John Stoll

John Stoll
Vice President, Land Programs
Company: 
Crystal Cruises

John Stoll currently serves as vice president, land programs for Crystal Cruises. A well-accomplished travel industry veteran, Stoll is responsible for Land Program Department for Crystal's ocean & expedition ships. His role includes the selection and maintaining of relationships with tour operators and destination management companies worldwide, and overseeing the ultra-luxury line’s Crystal Adventure shore excursions and pre/post hotel packages as well as turnaround operations.

During Stoll’s tenure, the line’s Crystal Adventures tour programs have grown from 600 tours in 2003 to more than 1,500 today resulting in record setting annual tour revenues. With the goal to create more intimate and personal experiences, Stoll engineered the implementation of Boutique, Overland and Private Adventures which provide options for ultra-luxury guests to enjoy a wide variety of unique, intimate and exclusive opportunities ashore.

Stoll spearheaded successful efforts to create numerous industry-first shore side World Cruise and Special Events worldwide. In 2011, he introduced an innovative, compassionate and complimentary “You Care, We Care” program offering Crystal Voluntourism Adventures dedicated to worthwhile causes worldwide.

In 2016 & 2017, Stoll served as Project Manager for Crystal's historic Northwest Passage cruise, an epic 32-day expeditionary journey exploring the Arctic region covering maiden ports in Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland. Stoll oversaw the logistics of wet landings & shore side expeditions utilizing zodiacs, rib boat, kayaks and helicopters launching from the support vessel to some of the most remote areas in the world. Crystal Serenity is the largest ship in terms of passengers (1,060) that has ever traversed the Northwest Passage.

Stoll served as Crystal’s director of land programs before being promoted to Vice President in 2010. He also worked for Silversea and RCCL as director, tour operations and spent 10 years with Delta Airlines in Sales & Marketing before joining Sitmar/Princess in 1988.

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