Pullmantur Sovereign

Pullmantur Sovereign Review and Specifications

Specifications of Pullmantur Sovereign

Year built1987  /  Age : 31
Flag state Malta
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassSovereign-Class
Building costUSD 185 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 Tonnage73529 gt
Passengers2733 - 2852
Crew820
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks14
Cabins1162
Decks with cabins12
Last Refurbishment2015
Former namesSovereign of the Seas, MS Sovereign

Current itinerary of Pullmantur Sovereign

Pullmantur Sovereign current cruise is 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo. The itinerary starts on 12 Nov, 2018 and ends on 19 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
12 Nov      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
14 Nov     Naples, Italy   
15 Nov     Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy   
16 Nov     Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy   
17 Nov     Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France   
18 Nov     Sete, France   
19 Nov      Arriving in Barcelona, Spain   

Review of Pullmantur Sovereign

Launched in 1987 as the biggest cruise ship in the world "Sovereign of the Seas“, Pullmantur Sovereign was operated by Royal Caribbean until November 2008. Currently, Sovereign is one of the Pullmantur ships, together with Horizon, Monarch 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 Sovereign cruise ship

The 73,529-ton, 2,278-passenger cruise ship Pullmantur Sovereign is one of three Sovereign-class vessels – the operated by Pullmantur Cruises MS Monarch and Majesty of the Seas. When she was built, ms Sovereign of the Seas was the largest ship to be built since Cunard's Queen Elizabeth.

Sovereign of the Seas was transferred to Pullmantur Cruises in November 2008 after serving for RCI for 20 years, and renamed ms Sovereign. Similar to the other Sovereign-class vessels, ms Sovereign cruise ship has an unique multi-deck atrium lobby, the Centrum, and a funnel-mounted top-deck Viking Crown Lounge. The ship features 5 restaurants, 9 bars, spa, 4 pools and casino.

Cruise itinerary program

Pullmantur Sovereign itinerary program is based on Mediterranean round-trip cruises from Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Rome.

Cabins

Pullmantur Sovereign offers a total of 1162 staterooms in 16 categories, of which 418 Inside, 67 Balcony and 67 Suites. MS Sovereign cabins are quite small, the bathrooms are tiny, and the storage space is limited. Suites are large, with a separate sleeping and living area.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The El Guadiana and El Duero dining rooms offer attentive service and reasonable food. There is also Grill on deck 12. Alternative dining is available at Wu Fusion Restaurant, Panorama Buffet, and Café San Marco. 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 Sovereign cruise ship

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

  • El Guadiana Restaurant
  • El Duero Restaurant
  • Panorama Buffet Restaurant
  • Wú Fusion Restaurant & Lounge Bar
  • The Grill Restaurant
  • Pizzeria
  • Ice Cream Parlour

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Sports facilities include a fitness center, two pools, a basketball court and climbing wall. There are also a sauna and Spa del Mar. Musical stage productions are offered in the Broadway Showroom, and Zoom Discotheque features live music, dancing and cabaret. This ship boasts a Monte Carlo casino and twin cinema.

Pullmantur Sovereign cruise ship

Sovereign cruise ship's guests tend to be mixed ages, Spanish and European. When all staterooms have double occupancy, the vessel secures a space ratio of 32.13 tons per guest and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.8 passengers.

Follows the complete list of Pullmantur Sovereign lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Centrum (multi-deck atrium)
  • Broadway Show Lounge
  • Cafe San Marco; Cafe Plaza
  • Spinnaker Piano Bar & Lounge
  • Bar Panorama; 360º Bar & Lounge
  • The Waves Yacht Club
  • Rhoto Gallery; Video Arcade; Boutique
  • Rendez-Vous Lounge
  • Internet Center; Conference Room
  • Casino Del Mar
  • Zoom Disco
  • Card Room; Reading Room; Library
  • Teen's Club; Tibu / Grumetes Club (for kids 3-5 years); Guppys Capi Club (for kids 6-8 years)
  • 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 Sovereign wiki

  • MS Sovereign cruise ship was built in St Nazaire France (originally for Royal Caribbean International - RCI) as "Sovereign of the Seas". The ship is currently one of the 3 large-sized Sovereign-class vessels operated by Pullmantur (the RCCL company's brand in Spain). The other two are ms Monarch and Majesty of the Seas. At the time of the its maiden voyage (Jan 16, 1988), Sovereign was the largest cruise ship built since Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth (link to the new ship built in 2010).
  • Fun fact is, that during its November 2004 refurbishment, the vessel was featured in the Travel Channel's "A Cruise Ship Reborn" series. During its RCI service the ship operated on short (3- and 4-night) Bahamas cruises leaving from Florida (Miami and Port Canaveral-Orlando) to Coco Cay (private island).
  • (May 10, 2014 accident) The Sovereign cruise ship suffered an engine failure en-route Barcelona to Tunis and had to stay at port Naples for repairs. The repair attempts were not successful and the ship was repositioned to Rome (Civitavecchia port). The voyage was cancelled. Pullmantur compensated all passengers by returning their fares and reimbursing them with all traveler expenses related to the accident. Also offered was a 60% future cruise discount.

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Pullmantur Sovereign Itineraries

The below listed Pullmantur Sovereign 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 05 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2018 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2018 Nov 19 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Recife Barcelona
2018 Nov 20 11 days, one-way from Alicante to Recife Alicante
2019 Mar 26 3 days, round-trip Escapada al sur de Francia Barcelona
2019 Mar 29 3 days, round-trip Escapada al sur de Francia Barcelona
2019 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 May 06 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 May 13 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 May 20 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 May 27 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip 5 Maravillas del Mediterraneo Barcelona
2019 Nov 18 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Recife Barcelona