Following on from our earlier post that two Celebrity Cruise ships could be heading to Pullmantur Cruises, that seems now not to be the case.
Over the holiday weekend, news started circling that Pullmantur Cruises that are partly owned by Royal Caribbean was to make a comeback with the possible help of two Celebrity cruise ships.
Celebrity Cruises has now denied this and there is no plan on selling or leasing any Celebrity cruise ship to the Spanish-based sister line Pullmantur. This includes the Millenium-class vessels. However, the cruise line is in full support of Pullmantur’s reorganization efforts and continues to work with its sister lines with its new business plan on returning to operations.
Celebrity Cruises provided Cruise Hive with the following statement:
While we fully support the reorganization efforts of Pullmantur and continue to work productively with Pullmantur as it develops its new business plan, it is important to clarify that we have not agreed to lease or sell any of our ships, including any Celebrity Millennium class ships, to Pullmantur.
Even though it would make sense to offload some of the Celebrity Cruise ships that have not recently been upgraded that is not the plan at the moment. Pullmantur does not currently have any vessels as they were sold off after the cruise line file for reorganization which is a form of bankruptcy in Spain.
Monarch and Sovereign which were operated by Pullmantur and former Royal Caribbean too are already being scrapped at the Aliaga ship breaking facility in Turkey.
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Celebrity Cruises currently has four Millennium-class vessels including Celebrity Millennium that entered service in 2000 and the first in her class, Celebrity Infinity that made her debut in 2001, Celebrity Summit that entered service also in 2001, and Celebrity Constellation that’s the newest in the class and entered service in 2002.