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Seabourn names new president

Seabourn has announced the appointment of Josh Leibowitz as the ultra-luxury cruise line’s new president.

Leibowitz replaces Richard Meadows at the helm of Seabourn, who retired after 35 years with Carnival Corporation in May.

Having joined Carnival in 2013 as chief strategy officer, Leibowitz went on to become senior vice president of Cunard for North America in 2016.

Prior to joining Carnival, he served as managing partner of the Miami office of consulting firm McKinsey & Co., and was also the managing director of US start-up studio Idealab.

Reporting to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival in the UK, Leibowitz’s responsibilities will include oversight of all aspects of Seabourn’s operations.

“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,” Kruse said.

“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.”

Commenting on his appointment, Leibowitz said: “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 on board to create lasting travel memories.”



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