Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas to join Pullmantur

UPDATE 31/03/16: New reports suggest Majesty of the Seas will transfer to Pullmantur Cruises in 2018. See: Could Majesty of the Seas be heading to Pullmantur Cruises after all?

UPDATE: On July 6th 2015, it was announced that Majesty of the Seas would no longer be joining Pullmantur Cruises. The ship, which was previously scheduled to transfer from parent company, Royal Caribbean, in 2016, will instead remain with the operator and sail out of Miami following an extensive makeover.

Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced that popular ship Majesty of the Seas will transfer to Pullmantur in 2016. The move will see our total guest capacity increase by 20 percent – equating to a combined total of over 13,000 passengers - and will play an important part in our plans for growth in Latin America.

Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd stated: "Majesty of the Seas has created wonderful memories for millions of guests, and we expect this record of success to continue as she transitions to Pullmantur. The vessel's transfer is an excellent business opportunity for both Royal Caribbean and Pullmantur. We are fortunate that our mix of brands allows us the flexibility and opportunity to expand in key strategic markets."

Majesty of the Seas has gained a reputation for being popular with first-time cruisers since the vessel sailed on its maiden voyage in 1992. The ship, which can accommodate 2,350 guests and 912 crew, has become renowned for allowing newcomers to the cruise industry a chance to experience a holiday on the sea.

Following the transition of Majesty of the Seas, Pullmantur will operate all of Royal Caribbean’s Sovereign class ships; having acquired Sovereign of the Seas in 2005 and Monarch of the Seas in 2013.