Seabourn president Rick Meadows will retire at the end of the month after 35 years with parent Carnival Corporation.
He was named Seabourn chief in 2011, the year the line moved headquarters to Seattle from Miami, and served additionally as president of Cunard North America between 2014-2016.
Prior to his appointment at Cunard, Meadows was in a dual-capacity role, as both president of Seabourn and executive vice-president of marketing, sales and guest programmes for Holland America Line.
He began his Carnival Corporation career in 1985 as director of sales for Carnival Cruise Lines.
The news came as Holland America also announced its president Orlando Ashford was set to leave the business at the end of May after nearly five and a half years.
Meadows said: “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.
“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 onboard.”
Stein Kruse, group chief executive of 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.”