Miami, FL – July 15, 2020 – Six well-established cruise experts with countless experience from every background in the cruise industry have come together to form the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance (CPAA). While continuing to working as independent consultants, the group will combine their knowledge and resources to support each as well as work collectively to tailor the needs of any potential 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 extra value to clients.

“The cruise industry, and the world, is wading in uncharted waters as a result of the current pandemic we are experiencing,” said Shannon McKee, co-founder of CPAA and CEO of Access Cruise Inc. “In an effort to spearhead the resurgence of the industry, as the world attempts to get back to normality, we have come together to form an alliance that we believe will provide stakeholders with guidance, opportunities, inventive initiatives and programs needed to rebuild a stronger cruise industry.”

With countless experience from every background in the cruise industry, members 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, each bring their significant strengths to create a powerful partnership known as the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance.

“I’ve known each of my fellow CPAA co-founders for up to 20 years and have witnessed the great work they do. While we will be continuing to work independently for the majority of the time, for me, this alliance is about sharing an unparalleled pool of knowledge built up over decades between us, from which our individual clients will undoubtedly benefit,” said David Selby, Co-Founder of CPAA and managing director of Travelyields Ltd.

Each member of the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance has a proven track record of success in providing bottom line results for their clients. Specialized services include but are not limited to: 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.

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. For more information, visit