After 35 years with Carnival Corporation, Richard (Rick) Meadows will be retiring from Seabourn at the end of May, the company announced on Tuesday (May 11th).
Meadows is currently president of Seabourn, an ultra-luxury brand in the Carnival Corporation, leading all business and global operations.
He has held this position since 2011, when the company moved its headquarters to Seattle from Miami.
"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," Meadows said in a statement. "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, 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."
Between 2014 and 2016, Meadows 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.
Carnival Corporation’s family of brands recently announced it was extending its pause in global cruise operations until mid-October through late November, depending on the ship.