Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line owned by the Carnival Corporation has cancelled cruises for three ships into Spring 2021.
Seabourn Cancels Cruises
The Carnival cruise brand has decided to cancel the upcoming 2020 and 2021 voyages for three of its cruise ships including Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Ovation, and Seabourn Encore into Spring 2021.
The decision was made due to the ongoing situation around the world and the impact on the cruise industry. Cruise lines including Seabourn are also working on implementing new health protocols to make sure guests and crew can remain safe.
Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn, said:
“Our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and the people in destinations we visit.”
“We know our past guests and travelers are eager to travel when the time is right and that time is on the horizon, so I would encourage anyone to look at their calendar and start planning a trip today to let the excitement build.”
So Seabourn Odyssey will remain on hold through January 15, 2021; Seabourn Ovation cruises are suspended through April 18, 2021, and Seabourn Encore cruises are on hold through May 28, 2021.
Guests with impacted cruises will automatically be cancelled and all guests will receive Bonus Future Cruise Credits. They can also request a full refund of monies paid to Seabourn. Specific details are as follows:
- Paid in Full: those guests paid in full will receive 125% Future Cruise Credit of the base cruise fare paid to Seabourn. Guests can also request a full refund of the monies paid to Seabourn.
- Under Deposit: those guests with bookings under deposit will receive a Future Cruise Credit valued at 125% of the deposit amount paid. Guests can also request a full refund of the monies paid to Seabourn.
This news follows another smaller cruise line owned by rival Royal Caribbean that has cancelled departures into Spring 2021, more details here. It also comes a day after Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises suspend global operations through November 2021.
Carnival Cruise Line already announced last week that cruises are cancelled apart from two homeports in November and December. It’s becoming the harsh reality that most cruises are cancelled until next year.
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