Seabourn is updating travelers on the restart dates for the five ships currently in its fleet, as a result of the current environment and travel restrictions that remain in place. The cruise line is continuing to work with various government and port officials to develop plans for a full return to cruising.
Based on these latest revisions, the Seabourn fleet restart is now planned as follows:
- 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 (previously announced)
- Seabourn Sojourn—January 11, 2022, departing from Los Angeles to begin the World Cruise
- Seabourn Encore—April 17, 2022, departing from Athens, Greece
“We continue to assess the overall global situation so we can make thoughtful, logical decisions about when each of our ships will restart,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn, in a press statement. “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.”
Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation will not be sailing in Asia, Arabia or Australia for the 2021-2022 fall or winter/spring seasons due to continuing limitations in travel throughout those regions. Due to this, the brand is cancelling select departures on Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation between Sept. 1, 2021-April 26, 2022 to align with the overall restart plan.
Following the summer season in the Greek Isles, Seabourn Ovation will sail a selection of departures originally scheduled to operate on Seabourn Sojourn from Oct. 9 – Dec. 21, 2021. The ship will then begin the new year by operating 12 brand-new sailings in the Caribbean/Panama Canal and Europe from January through May 2022 before resuming its originally planned deployment in the Western Mediterranean. These new Seabourn Ovation sailings will be open for booking on July 8, 2021. This will be the first time Seabourn Ovation will call on the United States.
Guests and travel advisors with impacted bookings will receive information on rebooking, alternative sailing date options, opportunities for bonus future cruise credits or full refunds. Specific offers and details vary by itinerary. Seabourn asks travel advisors use the online resources available on its website first rather than calling the Reservation Call Center for information about the cancellations due to the possibility of high call volumes and the potential of long on-hold wait times.
The upcoming 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 team members 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.
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