Seabourn White Isl
SEABOURN has cancelled shore excursions to White Island for the 2020 season, the cruise line has confirmed to Travel Daily.
Seabourn Encore was scheduled to offer the excursion through three port calls, in Jan and Feb, but Seabourn Director Global Public Relations & Strategic Initiatives Brian Badura told TD passenger and crew safety was the line’s top priority.
“We would not take our guests and crew to a port - or operate a shore excursion - where we had any indication there may be an undue risk to safety and security,” he said.
“We coordinate closely with scientific and weather experts, as well as local officials and many others, to make sure we have the latest intelligence on a wide range of safety-related topics before we schedule and sail our ships into any of more than 400 destinations around the world.”