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


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Lambesis, Inc - Carlsbad, California

Assisted them with the development of projects to introduce their company to the cruise industry as an iconic brand builder.

Indigo Service Corporation – Miami, Florida

I was retained by Indigo Service Corporation to review the needs for a passenger cruise terminal from a land acquisition point of view.

Port Developers, Inc. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Company was retained for over two years and consulted on the following projects:

  • Out Island Development – Labadee, Haiti
  • Cruise Port Expansion – St. Johns, Antigua
  • Cruise Terminal Project – Calica, Mexico
  • Cruise Terminal Project – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Cruise Terminal Project – Malta
  • Cruise Terminal Project – Mayaquez, Puerto Rico
  • Cruise Terminal Project – Montego Bay, Jamaica

Island Plus Ltd. - British Virgin Islands

I was retained by Island Plus to consult on Retail Store Locations and Recruiting

Caribbean Marine Services, Inc. – Georgetown, Grand Cayman

I appeared as an Expert Witness and consulted on Tendering Contracts

Alaska Channel, Inc. – Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Channel, the largest photography operation in Alaska, retained the Company to assist them in planning their entry into Caribbean operations.

Katusa Cool Bucket, Inc. – Miami, Florida

I provided consultation on marketing Katusa’s Ice Container to the cruise industry.

Continental Stevedoring, Inc. – San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Company provided consultation to Continental Stevedoring on a Cruise Terminal Project in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A.R. Savage & Son, Inc. – Tampa, Florida

The Company was retained by A.R. Savage to develop a marketing program to attract additional cruise ship calls to the Port of Tampa, Florida.

CH 2 M Hill – Jacksonville, Florida

I advised CH 2 M Hill on the design for a cruise terminal that was constructed at the Port Of Jacksonville for Carnival Cruise Line.

CH 2 M Hill – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Company advised CH 2 M Hill regarding additional cruise terminals for Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

St. Thomas Historical Tour – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

I assisted this company with image development and Cruise Ship Relations.

Ligabue Group – Venice, Italy

The Company was retained by The Ligabue Group, a large European catering organization, to assist them in bidding on cruise ship catering contracts in the Caribbean.

Port of Houston Authority – Houston, Texas

I developed a Marketing Plan for the Authority to use as a guide in their decision-making process as to whether or not to develop the port as a Cruise Ship Home Port.

Pan American A/C – Miami, Florida

Whelpton Consulting was retained to find financial backing for projects Pan American was undertaking.

John Ostrow, P.A. – Miami, Florida

I appeared as an Expert Witness in several legal matters related to the cruise industry.

Foley & Lardner P.A. – Madison, Wisconsin

I was retained to act as this firm’s advisor on certain cruise industry procedures to assist in their case against a cruise line.

Royal Caribbean International – Miami, Florida

I was retained as a consultant to Hotel Operations for four years after leaving the Company.

Indeco, Inc. – Jupiter, Florida

Indeco retained Whelpton Consulting to advise on the purchase of a $20 million cruise ship to be operated as a hotel in Havana, Cuba.

Easy Cruise Line - London, England

I was retained to provide itinerary planning for the Florida Keys and to research berthing options in Miami, Florida.

Odyseas, Vacation Ownership at Sea - Miami, Florida

I was appointed as CEO and was instrumental in the development of the entire operating company and special ship design for a timeshare class of vessels for vacation ownership at sea.

D’Arcinoff Group, Inc. - Washington, D.C.

I consulted on development of the operation of 33 cruise ships and itineraries for worldwide cruising to be funded by the U.S. Government.

Mesh Inc. - Miami, Florida

Whelpton Consulting was recruited to develop a business plan to assists this company in raising 5 billion U S dollars to build 12 cruise ships for the cruise market.

Trans Atlantic Mega Marine - Boca Raton, Florida

The group is searching for 1.5 billion U S dollars to fund construction of a Trans Atlantic vessel that would carry 6000 passengers, 2000 vehicles and 400 forty foot containers between New York and Le Havre, France. Our company was selected to develop a business plan to help acquire the funding.

White Star Yacht Charters - Miami, Florida

The company developed a business plan to enable this organization to attempt a purchase of three yachts for cruising in Biscayne Bay.

City of Savannah

Presently consulted them on a home port for cruise ships in Savannah, Georgia

Cruise Net

Presently consulted them on the purchase of cruise ships and cruise destinations in Mexico

Ocean Cay Cruises - North Miami Beach, Florida

Presently consulted them on the purchase of cruise ships and cruise destinations in Asia.

Windridge Yacht Charters - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Represented them in an effort sell their company and their four large luxury river yachts.

Lubri-Lab Products - Montreal, Canada

Assisted negotiations between Lubri-lab and T+V Services Inc. for distributor ship rights.

T+V Services Inc. - Bellmore, New York

Assisted with sales of Lubri-Lab products to the cruise ship industry.

Macro-Sea, New York, New York

Consulted on a permanently based student hostile ship to be based in New York City.

Newport Maritime (Nassau, Bahamas)

Consulted on year round cruising for the Sri Lanka/India cruise market.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Lecturer on the Hotel/Hospitality Industry

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) - New York City, New York

Consultant to the Cruise/Hospitality Industry

Primary Insight, New York City, New York

Consultant to the Cruise/Hospitality Industry

CCP Financial Consultants, Ltd. - Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Developed a presentation and recommendations for a restaurant facility on the new cruise ship pier in Tortola, B.V.I.




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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.