Today, Royal Caribbean announced their oldest ship, Majesty of the Seas, will cease sailing for the line after April 2016.
Majesty of the Seas currently sails for Royal Caribbean from PortMiami, offering a variety of short sailings to the Bahamas. The ship catered to a variety of cruisers, but served mainly as a ship for cruisers seeking an introduction to the cruise experience or those looking for a short weekend getaway. Now, following her final sailing for Royal Caribbean on April 29, 2016, she will be transferred to Royal Caribbean Ltd.’s Pullmantur brand. Pullmantur, a cruise line tailored towards the Spanish speaking market, currently operates Majesty of the Seas’ sister ships, Sovereign and Monarch.
“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,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “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.”
At this time, Royal Caribbean has not announced a replacement for Majesty of the Seas following her departure from the Bahamas itineraries.
Majesty of the Seas debuted with Royal Caribbean in 1992 as one of the industry’s most innovative and largest ships of the time. Over the years, she introduced thousands of travelers to the world of cruising. Now, she will do the same under a new brand for a new market.