Seabourn Cruises announced on Monday, August 31, that it will cancel additional sailings for 3 cruise ships in its fleet as a part of the global pause in operations.
The announcement applies to Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Ovation, and Seabourn Quest with each vessel having a different “effective through” date. Details are as follows:
- Seabourn Ovation: with its cruise operations pause effective through January 3, 2021
- Seabourn Encore: with its cruise operations pause effective through January 6, 2021
- Seabourn Quest: with its cruise operations pause effective through May 10, 2021.
The company is also announcing a revised delivery date for its brand new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition cruise ship, Seabourn Venture, now scheduled for December 1, 2021.
The delay is due to shipyard closures at T. Mariotti earlier in 2020 as part of responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which resulted in disruptions to the overall building and finishing process for the newbuild.
Seabourn announced that its Seabourn Quest ship will operate the line’s 2021-2022 Antarctica experience. The new Seabourn Venture is scheduled to debut in December 2021 with first-ever “Norwegian Winter” cruises where guests may be able to see the Northern Lights.
Details about Seabourn Venture's revised inaugural season will be announced in October 2020.
Due to the redeployment of Seabourn's Quest to Antarctica, the cruise line is cancelling the ship’s Panama Canal sailings scheduled for November 7-December 19, 2021.
Seabourn had previously announced a suspension its global operations from March 14 through May 2021, effectively cancelling all sailings for those ships due to operating during that timeframe.