International Cruise Ship Executive

Dietmar Wertanzl possesses more than three decades in the hospitality industry. During the early stages of his career, Dietmar Wertanzl worked primarily in hotels. He transitioned to cruise lines when presented with the opportunity to work for Royal Viking Line as the first Concierge in the cruise industry. He later served as Hotel Director.

Mr. Wertanzl later led Crystal Cruises as senior vice president of hotel operations and Cruise West as president and chief executive officer. At the latter, he oversaw an estimated $100 million in revenue and a ship of 900 beds and 450 employees. Under his leadership, Cruise West earned Recommend magazine’s 2008 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Cruise Line in the Small Ship category. Additionally, Conde Nast Traveler named Cruise West as one of the Ten Perfect Itineraries for voyages to the Bering Sea and island sanctuaries.

Most recently, Dietmar Wertanzl served as the executive vice president of hotel and commercial operations for an international independent manager of passenger ships.