Natalya Leahy named as Seabourn’s new president
Natalya Leahy

Natalya Leahy named as Seabourn’s new president

SEATTLE — Seabourn has a new president at its helm.

Natalya Leahy, who most recently served as chief operating officer for Holland America Group, takes over the reins from Josh Leibowitz, who is leaving Seabourn to pursue new opportunities.

During her seven years with Holland America Group, Leahy served Princess, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Australia and land operations. Prior to joining the cruise industry, she held various leadership roles with Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, supporting iconic brands and new product launches.

Leahy will report to Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. 

“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 to build on that success,” said Antorcha. “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.”  

Leahy added: “It’s an honor to join the extraordinary Seabourn team and partners who take personal pride in curating transformative, enriching, one-of-a-kind Seabourn moments. 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 would never imagine.” 

During his tenure as chief operating officer, Leibowitz oversaw the successful return-to-service of the Seabourn fleet, following the pandemic. He also led the expansion into ultra-luxury expedition voyages with the launch of Seabourn Venture. Leibowitz was also instrumental in the relaunch of the Seabourn brand with the award-winning ‘This Is Your Moment’ marketing campaign. Prior to Seabourn, he served seven years as chief strategy officer for Carnival Corporation.

“Josh’s leadership in navigating the pause and return to service proved valuable for Seabourn’s future,” Antorcha added. “We appreciate his contributions and wish him well. This business has a bright future with the best in all-inclusive, luxury cruising and now expedition voyages. I look forward to seeing Natalya bring her passion and talent to Seabourn’s success.”

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