Seabourn will homeport Seabourn Odyssey in Barbados for the 2021 summer cruise season, sailing a series of 7-night roundtrip cruises in the Caribbean from the island.
The cruises are scheduled to start from July 18th, 2021, based on plans developed in collaboration with the Government of Barbados, the cruise line said in a release.
These plans come in addition to previously announced plans to resume cruises from Greece aboard Seabourn Ovation starting July 3rd. More details on those plans are available here.
Seabourn Odyssey’s 7-day cruises from Barbados to Southern Caribbean destinations, will visit ports of call in Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and St. Kitts.
The voyages are already open for booking with 14-day butterfly itineraries available, which combines the two distinct 7-day itineraries between Windward and Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea.
Previously released itineraries for Fall 2021 sailings include additional port calls in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.
“We are grateful to be working in concert with the Government of Barbados to restart tourism in Barbados and the Caribbean Sea,” said Josh Leibowitz, President, Seabourn. “The entire Seabourn family is energized to provide our award-winning service, dining and entertainment on board Seabourn Odyssey starting again this July.”
Each 7-day sailing also features a full day at sea for those who want to enjoy relaxing aboard the ship, or partaking in the many activities available onboard.
The series of voyages are open to any guests that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with a minimum of 14 days following the first or second dose (for those vaccines requiring two doses) of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines being administered.
Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required. Approved forms of documentation will be confirmed closer to time of departure and must be shown at the terminal prior to boarding. Seabourn team members will also be vaccinated.
Seabourn guests will be required to comply with all health protocols that may be in place at the time of their departure. Travelers should check on travel requirements regularly, for both inbound travel to Barbados and their return home, since policies continue to change based on the latest advice.
Additional initial preventive health measures under Seabourn’s “Travel Safe” program will also be in place, including health screening questionnaires, face mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls for indoor venues, as well as enhanced environmental sanitation and upgraded high efficiency air filtration in the heating & cooling system.
“We look forward to welcoming Seabourn back to our shores and are pleased with the outlook for the restart of the cruise industry,” said Lisa Cummins, Minister of Tourism and International Transport for Barbados.
“Safe travel is our priority, and placing vaccinations and other key public health travel protocols at the core of our cruise industry restart will not only restore traveler confidence, but also offer comfort to visitors and Barbadians alike,” she added.