Seabourn has called it quits on the 2020 cruise season, confirming that its three ships will not now return until early next year. The announcement applies to Odyssey, Ovation and Encore.
The line is making it easier for prospective charter, incentive, meeting and group travel clients to understand why a ship may be the perfect choice for their next gathering.
P&O Cruises and Seabourn have both extended the suspension of operations into 2021 for a number of vessels. Costa Cruises will, however, return in September.
Richard Meadows will be retiring from the role of president with Carnival Corporation-owned Seabourn at the end of May. The move brings down the curtain on a 35-year career with Carnival.
Seabourn will extend a pause in its global operations to include departures through to the end of June. The brand had previously announced its five ships would not sail before May 14th, effectively cancelling all voyages scheduled to operate before then.
Seabourn is preparing to take travellers into the depths of the ocean for the first time. The line has revealed the design and details for its custom submarines that will operate excursions for an additional charge from its two upcoming expedition ships.
Seabourn has contracted hospitality designer Adam Tihany to create the indoor and outdoor guest areas of its two new purpose-built expedition ships.
The ship is scheduled to launch in June 2021, with a second yet-to-be-named sister ship slated to launch in May the following year.
Seabourn has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, with cruise bookings now open. The world’s ultra-luxury cruise line will start with a 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn departing Miami on November 4th next year.
Seabourn has promoted veteran expedition leader Robin West to vice president, expedition operations and planning, to oversee and continue development of the line’s expedition-oriented product in destinations around the world.
Seabourn has signed a letter of intent for the construction of two new ultra-luxury expedition ships with a new partnership between shipbuilders T.Mariotti and Damen.