John Delany Steps Down as Windstar CEOby Jessica Montevago /
Windstar Cruises’ CEO John Delany, who has been at the helm since 2016, is stepping down, effective Mar. 4.
Delany is leaving for personal reasons, according to a statement. He will provide advice throughout the transition.
Andrew Todd, president and CEO of Xanterra Leisure Holding, LLC, the parent company of Windstar Cruises, will continue as CEO of the cruise line.
Christopher Prelog, vice president of fleet operations at Windstar Cruises and former vice president at Seabourn Cruise Line, will assume the role as chief operating officer of Windstar Cruises.
Delany has overseen numerous product and itinerary changes, most significantly, the $250 million Star Plus Initiative to lengthen and modernize three ships. The first of the lengthened vessels, Star Breeze, is due to resume service in May.
Prior to his time at Windstar, Delany served as Seabourn’s SVP of global marketing and sales, and he held numerous positions at Holland America Line.