After 35 years with Carnival Corporation, Richard Meadows will be retiring from Seabourn at the end of May. Seabourn, the ultra-luxury offering in the Carnival Corporation family of brands, recently announced it was extending itspause in global cruise operations due to the coronavirus pandemicfrom the current mid-October date through late-November, depending on the ship.
Meadows is currently president of Seabourn and has held this 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 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 the Holland America Line.
Among his previous roles, he was 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.
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