John Delaney serves as Windstar Cruises President appointed by parent company, Xanterra Parks & Resorts in July 2016. As Windstar's president, Delaney oversees global sales, marketing, operations and financials for the boutique cruise line that operates six small cruise ships sailing to Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America and in the South Pacific.
Delaney was formerly senior vice president of Global Marketing and Sales for Seabourn Cruise Line (a Carnival Corporation brand), from 2011 through 2016. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Holland America Line, including vice president of revenue marketing, director of special projects at corporate audit services and manager of management advisory services.
Before working for Carnival Corporation, Delaney spent six years at The Walt Disney Company starting as a financial analyst in food operations at The Disneyland Resort and working his way up and through various departments including senior business planner for theme park operations revenue and manager of marketing finance. After a brief stint with Gateway Business, he returned to The Walt Disney Company at Disneyland Resort culminating as director, financial planning and analysis.
John earned his BS in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University in Long Beach, California, and resides in Seattle, Washington. He is a member of the board of directors of the Pike Place Market Foundation and past vice-chairman of the Seattle Symphony board of directors.