Posts Tagged ‘Pullmantur’

Protest by Brazilian fishermen prevents departure of cruise ship for Uruguay

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

A protest by Brazilian fishermen in the southern state of Santa Catarina has been preventing the departure for Uruguay and Argentina of a cruise ship with 1,800 tourists on board, the vessel’s operating firm reported Tuesday. (

Royal Caribbean to Transfer Ship to Spanish Cruise Line

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Majesty of the SeasFans of Royal Caribbean’s 14-year-old Majesty of the Seas have slightly less than a year and a half left to enjoy the ship before the line transfers it to Spanish cruise line Pullmantur. (

New ship and new routes for Pullmantur

Monday, October 13th, 2014

At a recent press briefing, Pullmantur’s new president and CEO, Jorge Vilches, and its director general, Sonia Prieto, announced the continuing changes the company was making. (

Nine percent increase in domestic sales for Pullmantur

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Empress - Pullmantur CruisesAfter an extensive corporate restructuring, Pullmantur, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s (RCCL) Spain and Latin America-focused subsidiary, has forecast a 9% increase in Spanish domestic sales this year. (

Pullmantur to Show World Cup Games

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Pullmantur Cruises has signed an agreement with FIFA to show all matches of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil live onboard, on Channel 24. (

Jorge Vilches Named President and CEO of Pullmantur

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Vilches be responsible for leading the Spanish cruise line and will report directly to Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (

Cruise Baltic Crown Award goes to Pullmantur’s Eduardo López-Puertas

Monday, March 17th, 2014

At CSM 2014 this week, network Cruise Baltic has awarded the “2014 Cruise Baltic Crown Award” to Eduardo López-Puertas, Vice President Operations, Pullmantur Cruises. (

Royal Caribbean Announces Sale of Air and Tour Segment of Pullmantur

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Pullmantur has signed an agreement with Gowaii and Springwater Capital to sell a majority capital stake of its businesses which are dedicated to tourism-related activities that are not directly connected to its cruise line business. (

Pullmantur embarking at Málaga, close to customers

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Pullmantur has announced Málaga as a port of embarkation, between late September and November 2013, for its eight-day-seven-night “Leyendas del Mediterráneo” (Legends of Mediterranean) itinerary onboard two of its vessels, Empress and Sovereign. (

Pullmantur Renews MTN Deal

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

MTN Communications (MTN) today announced that Pullmantur Cruises is renewing and extending its long-term relationship with the company. (

Pullmantur’s Zenith cancelled call to Santorini

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Due to fire in one of the main generators in Santorini, the island is in completely blackout. (more…)

Engine Room Fire Disables Cruise Ship Near Venice

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

An engine-room fire has partially disabled Pullmantur Cruises’ Zenith, requiring the cruise ship to be towed into port in Venice, Italy. (

Spain’s Pullmantur Rolls Out Year-Round Caribbean Cruises

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The magnificent Monarch has carried 5,229 passengers from the port of Cartagena, Colombia, and is expected to carry about 145,000 tourists over the next 10 months. (

Pullmantur Confirms Winter 2013/2014 Deployment

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Empress - Pullmantur CruisesPullmantur Cruises has confirmed its 2013/2014 winter program, with three ships in South America and two ships in the Caribbean. (

Weak Spanish economy, Costa Concordia impact behind Pullmantur impairment charge

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) says it conducts an analysis of the carrying value of its assets on a regular basis and in the past has pointed out the risks related to Pullmantur and the Spanish economy. (

Pullmantur Cruises Introduces Its New Fleetwide Branding Today

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Empress - Pullmantur CruisesPullmantur Cruises of Madrid, the Spanish arm of Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises, is introducing its new branding today, December 21st, including a new livery consisting of two hues of blue for its ships. (

Pullmantur Rebranding

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Spain-based Pullmantur Cruises is re-branding, according to a company spokesperson in a released statement to Cruise Industry News. (

Pullmantur reaches 100,000 fans on Facebook in year

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Pullmantur, the Spain-focused cruise line in the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) group, has announced that it has now more than 100,000 Facebook fans after just one year of its presence on the social network site. (

TourCrafters Promotes Pullmantur in North America

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

TourCrafters is promoting the “Spanish flavored cruises” from Pullmantur in North America. (

Pullmantur’s sharpening focus on Spain

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Pullmantur appears to be sharpening its focus on the domestic market in Spain. It will operate six turnaround ports in the country next year, among them, the recent addition of Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, A Coruña, and Bilbao. (

Pullmantur to Turn Around in Malmo in 2013

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Spanish cruise operator Pullmantur has confirmed it will transfer its turnaround operation in the Baltic from Copenhagen to Malmo, starting in May 2013. (

Pullmantur to operate four turn around calls from Bilbao 2013

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

After its recent successful second round-the-Iberian-Peninsula voyage on Empress, with Bilbao as the first port of call, Pullmantur announced an increase in its presence in the Basque port next year. (

Pullmantur revives Tallinn’s turnaround sector

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Estonia’s capital got a boost from Saturday 14 July when the Spanish cruise operator started to fly passengers on five of its own Air Pullmantur planes in and out of Lennart Meri Airport. (

UK. In celebration of its new GSA partnership with Spanish Pullmantur, Major Travel announces a very special day aboard Empress

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Andrew McKenna and the Major Cruise Team will be hosting a busy day aboard Pullmantur’s ship Empress when it docks at Dover on 19 September. (more…)

Pullmantur to broadcast UEFA 2012 games on board all its ships

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Pullmantur announced that it would broadcast all 31 games of this year’s UEFA championship, between the 8 June and the 1 July, onboard all its ship. (

Pullmantur to Base Monarch of the Seas in Southern Caribbean

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Pullmantur will be taking over the Monarch of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International in 2013, and with the ship comes a stronger Latin America strategy, according to company executives. The Monarch will join Pullmantur’s Zenith, Empress and her sister, the Sovereign. (

Major Travel Takes UK GSA For Pullmantur

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Major Travel, one of the UK’s longest established independent tour operators has signed as the sole UK GSA for Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur. (

Royal Caribbean to transfer Monarch of the Seas to Pullmantur

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Monarch of the Seas will transfer to Pullmantur on April 1, 2013, following its last sailing for Royal Caribbean International, which departs on March 29, 2013. (

Monarch to Pullmantur?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Royal Caribbean’s 2,744-passenger, 73,941-ton Monarch of the Seas may be headed to Spanish brand Pullmantur to join sister-ship Sovereign of the Seas, sources said. (

Ocean Dream Charter Details

Friday, March 9th, 2012

As reported by Cruise Industry News in January, the Ocean Dream is set to leave the Pullmantur fleet, according to Royal Caribbean Cruises’ 10-K filing. (

Pullmantur turns round in Tallinn

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Tallinn will be a turnaround port for Pullmantur in 2012 which will call five times. The port is expecting 300 calls and 450,000 passengers with nearby Saaremaa expecting three calls and 1,100 passengers.

Pullmantur Reducing Capacity, Ocean Dream Leaving Fleet?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Ocean Dream may be leaving Pullmantur’s fleet as soon as this spring, sources told Cruise Industry News. The Spanish market is struggling amid euro-zone problems and the 1981-built, 1,422-passenger Ocean Dream has reportedly been chartered to Peace Boat. (