Seabourn is the latest cruise line to remove St Petersburg from its 2022 itineraries following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The stops on six itineraries sailing on Seabourn Ovation will be replaced by a number of new ports. They will vary by voyage and will include destinations in Scandinavia, western and northern Europe and the Norwegian fjords.
The line said: “The new itineraries will allow guests the opportunity to visit a number of destinations rich in history, culture, world-class architecture and beautiful landscapes.”
Seabourn said booked guests and travel advisors on affected sailings will receive updates and details applicable to their booking.
A statement from the line said: “Seabourn’s highest priority is compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, team members, shoreside employees and the people in the communities we touch.
The company is the latest in a string of cruise lines to cancel calls to St Petersburg as Russian forces continue to invade Ukraine.
The company recently launched a new brand campaign today called This Is Your Moment. Aimed at “affluent female decision makers”, the multi-platform campaign is being rolled out ahead of the line’s 2022 inaugural expedition voyages, and will reach audiences via television, print and digital media.