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Windstar Cruises Hires Vice President-Legal & Assistant General Counsel Based in Miami

Windstar Cruises Hires Vice President-Legal & Assistant General Counsel Based in Miami


MIAMI, FL, July 5, 2022 — U.S. headquartered Windstar Cruises has hired Lyall Duncan as Vice President-Legal & Assistant General Counsel. He is the line’s first in-house legal counsel dedicated solely to Windstar Cruises and will be based out of the luxury cruise line’s new headquarters in Miami.


Lyall Duncan moves to Windstar Cruises after serving as in-house counsel for several cruise lines as well as founding his own private firm. Duncan has served as General Counsel for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection; VP & General Counsel for Crystal Cruises; Associate General Counsel for Royal Caribbean; as well as Legal Counsel at Seadream Yacht Club.


“We feel very fortunate to have Lyall join the company as we establish Windstar in Miami,” said Windstar and Xanterra Travel Collection’s Chief Legal Officer Kirk Anderson. “Lyall’s breadth and depth of legal experience in the industry will be invaluable as we continue to build Windstar’s legacy as the leader in yacht-style cruising.”


Duncan earned a JD from C.U.N.Y. School of Law in New York and has a B.A. from St Louis University. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Florida, and he’s a longtime member of various maritime bars.


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About Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of six boutique all-suite and sailing yachts carrying 148-342 guests. Small ship cruises sail throughout Europe; the Caribbean; Costa Rica and the Panama Canal; Asia; Alaska and British Columbia; New England and Eastern Canada; the U.S. West Coast and Mexico; and the South Pacific, including a ship year-round in Tahiti.  Windstar launched the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to transform the three all-suite Star Plus Class yachts with new suites, restaurants, and a world-class spa and fitness center. The award-winning line is known for immersive experiences, destination authenticity, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional service, and an innovative culinary program.  Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, a group of global hospitality and travel companies, one of which traces its history back over a hundred years of operating our country’s iconic national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, Death Valley, and many others. Xanterra Travel Collection is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, the ultimate owner of the Broadmoor, Sea Island, and entertainment giant AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group.