New boss confirmed at helm of Seabourn

Cunard North America boss Josh Leibowitz has been named president of sister Carnival Corporation brand Seabourn.

He succeeds Richard Meadows, who retired at the end of May after 35 years working for the corporation including nine years at the helm of Seabourn.

Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation in 2013 as chief strategy officer and was also named senior vice president for Cunard North America in 2016.

He previously worked as managing partner of the Miami office of consulting firm McKinsey & Co, and as a leader in the firm’s work in advanced analytics and sales and marketing.

Leibowitz will report to Stein Kruse, Group chief executive of Holland America Group and Carnival UK.

His responsibilities at Seabourn will include oversight of all aspects of the five-ship luxury brand’s operations, including revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, hotel operations, and sales and marketing.

Kruse said: “We are excited to welcome Josh into this new role on our senior leadership team, where he will bring extensive experience and knowledge that will further strengthen Seabourn’s position in the market.

“I am confident that Josh will help carry Seabourn through the challenges currently facing the travel industry to build on its longstanding reputation as an ultra-luxury travel brand unlike any other, supported by a team of people whose everyday focus is on delivering the best.”

Leibowitz added: “I’m excited to join the community of loyal Seabourn guests, our passionate crew, and the travel advisors that come together to deliver extraordinary Seabourn experiences.

“Our main priority will be working together as we develop plans to resume operations and welcome our past and future guests onboard to create lasting travel memories.”

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