Seattle-based ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn has named seasoned cruise executive Steve Smotrys as vice president, Global Sales. In the role, Smotrys will be responsible for Seabourn’s overall global sales efforts, leading the teams who support the travel advisor community in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, and Australia. “Steve and I have worked closely together over the past several years. He brings a deep understanding of the luxury market and the travel industry,” said Josh Leibowitz, president of Seabourn. “Many of our travel advisor partners know Steve well and we encourage them to join us in welcoming Steve to the Seabourn family.” Prior to joining Seabourn, Smotrys served as vice president of Sales and Trade Marketing, Cunard North America. He joined Princess Cruises in 2000 and over his nearly 20 years within the Carnival Corporation family of brands he has led teams in Revenue Management, Market Planning, Shore Excursions and Sales. Over the past several years, Steve has led the Cunard Line North America Sales team helping to grow this key market and expand the share of voice within the trade. Smotrys will assume this role effective immediately. Chris Austin, previously head of global sales and marketing, departed the company earlier this month. Seabourn represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel. Our all-inclusive, boutique ships offer: all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views; award-winning dining; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times; renowned service provided by an industry-leading crew; a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel at home; a pedigree in expedition travel through the Ventures by Seabourn program and two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships coming in 2021 and 2022. Seabourn takes travelers to every continent on the globe travel with more than 400 ports including marquee cities and lesser-known ports and hideaways. The line is also the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage. Guests of Seabourn experience extraordinary offerings and programs, including partnerships with leading entertainers, dining, personal health and wellbeing, and engaging speakers. For reservations or more details, please contact a professional travel advisor; call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com. A dedicated shore excursion call center is available for guests at 1-800-984-3225.
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