Effective immediately, John Delaney is joining Lindblad Expeditions as its new senior vice president of global sales.
He will be responsible for leading the cruise line’s travel advisor, group, charter, and wholesale sales efforts, as well as developing new capabilities in revenue management. He will also lead the company’s international sales growth efforts.
“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,” said Dolf Berle, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions. “His proven leadership, industry experience and business acumen will add immeasurably in building the sales platform globally as we execute on our growth strategy.”
Delaney brings thirty-plus years of experience in the hospitality and cruise industry. Most recently, he served as president of Windstar Cruises. He has also had roles at Seabourn Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Carnival Corporation. Prior to joining the cruise industry, Delaney held senior roles at The Walt Disney Company and The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant Group.
“I have been fortunate in my career to work for some of the world's best brands and I am incredibly honored to be joining Lindblad, the undisputed leader in authentic expedition travel,” Delaney said. “It is an exciting time for the company, and I look forward to helping them achieve their vision and growth plans.”