Seabourn is cancelling sailings by three of the five ships in its fleet until between November 2020 and May next year.

The extended pause in global ship operations applies to Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation and Seabourn Sojourn.

Seabourn Encore will not sail until November 25, Seabourn Ovation until December 20 and Seabourn Sojurn until May 24, 2021, due to the cancellation of its world cruise.

Passengers booked on the 2021 world cruise will be automatically re-accommodated in the same suite on Seabourn Sojourn’s 2022 circumnavigation within 30 days.

Those with bookings on other sailings will receive a 125% future cruise credit or a refund.

The luxury Carnival Corporation brand previously paused operations from March 14 to November 20, 2020, depending on the ship, effectively cancelling all voyages scheduled to operate during that timeframe.

The decision to cancel additional voyages “is a proactive action to deal with the circumstances continuing to evolve from the global response to the Covid-19 situation”.

The company added: “Seabourn will be communicating changes for voyages scheduled to depart in the extension timeframe with all booked guests and their travel advisors.”

Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: “We’ve been saying for some time that our resumption of service will come gradually, and this action reflects that discussion.

“The health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and the people in destinations we visit remain a top priority.”

He added: “Like many who watch the travel industry, we are encouraged by the signs emerging around the world that point to travel’s progress toward return.

“When our expert science and medical advisors and our destinations support the ability to resume travel on Seabourn, we’ll be ready.”