Lindblad snaps up cruise industry heavyweight

2022-09-28T19:02:56+00:00 September 28th, 2022|Appointments|

Former Windstar head, John Delaney has joined Lindblad Expeditions as global sales Senior Vice President.

He has been employed in the cruise and hospitality sectors for more than 30 years.

Delaney (pictured) is to head up Lindblad’s travel advisor, group, charter and wholesale sales operations, as well as develop new opportunities in revenue management.

He will also lead the company’s international sales growth to expand Lindblad’s reach worldwide.

Previously, Delaney was in charge of global marketing and sales for Seabourn, revenue marketing for Holland America Line and was special projects director at Carnival Corp, as well as being President of Windstar Cruises.

He also held senior roles at The Walt Disney Co and The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant Group before entering the cruise industry.

Lindblad CEO, Dolf Berle, said: “John’s appointment underscores our commitment to building a world class team, as we continue to grow our fleet and adventure travel experiences around the world.

“His proven leadership, industry expertise and business acumen will add immeasurably in building the sales platform globally as we execute on our growth strategy,” he said.

Delaney added: “I have been fortunate in my career to work for some of the world’s best brands and I am incredibly honoured to be joining Lindblad, the undisputed leader in authentic expedition travel.