Award winning Perrott brings wide-ranging experience of the cruise industry in commercial and sales roles
Seattle, WA, February 14, 2020 – 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.
About The Cruise Portfolio
Operating as a General Sales Agency since 1970, The Cruise Portfolio’s mission is to match, onshore, the standards set at sea by its partner cruise lines. Its flight-inclusive holidays are financially protected by the ATOL scheme, under license 2980. Cruise only holidays are protected under ABTA tour operator’s license V8548. The Cruise Portfolio is a separate operating division of Mundy Cruising plc.
About Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises operates a six-ship fleet of masted sailing ships and all-suite motor ships cruising throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico and U.S. Coastal, and newly launched Australia and New Zealand cruises. Windstar Cruises is a part of Xanterra Travel Collection. To learn more about authentic small ship cruising with Windstar, visit www.windstarcruises.com.