Cunard has appointed Carnival UK and Cunard veteran Matt Gleaves as vice president, commercial for North American and Australasia. He will be responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, revenue management, customer service and guest relations for North America, Australia, Japan and across the Asia region.
Gleaves has worked for Carnival UK since 2010 and since 2017 as part of Cunard’s leadership team, most recently as vice president of international development and planning.
“North America has always been fundamental to Cunard’s success with the Australasian region becoming a staple to the brand and that importance will grow significantly,” Gleaves said. “Our new ship, Queen Anne, arrives in early 2024, we are increasing our sailings in Alaska, Australia and Japan, and given the unique appeal of the brand we see further opportunities to grow the number of guests in these regions sailing across the fleet, including on the iconic Transatlantic Crossing on the only ocean liner in the world, Queen Mary 2… I am keen to partner with the local travel advisor community and collaborate on unlocking more of our iconic line’s potential.”