Pullmantur Monarch

Pullmantur Monarch Review and Specifications

Specifications of Pullmantur Monarch

Year built1991  /  Age : 27
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassSovereign-Class
Building costUSD 300 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd & Springwater Capital
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)268 m / 879 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage73937 gt
Passengers2733 - 2752
Crew822
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks12
Cabins1193
Decks with cabins11
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesMonarch of the Seas, MS Monarch

Current itinerary of Pullmantur Monarch

Pullmantur Monarch current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias), themed as "Art". The itinerary starts on 10 Nov, 2018 and ends on 17 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
10 Nov      Departing from Cartagena, Colombia   
12 Nov     Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles   
13 Nov     Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles   
14 Nov     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
16 Nov     Colon, Panama   
17 Nov      Arriving in Cartagena, Colombia   

Review of Pullmantur Monarch

Launched in 1991 as Monarch of the Seas for Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur Monarch is one of Pullmantur ships, together with Horizon, Sovereign and Zenith.

History - construction and ownership

Pullmantur Cruises is a Spanish company (headquartered in Madrid) which founded in 1988 as subsidiary of the travel agency "Pullmantur" (founded 1971). In 2006, Pullmantur Cruises was acquired by RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd) - world's 2nd largest passenger shipping company (after Carnival Corporation). Currently, RCCL owns 49% as 51% were sold in 2016 to Springwater Capital LLC (2002-founded investment firm). Pullmantur offers high-quality product mainly to Spanish-speaking source market. The company operates mainly in Mediterranean-Canaries regions and by fkeet capacity is ranked largest cruise brand in Spain.

Pullmantur Monarch cruise ship

Monarch of the Seas was Royal Caribbean's second Sovereign-class vessel – preceded by Sovereign of the Seas (1988) and followed by Majesty of the Seas (1992). Pullmantur Monarch cruise operations started on April 1, 2013, when the ship was transferred from RCI (Royal Caribbean International) fleet to Pullmantur Cruises.

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 (Swedish). 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 7-day Caribbean cruises roundtrip from homeports Colon (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia). Ports of call include the most popular destinations in Dutch Antilles - the islands Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

For Royal Caribbean, MS Monarch operated on short (3-day and 4-day) cruises to Bahamas from Port Canaveral Florida. Since April 27, 2013, the ship cruises year-round in the Southern Caribbean.

Cabins

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).

Shipboard dining options - Food and 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.

Pullmantur Monarch cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Pullmantur Monarch restaurants and food bars.

  • Auster Restaurant
  • Boreas Restaurant
  • Panorama Buffet Restaurant
  • Pizzeria
  • Ice Cream Parlour.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and 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
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Rhoto Gallery; Video Arcade; Boutiques
  • Rendez-Vous Lounge
  • Internet Center; Conference Room
  • Casino Del Mar
  • Cyan Disco
  • Card Room; Reading Room; Library
  • Teen's Club; Grumetes Club (for kids 3-5 years, minis); Capi Club (for kids 6-8 years, guppis)
  • Spa del Mar Beauty & Fitness
  • Bar Marina (Pool Bar)
  • 2 swimming Pools; 2 Jacuzzis; 2 Solariums; Jogging Track
  • Fitness Center; Rock Climbing Wall; Sports Court.

Pullmantur Monarch wiki

  • MS Monarch cruise ship was built in St Nazaire France (originally for Royal Caribbean International - RCI) as "Monarch of the Seas". The ship is the 2nd Sovereign-class vessel owned by RCCL. The ship is one of the 3 large-sized Sovereign-class vessels operated by Pullmantur (the RCCL company's brand in Spain). The other two are ms Sovereign and Majesty of the Seas.
  • In April 2013, Monarch was transferred from RCI (Royal Caribbean International) to Pullmantur, after serving for 22 years with RCI. The ship was operated with an year-round Southern Caribbean itinerary program starting on April 27, 2013.
  • In 2007, Pullmantur Monarch became the world's 1st major cruise line vessel captained by a woman. Captain Karin Stahre Janson (of Swedish origin) remained the one and only female captain until 2010, when Sarah Breton (British) took charge of P&O Cruises ship ms Artemis (now mv Artania of Phoenix Reisen).
  • (December 15, 1998 accident) After evacuating a sick passenger, Monarch of the Seas grazed a reef. The accident occurred at Philipsburg St Maarten and caused opening a gash (40 by 2 metres in size) along vessel's starboard hull. Because of the water that was taken in, the ship settled by the head and several of its compartments were  flooded. All passengers were evacuated, no lives were lost.
  • (August 2005 accident) While docked at port Los Angeles, maintenance on a sewage pipe produced hydrogen sulfide gas and raw sewage to escape. 3 crew members were killed, 19 were injured.
  • (January 30, 2006 accident) the ship's 38 year old Captain Joern Rene Klausen was found dead in his suite. The death appeared to be of natural causes.

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Pullmantur Monarch Itineraries

The below listed Pullmantur Monarch cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2018 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2018 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2018 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2018 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2018 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2018 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2018 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2018 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2018 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2018 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2018 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2018 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2018 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur - Especial Aruba (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Colon) Colon
2019 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Caribe Legendario (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 May 03 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 May 04 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 May 06 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 May 10 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 May 11 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 May 13 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 May 17 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 May 20 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 May 24 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 May 27 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 May 31 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur - Especial Aruba (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur - Especial Aruba (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad
2019 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Colon) Colon
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Cartagena de Indias) Cartagena
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Antillas y Caribe Sur (Curacao) Willemstad