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Anna Perrott appointed as New Business Development Manager for Windstar Cruises account

Award winning Perrott brings wide-ranging experience of the cruise industry
in commercial and sales roles

The Cruise Portfolio and Windstar Cruises are pleased to announce that Anna Perrott has been appointed as The Cruise Portfolio’s Business Development Manager dedicated to Windstar Cruises. Perrott’s responsibility will be to build new business for Windstar Cruises in the UK and Eire through travel agents and tour operators.

As a highly motivated and results driven professional, Perrot has in-depth knowledge of the UK cruise industry, outstanding trade relationships and the ability to combine entrepreneurial drive with business management skills to drive gains in revenue and market share. Her skills have been recognised through a number of awards including Carnival Corporation Shining Star; Seatrade News 20 under 40 shortlist; Cruise Trade News Rising Star highly commended & Manager of the year; and TTG Tomorrow’s Leaders Today 30 Under 30.

Edwina Lonsdale, Managing Director of The Cruise Portfolio, says: “We are thrilled to have Anna on board, bringing her energy and passion for cruise and the travel industry to this completely new role.  Her knowledge of the industry from an agent and tour operator perspective will bring fresh creativity and unique understanding as she works to build the business, effectively from scratch.”

John Delaney, President of Windstar Cruises, says ‘This is an exciting new investment in the UK cruise market. We are confident that Anna will transform our UK business as we introduce additional capacity of 27% with the stretching of three ships in our $250 Million Dollar Star Plus Initiative.”

Windstar Cruises will maintain relationships with existing trade partners, supported now by the extra resource, whilst signing contracts with new partners who can either act as principal, or book through The Cruise Portfolio, Windstar’s UK General Sales Agent.