Seabourn promote Expedition veteran Robin West to Vice President
Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has promoted veteran expedition leader Robin West to vice president, Expedition Operations & Planning, to oversee and continue development of the line’s expedition-oriented product in destinations around the world.
The appointment comes amidst continued growth at Seabourn, which includes the recent announcement of plans to build two new ultra-luxury expedition ships.
Robin West Seabourn vice president, Expedition Operations and Planning
“Robin has helped drive the tremendous success of our Ventures by Seabourn programme, which is offered in numerous desirable destinations around the world,” said Seabourn President Richard D. Meadows. “Now we’re expanding our ultra-luxury expedition travel product with ships dedicated to further delivering highly authentic experiences in new and amazing destinations. Robin’s extraordinary capabilities will continue to help Seabourn expand the definition of ultra-luxury adventure travel in all corners of the world.”
Ventures by Seabourn on Seabourn Expeditions
West started at Seabourn by serving as expedition leader during Seabourn’s highly successful inaugural season of four voyages aboard Seabourn Quest in Antarctica and Patagonia from November of 2013. He has participated in expedition travel operations since 2002, sailing on numerous ships and planning and executing expedition programmes for half a dozen companies. He has spent multiple seasons in regions from the circumpolar Arctic to the Antarctic, including East and West Africa, the South Pacific, Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Australia and the Mediterranean.
Ventures by Seabourn on Seabourn Expeditions in Alaska
As vice president, West will be responsible for overall planning and management of Seabourn’s expedition operations to Antarctica, the Arctic, and other exotic destinations around the world. He will also continue to oversee the line’s highly successful Ventures by Seabourn programme of optional, for-charge expedition-style excursions offered in select destinations. In addition, he will further enhance the company’s current deployments with added opportunities for Seabourn guests to enjoy the company’s award-winning luxury and onboard amenities in combination with authentic, adventurous experiences ashore - bringing together two worlds, on board and on shore, like no other travel experience.
Seabourn continues to represent the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel with intimate ships offering key elements that set the line apart: ample space, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with verandas and all 100% ocean front; superb dining, with an array of venues choices; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times; award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The ships travel the globe to many of the world’s most incredible destinations, including marquee cities, more than 170 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known ports and hideaways.
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