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Windstar Cruises Hires Vice President of Finance

Windstar Cruises Hires Vice President of Finance


MIAMI, FL, February 8, 2023 — Windstar Cruises has hired Alfonso Robles as the line’s new vice president of finance.


Robles is responsible for the overall financial management of the small ship cruise company and for supporting the Windstar leadership team with fiscal management.


“Filling this position shows the tremendous rebound and growth that Windstar and small ship cruising in general are experiencing,” says Windstar Cruises President Christopher Prelog. “We’re thrilled to engage with some of the best and brightest in the industry and are now better equipped with Robles on our team to service and increase our business in 2023 and beyond.”


Vice President of Finance Alfonso Robles comes to Windstar Cruises most recently from World Residences at Sea, where he was corporate controller for the past three years. He previously held positions at Carnival Cruise Line as director of finance, accounting, and treasury services, as well as manager of financial reporting and accounting. He began his career in cruise finance at Royal Caribbean Group, where he was manager for fixed assets and special projects. Robles holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and English from Florida International University and resides in Miami.



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; Arabia, 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.