Anna Perrott has joined The Cruise Portfolio as a business development manager after leaving The Travel Network Group last month.

The Cruise Portfolio is the general sales agent for Crystal Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises and Windstar Cruises.

In her role with the London-based cruise agency, the former head of cruise at dnata Travel-owned agency Travelbag will be tasked with driving trade business for six-ship line Windstar Cruises in the UK and Ireland.

Edwina Lonsdale, managing director of The Cruise Portfolio, said: “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.”

Windstar Cruises president John Delaney said: “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 agencies who can either book through The Cruise Portfolio or act as the principal on the booking.

Perrott resigned from her head of cruise role with The Travel Network Group after just 20 days.

Before TTNG, Perrott held roles at Travelbag, JTA Travel, Flexicruise, Belleair Cruise and

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