The Carnival Corporation-owned ultra-luxury brand Seabourn blamed global supply chain issues (due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis) for delaying the launch of Seabourn Venture again.
The 264-passenger ship had been due to launch on April 10th from Greenwich-London UK, but is now due to come into service on July 15th.
Seabourn Venture had originally been scheduled to commence operations in December 2021 after being built at T.Mariotti shipyard in Genova (Italy).
According to a spokesperson for the company, the extra time would help ensure they entered service with the ship they envisioned at the outset.
“This decision is based on a few primary factors our team has been monitoring over the past few months,” they said.
“First, the ship’s construction continues to make good progress, but we have encountered some additional global supply chain challenges.
“By shifting the date of the first voyage to July, we are trying to create a greater degree of comfort for our guests to join us on Seabourn Venture later this year at a time where they will be more willing to travel.”
Sistership Seabourn Pursuit is scheduled for delivery in February 2023. Her maiden voyage will be an itinerary from Reykjavik (Iceland) to Greenland departing on April 4, 2023.