Changes Afloat for Seabourn Cruises, Rick Meadows Given Helm

Big changes are afloat for one of my favorite small luxury cruise lines with a new president and vp marketing climbing onboard to manage the speciality ships.

According to today’s press announcent:  “As part of a reorganization resulting from the relocation of Seabourn’s corporate headquarters to Seattle, John Delaney has been appointed senior vice president, marketing and sales. In his new position, Delaney will report directly to Richard D. Meadows (I know him as Rick) , who will become president of Seabourn at the completion of the reorganization.

 Delaney departs Holland America Line (which falls under the umbrella of Carnival Cruise Lines that owns both HAL and  Seabourn) where he served as vice president, revenue marketing,  since 2008.

 With more than 20 years’ experience in the travel and hospitality industries, Delaney has worked at a number of major corporations, including The Walt Disney Company, Gateway Computers and The Cheesecake Factory. Delaney has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University in Long Beach.

He serves on the board of directors of the Seattle Symphony and is also involved in various organizations dedicated to ending homelessness in King County.

There are several articles on my savvyseafarer site about Seabourn. But if you’re too lazy to look (LOL), this innovative cruise line provides a casual chic and seamless sense of cruises on its yacht-size  104 cabin  ships and vessels with 225 suites.

I’ve sailed on the older ships but have yet to climb aboard the newer vessels–it’s in my bucket plan. 

Stay tuned for reports on my upcoming cruises aboard the spanking, sparkling new Marina (Oceania) and The Crystal Symphony (Crystal Cruises). Been on the latter before, but the former debuts this month.


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