The ship entered service in 1991 for Royal Caribbean as the Monarch of the Seas. This ship was considered a Sovereign class cruise ship. According to Pullmantur's website, the ship held 2,733 passengers and had a length of 268 meters. The ship joined Pullmantur in 2013 and has been sailing a variety of itineraries since this time.
Interesting You-Tube Video That Shows The Ship Being Run Aground:
A video of the ship being run aground in Turkey was posted to You-Tube. It is nearly 4 minutes in length and shows the view from the bridge as the ship is being run aground. In the background you can hear someone giving instructions on how to navigate the ship into the proper spot. The last minute of the video shows a view from land as the ship runs aground on land. Please note, this is not my video and I am not responsible for the content in this video!
If you want to watch this video here is a link to the You-Tube video: Click Here (you will be taken to You-Tube)
Pictures I Took Of the Pullmantur Monarch's Exterior In Progreso:
During my 2015 cruise on the Carnival Elation, I had the opportunity to dock with the Pullmantur Monarch in both Cozumel and Progreso. At Progreso the Carnival Elation was docked right next to the Monarch and I was able to walk right beside and look down on the ship from the Carnival Elation. Here are my pictures:
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