Access Cruise, Inc. is a management, sales and marketing consulting group specializing in the cruise industry.
With our vast experience and strong network of cruise sales and management professionals, Access Cruise knows the insider secrets so we can offer our clients clear guidance for entry into the industry, as well as introductions to worldwide cruise executives. We leverage our network of cruise industry professionals to assist with projects and initiatives and if the project requires a solution better provided elsewhere, we will tell you where that is and then refer you to it. We only take on clients and projects where we know we can add significant value.
Since its inception in 2010, Access Cruise’s client list and team have grown significantly based on its results and ability to conform to the industry needs.
Shannon McKee is President and Founder of Access Cruise, Inc. She brings with her twenty years of first-hand leadership in training, operations, sales and marketing from both an on board and corporate standpoint. With proven results of driving sales and developing strategies for organizations to penetrate the cruise industry, Shannon continues to expand her client list and team. She understands the challenges and secrets of breaking into the cruise industry and can create the practical steps to open doors (often watertight) and achieve results.
Shannon’s strategy focuses on the clients’ agenda. Looking at the client’s current product offerings, she and her team will work with them on entering the market today and how they can continue to expand their product offerings within the industry. Shannon and her team focus on developing a trusting relationship, bringing perspective, opening doors and creating concrete next steps. She is a trusted advisor, sounding board, and coach to a number of companies. She is straight-forward and gives the truth, even when it’s tough to hear. She is committed to serving her clients honestly, ethically and professionally with the utmost of integrity, yet infused with fun and creativity. After all, the cruise industry is supposed to be fun.
Some of Access Cruise’s projects include:
- Leveraging a tour company’s outstanding reputation within the cruise industry to expand their brand into the groups’ market
- Opening doors and expanding product offerings within the cruise industry for a technology and telecommunications company
- Developing and managing a full tour program for an emerging cruise destination
- Acting as sales representative to multiple innovative products
- Strategic development for emerging tour operators
- Consulting for a developing cruise technology company
- Acting as US liaison for foreign companies to the cruise industry
Do any of these comments describe your challenges?
- Which department should I contact first?
- How do you get the cruise lines to respond to me?
- Are you already working with the cruise lines, but don’t seem to be gaining any traction?
- Are you looking to expand your product?
- Are you looking for an easy to follow plan?
- Do you need an industry specialist to market and sell your product?
- Do you need an industry specialist to develop and build out a product for you?
- Are you looking for local representation within the states for ongoing communications & relationship building?
The Secrets to Engaging the Cruise Lines and Getting More Contracts
Are you frustrated with the cruise industry? You know they would benefit from your product, but you just can’t seem to break through and get those lucrative contracts. Maybe you have some contracts and need to make sure to keep them.
Access Cruise works with people and companies of all shapes and sizes. Their commonality? They all work with or want to work with the cruise industry.
If you are like most companies working in the industry, you are facing increasing competitive pressures which has diminished your profitability. If you are not in the industry yet, then you are faced with seizing and then holding the cruise executive’s attention. Access Cruise can help.
We know the cruise industry
Everyone on the Access Cruise team has worked in the industry for a minimum of 10 years.
We create a blueprint for your company that is easy to understand. After all, it’s not about just getting an appointment with a cruise line. It’s about meeting with the RIGHT executives and delivering a message that will resonate with them and end in a contract for you. Access Cruise knows the cruise line’s language. We will help you communicate your message to the cruise industry in an angle that they want and understand. Then, we’ll advise you through the buying process. Remember, every cruise line is essentially the same, yet still drastically different. We know their personalities and the pain points for each.
Shannon McKee – Founder & President, Access Cruise Inc
Access Cruise was started in 2010 by Shannon McKee. It has grown from a one man show to a team of cruise industry specialist over the last few years. Shannon brings her clients twenty years of first hand leadership in training, operations, product development, sales and marketing from both an on board and corporate standpoint. With proven results of driving sales and developing strategies for organizations to penetrate the cruise industry, Shannon continues to expand her client list. She understands the challenges and secrets of breaking into the cruise industry and can create the practical steps to open doors (often watertight) and achieve results for YOU.
“Access Cruises, and the port of Rijeka, recently visited ourselves at Carnival UK with a presentation of the Port of Rijeka. I was exceedingly impressed with their professional and informative presentation/ template, that, due to Access Cruise’s extensive cruise line experience, contained all of the important and detailed information that we needed, as cruise line executives, to consider Rijeka as a viable future cruise destination. Their template is a wonderful example for all other ports wishing to considered for our future itineraries.”
— Shirley Henderson, Head of Shore Excursions P&O Cruises / Cunard