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Overview


Rick Meadows    

At Seabourn, we are passionate about travel. We believe that traveling for pleasure has a redemptive power that enriches people’s lives. And we believe that people should travel well.

Cruising on a Seabourn ship is unlike any other form of travel. The experience is luxurious, yet relaxed -- elegant, yet casual -- sumptuous, yet understated. Our intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide, sailing to the heart of landmark cities, as well as to hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.

Our ships attract interesting people, who seek to share experiences beyond the expected in places beyond the ordinary. Our acclaimed staff offers a unique style of heartfelt hospitality that is sincere, thoughtful and personal.

This is the Seabourn experience -- a style of cruising we pioneered when the company introduced Seabourn Pride, our first 208-guest, all-suite ship in 1988. At the time, a cruise expert stated that “Seabourn is in a class by itself,” and that is still true today. Experience SEABOURN SIGNATURE DELIGHTS® - Our fleet of five graceful ships carry between 208 and 604 guests each, exclusively in ocean-view suites – many with verandas. Amenities include luxury spas, restaurant and bar service as well as a variety of entertainment. They are graciously served by nearly the same number of hand-picked crew, who are consistently ranked as the finest at sea, earning Seabourn honors as the World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line in surveys of readers by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

In 2009, Seabourn again raised the bar with the debut of Seabourn Odyssey, hailed as “a game-changer for the ultra-luxury segment.” Although larger than the original Seabourn sisters, Seabourn Odyssey carries just 450 guests and offers a wealth of amenities made possible by the highest ratio of space per guest in the cruise industry, including the largest spa on any luxury ship and generous private verandas on 90 percent of her suites. Seabourn Odyssey has since been joined by two identical sisters, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011.

Our expanded fleet allows us to offer the award-winning Seabourn experience to more travelers, in more cruising regions than ever before. No matter where in our wide world you want to travel, we offer you the opportunity to see it all in perfect elegance and ease -- to travel well -- aboard the best small ships in the world.

We would be honored to have you travel with us on your next journey.

Richard D. Meadows
President, Seabourn

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Our Mission & Values


Mission

Through genuine and intuitive service, we consistently deliver exceptional Seabourn Moments that delight our guests and create the world’s finest travel experiences.


Values

Uncompromising Commitment to Safety and Sustainability
We have a great responsibility to safeguard the well-being of people and the oceans we sail upon. Ongoing training and adherence to rigorous standards are vital to preserving and protecting our guests, our employees and the environment.

Focus on Performance and Results
The foundation of our success always has been and continues to be a focus on performance and results.

Committed to Service Excellence
Striving for and achieving excellence in all aspects of company operations is a key ingredient of our culture and our success.

Integrity, Honesty and Ethics
Integrity, honesty and ethics guide our decisions on all levels, from individual employees to the company as a whole. We not only do things right, we do the right things.

Team Together, Team Apart
As global companies, we are challenged by the many miles that separate the parts of our team. With employees located throughout the world, we are committed to working together and sharing a common goal and vision.

Embrace Change and Improvement
We must change and evolve in order to remain viable and competitive.

Maintain Optimism and Perspective
We strive to recognize the valuable contribution of our employees and embrace their diversity as we make every effort to strike a positive and healthy balance between personal life and professional goals.

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Awards & Accolades


At Seabourn, we have been fortunate to be consistently honored for our quality, service and value over the years, including the prestigious title of "World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" by the readers of both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines. Cruise Critic named Seabourn "Best for Luxury", and numerous other publications have recognized our luxurious accommodations, extraordinary level of service, exceptional dining, and unrivaled spa facilities. We’re sincerely honored by this recognition, and we invite you to join us and experience The Seabourn Difference for yourself.


Travel + Leisure annual World’s Best Award World's Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Travel + Leisure annual World’s Best Awards, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008
Best Spa on a Cruise Ship
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Poll

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler for 20 consecutive years, 1994-2014

Travel + Leisure Top 500 Travel + Leisure Top 500
Travel + Leisure annual World’s Best Awards, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007

International Six Star Diamond Award International Six Star Diamond Award
American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards Best Culinary Cruise Line
2014 & 2013 SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards

Porthole Awards Best Luxury Line
2014 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Awards, six consecutive years
Best Small Ship
Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Award, Seabourn Quest 2011 & Seabourn Odyssey 2010
Best Accommodations
Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Awards, 2011, 2008, 2006 & 2005

Travel Weekly Award Best Luxury Line
Travel Weekly named Seabourn the "Best Luxury Line" for the fourth year in a row in its 12th annual Readers Choice Awards

Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Award Best Ship
Best Public Rooms
Best Value-for-Money
(Small Ship Category)
2014 Cruisers' Choice, Cruise Critic
Best for Spa-Lovers: Seabourn Sojourn & Seabourn Quest
2011 Editors' Picks Award Winner, Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic UK Award Best for Luxury: Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn & Seabourn Quest
2011 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks US & UK, two consecutive years

Virtuoso Award Best Small Ship Cruise Line
2009 Virtuoso Awards

Celebrated Living Award Platinum List
2008 Celebrated Living Reader' Choice Winner

Five Stars
2012 Berlitz® Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, for 18 consecutive years

Six Plus Black Stars - Highest Rating
2011 Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation, for 14 consecutive years

Favorite Spa on a Cruise Ship
2010 Spafinder Reader's Choice Award

Six Stars - Highest Rating
Fielding's Guide to Worldwide Cruises

Favorite Small Cruise Ship Line - Highest Rating
Departures, the magazine exclusively for American Express® Platinum Card® and Centurion® members
Luxury Survey of Readers' Favorites

Experiential Travel Award
The publishers of AFAR travel magazine, have named Seabourn as the only cruise line recipient of its inaugural Experiential Travel Awards. Inaugural Awards Honor Sources for "Deeper, Richer, More Authentic Experiences"

2014 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Luxury Suite Design – Penthouse Spa Suites
Luxury Spa Design – The Spa at Seabourn
Overall Luxury Ship – Seabourn Quest

2014 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award
Overall Blog – Seabourn Blog

2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award
Suite Design – Grand Winter Garden Suite Luxury Ship
Overall Blog – Seabourn Blog
Seabourn Antarctica Site

2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award
Overall Blog – Seabourn Blog


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Company Profile


Seabourn pioneered small-ship, ultra luxury cruising, and continues to represent the pinnacle of that unique style of travel. Its fleet of six intimate, all-suite ships, carrying between 208 and 450 guests each, sail to the world’s most desirable destinations at their peak seasons. On board, guests are served by an award-wining crew numbering nearly as many as the guests, hand-picked and extensively trained to deliver Seabourn’s signature style of thoughtful, personalized and heartfelt hospitality. Seabourn’s ships attract accomplished people who enjoy traveling well, and sharing fun and adventures with other interesting people. A great many of them have found the Seabourn cruise experience to be their preferred method of travel, and return regularly to sail with us again and again. We would welcome the opportunity to explore whether that might be true for you.

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Stein Kruse
Chief Executive Officer, Holland America Group


Stein Kruse

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Stein Kruse

Chief Executive Officer, Holland America Group

Stein Kruse is Chief Executive Officer of Holland America Group, a division of Carnival Corporation & plc. Holland America Group includes Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn, as well as Holland America-Princess Alaska land operations. Kruse also is chairman of the board of MANCO, a U.K.-based entity that oversees the operations of Carnival Australia, including P&O Cruises Australia.

Holland America Group operates 41 cruise ships, with more than 36,000 employees worldwide delivering 25 million passenger cruise days annually.

Princess Cruises is the third-largest cruise line in the world, carrying approximately 1.4 million guests each year to top destinations around the globe on 17 premium vessels.

Holland America Line operates a fleet of 15 premium vessels carrying approximately 850,000 guests on more than 500 cruises annually to all seven continents. A new 2,660-passenger ship is under construction and scheduled for delivery February 2016.

Holland America-Princess Land Operations is owned jointly by Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. The organization operates hotels, rail services, motor coach transportation, shore services and tour operations in Alaska and the Yukon for guests from Holland America Line and Princess Cruises on land tours.

Seabourn’s six intimate, all-suite luxury vessels carry between 208 and 450 guests and sail 197 cruises annually to the world’s most desirable destinations. A new 604-passenger ship is under construction and scheduled for delivery in mid-2016.

P&O Cruises Australia has three ships sailing from Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand, to destinations across the Australasia region.


Kruse joined Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., in 1999 as senior vice president, Fleet Operations, with overall responsibility for operations and newbuilds. In 2003 he was named president and chief operating officer and became chief executive officer on Dec. 1, 2004. In January 2011 he was appointed chairman of Seabourn when the company’s corporate headquarters transitioned from Miami, Fla., to Seattle. He was appointed CEO of the newly formed Holland America Group on Dec. 1, 2013.

Before joining Holland America Line, Kruse was senior vice president and chief financial officer of North American Operations for global Japanese shipping company "K" Line, where he also oversaw financial activities of seven U.S. subsidiaries and served on the Board of Directors. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, and president and CEO of Seven Seas Cruise Line.

Kruse currently serves on the boards of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation; World Trade Center Seattle; Saltchuk Resources, Inc.; and the University of Washington Foster School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board.

A native of Oslo, Norway, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. Kruse, his wife and two children reside in Bellevue, Wash.

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Stein Kruse
Chief Executive Officer, Holland America Group


Stein Kruse

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Stein Kruse

Chief Executive Officer, Holland America Group

Stein Kruse is Chief Executive Officer of Holland America Group, a division of Carnival Corporation & plc. Holland America Group includes Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn, as well as Holland America-Princess Alaska land operations. Kruse also is chairman of the board of MANCO, a U.K.-based entity that oversees the operations of Carnival Australia, including P&O Cruises Australia.

Holland America Group operates 41 cruise ships, with more than 36,000 employees worldwide delivering 25 million passenger cruise days annually.

Princess Cruises is the third-largest cruise line in the world, carrying approximately 1.4 million guests each year to top destinations around the globe on 17 premium vessels.

Holland America Line operates a fleet of 15 premium vessels carrying approximately 850,000 guests on more than 500 cruises annually to all seven continents. A new 2,660-passenger ship is under construction and scheduled for delivery February 2016.

Holland America-Princess Land Operations is owned jointly by Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. The organization operates hotels, rail services, motor coach transportation, shore services and tour operations in Alaska and the Yukon for guests from Holland America Line and Princess Cruises on land tours.

Seabourn’s six intimate, all-suite luxury vessels carry between 208 and 450 guests and sail 197 cruises annually to the world’s most desirable destinations. A new 604-passenger ship is under construction and scheduled for delivery in mid-2016.

P&O Cruises Australia has three ships sailing from Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand, to destinations across the Australasia region.


Kruse joined Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., in 1999 as senior vice president, Fleet Operations, with overall responsibility for operations and newbuilds. In 2003 he was named president and chief operating officer and became chief executive officer on Dec. 1, 2004. In January 2011 he was appointed chairman of Seabourn when the company’s corporate headquarters transitioned from Miami, Fla., to Seattle. He was appointed CEO of the newly formed Holland America Group on Dec. 1, 2013.

Before joining Holland America Line, Kruse was senior vice president and chief financial officer of North American Operations for global Japanese shipping company "K" Line, where he also oversaw financial activities of seven U.S. subsidiaries and served on the Board of Directors. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, and president and CEO of Seven Seas Cruise Line.

Kruse currently serves on the boards of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation; World Trade Center Seattle; Saltchuk Resources, Inc.; and the University of Washington Foster School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board.

A native of Oslo, Norway, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. Kruse, his wife and two children reside in Bellevue, Wash.

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Richard Meadows,
President, Seabourn and President, Cunard - North America


Richard Meadows holds dual positions with sister brands as President of Seabourn and President of Cunard Line – North America; both are units of Carnival Corporation & plc.

As President of Seabourn, Meadows has overall executive responsibility and leads all business and global operations for the award-winning luxury cruise line. He has held this position since 2011, when the company moved its headquarters to Seattle from Miami.

In 2014, he was appointed an additional leadership role as President of Cunard – North America, and assumed operating responsibility for the iconic Cunard brand throughout the North American continent.

Prior to his appointment at Cunard, Meadows was in a dual-capacity role, serving as both President of Seabourn and Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs of Holland America Line, where he had global revenue responsibility.

Meadows is a seasoned cruise industry executive, having held a number of key positions at numerous Carnival Corporation & plc brands during his 29-year tenure with the company. Among his previous roles, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Seabourn, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Carnival Corporation, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Windstar Cruises, a former subsidiary of Holland America Line. He also served as Director of Sales, Carnival Cruise Lines, beginning his career with Carnival Corporation in 1985.

An active advocate for the cruise and travel industries, Meadows is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in North America, and is a frequent speaker at industry forums and events. In the Seattle area, he was appointed by former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire to the Washington State Tourism Commission, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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John Delaney
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales Seabourn


John Delaney was appointed senior vice president, marketing and sales in January, 2011, reporting directly to Richard D. Meadows, president of Seabourn. In this role, he is responsible for Seabourn’s overall marketing efforts, brand management, global sales, revenue management and public relations.

Delaney spearheaded the company’s efforts to form a partnership with UNESCO. In 2011, he was invited to participate in an Expert Meeting at Sils/Engadine, Switzerland, which resulted in the development of the World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Programme. Seabourn was one of a few participants from the private sector at the meeting. In 2014, Seabourn and UNESCO announced a unique alliance to help protect World Heritage.

Prior to his current position at Seabourn, Delaney served as vice president, revenue marketing, for Holland America Line since 2008. In that role, Delaney was responsible for management, forecasting and budgeting of cruise fare revenue, as well as direct-marketing communications and the company’s past guest loyalty program.

Before his Holland America position, Delaney spent five years assigned to special projects for Carnival Corporation & plc, including a variety of Holland America Line initiatives. His projects focused on financial and operational analysis in a wide array of areas including marketing, sales channel performance, procurement, and logistics.

With more than 30 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industries, Delaney has worked at a number of major corporations, including The Walt Disney Company.

Delaney has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University in Long Beach. He is also involved in various organizations dedicated to ending homelessness in King County, Washington.

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Christopher Prelog
Vice President, Hotel Operations Seabourn


Christopher Prelog is vice president of hotel operations for Seabourn, and is responsible for the line’s overall marine hotel operations, including culinary, guest services & administration, entertainment, and hotel operations. He was named to this position in 2012.

Under Prelog’s leadership, Seabourn has consistently received top ratings, awards and accolades from guests, guidebooks, prestigious consumer and trade travel publications, and professional travel advisors.

Prelog was educated in Austria, earning a Bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality management from the Bad Gleichenberg Institute. After graduating, he worked at several Austrian hotels including the Vienna Hilton, where he progressed from cashier and reservations positions to Duty Front Office Manager and Night Manager. Intrigued by the lure of more extensive travel, he joined Seabourn in 1998 as an onboard assistant maitre d’ hotel. By 2003, he was a maître d’ hotel, in training to be an onboard hotel manager when Seabourn invited him to move ashore as fleet hotel operations manager in the company’s Miami headquarters.

In 2008, Prelog was promoted to director of hotel operations. In that role, we was instrumental in the design of the onboard product for Seabourn’s new generation of luxury cruise vessels that began with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey in 2009. Key features of the award-winning three-ship series, such as the innovative Restaurant 2 small-plates tasting menus, were the results of his vision and his expertise at realizing unique concepts.

Prelog made the transition from Miami to Seattle when the company moved its headquarters in 2011, and now resides in Snoqualmie, Wash., with his wife and two daughters.

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Sustainability


Thank you for your interest in Seabourn. We are a company with a shared vision to provide the finest travel experiences to our guests. We endeavor to fulfill that vision by consistently creating exceptional vacations, and by personally owning the fulfillment of each guest’s expectations. Our business involves efforts to attract guests through marketing and sales activities, as well as properly serving those guests before they embark on our vessels, while they are in our care, and after they leave us, should they require further assistance. Our business also involves protecting, transporting, accommodating, feeding, and entertaining those guests, as well as providing opportunities for them to enjoy meaningful, enriching travel experiences in our ports of call around the world. Each of these activities has impacts on our various stakeholders and on the environments in which we operate. We have embarked on an initiative to better understand those impacts, to improve our performance wherever possible, and to maximize the benefits of our activities where appropriate, with the aim of managing our company for long-term sustainability.

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Alliances


Seabourn is a proud member of World´s Leading Cruise LinesSM, an exclusive alliance of cruise lines dedicated to accommodating a wide range of lifestyles and budgets for cruises to the world's most exciting destinations.

  • Seabourn
  • Costa Cruises
  • P&O Australia
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Aida
  • Cunard Line
  • Fathom

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Careers


View Career Opportunities With Seabourn
For Shoreside positions, please visit the career center for our sister company, Holland America Line.

For shipboard positions other than those listed below, please visit SeabournCareers.com.

Please email casting@seabourn.com if you are interested in any of the following Shipboard Entertainment positions and joining Seabourn’s team of World Class Entertainers.

  • Cruise Directors
  • Assistant Cruise Directors
  • Musicians
  • Vocalists
  • Dancers
  • Stage Managers

To be considered for a Guest Speaker position, please go to www.bramson.com and complete a Guest Speaker
application form.

To be considered for a Priest or Rabbi position for one of our sailings during the religious holidays, please contact
gueststaff@seabourn.com.




Our company
Seabourn is the world’s most celebrated cruise line. Having consistently received the top awards, ratings and honours in travel and cruise guidebooks, we’re on a mission to create a totally new concept in cruise holidays: luxury yachts offering levels of personal service equal to that found in the very best hotels, resorts and restaurants on shore. So for anyone considering a Seabourn cruise ship career, you’ll need to be dedicated. If, like us, you’re striving to be the absolute best at what you do, step aboard and join us for the cruise career journey of your life.

Roles onboard
For all the ships in our fleet, we recruit at every level and have a strict policy of promoting from within, whenever and wherever possible. We’re therefore looking for serious and highly motivated professionals who are keen to make a hospitality career at sea with us, providing the standards of service and cuisine that ensure our discerning clients come back time and time again. A career in the cruise industry, particularly on board a Seabourn ship, is a job like no other.

Training received on our yachts
As you might expect, a Seabourn cruising job offers exceptional development opportunities. The progress of our people is a high priority at Seabourn Cruise Line. All new recruits undergo initial ship’s safety training after arrival. However, there is no substitute for experience and, with the diverse and high level service environments we offer, you will certainly benefit in time through ongoing on-the-job training. Further formal training is also provided on board all cruise ships for service related roles.

Our Specifics
Working at sea, contract periods tend to be four months on, two months off. This may vary depending on which yacht you are assigned to, as each has a separate itinerary. And that’s not the only benefit of a career on one of our cruise ships. We offer competitive salaries, food and accommodation is paid for, and flights to and from your yacht are free. Plus of course, the whole time you’re working on board, you get to see and experience some of the most incredible parts of the world.

The requirements
There has never been a better time to apply for a career on board a Seabourn yacht. It is likely that your current job will give you sufficient experience to work on one of our yachts. Almost every shore-based travel or hospitality related job working with members of the public should give you the ideal platform to apply for opportunities at sea. The most important attributes for a successful career in the cruise industry are a recognized professional diploma or equivalent and relevant hotel service experience (preferably 4* or 5* years) as well as fluent written and spoken English.

The next step
Working on one of our yachts is exciting, fun and highly rewarding. While you are onboard, you will have endless opportunities to visit many overseas countries and places of interest. Few other hospitality jobs can offer such variety. But please understand, working on board isn’t for everyone. It’s hard work and disciplined. Which is why you must genuinely enjoy being with people and be dedicated to customer service. If this sounds like you, your career at sea awaits.


Scam Alert

Seabourn has been made aware of fraudulent entities around the world claiming to represent the Seabourn Human Resources department. We are working with our legal department in an effort to stop these activities.

Only the Hiring Partners listed here are authorized to provide recruitment and placement services for Seabourn:

  • Viking Recruitment Limited
  • Singa Ship Management Phils., Inc.