Middle East Cruise News

Seabourn drops Asia, Arabia and Australia for 2021/22 due to travel restrictions

Seabourn has cancelled its Asia, Arabia and Australia cruise itineraries for the entirety of 2021 and 2022 due to ongoing travel restrictions for the Middle East and Asia, and cruise restrictions in Australia.

Seabourn announced the cancellation of its Asia, Arabia and Australia cruises as it revised the restart date for its full fleet, with plans now to fully resume cruises between July, 2021 and April, 2022.

Seabourn has cancelled its 2021 cruises to and from Dubai and Egypt

RELATED: Seabourn unveils 65 day Grand Pacific Voyage for 2022

RELATED: Seabourn Odyssey emerges from bow-to-stern refurb

Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation will no longer sail in Arabia, or Asia and Australia for the 2021/22 fall or winter/spring seasons due to continuing limitations in travel throughout those regions, according to a press release.

While several global destinations are open to UAE residents, and the UAE is open to much of Europe and North America, several key cruise markets still have travel restrictions in place for the Middle East, making fly-cruise packages unfeasible.

“We continue to assess the overall global situation so we can make thoughtful, logical decisions about when each of our ships will restart,” said Josh Leibowitz, President, Seabourn.

“We know guests are beginning to restart travel on some level in their personal lives and we look forward to seeing them again as soon as possible, starting as early as this summer in Greece and the Southern Caribbean,” he added.

Seabourn Sojourn

The cruise restart plans for the Seabourn fleet are as follows:

Seabourn Ovation – July 3, departing from Athens, Greece to operate in the Greek Isles 

Seabourn Odyssey – July 18, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados to operate in the Southern Caribbean 

Seabourn Quest – November 7, departing from Miami to begin the Antarctica season (previously announced) 

Seabourn Sojourn – January 11, 2022, departing from Los Angeles to begin the World Cruise 

Seabourn Encore – April 17, 2022, departing from Athens, Greece

As a result of these revised itineraries, select departures on Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation between September 1st, 2021 and April 26th, 2022, have been cancelled.

Following her summer season in the Greek Isles, Seabourn Ovation will now sail a selection of departures originally scheduled to operate on Seabourn Sojourn.

These itineraries will operate from October 9th to December 21st, 2021. The ship will then begin the new year by operating 12 brand-new itineraries in the Caribbean/Panama Canal and Europe from January through May, 2022.

Seabourn Ovation will then resume her originally planned deployment in the Western Mediterranean. Those cruises will be open for booking from July 8th, 2021.

Leave a Reply