Windstar Cruises President John Delaney is stepping down Wednesday, March 4. The cruise line said that Delaney will focus on personal priorities as Andrew Todd, president and CEO of the cruise line’s parent company, Xanterra Leisure Holding, will continue as CEO of the small ship cruise line. Delaney will continue to provide advice to the brand during the transition through March.
Christopher Prelog, vice president of fleet operations at Windstar Cruises and former VP at Seabourn Cruise Line, will assume the role of chief operating officer of Windstar Cruises. Prelog began his professional career on ships and since then has spent the entire time in hospitality and the cruise industry, Windstar said.
Additionally, Betsy O’Rourke, chief marketing officer for Xanterra and the former senior vice president of marketing for Royal Caribbean, will “lend her expertise” to Windstar during this time, the cruise line said.