Cunard Appoints Matt Gleaves as Vice President of Commercial

Gleaves has worked for Carnival UK since 2010 and since 2017 on the Cunard management team, most recently as Vice President, International Development and Planning. While Gleaves has previously worked with North America and Australasia operations, this move will see him focus on that role and be based out of Santa Clarita, California Office. He will be responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, revenue management, customer service and customer relations for North America, Canada, Australia, Japan and through the Asia Region. Gleaves will report to Sture Myrmell, chairman of Carnival UK.

North America has always played a fundamental role in the success of Cunard, with the Australasian region becoming a staple of the brand and this importance will increase considerably. Our new ship, Queen Annearrives in early 2024, we are increasing our departures by Alaska, Australia and Japanand given the brand’s unique appeal, we see new opportunities to increase the number of guests in these regions sailing across the fleet, including on the iconic Transatlantic Crossing on the world’s only ocean liner, queen mary 2.” Gleaves continues, “We have fantastic teams in place and we are investing more in all aspects of local operations. I look forward to partnering with the local travel advisor community and collaborating to further unlock the potential of our iconic line.”

Prior to his tenure at Cunard, Gleaves held executive positions at global companies including IBM, Estée Lauder and the VT Group.

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About Cunard

Cunard is a luxury British cruise line renowned for creating unforgettable experiences around the world. Cunard has been a leading passenger ship operator on the North Atlantic since 1840, celebrating an incredible 182 years of operation. Pioneering transatlantic travel for generations, Cunard is world class. The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-picked entertainment and exceptional service. From five-star dining and in-suite dining to inspiring speakers, library and film screenings, every detail has been meticulously designed to make the experience unforgettable. Destinations include Europethe Caribbeanthe Far East and Australia.

There are currently three Cunard ships, queen mary 2, queen elizabeth and queen victoria and a fourth ship, Queen Annewill enter service in early 2024. The investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for Cunard’s future globally and will mark the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four vessels in simultaneous service.

Cunard is based at Carnival House in Southampton and since 1998 owned by Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK).

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