Seabourn on Wednesday announced that it would be canceling all of its 2021 Alaska and British Columbia departures.
The luxury line said that it is still “maintaining optimism for the ultimate restart of travel” but has decided to cancel the sailings because of Transport Canada’s order to close Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels in 2021.
The slate of cancellations includes a total of 19 voyages scheduled aboard Seabourn Odyssey in summer 2021 between Vancouver, Canada, and Juneau, Alaska, including one Pacific Coast voyage at the end of the season.
“Our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, and the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, crew, and the people in destinations we visit,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn.
“We have heard from many guests and they are eager to travel, seeing positive developments starting to take hold that will eventually lead to our return to service.”
All impacted bookings will be automatically canceled and revoked to “a comparable 2022 voyage at the rate paid plus current amenities” Seabourn said. Guests who want a different option can opt for a full refund of all monies paid.