Cruise Cruise Holidays COO to depart By Tom Stieghorst / February 12, 2013 Share 1 -- Cruise Holidays said its vice president and chief operating officer, Mark Schiffner, will leave the company on April 30. The cruise franchise arm of Travel Leaders Group said Schiffner will return to his native Canada to own and run a hair care franchise company. Schiffner has held his current post for four years, Cruise Holidays said. After his departure, Tom Baumann, president of Travel Leaders Leisure Group, will become interim head of Cruise Holidays. Several hundred franchises operate under the Cruise Holidays name in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.