SEATTLE — Cruise industry veteran Steve Smotrys has been named Seabourn’s new vice president of Global Sales, effective immediately.
Taking over the role from Chris Austin, who departed the company earlier this month, Smotrys will be responsible for Seabourn’s overall global sales efforts and leading the teams that support travel advisor communities in North America, Europe, the U.K., Asia and Australia.
Prior to joining Seabourn, Smotrys served as vice president of Sales and Trade Marketing at Cunard North America. He first joined the Carnival Corporation family of brands in 2000 with Princess Cruises, and over his nearly 20 years within the Corporation he has led teams in Revenue Management, Market Planning, Shore Excursions and Sales.
On welcoming Smotrys to the Seabourn team, president Josh Leibowitz said: “Steven and I have worked closely together over the past several years. He brings a deep understanding of the luxury market and the travel industry. Many of our travel advisor partners know Steve well and we encourage them to join us in welcoming Steve to the Seabourn family.”