See here the ms Monarch position and read about the history of this now “Pullmantur Monarch” of the seas. Royal Caribbean Monarch Of The Seas cruise ship related categories here are MS Monarch cruise ship accident reports (at page bottom), ship review and specifications (details).
MS Monarch ship is currently operated by RCCL brand Pullmantur Cruises. The RCI Monarch ship was transferred to Pullmantur Cruises (Europe) on April 1, 2013 (its last cruise for Royal Caribbean was on March 29 – a 3-day trip to Bahamas).
ms Monarch cruise ship information
MS Monarch was built in 1991 as Monarch of the Seas at Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, France). This is the second of the Royal Caribbean’s three Sovereign-class ships – ms Sovereign (Pullmantur) and Majesty of the Seas. At the time of completion, MS Monarch, with her 73,941 GT, was one of the largest cruise ships in the world. The ship can accommodate up to 2,744 passengers.
MS Monarch boasts two shuffleboard courts and an outdoor basketball court. Two salt water pools, full-sized, are among the other amenities. After the 2003 refurbishment, a rock-climbing wall, a conference center, Asian-fusion restaurant, a Latin Bar, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream were added. The spa and fitness center, as well as the kids’ area were enlarged.
In 2007, ms Monarch became the first of the major cruise ships in the world captained by a woman, Karin Stahre Janson (Sweden). She was the only one until 2010. The British Sarah Breton then took charge of P&O MS Artemis. On April 1, 2013, the ms Monarch cruise ship was transferred from RCI to Pullmantur Cruises (Spain) and joined her sister – MS Sovereign ship, after 22-year service for Royal Caribbean International. Prior to being retired from RCI fleet, the Monarch ship was sailing 3 and 4-days cruises to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, Florida. Beginning April 27, 2013, ms Monarch is sailing year-round Pullmantur cruises in the Southern Caribbean.
- Flag-state /Registry – Nassau (Bahamas)
- Capacity – Passengers 2,350 (max 2,770), Crew 827.
- Year built 1991 (by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France).
- Building cost US $150 million, last Refit (2011), Identification IMO number 8819500, Flag (Bahamas).
- Dimensions – Weight-Tonnage 73,940GT, Length 880ft (268m), Width 106ft (32m), Draft (28ft, 8,5m)
- Cruising speed (25 mph, 41 km/h).
- Sovereign-class ship (sister-ship Majesty of the Seas).
- Fun Facts – the world’s first big passenger ship to have a woman as her captain (Karin Stahre Janson).
|Date, location||Accident / Incident Report|
|January 30, 2006||
|December 15, 1998||
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