As part of a restructuring plan submitted to Spanish authorities, Pullmantur could be back and sailing as soon as late 2021 with two former Celebrity Millennium class ships.
The Spanish cruise brand, part of a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Group and Springwater Capital, filed for insolvency earlier this year. Its ships have since been or are in the process of being scrapped. Now it appears to be attempting to mount a comeback and is in talks to pick up two Celebrity ships if the plan is green lighted.
Documents show that Royal Caribbean and Pullmantur have come to a financing deal to continue operations with a new business plan, and future cruise credit program for booked Pullmantur guests, which could be accommodated on Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises brands.
Celebrity Cruises has issued the following statement on the matter: “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.”
Updated: This article was updated with a statement from Celebrity.