Steven Simao Joins Windstar Cruises As Vice President Travel Agency Sales
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.
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
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.
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.”