Royal Caribbean transfers Majesty of the Seas to Pullmantur in 2016
RCCL is to transfer Majesty of the Seas from its Royal Caribbean International brand to its Spanish operation, Pullmantur, in 2016.
The ship’s final three-night sailing for RCI will depart on 29 April, 2016, before entering dry dock to be tailored to fit Pullmantur’s brand standards and offerings.
Majesty of the Seas will join the Pullmantur fleet in April 2016
“Majesty of the Seas has created wonderful memories for millions of guests, and we expect this record of success to continue as she transitions to Pullmantur,” said RCCL chairman Richard D. Fain.
“The vessel’s transfer is an excellent business opportunity for both Royal Caribbean and Pullmantur. We are fortunate that our mix of brands allows us the flexibility and opportunity to expand in key strategic markets.”
With the addition of the 74,077-ton Majesty of the Seas, Pullmantur’s total guest capacity will increase by more than 20 per cent.
‘‘The transfer of Majesty of the Seas will play an important role in Pullmantur’s Latin American growth strategy, and helps us become one of the most widely recognised brands in that market,’’ said Pullmantur’s president and chief executive officer, Jorge Vilches.
“The additional capacity will help us meet the rising demand for Pullmantur’s distinctive Latin-style cruise holidays.”
Built at Chantiers de L’Atlantique (now STX France) in St Nazaire, France, Majesty of the Seas sailed her maiden voyage on 26 April, 1992. The ship carries 2,350 guests (double occupancy) and 912 crew.
Most recently, Majesty of the Seas was sailing year-round three- and four-night cruises from Miami, often visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island of CocoCay, Bahamas.
While Majesty of the Seas caters to all types of cruise passengers, she is known for her first-time cruisers, offering newcomers the opportunity to get a feel of the cruising experience. Following the transition, all three Sovereign class ships - Sovereign, Monarch, and Majesty - will be operated by Pullmantur Cruises.
Over the past 40 years, Pullmantur has built a position as the leader in the Spanish cruise market. Since 2006 it has belonged to RCCL.
Currently, Pullmantur’s fleet of five ships has a daily capacity of more than 11,000 passengers. Since 2013, it has promoted a strategic growth plan in the Latin American cruise market, where more than half of its business is located.
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