Sales chief John Delaney leaves Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions head of global sales John Delaney has left the company.

The cruise line veteran only joined the business last September following a lengthy industry career including Windstar Cruises, Seabourn and Holland America Line.

His departure from the 15-ship line follows the company announcing that chief executive Dolf Berle would be leaving on June 30.

Company founder and co-chair Sven-Olof Lindblad is returning as chief executive.   

“As chief executive officer and co-chair, Lindblad will be instrumental in advancing the company’s business strategy and growth opportunities in partnership with the board and leadership team,” the company announced on May 31.

Berle joined Lindblad in 2021 and oversaw the return to service of expedition cruises following the pandemic and the introduction of three new ships.

Lindbald said last month: “Lindblad Expeditions was built out of a life-long passion for exploring the world and with the intent of travel becoming a force for good.

“Since founding the company more than 40 years ago, the travel industry has changed, with the expedition travel sector experiencing unprecedented and dramatic growth. 

“But one thing has remained the same – Lindblad Expeditions’ commitment to providing life-changing, eye-opening authentic expedition travel experiences to our passionate and curious guests. 

“I am thankful for the progress Dolf has ushered in and excited to be returning as chief executive officer. I look forward to building upon our momentum and for what’s next in Lindblad Expeditions’ rich, decades-long pioneering heritage.”

Delaney confirmed that he was no longer with Lindblad Expeditions. 

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