Together with the Government of Greece, Seabourn is developing plans to restart operations in the Mediterranean with a series of sailings operating round-trip out of Athens beginning July 3, 2021.
Seabourn Ovation will operate a series of seven-day cruises exploring the Greek Isles. Guests will also be able to book longer 14-day voyages, which combine individual seven-day itineraries with a variety of different ports on each. Seabourn will take guests to the ports of Agios Nikolaos, Rhodes, Mykonos and Nafplion as well as Limassol, Cyprus on one itinerary. On the other, guests will have the opportunity to experience Patmos, Rhodes, Thira and Spetsai along with a call at Paphos, Cyprus. Each sailing also includes a sea day.
The voyages are scheduled to open for booking on April 12.
The cruises are open to any guests that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19—requiring a minimum of 14 days following the final dose of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines being administered. Proof of vaccination and the dates given will be required.
Seabourn said required forms of documentation will be confirmed closer to time of departure and will be required at the terminal prior to boarding.
Passengers 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 and their return home, since policies continue to change based on the latest advice.
“Seabourn has been visiting Greece for more than 30 years and we look forward to welcoming their ships back to our unique destinations this summer,” said Honorable Minister Harry Theoharis, Ministry of Tourism – Hellenic Republic. “Tourism is a vital part of our economy and our plans place a priority on health and safety to help restore traveler confidence to all.”
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 HVAC upgrades.