New Seabourn ship heads in for repairs

Seabourn Venture
By Neal Baldwin
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Seabourn has been forced to cancel three sailings aboard newest ship Seabourn Venture to sort out problems with its stabilisers.

The luxury expedition vessel only launched back in June 2022 but issues emerged last month.

Stabilisers are mechanical devices on the ship’s hull which prevent it from rolling and the fault was highlighted during the ship’s Antarctic season during trips through Drake’s Passage and the Southern Ocean, where the seas are known to be particularly rough.

Dry-dock work is expected to take place in Genoa, meaning the cancellation of a nine-day cruise along the Amazon River, departing on 7 April; a 12-day Amazon River and Transatlantic itinerary from Manaus, Brazil to Cape Verde leaving 16 April; and a 14-day cruise to Cape Verde to the UK departing 28 April.

The final cancellation means the ship will no longer arrive in Greenwich, London, which rules out potential agent fam visits.

Guests were informed of the cancelled cruises last week and will receive full refunds, including any additional expenditure such as flights, excursions and hotels. In addition, Seabourn is offering a 25% future cruise credit, which can be used on any Seabourn sailing until the end of 2023.

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