Do you love the relaxed vibes of a Mediterranean resort? Then Pullmantur may be the cruise line for you! This Spanish line offers all-inclusive cruises on both mid-sized and larger ships to give you a range of options. They’re particularly family-friendly, with a great kids’ club and plenty of activities for all ages.
Pullmantur covers four regions, all with their own distinct charms. Take a cruise to Africa to embark on an exotic wildlife safari, visit Zulu villages or relax on the beaches of South Africa. The Baltic region is another popular option, showcasing the fairy-tale medieval architecture of Tallinn and the rich history of St Petersburg. If you want to enjoy a truly relaxing getaway, venture to the Caribbean to experience the vibrant culture of islands like Martinique and Aruba. Alternately, cruise across the Black Sea to Istanbul, voyage around the British Isles or soak in the sun in the Canary Islands.
Rudd, Birmingham on 10th Aug 2012
Just arrived back from a cruise around the Med on board Pullmanturs ship Sovereign. We had a fantastic time and it was well worth the money, made even better by a special deal, which included a free..
Thompson, Billingham on 6th Jan 2018
What a way to spend Christmas. My friends and I all arrived in Tenerife to spend the festive time on board Pullmantur Horizon and journeying around lovely hot Canary Islands.
Being refurbished in 2012 this ship offers a fully modern interior including a kids club and games arcade.MV Horizon Cruises
From piano bars to kids clubs, casinos to arcades this ship has something for everyone! Its perfect family cruise ship!MS Sovereign Cruises
Pullmantur cruises are all-inclusive, right down to the gratuities. This means you won’t incur any extra service charges during or after your cruise. However, if any crew members go above and beyond their line of duty you can tip in person at your own discretion. Some services aren’t included in the all-inclusive fare, like the cost of telephone calls, faxes, internet and spa treatments, so you’ll need to set aside a bit of room in your budget for these!
Although the general atmosphere aboard a Pullmantur cruise is quite relaxed, passengers are requested to follow a smart casual dress code in the restaurants after 7 pm. This means you’ll have to leave those short trousers and swimwear back in your cabin! For more formal evenings, women are requested to wear ball gowns or cocktail dresses, and men should wear dinner jackets or dark suits.
From breakfast croissants to after-dinner drinks, there’s a dynamic selection of food and drinks to delight you onboard a Pullmantur cruise. Authentic Spanish menus are prepared by Paco Roncero, with plenty of continental favourites available in the main dining room. The specific options will vary depending on the type and size of ship you’re on, but all give a range of both formal and casual options. For example, onboard the Horizon you can visit La Splendide with its crisp linens, sparkling crystal glasses and French-inspired menu.
In most cases you’ll be able to take your meals outside if you wish, enjoying a fresh breeze and scenic views. Visit the poolside Terrace and Grill for casual snacks and light lunches, or take the kids to an al fresco pizzeria and ice cream parlous. Meals are accompanied by a carefully crafted wine list, chosen by expert sommeliers to really bring out the flavours of each meal. Buffet and a la carte options are on hand, as well as lighter bites and snacks to fuel your holiday.
All drinks are included on a Pullmantur cruise, so feel free to quench your thirst when and where you like! The standard fare includes non-alcoholic drinks like coffee, tea, sodas and juices, as well as alcoholic beverages including popular spirits, cocktails, beer and wine by the glass. If you want an even more extensive selection, upgrade to the Premium All-Inclusive Package for full, unrestricted access to the bar including top shelf choices.
Boredom simply isn’t an option on a Pullmantur cruise, with the lively selection of entertainment packed into each day! You can enjoy your downtime in the quiet areas including the plush library or card room, or enjoy the fast-paced atmosphere of the casino. From roulette to blackjack, test your luck with new friends in an elegant setting. Children’s entertainment includes everything from a video arcade to planned activities and sports, apart from the main swimming pools of course!
Evening entertainment brings a vibrant atmosphere to each ship. Visit the Broadway Show Lounge after dinner to laugh away at a comedy routine, be wowed by a magician, or tap your toes to the live music. Broadway-styled musicals, concerts, and traditional dances are all on the schedule before the nightclub starts to heat up until the wee hours of the morning.
You’ll find all the luxurious amenities one would expect from a world-class cruise line, with everything from business conference rooms to internet centres and public atriums available in the ship’s main areas. Don’t worry if you have forgotten to pack any essentials – there are plenty of duty-free shops available to kit you out in designer clothing and glittering jewellery. You’ll also find souvenirs to take home as well as more practical items like toothbrushes and sun cream.
The spacious swimming pools tend to be a major hub of activity during any day at sea, with welcoming deck parties and live entertainment. During the day, the pool offers the perfect place to lie out on the sun lounger and top up your tan. Warm up in the Jacuzzi, cool down with a dip in the main pool, or splash around in the shallows with the children. There’s also a fitness centre on board, featuring modern gym equipment and a full-sized jogging track. Hit up the climbing wall to test your strength, or challenge a friend to a game of tennis. If you’d rather wind down and relax, visit the spa for a skin-softening milk bath and massage after all that hard work.
There’s a full selection of accommodation to choose from at Pullmantur, from standard interior cabins to lavish Royal Suites. All accommodation includes conveniences like a personal safe, en-suite bathroom, dressing table and television. If you upgrade to a suite, you can expect added space with a separate seating area, sofa bed, and minibar. Do you want to make the most of the panoramic ocean views? Ask for a suite or cabin that includes a private balcony, giving you a cosy spot to watch the sunset. Families are always welcome on a Pullmantur cruise, and some rooms include upper berths that are perfectly suited to larger groups.