Seabourn Names Wendy Whitener as Director, North America Sales

Seabourn has named seasoned cruise executive Wendy Whitener as director, North America sales. In her new role, Whitener will be responsible for Seabourn’s overall sales efforts for North America with a focus on elite key accounts.
“Wendy will be a tremendous addition to our team in a market that is so vital for the Seabourn brand,” said Steve Smotrys, vice president of global sales for Seabourn, in an announcement. “Many of our travel advisor partners across North America know her well and understand what a professional she is. We encourage them to join us in welcoming Wendy to the Seabourn family. Wendy is a pivotal addition to our overall leadership team as we continue to grow the dedicated Seabourn North America sales team.”

Whitener is a 22-year veteran in the cruise industry. Prior to joining Seabourn, she served as senior director of strategic partnerships for Carnival Cruise Line since 2013, where she managed a portfolio of the largest strategic accounts. She joined Carnival in 1999 and worked her way up through various roles onboard and in sales.

Seabourn’s all-inclusive boutique ships offer all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views; fine dining; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times; and a pedigree in expedition travel through the Ventures by Seabourn program and two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships coming in 2022 and 2023. Seabourn takes travelers to every continent on the globe, visiting more than 400 ports including marquee cities and lesser-known ports and hideaways.

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