NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2022Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., a global leader of small ship expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, announced today it has named John Delaney as Senior Vice President, Global Sales, effective immediately.

Mr. Delaney’s inspiring career includes thirty+ years in leadership roles in the hospitality and cruise industry.   Most recently he served as President of Windstar Cruises, with management oversight for all aspects of worldwide operations for the line.  He also served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Sales for Seabourn Cruise Line; Vice President of Revenue Marketing for Holland America Line, and Director of Special Projects for Carnival Corporation.

Prior to his cruise experience, Mr. Delaney held senior roles at The Walt Disney Company and The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant Group.    He has served on various non-profit Board of Directors and currently serves on the board of The Seattle Aquarium and New York based Reach the World. He also serves on the College of Hospitality Advisory Board for California State University at Long Beach. 

In his role with Lindblad Expeditions, Mr. Delaney will lead their travel advisor, group, charter, and wholesale sales efforts, as well as develop new capabilities in revenue management.  He will also be leading the company’s international sales growth, working to expand Lindblad’s reach around the globe.

“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,” stated Dolf Berle CEO of Lindblad Expeditions. “His proven leadership, industry expertise and business acumen will add immeasurably in building the sales platform globally as we execute on our growth strategy.”

“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,” said John Delaney. “It is an exciting time for the company, and I look forward to helping them achieve their vision and growth plans.”

About Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of small ship expeditions and adventure travel experiences recognized as the category leader for its pioneering, cutting edge programming and conservation commitment. Lindblad focuses on ship-based voyages through its Lindblad Expeditions brand and on land-based travel through its subsidiaries, Natural Habitat, Inc., Off the Beaten Path LLC, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. and Classic Journeys, LLC.

Lindblad works in partnership with National Geographic to inspire people to explore and care about the planet. The organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Guests interact with and learn from leading scientists, naturalists and researchers while discovering stunning natural environments, above and below the sea, through state-of-the-art exploration tools.

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Contact: Patty Disken-Cahill, Lindblad Expeditions, [email protected], 917-822-8212