Carnival’s Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Cancels Additional Sailings

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Carnival Corporation’s Ultra-Luxury cruise line Seabourn has announced the cancellation of additional sailings impacting three cruise ships.

Seabourn Cancels More Sailings

The cruise line which offers ultra-luxury cruise vacations announced today the cancellation of additional sailings impacting three vessels. It has also been announced that the delivery of the cruise line’s new expedition ship is delayed.

The further cancellations impact Seabourn Ovation through January 3, 2021, Seabourn Encore through January 6, 2021, and Seabourn Quest through May 10, 2021. The cruise line has currently suspended operations across the fleet and each ship will resume service on different dates.

Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn, said:

“Our utmost priority is the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and the people in destinations. We recognize the long lead time for planning an ultra-luxury Seabourn experience and with that in mind, we proactively announce the cancellation of these additional voyages.”

“We are working very closely with science and medical advisors as well as our source and destination markets to develop protocols for the ultimate return to operations.”

Seabourn Venture which is a new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship will not be delivered until December 1, 2021. This is due to the shipyard closures at T. Mariotti earlier this year as part of responses to COVID-19, which resulted in disruptions to the overall construction and finishing process for the ship.

When the new ship debits in December she will offer a series of “Norwegian Winter” cruises which is the first ever. Guests will be able to enjoy the epic Northern Lights. The ship will still sail a revised inaugural season which Seabourn will be announced in mid-October 2020.

More deployment changes includes Seabourn Quest sailing Antarctica season in 2021-2022. The ship will no longer be cruising Panama Canal voyages which were shcueled for November 7 to December 19, 2021.

Guests who are currently confirmed on one of the affected voyages on Seabourn Quest‘s Antarctica, Amazon, Panama Canal, South America and Transatlantic cruises scheduled between November 7, 2020 and April 25, 2021, will automatically be re-accommodated in the same suite on the same voyage during Seabourn Quest‘s 2021-2022 season, at rate paid, within 30 days, as well as receive a shipboard credit that is calculated based upon voyage length. The shipboard credit is $300 per suite for voyages up to 20 days in length and $500 per suite for voyages of 21 days or more.

Guests booked on impacted cruises on Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation will automatically be cancelled and all guests will receive 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.  
  • Deposited bookings: those guests with deposited bookings will receive a Future Cruise Credit valued at 125% of the deposit amount paid, up to the base cruise fare paid to Seabourn. Guests can also request a full refund of the monies paid to Seabourn.

Also Read: How to Speed Up Your Cruise Refund

The Future Cruise Credit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may be used to book sailings departing through Dec. 31, 2022. The amount of non-cruise fare purchases may be transferred to a new booking. Alternatively, guests may request a refund of the monies paid to Seabourn, which will be reimbursed to the original form of payment.

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