In a surprise move that has startled the cruise industry, luxury cruise operator, Seabourn has announced the sale of the line's original three vessels Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend to Xanterra Parks & Resorts ®, owner of Windstar Cruises.
According to a press release sent out today, Feb. 19, 2013, the company said, “There will be no disruption in service or changes in operations on any currently published Seabourn voyages. Seabourn Pride will be transferred after its published schedule ends in April, 2014. Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend will be transferred to Windstar in April 2015 and May 2015, respectively.”
Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn, added, "Seabourn remains dedicated to our mission of creating the world's finest travel experiences through our small-ship cruising product.” "Our three newest vessels, Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and Seabourn Quest have raised the bar for ultra-luxury cruising and we intend to add a fourth ship of similar design," he continued. "Seabourn is already in discussion with shipbuilders and an order is likely to be announced within the current fiscal year. The new ship will allow Seabourn to maintain much of its current guest capacity."
Meadows maintained that Seabourn is fully committed to continuing to deliver its award-winning standards on Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend, and providing its clientele with the ultra-luxury service and onboard product they have come to expect.”
For more information on Seabourn contact a travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com .