Christopher Prelog Named President Of Windstar Cruises
Christopher Prelog has been named President of Windstar Cruises.
Prelog joined Windstar four years ago as VP fleet operations, and most recently worked as Chief Operating Officer. He reports to Andrew N. Todd, CEO of Windstar Cruises and Xanterra Travel Collection.
“Chris is the perfect person for this role,” says Todd.
“As Windstar’s Chief Operating Officer, he has led the US$250 million dollar Star Plus investment in expanding and renovating our three all-suite yachts in addition to managing our operations through this pandemic. His in-depth knowledge and expertise of the small ship cruise business combined with his collaborative leadership style have won the hearts, minds and respect of the Windstar crew and corporate team alike.”
Prelog began his career in the cruise industry with Seabourn, where he spent 18 years. He worked first as a waiter, then in onboard hotel operations, and finally as head of ship operations. Before that, he worked at various Hilton Hotels in Austria.
He holds a degree from the Florida International University in Miami in Hotel Management and Accounting, as well as certificates from Harvard’s Kennedy School, Cornell University and the Higher Tourism Institute in Austria.
“I know this has been the most challenging year for the cruise industry and our teams at Windstar and Xanterra have worked together across all disciplines to implement Our Beyond Ordinary Care program and numerous plans in response to the pandemic," Prelog says.
"I am so proud of the work that we have delivered as a team and honoured to be chosen for this important role.”