Steven Simao Joins Windstar Cruises As Vice President Travel Agency Sales

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Steven Simao

Windstar Cruises has announced the appointment of Steven Simao as Vice President Agency Sales. Steven will oversee domestic and international sales for Windstar’s retail travel agency channel. He will report directly to Joe Duckett, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Windstar.

Simao has spent the last 20 years in the cruise industry, most recently as the Director of International Sales at Holland America Line and Seabourn Cruise brands where he oversaw international sourcing for developing markets and managed the worldwide network of GSAs for both brands. During his tenure at Holland America, Simao also served as Director of Sales for the Western Division, where he achieved Sales Division of the Year in each of his last 4 years. Steven was also the Purser for Holland America’s annual Grand World Voyage.

Prior to his tenure with Holland America and Seabourn, Simao acted as Chief Purser at Norwegian Cruise Line. He started his career as the Assistant Manager of Operations at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown.

Simao graduated from Mansfield University with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis on travel and tourism.

“We are very excited to welcome Steve to the Windstar team,” said Hans Birkholz, Chief Executive Officer of Windstar Cruises. “Steve brings unique experience and sales leadership in small ship luxury cruising. We look forward to his contributions and insight as we continue to grow Windstar Cruises.”





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