Pullmantur Monarch Review and Specifications
Specifications of Pullmantur Monarch
|Builder||CH. DE L'ATLANTIQUE|
|Speed||21.2 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph|
|Length (LOA)||268 m / 879 ft|
|Beam (width)||32 m / 105 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||73937 gt|
|Passengers||2733 - 2752|
|Decks with cabins||11|
|Former names||Monarch of the Seas|
Review of Pullmantur Monarch
Launched in 1991 as Monarch of the Seas for Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur Monarch is one of the Pullmantur Cruises ships, together with Pullmantur Horizon, Pullmantur Empress, Pullmantur Sovereign and Pullmantur Zenith. The ship cost US $150 million to build and was last refurbished in 2012.
History - construction & ownership
Pullmantur Cruises S.L. is a Spanish cruise line headquartered in Madrid. It started operations in the late 1990s as an offshoot of Madrid-based namesake travel agency "Pullmantur". Through its parent company, Pullmantur Cruises was purchased in 2006 by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Pullmantur offers high-quality, high-value cruising with a strong Spanish-Mediterranean flair. Company's hold on the Spanish cruise market started when the founded in 1971 Madrid travel agency Pullmantur, chartered ms Seawind Crown (Premier Cruises) in the late 1990's.
The 73,937-ton, 2,390-passenger cruise ship Pullmantur Monarch is the second of Royal Caribbean’s three Sovereign-class ships – sister ship ms Sovereign and Majesty of the Seas. MS Monarch was built in 1991 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, France). At the time of completion, with her 73,941 GT, Monarch of the Seas was one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
In 2007, ms Monarch became the first of the major cruise ships in the world captained by a woman, Karin Stahre Janson (Sweden). She was the only one until 2010. The British Sarah Breton then took charge of P&O MS Artemis. On April 1, 2013, the ms Monarch cruise ship was transferred from RCI to Pullmantur Cruises and joined her sister, MS Sovereign ship, after 22-year service for Royal Caribbean International.
Cruise itinerary program
Pullmantur Monarch itinerary program is based on Caribbean round-trip cruises from Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Panama, Mexico and Venezuela.
Prior to being retired from RCI fleet, the Monarch ship was sailing 3 and 4-days cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, Florida. Beginning April 27, 2013, ms Monarch is sailing year-round Pullmantur cruises in the Southern Caribbean.
Pullmantur Monarch offers a total of 1193 staterooms in 15 categories, of which 445 Inside, 63 Balcony and 63 Suites. The largest aboard Monarch are the Royal Suites (64.24 m2).
Dining options - Food & Drinks
As one of two main dining rooms on Pullmantur Monarch, Auster Restaurant offers a la carte classic European dishes in formal surroundings. Passengers can choose between two sittings and tables can cater for the largest of groups. Boreas Restaurant is situated on the deck above Auster Restaurant and serves the same menu in a similar formal environment. Panorama Buffet Restaurant is the spot to enjoy a more casual evening meal with a wide selection of international dishes. No seating times are applied and meals have a more relaxed feeling.
Follows the complete list of Pullmantur Monarch restaurants and food bars.
- Auster Restaurant
- Boreas Restaurant
- Panorama Buffet Restaurant
- Ice Cream Parlour
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
MS Monarch boasts two shuffleboard courts and an outdoor basketball court. Two salt water pools, full-sized, are among the other amenities. After the 2003 refurbishment, a rock-climbing wall, a conference center, Asian-fusion restaurant, a Latin Bar, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream were added. The spa and fitness center, as well as the kids’ area were enlarged.
In many ways the Pullmantur Monarch ship offers a nice compromise, mixing some of the signature Royal Caribbean fun facilities with the Pullmantur's more toned-down, quieter escapes. Well-supported, the ship secures a good introduction to cruising for first-timers. For more experienced travelers, MS Monarch secures an inexpensive, dependable and satisfying vacation.
Follows the complete list of Pullmantur Monarch lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- Centrum (multi-deck atrium)
- Broadway Show Lounge
- Yogufruits (38-seat bar)
- Bar Fragata (Piano Bar & Lounge)
- Bar Panorama; 360º Bar & Lounge
- The Waves Yacht Club
- Rhoto Gallery; Video Arcade; Boutique
- Rendez-Vous Lounge
- Internet Center
- Casino Del Mar
- Cyan Disco
- Card Room; Reading Room; Library
- Teen's Club; Grumetes Club (for kids 3-5 years); Capi Club (for kids 6-8 years)
- Spa del Mar Beauty & Fitness
- Bar Marina (Pool Bar)
- 2 swimming Pools; 2 Jacuzzis; Solarium; Jogging Track
- Fitness Center; Rock Climbing Wall; Sports Court.
Pullmantur Monarch wiki
Year built 1991 (as Monarch of the Seas)
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 2733 (2752 max) / 822
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 73,937 tons / 879 ft (268 m)
Ship builder Chantiers de l'Atlantique (STX France)
Building cost USD 300 mill
Ship owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL)
Operator Pullmantur Cruises
Christened by -
Official website link pullmantur.co.uk
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
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Pullmantur Monarch Itineraries 2016
The below listed Pullmantur Monarch cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Pullmantur fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
Pullmantur Monarch Itineraries 2017
The below listed Pullmantur Monarch cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Pullmantur fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.