Seabourn pushes back Seabourn Venture launch again

Seabourn has blamed global supply chain issues for delaying the launch of its first expedition ship Seabourn Venture again.

The 264-passenger vessel had been due to launch on April 10, 2022, from Greenwich, London, but is now slated to come into service on July 15.

Seabourn Venture (pictured) had originally been scheduled to start operating in December 2021 after being constructed at the T.Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

A spokesperson for the luxury line said the “extra time will help ensure we enter service with the ship we envisioned at the outset”.

“This decision is based on a few primary factors our team has been monitoring over the past few months,” they said.

“First, the ship’s construction continues to make good progress, but we have encountered some additional global supply chain challenges.

“By shifting the date of the first voyage to July, we are trying to create a greater degree of comfort for our guests to join us on Seabourn Venture later this year at a time where they will be more willing to travel.”

Sister vessel Seabourn Pursuit is scheduled to be delivered in February 2023.  Its maiden cruise will be a ‘fire and ice’ itinerary from Reykjavik in Iceland to Greenland departing on April 4, 2023.

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