The Cruise Portfolio has been appointed general sales agent for Windstar Cruises.

The specialist already acts as GSA for Crystal Cruises and Paul Gauguin Cruises in ther UK.

Anna Perrott is named as dedicated business development manager for Windstar, which operates six small ships including three sailing vessels.

Perrott joined The Cruise Portfolio in February after leaving The Travel Network Group.

She said: “While many cruise lines have paused operation, research is showing that regular cruisers are increasingly looking at smaller ships with fewer guests which is perfect for Windstar.

“As a cruise line that sells exclusively through the trade, we are keen to engage with our travel agent partners as much as possible and provide them with all the tools they need to sell the product.

“With support from the experienced team at The Cruise Portfolio, I’ll be offering webinars, training sessions, virtual ship visits, fantastic incentives and, when the time is right, familiarisation trips to enable agents to experience the Wind Class ships or the $250 million refit of Star Plus Class ships.

“We will also be offering great agent rates for their own holidays.”