November sales numbers are in, and Seabourn Cruises is all smiles. The brand posted record bookings of guests on 2023 and 2024 sailings and had its best single-week booking period for expeditions on its new ship, Seabourn Venture. Triple the number of bookings that it posted during the same period in 2019.
Josh Liebowitz, the cruise line’s CEO, boasted that the future looks bright for cruising as the record bookings indicate massive demand for Ocean and Expedition travel, especially in the arena of all-inclusive luxury and expedition cruising. He expressed his gratitude to the sales team at Seabourn and the many travel agency partners for making it all possible. The best part is that their “Black Friday” promotion (at the time of this press release) is not over yet. The outlook for December remains extremely optimistic, but those numbers won’t be released until 2023.
How does this affect the Seabourn Guest?
We have seen other luxury brands, like Oceania Cruises, boasting similar record-breaking months during the same period. The massive demand for luxury travel, small ships, inclusive amenities, and premium services means that itineraries are selling out quickly, forcing guests to think farther ahead if they want to experience their favorite destinations and secure the best suites.
There are rooms available in 2023, but guests must act fast to get everything on their wishlists if they don’t want to wait for that Wintergarden Suite until 2024.
What does this mean for Seabourn?
Other than signaling that cruising is back, the brand can now exhale, knowing that the launch of Seabourn Venture has been a smashing success bodes well as they prepare for the arrival of their second expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit. We don’t have details regarding whether or not the brand will attempt to add new itineraries to accommodate the massive demand for cruising in 2023. We have seen similar brands move up timelines for new ships in hopes of accommodating more guests for 2023, but we will have to see what Sebourn plans to do.
If you are interested in exploring the world with Seabourn Cruises, call Luxury Cruise Connections. Some 2023 itineraries may already be sold out. Our agency maintains a close relationship with the brand, allowing us to offer priority waitlists on sold-out suites as well as pre-registration for upcoming world cruises and grand voyages. Give yourself the best chance at the best cruises by allowing us to plan your cruise.