Posts Tagged ‘Pullmantur’

Pullmantur Refining Shore-Ex Program

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The Sovereign - Pulmmantur Cruceros (Courtesy Pullmantur)At Pullmantur, the creation of a shore excursion begins when an itinerary is created. “The process starts when we create an itinerary, usually two years in advance,” said Yolanda Pelayo, shore excursion operations manager. “For example, with our team in Madrid, we are now working on new itineraries and excursions for 2018.” (

Pullmantur Signs Dufry for Retail Stores

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The Sovereign - Pulmmantur Cruceros (Courtesy Pullmantur)Grupo Pullmantur has signed Dufry to operate retail shops aboard their vessels until 2022. According to Dufry, the company will operate close to 2,000 square meters of retail space distributed over four ships. (

CDF Will Cease Sailing Its Own Ships

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Croisières de France's new 46,811-ton HorizonThe Pullmantur Group is expected to close the Paris offices of its Croisieres de France (CDF) brand early next year, according to sources familiar with the matter.Cruise Industry News learned earlier this fall that the two-brand (Pullmantur and CDF) configuration was “on the table” after Richard Vogel was named president and CEO of Pullmantur Group. (

Passengers furious over Sovereign

Friday, November 25th, 2016

The Sovereign - Pulmmantur Cruceros (Courtesy Pullmantur)According to local Spanish media, hundreds of passengers have recently disembarked from the cruise ship Sovereign in the port of Palma de Mallorca, furious over the state of the vessel and continuous work in progress on board. (

Pullmantur: Winter Program for the Horizon in the Canary Islands

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Croisières de France's 46,811-ton HorizonPullmantur Cruises has announced a new Canary Island and Agadir itinerary for this winter, sailing roundtrip from Lanzarote and calling at Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, and the Moroccan city of Agadir. (

Pullmantur year-round deployment in Panamá

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Soon after its decisions to made the Colombian port of Cartagena de Indias its principle regional homeport and to increase its Caribbean capacity by 40%, Pullmantur Cruises has confirmed that, it will also operate year-round from the Panamanian port of Colón. (

Antigua becomes cruise line port

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Antigua has made a leap forward to becoming a homeport for cruise lines, as St John’s will be one of four homes for the Spanish cruise line, Pullmantur. (

Pullmantur increases Latin America capacity by 40%

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Having recently reduced its exposure to Latin America on account of the softening of that market outlook and re-focused its business on Spain, Pullmantur Cruises seems to have reversed its strategy yet again and decided to increase its capacity deployment in Latin America. (

Pullmantur chooses Cartagena de Indias as principle Caribbean homeport

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Pullmantur Cruises has announced that the Colombian port city of Cartagena de Indias will be its principle point of embarkation for its two 2017 Caribbean itineraries. (

Pullmantur to Sail Winter Canary Islands Program

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Pullmantur Cruises today announced that the 1990-built Horizon will sail a Canary Islands program embarking passengers in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife this winter. (

Richard Vogel To Head Up Pullmantur and CDF

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Croisières de France's new 46,811-ton HorizonRichard Vogel has been named president and CEO of the Pullmantur Group, Pullmantur Cruises and Croisieres de France. Vogel most recently served nine years as CEO of TUI Cruises and before that was with AIDA Cruises. (

Royal Caribbean Sells 51 Percent of Pullmantur and CDF

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

The Sovereign - Pulmmantur Cruceros (Courtesy Pullmantur)Royal Caribbean Cruises and Madrid-based private equity firm Springwater Capital today announced an agreement to form a joint venture which will see Royal selling a 51 percent stake in Pullmantur and CDF to Springwater, which purchased Pullmantur’s tour assets in 2014. (

Majesty of the Seas to Leave Royal Caribbean Fleet — Again

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Majesty of the SeasChanging course again, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited will transfer its Majesty of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International to the combined Pullmantur/CDF Croisieres de France fleet in 2018, Seatrade Cruise News is reporting. (

Pullmantur to Close Brazilian Office, Winter Charter Under Discussion

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Sovereign - Pulmmantur Cruceros (Courtesy Pullmantur)Pullmantur is poised to close its Brazilian office at the end of March, according to media reports from South America. As well, the company is expected to only operate one ship in Brazil for the 2016-2017 season, which could be chartered to a third party. (

Pullmantur Cruises rolls out new 2016-17 Caribbean itineraries

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Santo Domingo - Plaza Colon (Courtesy Stefano Fermi)Pullmantur Cruises, the Spain and Latin America focused brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., has just published its 2016-17 winter Caribbean programme on board its two ships, Zenith and Monarch. (

Pullmantur to operate seven Rostock turn arounds with Monarch

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Rostock-Warnemünde (Courtesy Hafen Rostock)Pullmantur, the Spanish unit in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RRCL) group, will operate seven turnaround calls at the German port of Rostock this year, the port said in a statement. (

Pullmantur Appoints Two New Senior Execs

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Empress - Pullmantur CruisesPullmantur has announced the appointments of Jurgen Bailom, vice president of operations, and José Blanco González, vice president of commercial. (

Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas to Sail From Miami

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Empress of the Seas (Currently Pullmantur Cruises' Empress)Empress of the Seas will sail short cruises out of Miami when it returns to the Royal Caribbean fleet after spending eight years with sister company Pullmantur. (

Pullmantur launches Movida X Ti

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Empress - Pullmantur CruisesPullmantur Group, the Spanish subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., has just launched a new strategic programme aiming at elevating the experience of its passengers. (

Cartagena, Colombia: Pullmantur shores up Caribbean cruise market with new vessel

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Cartagena is one of the Caribbean ports of call of Pullmantur’s Monarch, a vessel that is more a floating hotel than a ship. (

Pullmantur: Another Change of Strategy; Empress Back to Royal

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The Empress - Pullmantur CruisesPullmantur is refocusing on Europe after concentrating passenger sourcing efforts on Latin and South America after the Spanish market went soft. (

Pullmantur announces two Caribbean itineraries

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

At this year’s International Tourism Fair Latin America (Feria Internacional de Turismo de América Latina), which has just been held in Buenos Aires Pullmantur, the Iberia and Latin America focused cruise line, announced two new South Caribbean itineraries. (

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. (