Crystal River Cruises’ managing director Philip Ordever will leave the business next month.

Ordever, who was previously vice president of international sales before taking the job on the river side of the business, has worked for Crystal Cruises for 13 years in total, including most recently a stint of six years.

He has quit the line to pursue new opportunities.

In a statement the line said: “Last month Philip Ordever informed Crystal of his decision to explore and pursue opportunities outside of the cruise industry.

“Philip remains onboard with Crystal River Cruises through the end of June to ensure a smooth transition as we move towards the launch of Crystal Mozart in July.

“Crystal Cruises is extremely thankful for Philip’s 13 years of service with us and we wish him well in his new career endeavour.”