Seabourn president Rick Meadows to retire

 Seabourn has announced its president Rick Meadows is to retire at the end of May. 

Meadows has worked for Carnival Corporation, Seabourn’s parent company, for 35 years, and has spent 11 years at the helm of the luxury brand. 

Meadows said: “I’ve had so many amazing opportunities throughout my career, passionately leading a number of global cruise brands as well as working with so many talented team members, travel advisors and other stakeholders around the world. 

“It has been a true honour to help craft those lifetime memories and special moments for our guests, through the profound power of travel, which brings people and cultures together. I look forward to the day when we can once again welcome our guests back on board.”

Between 2014 and 2016, Meadows also served in an additional role of president of Cunard for the North American market. Prior roles include being executive vice president of marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line where he had global revenue responsibility. He has also served as vice president of corporate marketing at Carnival Corporation, vice president of sales and marketing at Windstar Cruises and director of sales of Carnival Cruise Line. 

Stein Kruse, group chief executive of the Holland America Group and Carnival UK, who Meadows reports into, added: “Rick’s contributions to the cruise industry and his leadership in elevating Seabourn to the ultimate ultra-luxury cruise experience, bar none -- are legendary. He will forever be part of our Carnival Corporation story and he has made us all better through his professionalism, authenticity and leadership.”

The news was announced on the same day it emerged the president of sister brand Holland America Brand was also stepping down. Orlando Ashford.

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