Seabourn Names Wendy Whitener Director, North America Sales
Seabourn has named seasoned cruise executive Wendy Whitener as director, North America Sales. In the role, Whitener will be responsible for Seabourn’s overall sales efforts for North America with a focus on Elite Key Accounts. She is a 22-year veteran in the cruise industry.
“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. “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.”
Prior to joining Seabourn, Wendy Whitener 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 represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel. The all-inclusive, boutique ships offer all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views; award-winning dining; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times; renowned service provided by an industry-leading crew; a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel at home; 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. The line is also the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.