In what is a sure sign of the times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the MS Monarch built in 1991 has arrived at a Turkish dismantling yard.
With cruises around the world suspended due to the pandemic, the former Royal Caribbean ship was scrapped along with the MS Sovereign and MS Horizon. All three were part of the fleet of Pullmantur Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean.
The MS Monarch was built in 1991 as the Monarch of the Seas. It sailed until early this year when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, disrupting cruises around the world.
The Monarch ‘grounding’ video is seen below from two different angles (second angle starts at 2:55):