Thomas M. Wolber
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Mr. Thomas M. Wolber is Chief Executive Officer for The World, Residences at Sea, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. He joined the company in January 2022 and is responsible for leading the organization and managing the strategic direction of The World. This includes key assets and relevant functions such as operations, customer service, guest satisfaction, sales, marketing, and training to ensure best-in-class service delivery. Mr. Wolber also has oversight for the general care, maintenance, and upkeep of the Ship. He oversees the company’s senior leadership team, preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets and provides thought leadership about trends and relevant impacts to The World.
Mr. Wolber is an accomplished and highly respected senior executive with 35 years of experience. He brings to The World an extremely effective management style, a wealth of technical passenger ship knowledge and a keen appreciation of luxury hospitality standards towards the task of operating the Ship and leading its Resident community.
Most recently, Mr. Wolber ran consulting and advising businesses in the maritime industry. In 2017, Genting Hong Kong recruited him to become President and CEO of Crystal Cruises where he greatly improved luxury service while increasing profitability, oversaw the re-design of Crystal Serenity, and supervised the launch of four river cruise vessels as well as the development of the Crystal Endeavor luxury expedition yacht. In 1989 he joined Euro Disney and remained associated with The Walt Disney Company for 28 years. From 2004 until 2016 he held various positions with Disney Cruise Line (DCL). Among his various positions at Disney were Senior Vice President Operations (COO) (Orlando, Florida); President, Groupe Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris); Senior Vice President Resort Operations & Transportation Operations (Orlando); Senior Vice President Disney Sports Enterprises and Downtown Disney (Orlando); Vice President Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney MGM Studios) (Orlando); General Manager, Groupe Euro Disney (Paris Area, France) and Director Operations and Development, Disney Vacation Club, (Orlando).
Mr. Wolber was born in Germany and grew up in the Netherlands where he spent his early years. He is fluent in Dutch, English, German, and French. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands in 1986 and subsequently began a career in the hospitality industry.
About The World
The World is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 20 countries own the homes onboard and share interests in world cultures, history, and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service. To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit www.aboardtheworld.com.
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