Holland America Group’s Natalya Leahy Replaces Josh Leibowitz as Seabourn President

Ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn on Wednesday announced the appointment of Natalya Leahy as the business’s new president. Leahy, 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 chief operating officer for Holland America Group, serving 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. As part of a structure to build on the benefit of shared services between Holland America Line and Seabourn, she 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,” Antorcha said.

Leibowitz oversaw the successful return to service of the Seabourn fleet with the “This Is Your Moment” marketing campaign, focusing on active, affluent travel decision makers. He also led the expansion into ultra-luxury expedition voyages with the launch of Seabourn Venture, offering guests opportunities to explore remote destinations in every corner of the world. Prior to Seabourn, he served for 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.” 

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