One of the world’s best-known luxury cruise brands to shrink in size with ship sale. Another major cruise line is downsizing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Seabourn (Logo) Luxury line Seabourn on Thursday announced it had sold one of its six vessels — the 458-passenger Seabourn Odyssey — to a Japanese company that offers cruises aimed at the Japanese market.

The buyer of the ship, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., will charter it back to Seabourn for the next 17 months so that Seabourn can continue offering all the departures that are currently on Seabourn Odyssey’s schedule. No sailings will be canceled.

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