peter whelpton | whelpton consulting
peter whelpton | whelpton consulting

Peter Whelpton | Whelpton Consulting
cruise line industry consultant | miami | international

peter whelpton | whelpton consulting
peter whelpton | cruis lines industry consultant

About Peter G. Whelpton

I am a highly experienced Executive in the Leisure and Hospitality Industry. I was born in New York, raised in Delaware and I moved to Miami to attend the University of Miami. Upon completion of my studies, I held Executive Management positions at several Miami Beach hotels, became a Hotelier and continued my studies in Hotel Management.

My career began in the cruise industry when I became District Sales Manager and later Operations Manager for Yarmouth Cruise Lines. Subsequently, I joined Pan American Cruise Line, which operated the M/V Nili on three- and four-day cruises out of Miami, as General Manager.

I joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, a new line created especially for the Caribbean market, prior to RCCL having their first cruise ship, and for the next 30 years held the following Executive positions:

  • Hotel Operations Manager
  • Vice President, Hotel Operations
  • Executive Vice President

In the latter position, I managed the entire company, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer. For the last six years, I held the position of Executive Vice President, Hotel Operations, and was a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

I served as Chairman of the Northwest Cruise Ship Association, representing all the cruise lines located in the Pacific Northwest and the west coast of the United States. I am a former commissioner and vice chairman of the Florida State Board of Pilot Commissioners, President Emeritus of the Florida Association of Marine Industries, a director of the Propeller Club’s International Seaman’s Park, a member of the International Committee of Passenger Lines, a member and former chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association, a member and former chairman of the Founder’s Board of the MAST Academy, and a member of the American Academy of Restaurant Sciences. I hold the rank of Maitre Hotelier with the Chaine Des Rotissuers Culinary Society and am an advisor to the Cuban American National Foundation’s Board of Governors as well as being a Member of the Foundation’s Blue Ribbon Committee for the Reconstruction of Cuba. I am also a Master Knight in The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine and a member of the Culinary Society Les Amis d’Escoffier. Additionally, I am a former licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Florida.

Upon leaving Royal Caribbean International in 1999, I formed Whelpton Consulting, Inc., a company specializing in passenger cruise ship management, destination development, seaport development and out island development and hospitality management. Please see Clients and Projects for a list of the company’s clients and the projects in which the company has participated.

Married to the former Jeanette Lanza-Farrell. We have 3 grown children and currently reside in Gainesville, Florida.

 

peter whelpton | whelpton consulting
peter whelpton | whelpton consulting

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Cruise Line, which operated the M/V Nili on three- and four-day cruises out of Miami, as General Manager.
In 1969, I joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, a new line created especially for the Caribbean market, and for the next 30 years held the following executive positions: Hotel Operations Manager; Vice President, Hotel Operations; and Executive Vice President. In the latter position, I managed the entire company, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer. For the last six years, I held the position of Executive Vice President, Hotel Operations, and was a member of the companyís Executive Committee.
I served as Chairman of the Northwest Cruise Ship Association, representing all the cruise lines located in the Pacific Northwest and the west coast of the United States. I am a former commissioner and vice chairman of the Florida State Board of Pilot Commissioners, President Emeritus of the Florida Association of Marine Industries, a director of the Propeller Clubís International Seamanís Park, a member of the International Committee of Passenger Lines, a member and former chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association, a member and former chairman of the Founderís Board of the MAST Academy, and a member of the American Academy of Restaurant Sciences. I hold the rank of Maitre Hotelier with the Chaine Des Rotissuers Culinary Society and am an advisor to the Cuban American National Foundationís Board of Governors as well as being a member of the Foundationís Blue Ribbon Committee for the Reconstruction of Cuba. I am also a Master Knight in The Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vice and a member of the culinary society Les Amis díEscoffier. Additionally, I am now a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Florida.
Upon leaving Royal Caribbean in 1999, I formed Whelpton Consulting, a company specializing in passenger cruise ship management, destination development and seaport development. Please see Clients and Projects for a list of the companyís clients and the projects in which the company has participated.