Cunard appoints president

Cunard appoints president
Seasoned cruise industry executive Richard Meadows has been appointed as president of Cunard Line’s North America operations.

Having held a number of key positions at numerous Carnival Corporation & plc brands during his 29-year tenure with the company, the new responsibility will add to his existing role as president of Seabourn. As a result, Meadows will lead all business and global operations for the ultra-luxury cruise line.

“With Rick having worked at so many brands within the Carnival Corporation portfolio, we are eager to leverage his knowledge, experience and skills to advance the Cunard brand in North America,” said David Noyes, Cunard Line’s CEO.“His background in leading Seabourn is particularly valuable, as he understands well the nuances of delivering superior service and enriching onboard experiences – the things that directly appeal to Cunard passengers. We are thrilled to have him join our team.”

As president of Cunard – North America and Seabourn, Meadows will give his full attention to these two celebrated luxury brands, focusing in particular on generating brand awareness, growing revenues and yields, advancing exceptional product innovation and providing unmatched guest experiences. Under his leadership, Cunard and Seabourn will continue to create outstanding cruise experiences and lifetime memories for their passengers.

“It is an incredible honour for me to help lead and serve Cunard,” said Meadows. “I am excited about the prospect of working closely with David and the Cunard management team to enhance how we deliver luxury on a grand scale to discerning travellers in this region of the world.”

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Lindsay James
By Lindsay James
21 November 2014

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