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Seabourn to start Greece cruises in July for vaccinated travelers

Seabourn Ovation will be offering two different seven-day itineraries, which can be combined for a 14-day voyage
Seabourn became the latest US-based cruise operator to announce plans for resuming operations outside the US, in this case, Greece, carrying vaccinated passengers.

Weeklong Greek Isles round-trips would start from Piraeus on July 3 aboard Seabourn Ovation. It also will be possible to book 14-day voyages that combine seven-day cruises with a variety of different ports on each.

Plus Cyprus

Seabourn Ovation will be visiting Agios Nikolaos, Rhodes, Mykonos and Nafplion as well as Limassol, Cyprus, on one itinerary. On the other, the ship will call at Patmos, Rhodes, Thira and Spetsai along with a call at Paphos, Cyprus.

Each cruise also includes a sea day.

'We’re grateful to the people of Greece for welcoming Seabourn back to the Mediterranean this summer,' Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz said.

Three-decade relationship with Greece

In welcoming Seabourn, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis noted the line has been visiting Greece for more than 30 years. 'Tourism is a vital part of our economy,' he said, 'and our plans place a priority on health and safety to help restore traveler confidence to all.'

The cruises are open to travelers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before sailing. Approved forms of documentation will be confirmed closer to time of departure and must be shown at the terminal prior to embarking.

Masks and other protocols

Additional measures in Seabourn’s 'Travel Safe' program apply, including health screening questionnaires, mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls for indoor venues, as well as enhanced environmental sanitation and HVAC upgrades.

Bookings open April 12.