After 35 years with the company, Richard Meadows will be retiring from Carnival Corporation at the end of May.
Meadows is currently president of Seabourn, which recently announced it was extending its pause in global cruise operations until mid-October through late November. He’s held the position since 2011, when the company moved its headquarters to Seattle from Miami.
Between 2014 and 2016, Meadows also served in an additional leadership role as president of Cunard – North America, and assumed operating responsibility for the iconic Cunard brand throughout the North American continent.
Prior to his appointment at Cunard, Meadows was in a dual-capacity role, serving as both president of Seabourn and executive vice president of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs for Holland America Line, where he had global revenue responsibility.
His previous roles with the company include senior vice president of sales and marketing for Seabourn, vice president of corporate marketing at Carnival Corporation, and vice president of sales and marketing with Windstar Cruises, a former subsidiary of Holland America Line. He also served as director of sales for Carnival Cruise Lines, beginning his career with Carnival Corporation in 1985.
“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,” said Meadows.
“It has been a true honor 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.”
Carnival Corporation and Seabourn did not immediately announce Meadows’ successor.