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Pullmantur Zenith

Former name: MV Zenith

Pullmantur Zenith Review and Specifications

Specifications of Pullmantur Zenith

Year built1992  /  Age : 27
Flag state Malta
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Building costUSD 210 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd & Springwater Capital
OperatorPeace Boat
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)208 m / 682 ft
Beam (width)29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage47413 gt
Passengers1440 - 1828
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks with cabins10
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsPullmantur Horizon
Former namesMV Zenith

Current position of Pullmantur Zenith

Review of Pullmantur Zenith

Launched in 1992 for Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur Zenith cruise ship has as Pullmantur fleetmates the liners Monarch, Sovereign and Horizon (sistership).

NEWS: In early-2020, Zenith leaves Pullmantur's fleet. All scheduled for 2020 Pullmantur Zenith cruises were transferred to Monarch. The cruise ship Zenith was sold by Peace Boat (1983-founded, non-government organization based in Shinjuku /Tokyo Japan) and has as future fleetmate Ocean Dream.

History - construction and ownership

Pullmantur Cruises is a Spanish company (headquartered in Madrid) which founded in 1988 as a 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 fleet capacity is ranked the largest cruise brand in Spain.

Pullmantur Zenith cruise ship

The 1400-passenger cruise ship Zenith was constructed as sistership to the first newbuild of Celebrity Cruises - MV Horizon. The vessel was ordered in 1989 by Chandris Group (Greek shipowner) for its Celebrity brand. The Inaugural Cruise (maiden voyage) was in 1992 from NYC New York to the Caribbean. Ship's NYC to Bermuda cruise program started in 1996 - the year in which MV Horizon inaugurated Celebrity's Alaskan program. In 2006, for Celebrity Cruises Zenith was homeported in Bayonne (New Jersey, New York City). Also in 2006, RCCL (parent company) acquired Pullmantur Cruises and in 2007 transferred MV Zenith to Pullmantur. In 2014, the liner was transferred to CDF (Pullmantur's brand in France). In 2017, the vessel was transferred back to Pullmantur.

In early-December 2018, Pullmantur Cruceros introduced "Pullmantur Visa" card via a partnership with Bankinter Consumer Finance (specializing in credit cards and consumer loans). Pullmantur Visa allows easier booking and financing over a period up to 18 months. Pullmantur's credit card is for the Spanish market only (Spanish nationals and residents in Spain) and without maintenance fees. All cruise customers who make payments via Pullmantur Visa receive a return up to 6% of the deferred purchases, plus EUR 20 gift voucher when making non-Pullmantur related purchases.

Cruise itinerary program

Pullmantur Zenith itinerary program is based on Mediterranean cruises departing from Marseille to ports of call in Italy, Greece, Malta, Spain and the Adriatic Sea.

To Zenith's 2019 winter cruise program (Canary Islands) was added to Madeira Island (port Funchal) and Morocco (Agadir). Canaries ports are Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote. The program (Nov 17, 2019, through March 31, 2020) includes a total of 20 itineraries.


Pullmantur Zenith offers a total of 720 staterooms in 15 categories, of which 153 Inside, 47 Balcony and 26 Suites. The largest aboard Zenith is the Suite-Royale room. 

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Zenith Windsurf Café Grill (Buffet Restaurant) provides alternative dining. It is where you'll be able to choose between various dishes to satisfy consumer preferences and tastes. It has an adjacent outdoor grill and provides a wide selection of delicious dishes and an informal setting for relaxing. The single level MDR, Restaurant Caravelle, is elegant and offers good food but expensive wines.

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

  • Restaurant Caravelle (main dining room; the best spot to taste elaborate dishes that Pullmantur provides in its all inclusive)
  • Windsurf Café Grill (buffet; enjoy more relaxed dining at this ‘gourmet market’ for a variety of international dishes).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MV Zenith is quite spacious and offers a fine cruise experience and tastefully decorated public rooms. Passengers tend to be Spanish and European, mixed ages. MV Zenith ship leisure activities include a variety of bars, casino, solarium, outdoor and kids pools, as well as three Jacuzzis and a gym for the active passengers.

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

  • Broadway Theatre (Salon de Espectaculos Broadway)
  • James Piano Bar & Lounge
  • La Voile Bleue Bar; Le Zephir Bar
  • Rendez-Vous Lounge
  • Café Moka; Bar Plaza Cafe (cafeteria)
  • Bar Marina, Bar Harrys, Bar Michaels
  • Photo Gallery; Camera and video store
  • Video Arcade; Boutique
  • Internet Center
  • Casino del Mar
  • Dance Club (Rainbow Disco)
  • Card Room; Reading Room; Library
  • Teen's Club; Tibu Club (Kids' Playroom, ages 3-5)
  • Spa del Mar Beauty & Fitness
  • 2 Swimming Pools; 3 Jacuzzis; Solariums
  • Fitness Center.

Pullmantur Zenith wiki

CDF Zenith cruise ship was built in Papenburg Germany (originally for Celebrity Cruises) as "MV Zenith". Vessel's sistership (and fleetmate) is mv Horizon. Both were operated by CDF Croisières de France) - former French cruise line brand and subsidiary managed by Pullmantur Cruises (RCCL's brand in Spain).

Initially, the ship was used for roundtrips from homeport Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida to island ports in the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 2002, the vessel was flagged Bahamas. In 2007, it was re-flagged to Malta and transferred from RCI-Royal Caribbean to Pullmantur for Mediterranean cruises leaving from homeports in France. In 2014, the liner was transferred to CDF where joined MV Horizon.

Ship’s Captain is Ivo Botica.

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Pullmantur Zenith Itineraries

The below listed Pullmantur Zenith 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
2019 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Trondheim to Malmo Trondheim
2019 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Malmo to Vigo Malmo
2019 Sep 07 8 days, one-way from Malmo to Lisbon Malmo
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Secret Places Of The Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Secret Places Of The Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Secret Places Of The Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Secret Places Of The Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Secret Places Of The Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Secret Places Of The Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Secret Places Of The Mediterranean Barcelona
2019 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Las Palmas Barcelona
2019 Nov 09 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Santa Cruz de Tenerife Barcelona
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Canary Islands And Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Canary Islands And Madeira Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Canary Islands And Madeira Las Palmas
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip New Years Eve In The Canary Islands And Madeira Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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