Seabourn revises schedule for cruise restart

Seabourn has cancelled more sailings as it continues to work with various government and port officials to develop plans for a full return to cruising.

The luxury line issued an update in the face of current environment and travel restrictions that remain in place.

The revised schedule for the fleet restart is now planned as:

  • Seabourn Ovation – July 3, departing from Athens, Greece to operate in the Greek Isles
  • Seabourn Odyssey – July 18, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados to operate in the Southern Caribbean
  • Seabourn Quest – November 7, departing from Miami to begin the Antarctica season
  • Seabourn Sojourn – January 11, 2022, departing from Los Angeles to begin a world cruise
  • Seabourn Encore – April 17, 2022, departing from Athens

Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation will not sail in Asia, Arabia or Australia for the 2021-20 autumn/winter/spring seasons due to continuing limitations in travel throughout the regions.

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The brand is cancelling select departures on the two ships between September 1 this year and April 26, 2022.

Seabourn Ovation will now sail a selection of departures originally scheduled to operate on Seabourn Sojourn from October 9 to December 21 following its summer season in the Greek islands.

The ship will then begin the new year by operating 12 new sailings in the Caribbean/Panama Canal and Europe from January through May 2022 before resuming its originally planned planned deployment in the western Mediterranean.

It will be the first time Seabourn Ovation will call on the US.

The new Seabourn Ovation sailings open for booking on July 8.

Passengers and agents with impacted bookings will receive information on rebooking, alternative sailing date options, opportunities for bonus future cruise credits or full refunds.

The summer 2021 voyages on Seabourn Ovation and Seabourn Odyssey are open to any guests that are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Seabourn intends for all crew working on board for these voyages to be fully vaccinated and is “actively implementing” plans to meet that goal.

Specific vaccination requirements for other itineraries in 2021 and beyond will be finalized closer to the sailing date in coordination with the respective destinations.

Operation of the upcoming winter/spring Antarctica season, the 2022 world cruise, and other upcoming deployments are subject to change due to travel restrictions, the company cautioned.

Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: “We continue to assess the overall global situation so we can make thoughtful, logical decisions about when each of our ships will restart.

“We know guests are beginning to restart travel on some level in their personal lives and we look forward to seeing them again as soon as possible, starting as early as this summer in Greece and the southern Caribbean.”

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