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Cruise Line Cancels Sailings Into November 2020

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Carnival-owned Seabourn has announced an extension on its pause of global operations impacting all five cruise ships.

Seabourn Cancels Some Cruises Into November

Seabourn which is a Carnival-owned ultra-luxury cruise line has announced a further extension on its pause of cruise operations. However, there is now overall return date and each of its five vessels will resume sailings on different dates.

Some ships will have cancelled sailings until a date in October and some even longer with the latest starting again on November 20, 2020. Here is the list realsed:

  • Seabourn Odyssey: paused through the Europe season, with its operations pause effective through November 20.
  • Seabourn Sojourn: paused through Alaska/British Columbia season, with its operations pause effective through October 13.
  • Seabourn Quest: paused through the Canada/New England season, with its operations pause effective through November 6.
  • Seabourn Encore: paused through the Europe season, with its operations pause effective through October 19.
  • Seabourn Ovation: paused through Europe season, with its operations pause effective through November 6.

Rick Meadows, president of Seabourn, said:

“We know travelers, as well as our past guests, are thinking about and looking forward to traveling based on a lot of information we are seeing lately. With many cruise ports still closed, destinations opening in phases, and airline capacity limited, a continuation of our pause gives us additional time to prepare for our eventual return to service.”

“When we resume and social gathering is acceptable once again, we will do so with the health and safety of our guests, crew and the people in each of the destinations we visit as a priority, just as it has been throughout our history.”

The cruise brand had previously announced a hold in operations from March 14 to June 30 due to the constantly evolving pandemic and travel restrictions. It is also important to know that return dates could be extended even further depending on developments.

Seabourn is providing compensation to impacted guests by providing a Future Cruise Credit of 125% for those who have already paid their fare in full. Those who have made bookings under deposit will also get a 125% Future Cruise Credit along with $300 of onboard credit per suite.

Also Read: 7 Things Carnival Is Doing to Survive the Suspension

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 to be used in any manner selected by the guest. Alternatively, guests may request a refund of the monies paid to Seabourn, which will be reimbursed to the original form of payment.

This follows Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises which have all extended their pause on cruises. You can check the full list of when cruises will resume for each cruise line right here.

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