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Rick Meadows to leave Seabourn

Boss of luxury line to depart after 35 years at the company

Rick Meadows, the president of Seabourn, is to retire from the company at the end of May. The departure comes at the same time as that of Orlando Ashford, the boss of Holland America.

Seabourn recently paused operations until at least mid-October.

“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 honour 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.”

Stein Kruse, Group CEO of the Holland America Group and Carnival UK into which Meadows reports added, “Rick’s contributions to the cruise industry and his leadership in elevating Seabourn to the ultimate ultra-luxury cruise experience, bar none — are legendary. He will forever be part of our Carnival Corporation story and he has made us all better through his professionalism, authenticity and leadership.”

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