Cunard Line Appoints Richard Meadows President of Cunard Line – North America

Cunard Line has appointed Richard Meadows to president of Cunard Line – North America, assuming operating responsibility for the Cunard brand throughout the North American continent starting December 1. He will report to David Noyes, CEO of Cunard Line. Meadows will retain his role as president of Seabourn, leading 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,” Noyes said. “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 brands.

Meadows has held positions at a number of Carnival Corporation & plc brands over his 29-year career with the group and has held the position of president of Seabourn since 2011. During that time, he also served as EVP of marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line, where he had global revenue responsibility. With his appointment as president of Cunard – North America, Meadows will gradually step away from Holland America Line to give his complete focus to his new role.  

“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 travelers in this region of the world.”

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