Crystal Appoints Cruise Veteran Jack Anderson As Interim President & CEO

Cruise industry veteran, Jack Anderson will take the helm of Crystal Cruises as the company’s interim president and CEO, effective today.

The announcement comes as Tom Wolber, Crystal’s president and CEO since SEP 2017, announced he is stepping down to spend more time with his family and to pursue other interests, after completing his three-year service contract with the company. 

“Jack’s history with Crystal runs deep; with nearly a decade of senior leadership and executive consultant roles at the company – combined with his 30-plus years of cruise industry experience – he possesses a profound knowledge of the Crystal brand and the luxury cruise market. He is uniquely suited to step into this role during this pivotal time in travel, ensuring a seamless transition,” says Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, CEO and Chairman of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong. 

“We are grateful to Tom for his dedicated leadership, the successful introduction of our river ships and expanding Crystal into the expedition market, while maintaining Crystal’s commitment to an award-winning luxury experience.”

Prior to his roles with Crystal, Anderson served as senior vice president of marketing and sales for Seabourn, Holland America and Windstar Cruises, and senior vice president of marketing for Carnival Corporation.

“It is an honour to be entrusted with Crystal’s stewardship during this transitional time in our industry,” Anderson said. “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Tom, growing this brand I care so deeply about, and I wish him all the best in his personal endeavors.”

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