000 people throughout the summer.

During Baltic cruises, passengers will be able to visit a variety of capital cities including: Stockholm, Tallinn, St Petersburg, and Helsinki. On Norwegian Fjords itineraries, passengers will get the chance to experience the beautiful natural scenery of destinations such as Flaam, Stavanger and Alesund. In between exploring destinations, guests will be able to take advantage of a wealth of amenities including a spa, gym, pool deck, basketball court, theatre, and a variety of restaurants and bars.

As well as the Baltic cities and Norwegian fjords, Pullmantur Cruises will also be operating a number of itineraries to other renowned regions around the world. Horizon will also operate Norwegian fjords cruises before transferring to Marseille to operate a series of Mediterranean itineraries. Sovereign will also operate western Mediterranean itineraries alongside Zenith, which will transfer to the Caribbean for the winter season.

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