Royal Caribbean International to reclaim Pullmantur Fleet...

It appears that RCI will be gutting the Mothballed Pullmantur cruises, and reclaiming some of the ships, and returning them to their fleets.

Sovereign class ships Sovereign and Monarch(Formerly Sovereign of the Seas and Monarch of the Seas) will be returning to RCI service, while Horizon, which was originally built for Celebrity will be returning to Celebrity.

All Pullmantur current bookings are being allowed to transfer to ALL RCI brands, including Royal Caribbean, Azamara, Celebrity, and SilverSea

Tags: Royal Caribbean Pullmantur Sovereign SovereignofTheSeas MonarchOfTheSeas Monarch MVHorizon Horizon CelebrityCruises

8 Answers

Bet there were some serious discussions up on mahogany row about this. They don't want to spend .10 at the moment on their own fleet, nor do they particularly want to start selling those PULLMANTUR ships at fire sale prices. So they'll sit somewhere, wrong paint and all..

So the start of the dominoes falling begins..........

The ships are still there and available if needed but an entire company worth of overhead, management and land staff are now gone.

Well now......

Note the date of this article. I remember reading they were "shutting down" long b4 the plague. RCL always referred to it as a Joint Venture anyway, didn't mean squat to me then OR now..The big boys we all know and love are leveraged mast head high...I don't think theres any more $$ to be had without giving up ownership entirely....Whats a few HUNDRED BILLION between friends eh?

Cynical much?????Wink

Interesting. Wonder what keeping them in cold storage costs/month.

Nah, just a realist...getting used to the idea that I "USED TO CRUISE"....

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