Lee Robinson, vice president of sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line, is retiring at the end of March. A successor has not yet been named.
Robinson, a 27-year veteran in the cruise industry, spent several years in sales and marketing for Tour Alaska and Royal Hyway Tours before becoming director of group sales for Princess Tours in 1988.
In 1992, Robinson became western regional sales director for Princess Cruises, relocating to the company’s Los Angeles headquarters. The next year, he was promoted to vice president of field sales.
When Princess moved its customer-service center to Santa Clarita, Calif., in 1997, Robinson assumed responsibility for the new operation as vice president of reservations and customer service.
In 2000, he left Princess to serve as vice president of sales for American Classic Voyages. In 2002, Robinson moved to Cunard and Seabourn, where he oversaw sales.
Princess and Cunard combined sales functions in 2005. The cruise lines consolidated all sales functions under Robinson in 2010.