Seabourn cancels 3 cruises aboard its newest ship Venture due to emergency drydocking

   January 27, 2023 ,   Accidents

The premium travel company Seabourn canceled 5 sailings of its newest ship Seabourn Venture which will be forced into unscheduled drydock for repairs, to be conducted in April.

According to a communication sent to booked guests/travel advisors, the expedition vessel is due to undergo repairs to her stabilizers. The correct functioning of these systems is essential to keep navigation as comfortable as possible. As a result, Seabourn made the difficult decision to cancel all cruises departing between April 7th and April 30th, 2023.

The canceled voyages include an Amazon expedition, a Transatlantic crossing (, and two voyages in Northern Europe.

Affected passengers will receive full refunds including non-cruise fare purchases, flights booked through the Seabourn airline program, pre-/post-cruise hotels, transfers, shore excursions, onboard services, and more.

The luxury brand is also offering these passengers a 25% bonus Future Cruise Credit (FCC) that will be applied to their Seabourn Club account. The credit can be used on any of the line's traditional/expedition voyages that sail on/before December 31st, 2023.

The company is reimbursing certain non-refundable unforeseen expenses incurred by guests, such as flight change fees.

Venture is Seabourn's first purpose-built expedition ship which entered service in July 2022. The 264-passenger boat was designed to sail in remote/polar areas while offering the brand's signature ultra-luxury product.

After making her Northern European debut, Seabourn Venture sailed south for her maiden season in Antarctica, where she is currently operating.

Seabourn Venture cruise ship

In November, Seabourn celebrated the arrival of the newbuild in Antarctica by organizing her official christening ceremony there, while the final stages of fitting out the sistership Seabourn Pursuit continues in Genoa (Italy). The latter will be the company's 5th boat from the Italian shipbuilder Mariotti.