There’s no doubt that the COVID pandemic has taken a toll on airlines and hotels, but cruises have been disproportionately impacted and recently Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise line, decided once again postpone the relaunch of one of their ships.
The company said that it continues to work with various global government and port officials to develop plans for a full return of cruise travel. As a result, Seabourn Quest will now return for the summer season in the Mediterranean on May 10, 2022.
The line is currently only operating two of the five ships in its fleet, Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Ovation.
Seabourn Quest is slated to spend its summer 2022 season homeporting from Venice, Italy. It will visit the Adriatic and Ionian seas through mid-July before turning west and north to explore coastal destinations across Spain, Portugal, France and the United Kingdom.
“We look forward to welcoming our guests back on board Seabourn Quest in time for summer 2022 travel, where we will have so much to offer in the Mediterranean,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn.
The revised restart date also means the brand is cancelling the 2021-2022 Antarctica and South America season on Seabourn Quest, which also includes the Amazon region.