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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Default Last day of Monarch of the seas announced

Royal Caribbean International's oldest cruise ship, the Monarch of the Seas, will transfer out of the fleet in April 2013.
Built in 1991, the 2,390-passenger ship will be transferred to Royal Caribbean's Madrid-based sister company, Pullmantur Cruises, on April 1, 2013.
The Monarch currently sails three- and four-night round-trip Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral. It will embark on its last sailing for Royal Caribbean on March 29, 2013.
Royal Caribbean said a potential replacement for the ship's short Bahamas product would be announced in the coming months.
"She will go on creating wonderful travel memories through her final sailings for our brand through next March and then continue doing the same for Pullmantur's guests," said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, in a statement.
The Monarch will increase Pullmantur's total guest capacity by nearly 25%, and bring the Spanish line's fleet of former Royal Caribbean Cruises family ships to five. The line currently operates the Monarch's sister-ship, the former Sovereign of the Seas, as well as the former Empress of the Seas, Celebrity Zenith and Celebrity Horizon.
With the reduction, Royal Caribbean will have 21 cruise ships. The line said that it has not booked anyone on the ship after March 2013, so there's no need to re-accommodate any passengers

Wonder which ship will replace Monarch?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Well, the writing was on the wall. It will be sad to see her go because Monarch was my first RCI cruise, and was the ship that got me hooked on this cruise line. Now the question is, when will Majesty go?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Well, the writing was on the wall. It will be sad to see her go because Monarch was my first RCI cruise, and was the ship that got me hooked on this cruise line. Now the question is, when will Majesty go?
Was thinking the same thing Paul Majesty probaly will be next
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Was our first Royal Caribbean cruise too.
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Just booked it, I've never been on an Inaugural or last cruise for a ship, I'm kind of excited.
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last cruise on monarch sounds like a good idea.
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The rates have already jumped up. We took the last weekend sailing of the Sovereign and had a memorable trip. I think there is a youtube video of some festivities from the last 4 night Sovereign sailing.

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last cruise on monarch sounds like a good idea.
Sounds like a plan!
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I think i want to go ahead and book that March 29th 2013 cruise.

I personally will be sad to see her go. She wasnt my first cruise but she WAS my first Royal caribbean cruise and what hooked me on RCI.
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The rates have already jumped up.
Yikes! Yes they have!

449.00 pp for a deck 9 SOV for a 3 nighter. I only have two choices of categories and only 4 cabins to choose from.
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Exclamation Price Increase for last sailing

Yikes! I just called Crown and Anchor and a SOV is 1100 for two!
I don't think so.

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What happens special on a FINAL CRUISE?

Monarch was also our first cruise that we took relunctantly. It connected us with cruising.
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What happens special on a FINAL CRUISE?

Monarch was also our first cruise that we took relunctantly. It connected us with cruising.
Not sure about festivities, but there will be some amazing sales on Monarch merchandise
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am i wrong...........i thought i knew the smaller ships and thought the majesty was now the oldest. I thought it was the sovereign then the
majesty and then came the monarch.

With the sovereign gone of the three i considered the majesty the oldest
but thought the monarch was the newest of the 3 ships.

does anyone know which order it is.
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am i wrong...........i thought i knew the smaller ships and thought the majesty was now the oldest. I thought it was the sovereign then the
majesty and then came the monarch.

With the sovereign gone of the three i considered the majesty the oldest
but thought the monarch was the newest of the 3 ships.

does anyone know which order it is.
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Our first cruise with Royal was on the Monarch and we loved it so much that we went the following year again on the Monarch. I think it was 1993. We have fond memories about the Monarch sorry to see her go
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OK, I broke down and booked a reservation for the three day final trip.
Prices are ridiculous but the Monarch will have only one last cruise.
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Do you know if a roll call thread has been started? Let me know when.
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I'm anxiously waiting for the announcement of what will replace her. Living in the PC area, I hope it's a nice ship!
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I would like to do the Transatlantic on Monarch. Have had many cruises on her while on the west coast.
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