A change is as good as a rest, at least this is the view taken on by Cruise company Royal Caribbean, which has today reported that from 1st April 2013, their oldest fleet member named Monarch of the Seas will in fact stop sailing from Port Canaveral USA to the Bahamas. Currently the cruise liner offers 3 and 4 night holiday options, but it appears that its not all doom and gloom for the company or most importantly its passengers.
Being transferred to sister brand Pullmantur which began in Spain 2001, Monarch of the Seas which as travel.usatoday.com stated can hold up to 2,390 passengers, will from next April add to its existing line up of 4 ships named the Sovereign, Empress, Horizon and lastly Zenith. In turn, benefits to the company will include a 25% rise in the amount of passengers aboard. In relation to a name change if any, its been reported by the baltimoresun.com that the ship may then sail by the new title of the MS Monarch.
As to the Monarch’s replacement based in Port Canaveral, this still remains a mystery but in a short statement from the company’s spokesperson Harrison Liu it was said, “We are saddened by the loss of Monarch of the Seas from our fleet, but we’re glad that she will go to our sister-brand Pullmantur and forge a new path to deliver exciting vacations to Spanish travelers.”
Expressing his thoughts towards the Monarch’s transfer, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Adam Goldstein said, “She will go on creating wonderful travel memories through her final sailings for our brand through next March and then continue doing the same for Pullmantur’s guests.”
We are interested in your feedback, so tell us if you have yourself travelled onboard the Monarch of the Seas? Will you perhaps benefit from its arrival in Spain 2013?