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President Cindy D'Aoust leaves American Queen Voyages

Hornblower Group thanked Cindy D'Aoust for her many contributions at American Queen Voyages
Cindy D'Aoust left American Queen Voyages, which she had helmed as president since September 2022.

'We have made the strategic decision to realign our focus to further integrate American Queen Voyages with Hornblower Group into one unified entity, and as a result, Cindy D’Aoust is no longer with the company,' Adam Peakes, president of Hornblower Group, said in a statement.

'We are grateful for Cindy’s many contributions during her tenure with American Queen Voyages and wish her well in her future endeavors,' Peakes continued. 'We are fortunate to have a talented team leading Hornblower Group in partnership with AQV that will further build on our world-class business capabilities with their divisional expertise to deliver on the company’s commitment to excellence for our guests, agents and partners.'


During her year at AQV, D'Aoust led the company from its new Fort Lauderdale headquarters, hired new team members, hosted a President's Cruise and emphasized destination storytelling and partnerships. A partnership was formed with America's Test Kitchen..

D'Aoust had succeeded David Giersdorf, who led the company for six months on an acting basis.

Before coming to AQV, D'Aoust was president, hospitality for Cape Resorts Management Co. Previously she was president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association until December 2018. Earlier she was president of Meeting Planners International.