Seabourn is to restart its cruise operation with sailings out of Athens starting on July 3, the company has revealed. The plans are being created with the help of the Greek government.
Seabourn Ovation will operate a series of seven-day cruises calling at ports throughout the Greek Isles. The voyages are scheduled to open for booking on April 12. Guests will also be able to book longer 14-day voyages, which combine individual seven-day voyages with a variety of different ports on each. The cruises will call at 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.
“The entire Seabourn family is truly excited to provide our award-winning travel experience aboard Seabourn Ovation starting again this July in the Greek Isles,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “We’re grateful to the people of Greece for welcoming Seabourn back to the Mediterranean this summer.”
“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 traveller confidence to all. We are sure that once again all our guests will have the best experiences in Greece creating memories to last a lifetime.”
As with all of Carnival Corporation brands, the cruises are open to any guest that has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 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 Ovation will continue to follow stringent health and safety protocols. More details on the protocols are available on the Seabourn website.