Lindblad Expeditions has named cruise industry veterans Christine Stevens Robinson and Rachel Woodward as sales vice presidents. They will be responsible for strengthening travel advisor relations on a regional level and supporting the influx of advisors expanding into the expedition cruise space.
Together Robinson and Woodward bring decades of cruise and expedition industry experience to the cruise line.
Prior to joining Lindblad, Robinson most recently served as vice president of national accounts at Hurtigruten. She also has more than 20 years of director-level experience working with Holland America Line, Seabourn and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Woodward most recently served as senior director of expedition sales for North America at Silversea Cruises. She also spent nearly eight years in various roles at Crystal Cruises.
"Christine and Rachel bring more than 40 years of combined cruise industry experience, and each has an impressive track record working in the expedition cruise space," said John Delaney, senior vice president of sales and revenue management at Lindblad Expeditions. "We have never been more focused on supporting our dedicated travel advisors – and fostering mutually beneficial relationships with new accounts. We're building the strongest expedition sales team in the industry and these two new additions to our team help bolster our commitment to the travel advisor community."
Robinson and Woodward will work alongside Delaney's other direct reports, Lesa Bain, vice president of North America sales; Karen Kuttner-Dimitry, vice president of affinity and charter sales; Jacinta McEvoy, vice president of global sales; and recently onboarded Neil Fitzgerald, director of pricing and revenue management.