Windstar Cruises has appointed Stijn Creupelandt as Vice President of hotel operations and product development.
Creupelandt will be in charge of the overall leadership, management, and operation of the Windstar guest experience, including all on board hotel services, entertainment, wellness + spa, shore excursions, guest relations, food + beverage, and customer loyalty, the company said.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Stijn to the Windstar family,” said Windstar President, Christopher Prelog. “We’re fortunate to add his luxury cruise experience and astute cultural understanding to our executive team, and I’m confident Stijn will continue to build upon the award-winning service, the once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions, the amazing food, and all of the 180 degrees from ordinary experiences that Windstar is known for.”
Creupelandt will be based in the company’s new Miami headquarters, reporting directly to Prelog. He will work in tandem with newly-promoted Vice President of Marine & Technical Operations, Paul Barrett to manage all of the operations on board Windstar’s fleet of six cruise yachts.
Windstar is to relocate from Seattle to Miami in June, 2022, with some corporate positions moving to Denver and others operating remotely from the Seattle area.
The new Miami office will accommodate mostly cruise operation functions and some direct supporting teams to operations.
Creupelandt was most recently the director of hotel services at Seabourn Cruise Line, before that serving as the director of human resources and in other roles throughout his 20-year career with the company.