Pullmantur Cruises, part of the Royal Caribbean Group, may be able to survive the bankruptcy filing and sale of its fleet of cruise ships in order to return next year.
Europapress reports that Pullmantur has reached an agreement with Royal Caribbean Group to allocate the necessary funds so that it can eventually resume operations.
In fact, the restart plans could involve the acquisition of two Celebrity Cruises Millennium Class cruise ships as part of the plan. The ships would offer many more cabins with balconies than the old Pullmantur fleet did.
Financial documents did not reveal which of the Millennium Class ships might be heading for Pullmantur.
The business plan filed in Spanish bankruptcy court includes the offer of Future Cruise Credits for customers who have been booked on Pullmantur for use on Royal Caribbean International or Celebrity Cruises. Refunds would also be available if the customer wishes.
“We believe in the possibilities of a shipping company of Pullmantur’s stature and we are working intensely on the business plan with the aim of betting on the viability of the company,” said bankruptcy administrator Francisco Vera.
Pullmantur was one of the first victims of the cruise industry shutdown, and filed for bankruptcy in June 2020.
Two former Royal Caribbean ships, the Monarch of the Seas and the Sovereign of the Seas, were sold to a turkish junkyard.