Josh Leibowitz, the former senior vice president for Cunard North America, has been appointed the new president of Seabourn cruise line effective immediately.
Leibowitz is taking over for Rick Meadows, who departed Seabourn in May after more than three decades with Carnival Corp. Leibowitz, who has been with Carnival Corp. in some capacity since 2013, will take over all aspects of Sebourn’s operations, including revenue management, deployment, itinerary planning, hotel operations, and sales and marketing.
“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,” Leibowitz said.
“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.”
"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,” said Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK.
"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.”
Seabourn is currently scheduled to restart its sailing operation one-ship-at-a-time starting in October with Sojoun after Oct. 13, Encore after Oct. 19, Quest after Nov. 6, and Odyssey after Nov. 20.