Seabourn Cruise Line was founded in 1986 by a group of Norwegian investors. First called Signet Cruise Lines, the investors changed the name to Seabourn Cruises due to objections from Signet Oil that its name violated trademark ownership. The first Seabourn ship, the Seabourn Pride, entered service in 1988 and was joined by an identical sister ship in 1989.
Carnival Corporation began acquiring shares of Seabourn Cruise Lines in 1991, and in 1998, Carnival acquired the remaining shares and purchased the cruise line outright. Carnival merged Seabourn and Cunard Line, which it also acquired, into one line called the Cunard Line. Seabourn experienced a variety of changes to its company and fleet of ships over the decade after Carnival began acquiring shares. In 2011, it also stopped operating in Miami and operations were transferred to the Holland America line headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
Because Seabourn is part of a large cruise conglomerate, making claims against the cruise company can be complicated. Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has experience handling cases against the largest cruise lines in the world. If you experience issues aboard any Seabourn vessel as a passenger or crewmember, contact us. Ship board rapes can happen on any line, if you have experienced a sexual assault contact us to speak with a cruise ship rape lawyer who can help you. We also provide representation for all other cruise injury cases, including sexual assault, overboard accidents, excursion accidents, and other causes of injury aboard Seabourn ships.
Today, Seabourn has three cruise ships in its current fleet:
- The Seabourn Odyssey
- Seabourn Sojourn
- Seabourn Quest
It is expected to introduce two additional ships in the summer of 2017 and the spring of 2018. These ships include:
- The Seabourn Encore
- The Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn describes its ships as luxury cruise liners, and touts its International Six Star Diamond Award and other recognitions, including being named among the Conde Nast Travel Readers’ Choice Awards as the Best Small-Ship Cruise Line. However, despite the honors bestowed upon the ship, problems have still arisen on Seabourn cruise line vessels and caused harm to its passengers and crew.
Cases Against Seabourn Cruise Line
When issues arise due to the negligence of Seabourn Cruise Line, victims need to talk with an experienced attorney for help. Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has the knowledge to provide representation when serious problems arise. Some past problems include:
- An overboard accident on the Seabourn Quest
- Pirates attacking the Seabourn Spirits when it was 100 miles off the coast of Somalia
Cruise lines must ensure they have sufficient security to prevent crimes, including rape and sexual assault. They must also maintain safe conditions onboard, and they can be held responsible for accidents that occur while the ship is at sea or when passengers participate in offshore excursions the line has organized.
LMAW Can Help If You’re Hurt Aboard a Cruise Ship
If problems arise and you are harmed while doing your job or sailing aboard a Seabourn ship, you may have a number of legal options. Whether you were a victim of an assault, medical negligence, or any type of accident on a ship or during a shore excursion, you may be able to make a damage claim. A lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. can help with all claims arising against cruise line companies for negligence. Contact us at 877-233-1238 or contact us online to learn more.