The Carnival Corporation-owned ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn announced that it will cancel upcoming sailings for 3 of its superyachts as a part of the company's pause in passenger shipping operations.
The announcement applies to Seabourn's ships Encore, Ovation and Sojourn, with each vessel having a different "effective through" date.
- Seabourn Encore: operations pause is effective through November 25, 2020
- Seabourn Ovation: operations pause is effective through December 20, 2020
- Seabourn Sojourn: all voyages are suspended through World Cruise 2021, meaning operations pause is effective through May 24, 2021.
The company had previously announced a pause in its global operations from March 14 through November 20, 2020, depending on the cruise ship, effectively cancelling all sailings scheduled to operate during the timeframe. The decision to cancel additional cruises is a proactive action to deal with the circumstances that continue to evolve from the global response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Passengers currently confirmed on the 2021 World Cruise of Seabourn Sojourn will be automatically re-accommodated in the same suite aboard Seabourn Sojourn's 2022 World Cruise, at the rate paid, within 30 days.
Passengers with impacted voyages (except World Cruise 2021) will automatically be cancelled and all passengers will receive Bonus Future Cruise Credits (FCC). They can also request a full refund. Details are as follows:
- Paid in Full: those customers paid in full will receive 125% FCC of the base cruise fare paid to Seabourn. They can also request a full refund.
- Under Deposit: those customers with bookings under deposit will receive an FCC valued at 125% of the deposit amount paid. They can also request a full refund.
The FCC is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. It may be used to book cruises departing through December 31, 2022.