Smotrys will be responsible for overall global sales efforts, leading the teams who support the travel advisor community in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia and Australia.
'Steve and I have worked closely together over the past several years. He brings a deep understanding of the luxury market and the travel industry,' Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz said. 'Many of our travel advisor partners know Steve well and we encourage them to join us in welcoming Steve to the Seabourn family.'
Nearly 20 years in Carnival Corp. family
Smotrys joined Princess Cruises in 2000 and over his nearly 20 years within the Carnival Corp. family he has led teams in revenue management, market planning, shore excursions and sales.
There was no immediate word on Austin's plans. Before Seabourn, he spent 30 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Doug Seagle, Seabourn's longtime VP sales, North America, was part of overall staff reductions in the spring.