This year, Pullmantur’s cruise ship ‘Monarch’ has undergone a €10 mill refit at Grand Bahama Shipyard.
Docked for 21 days last month, work was undertaken across a number of areas on board the ship. Staterooms and public areas were both renovated, with carpets, upholstery and furnishings all taken into account. Bars, restaurants, the pool on the top deck, the Jacuzzis and the shopping areas were also renovated.
A total of 15,000 sq m of carpet was replaced on board the ship, while 1,000 sq m of fabric was applied for upholstery of chairs.
New features included a solarium, which was installed on deck 12, while a number of services were installed throughout the ship for passengers who wished to book a second cruise while on board. It will also help to provide a more luxurious experience for guests staying in suite and junior suite accommodation grades, Pullmantur said.
Signs throughout the ship for food, beverage and recreational areas were all updated, with an emphasis on trying to use names that are closer to Spanish and Latino culture.
This is in line with the fact that the ship will operate Caribbean sailings primarily out of the Panamanian port of Colon and the Colombian port of Cartagena – both of which are Spanish-speaking nations, the company explained.
While ‘Monarch’ will be positioned in the Caribbean throughout 2018 and 2019, Pullmantur Cruises’ other vessels will operate sailings closer to home, as ‘Horizon’ and ‘Sovereign’ will be positioned in the Mediterranean, while ‘Zenith’ will operate alternating sailings to the Baltic and Norwegian fjords.