Seabourn, the ultra-luxury ocean and expedition cruise line, took delivery of its first expedition ship, Seabourn Venture during an official handover maritime ceremony at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Seabourn Venture is the first of the line’s two purpose-built, ultra-luxury expedition ships and the newest expedition ship in the industry.
Seabourn is celebrating the return of its entire fleet of ultra-luxury ships, with the departure of Seabourn Sojourn from Athens, Greece.
Seabourn is modifying six cruise itineraries on Seabourn Ovation that were originally scheduled to visit Saint Petersburg in Russia this year. Numerous other lines confirmed similar plans last week.
Seabourn, has strengthened its global commercial team with the appointment of Tony Roberts as global vice president commercial operations.
Construction for Seabourn Pursuit began in late 2020 during a ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy, and the build process is well underway.
The cruise line said it continues to work with various global government and port officials to develop plans for a full return to cruising.
Seabourn Venture will now launch next spring, following further Covid-19-related delays to her construction. The Carnival-owned line had initially hoped to debut the new ship in June this year.
Seabourn has opened for sale a series of new itineraries for Seabourn Ovation operated out of Miami between November and April next year.
Seabourn has said it continues to work with various government and port officials to develop plans for a full return to cruising. The line hopes to have all ships operational by April next year.
Seabourn is working with the government of Greece to develop plans to restart Seabourn operations in the Mediterranean with a series of sailings operating round-trip out of Athens beginning July 3rd.
A number of cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation, including Seabourn and Holland America Line, have revealed a new wave of cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The cruise operator will cancel a series of 2021 voyages for two ships in its fleet as part of a broader redeployment in preparation for an eventual return to service.