Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pam Conover Named SeaDream Yacht Club's CEO


Pam Conover, former President of Seabourn Cruise Line, has been named the Chief Executive Officer of SeaDream Yacht Club and its two 56 cabin "yachts".  This seems like a great fit to me. 

The SeaDream ships are, in fact, also former Seabourn hardware (its smallest) though Pam was, I believe, working for Carnival at that time before moving over to Cunard to oversee the launching of the Queen Mary 2.  Pam took over the reigns at Seabourn after the untimely death of Debbie Natansohn focusing, somewhat ironically, on the successful completion and launch newest and largest Odyssey-class Seabourn ships.

While Bob Lepisto will remain as President of SeaDream Yacht Club, Atle Byrnstad (also formerly the head of a Norwegian group that launched Signet Cruise Line - later renamed Seabourn) will take a less active role. 

Pam will definitely bring some great experience and insight to the brand.  I look forward to how she is going to make her mark...and if it signals the possibility of SeaDream expanding its fleet.  (Pam does have a bit of experience with such things!)

SeaDream Yacht Club is a unique cruise offering with a small ship, upscale but active, experiences favored by families, groups and those looking for casual elegance on shorter (usually seven day) itineraries.