Ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn has appointed Natalya Leahy as President.
Leahy (pictured), whose seven years with Holland America Group included operational oversight of Seabourn, succeeds Josh Leibowitz who is leaving the brand to pursue new opportunities.
Leahy was most recently COO at Holland America Group, serving Princess, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Australia, and land operations.
Before joining the cruise industry, she held various leadership roles with Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, supporting iconic brands and new product launches.
As part of a structure to build on the benefit of shared services between Holland America Line (HAL) and Seabourn, she will report to Gus Antorcha, HAL President.
“Seabourn has earned a top position in the luxury and expedition cruising space, and Natalya’s expertise, background and proven track record in delivering results is ideal for building on that success,” Antorcha said.
“With her leadership and the introduction later this year of our second purpose-built expedition ship, ‘Seabourn Pursuit’, I am confident in the future growth of Seabourn.”
“It’s an honour to join the extraordinary Seabourn team and partners who take personal pride in curating transformative, enriching, one-of-a-kind Seabourn moments,” Leahy added.
“We have built unmatched luxury experiences at sea that provide life-expanding moments for our guests. I am excited to support and work with our trade partners as we continue to surprise and delight our guests in ways they never imagined.”
Leibowitz oversaw the successful return to service of the Seabourn fleet. He also led the expansion into ultra-luxury expedition voyages with the launch of ‘Seabourn Venture’.
Before joining Seabourn, he served for seven years as Carnival Corp’s Chief Strategy Officer.
“Josh’s leadership in navigating the pause and return to service proved valuable for Seabourn’s future,” Antorcha said.
“We appreciate his contributions and wish him well. This business has a bright future with all-inclusive luxury cruising and expedition voyages. I look forward to seeing Natalya bring her passion and talent to Seabourn’s success.”