Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Seabourn has cancelled additional voyages for three cruise ships up to May 2021.
Seabourn Ovation has extended its pause in sailings up to 3 January 2021, Seabourn Encore (above) until 6 Janaury and Seaboun Quest until 10 May.
It also announced today that the arrival of its new ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition ship Seabourn Venture will be delayed until 1 December due to the temporary closure earlier this year of the T Mariotti shipyard.
The ship will debut in December next year with the cruise line's first ever 'Norwegian Winter' voyages to see the Northern Lights. Details of the revised inaugural season are still being finalised and will be announced next month.
The brand has opened a wait list for guests interested in the voyages from December 2021 to April 2022.
Guests currently booked on the inaugural voyage for Seabourn Venture will be offered the opportunity to sail on the new inaugural itinerary on a priority basis before it is open for sale to the general public.
Additional details on rebooking for other affected Seabourn Venture voyages will be shared with booked guests and travel agents in mid-October.
Meanwhile, Seabourn Quest will operate the line's 2021-22 Antarctica experience, which has resulted in the cancellation of its Panama Canal voyages scheduled for 7 November to 19 December 2021.
Guests who are currently confirmed on one of the affected voyages on Seabourn Quest's Antarctica, Amazon, Panama Canal, South America and Transatlantic cruises scheduled between 7 November 2020 and 25 April 2021 will automatically be re-accommodated in the same suite on the same voyage during Seabourn Quest's 2021-2022 season and will receive a shipboard credit of between $300 and $500.
Guests booked on impacted cruises on Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation will automatically be cancelled and all guests will receive Future Cruise Credits, or they can request a refund.
Seabourn is asking guests and travel agents to use the online resources available on its website first rather than calling for information due to the possibility of high call volumes and the potential of long on-hold wait times.
By Linsey McNeill, Editor (UK)