Six cruise experts with broad industry experience recently formed the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance (CPAA), according to a recent announcement.
While continuing to work as independent consultants, the six cruise professionals will combine their knowledge and resources to support each other and work collectively to tailor the needs of any potential industry project.
“At a time when the cruise industry is in need of a global resurgence, positive market positioning, and innovative vision, the organization’s mission is to share resources and industry acumen while bringing significant value to clients,” the announcement said.
The professionals that joined forces to create the CPAA include Shannon McKee, founder and CEO of Access Cruise Inc.; David Selby, managing director of Travelyields, Ltd; Mike McFadden, founder and CEO of Mac Maritime, Inc.; Roger Blum, principal at Cruise & Port Advisors, Inc.; Ioannis Bras, CEO at Five Senses Consulting and Peter Wild principal at G.P. Wild.
CPAA member corporations are located in South Florida, the United Kingdom and Greece, putting them near the global epicenters of the cruise and maritime industries. The strategic partnership of each member provides a global outreach service of unparalleled integrity, cost effective solutions, and endless resources.
According to the announcement, each CPAA member has a proven track record of success in providing bottom line results for their clients. Specialized services include cruise destination and port development, port management and representation, cruise statistics, business planning, strategic marketing, economic analysis and infrastructural planning, terminal and route development, cruise planning/destination technology, onboard revenue and onboard communication technology, customer and consumer surveys, ship simulation/navigation studies, safety and environmental impact studies and tender and contract evaluation.